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March 2013

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{Feature Friday} #106

This week’s Catch a Glimpse Party was full of great ideas! 
Here are some that popped out at me.

 Spring Yarn Wreath shared by Unoriginal Mom
Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!
I hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend with your family and friends. 🙂

allison

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Spring Fling Giveaway

Ready for a little giveaway?! 
 I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers and we are all giving away some of our favorite items for a little Spring Fun!

Here is my basket:
Would you like a closer look at the items? 
Here ya go!

 

Fun basket from Target
All these items are inside the basket.
Giftcard to Target 🙂 
Cute little “admit two” candy dish
My all time favorite chapstick that I just MAY be addicted too! Can’t go anywhere without it!
3M Command Picture Hanging Strips
My FAVORITE Easter candy besides a Chocolate Bunny, Mini Eggs
Fun Paper Straws
Twine
Nail polish- Wine Not
Cute little notebook
Inside of the notebook to help you stay organized.
Hope you like!!

You can enter to win my basket in the Rafflecopter Widget below but be sure to visit all the other blogs as well for a chance to win their baskets. (You can click on the buttons at the top of this post to visit their blogs.)
Here is a little peak at all the other items up for grabs.


Good luck!!

allison

  
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Catch a Glimpse Party #124

Let’s PARTY! 

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Ric Rac Flower Tutorial

I have seen a few tutorials for Ric Rac flowers on Pinterest. 
Here are links to two that I have pinned, The Crafting Chicks and Ucreate
I love the look of Ric Rac flowers, I think because they remind me of a Ranunculus which I LOVE, so I decided I wanted to give them a go for P’s Easter Basket. 
Here’s how to create your own:
Begin by cutting your ric rac to length.

I actually used the entire piece of ribbon because I wanted my flowers to be large. 
Twist the ribbon tightly like you are braiding the ribbon. I placed the ribbon under the foot of my sewing machine to hold it as I did this and I twisted it about half, placed an alligator clip on the end and ran it through the sewing machine along one side, then twisted more and sewed until it was complete.
Once the ribbon is sewn, get out your glue gun.
Start rolling the ribbon with a dot of glue every so often to hold it.
Continue rolling until complete and tuck the very end of the ribbon under the rest.
Rub your  finger over the top of the flower to spread the petals.
Cut a small circle out of felt and glue it to the back to hold the flower together.
I then cut leaves out of felt and glued them to the back as well for a little something extra.
I added my flowers to the Easter Basket but you can use these on so many different things! 

allison

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Simple Easter Basket

I wanted to make Miss P her Easter basket.
I had a few ideas in mind and finally got around to messing with it. 
It isn’t the most fabulous Easter basket around but I am pretty happy with it and I think it will be able to put a few good years of use in. 
Here is how I went about creating her basket.
Supplies:
-Basket of some sort (I bought a metal bucket type basket from Hobby Lobby.)
-Fabric for liner (I used an old white table cloth.)
-Sewing Machine
-Ric Rac Ribbon
-Vinyl
-Glue Gun
-Felt
-Twine or Ribbon

I started by creating the liner for my basket.
I just used an old white tablecloth I had that I don’t use anymore because of stains. So I found an area that didn’t have any stains and traced the bottom of the bucket. Try to trace slightly larger than the bottom to allow for seam allowance.
You can also use a fun patterned fabric for the liner.
I then used some craft paper and wrapped it around the outside of the bucket to create a template for the sides of the liner.
Pinned the templated to my fabric and cut it out.
Iron the fabric and pull out your sewing machine.
I sewed together the sides of the wall liner to created a circle piece.
I folded the fabric in half and then placed a pin on each edge.
I then lined the two pins up so they were in the center of the fabric creating two new edges, and pinned the new edges… marking the fabric quarters.
I repeated the process with the circle piece of fabric for the bottom.
I then lined up the 4 pins on the circle bottom piece with the 4 pins of the side piece and pinned the two pieces together.
Sew together.
Here is a shot of the inside of the liner. 
My fabric didn’t line up perfectly so it gathered slightly which I was totally fine with.
I planned on the fabric folding over the top of the bucket so I folded down and created a seam and sewed.
Yes, fold twice so your raw edge is hidden! Didn’t do that in this pic!
Fold fabric over the bucket.
Now, confession here- I orginally was going to add a ribbon into the folded area to tighten the fabric around the edge and decided NOT to do it.
Well, when I was pinning, it seemed it would be tight enough to leave it this way and well… it wasn’t so I improvised.
I decided to add some twine into the small seam I sewed into the edge.
Now I know there is probably a MUCH BETTER way of doing this but well… this is how I did it last minute! 😉
I found a small paper clip and cut off one of the sides to make is skinner.
I then tied some twine to the paper clip to make it easier to move the twine through the seam.
I just cut a small hole in the seam and slipped my paper clip in one side and slowly worked it through the seam and out the hole on the other side.
I then pulled the twine tight so it tighted the fabric over the edge of the rim and tied a little bow.
I decided I wanted to add Miss P’s name so I pulled out some vinyl and used my Cricut machine to cut out her name. 
Used transfer tape to apply to the bucket.
Rubbed it on well and pulled off the transfer tape and there we go.
I made some cute flowers out of ric rac and glued them onto the bucket as well.
(You can find the tutorial on how to make them here.)
And her basket is complete! 
I figure if I get tired of the plain white fabric, I can easily switch it out for a fun one! 🙂 
Hope Miss P gets lots of use out of it over the years hunting for those eggs!

allison

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{Feature Friday} #105

Welcome to this week’s Feature Friday post! 
Lots of great ideas linked up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party
Here are just a few that caught my eye this week. 

Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
I hope you have a great weekend and that spring actually is in your neck of the woods! 
It is COLD here for the next couples days. BOO! 
But I guess it will give me an excuse to stay indoors and craft, right?! 🙂 

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #123

Let’s PARTY! 

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)


4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Welcome Spring!

Happy first day of Spring!! 
I am so happy spring has arrived! 
Now, if the warmer weather would just decide to stick around and convince the flowers and trees to start blooming around here. 
I am SOOOOOO tired of all the brown here in CO! Really makes me miss being back home in the South! 
I hope that Spring comes to your neck of the woods soon! 

allison

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{Feature Friday} #104

Happy Friday! 
Ready for some features from this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party
Well here ya go! 

Thanks for linking up! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 
See ya Monday! 

allison