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Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabric Scraps

Ever wondered what to do with all of those extra fabric scraps? I try not to throw away my fabric scraps, just in case I find a project perfect for them. So, if you're like me and try to use every inch of your fabric, here is a fun project for you. It's simple, quick, and inexpensive (considering you're using fabric from your scrap collection).
1) I first cut these cute little circles using different circle patterns I cut from cardstock.
2) Then I took a needle and thread, stitching around the circles (while folding the edges in).
3) Pulling the thread tight (after completely stitching around the circle) makes these.
4) You can then add them to headbands or...
5) Stick magnets in them.


Jenn M.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

With everything that has recently happened in Haiti, I know many of us are looking for ways (small or large) to help out. And I know there are many organizations and groups of people really putting forth the effort to help those in Haiti. Now, if you're interested in crafts, you're gonna love this one...Craft Hope for Haiti! An etsy store was started to bring together crafters around the world, to help make their own personal contribution to the Haitian relief. Anyone who wants to donate to the Craft Hope for Haiti etsy store is able to. Those donations are made available in the store, and then sold. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Doctors without Borders in Haiti. So far (within 2 weeks of the shop opening), there has been over $27,000 raised and over 1400 sales. You can check out the Craft Hope site for more information, or head on over to the etsy shop to make your own personal contribution.

Once they begin accepting donations again, I hope to donate this little beauty, for those in Haiti.
(Sorry, the lighting on these photos aren't the greatest)

It's a book I binded using some boards, paper, glue, needles, and thread.

Now, please have a BEAUTIFUL day!


Saturday, January 23, 2010


So, here it very first post, on my very own crafty blog! I'm so excited, and can't wait to show you what I have in store for this blog. But first things first, WELCOME! Feel free to tell your friends about this place, and don't forget to come back often (I hope to start giving away some of my creations soon).

Anyway, why (you might ask) am I doing this? Why am I starting a craft blog when there's so many out there? Well, the short answer...I LOVE CREATING THINGS, and I want you to see them. The long answer...I am a stay at home mom for my beautiful 2-year-old daughter. We spend all day together, and although I don't mind watching the Little Einsteins and reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (over and over again), I do yearn for grown up time. So...while my little one's taking a nap, and all the cleaning is complete, I craft or sew or blog (lately, just looking at blogs). And as many of you probably know, when you make something you want to show it to someone (for praise or criticism, whichever is deserved). Now, showing something that I've made to my 2-year-old is not as fulfilling (for some reason) as showing it to someone who understands what I went through to make it. So that's where YOU come in. I hope you will enjoy this place as much as I will. And let me know what you think!

Now, I need to go create something. See you in a bit!