Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Wrap Inspiration {Brown Paper}

I love brown paper. Brown paper may seem a bit bland,....but with a little inspiration and creativity, it can turn out beautifully. Enjoy!

Links: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter Bliss

No snow on the radar here in my neck of the woods. :( But I am feeling inspired by these dreamy photos.

links: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Home}

What a sweet idea! Wouldn't this be fun in a child's room? Head over to Maybe*Mej and see more crafting goodness and inspiring visuals.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Kids}

Gingerbread Playdough. Love this idea! What a great way for your kids to "help" with Christmas baking without them actually playing with the cookie dough. I can imagine that it smells heavenly. Check out the recipe on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbell.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Tree}

How clever are these Christmas ornaments? They would make a great hostess gift!! All you need are metal cookie cutters, festive paper, family photos and glue! If you wanted to add a little extra flair you can pick up some embellishments at the craft store and add them as well. Love it!

link: 1. 2.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Her}

How sweet are these tea cup candles from Real Simple? Super easy to make!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Cook}

This is a perfect gift for that one person on your list that is super hard to buy for! (That would be my grandma.) Everyone can use pretty dish towels for their kitchen. Here are some great ideas.

If you are handy with a sewing machine,...these are great! Head over to Make Life Sweet for the tutorial.

You can also use prettydish towels to wrap up your gift! How cute is this wrapped cook book?

Works well as a hostess gift (bottle of wine) as well!

links: 1. 2.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the House}

I hope your holiday weekend was memorable. Mine was just lovely. Good food, family time and beautiful weather! So thankful for all the blessings in my life. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the reality of Christmas has creeped up on me. My goodness we only have 26 days!? What!!? One of my favorite things about the holidays are the Christmas cards you get in the mail. I especially love the photo cards!! Today at MOPS we made these cute little card holders! So easy and perfect for hanging over a door way or fireplace (instead of taping them to the wall...which is what I always end up doing). Make and Takes has a cute tutorial on it. Here is what it looks like.

Here are a few other great ideas for hanging up cards this holiday season via Martha Stewart.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Shopper}

Have you ever seen something somewhere and said to yourself "Why didn't I think of that!?" When I ran across this idea, that is just what I thought! Easy peasy! I picked up a few canvas bags on sale last year that I wondered what to do with. So glad I kept them! Need to get on this! :) It is almost too pretty to carry groceries in though. Maybe use it as a library book tote instead? The uses would be endless! Head over to Under the Sycamore and see how it is done!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Trendsetter}

Tee-shirt scarfs and necklaces have been all the buzz this year. At one of my craft shows this year, I actually had a table next to a girl who made these. They are so easy to make! :) Here are some styles and links to tutorials to make your own!

Via Ninth and Bird

Via Shwin and Shwin

No link :(

Friday, November 18, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Holiday Parties!}

Next week is Thanksgiving! Can you believe how fast the month of November is flying by? Craziness! Well with all the upcoming holiday get together's, office parties and such, I thought this was a great idea for transporting home made goodies! Made from an old tin foil package and some pringles cans. Looks like I am going to be raiding my recycle bin this weekend! :)

links: 1. 2.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Baby}

This is such a cute idea! It would be great for a little girl or a boys room!
Check out this and other cute handmade mobiles over at Branca Rotelli

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Book Lover}

Book lovers turn a blind eye. This craft is super easy,..but it requires you to cut up an old book! YIKES!! This summer with all the neighborhood garage sales, I am sure you have a small stash of random books that you have planned to read, but more than likely will not get to. (OK maybe it's just me) If not you can ways take a trip out to goodwill! Check out the tutorial over at Living with Lindsay.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Seamstress}

I have a thing for mason jars! There are so many great uses for them! Check out this idea from Frugal with a Flourish it's perfect for the seamstress in your life! What a great idea to organize spools or random buttons! Loving this idea!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Her}

There are never ending ways to make these lovely braided headbands. You can use scrap fabric or use an old tea shirt! Head over to Alisaburke to see how it is done! It's uber simple! I may just have to make a few of these myself!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Traveler}

Do you have a traveler in your family? Someone who just loves discovering new places. Maybe a favorite family road trip you took together that brings back many happy memories!? Why not stitch out the route on a map and frame it!
Check out Martha's site for more details on how it is done!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For the Tea Lover}

This idea is just great! I saw this early last year and have had it on my "to craft" list ever since. Head over to Kojodesigns to see how it's made! It would be perfect for someone that loves having tea every day. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Handmade for Chistmas {For the baby}

Loving this idea from UCreate! Take a trip to your local thrift store (or you may even have a few old tee-shirts in your husbands closet)and pick out a few! So easy to make, and super trendy!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Him}

Thought this would look great in an office! How easy would these be to make? Your local thrift store may have a few records you can purchase and I am sure you can find a spare bike wheel just as easily! Clock kits can be found at any little hobby/craft shop. Make sure to check online for store coupons! Then create a one of a kind piece. I am sure he would love it!

Links 1. 2.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Handmade for Christmas {For Her}

Do you need a gift for a friend who has everything? Why not make one of these lovely shabby chic earring display frames! It only costs around $10.00 to make! You can check out the entire tutorial over at KevinandAmanda.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In the Christmas Mode!

So I was reminded yesterday that there are only 55 days left before Christmas! Yikes! There is still plenty of time left to make those you love something that is memorable and personal. If you are like me, those are the kinds of gifts that I Cherish forever. So this month I will highlight ideas that will inspire you to get a crafting. In the November theme "Handmade for Christmas." I will start by sharing this sweet idea by Mother Baby Earth.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Fun

I have to say, I still love dressing up in silly costumes. But even more fun is getting to dress up my little stinker in something fun. He is at an age now where he actually likes dressing up. He loves putting his dad's shirts over top his outfit (usually his arm is through the head hole and the shirt is dragging on the ground) or socks pulled right on up to his hips! I find that even at nearly 2 years old, he already loves to entertain all of us by his crazy sense of style. So this year I decided to wait and see what he was interested in, and based his costume on that. He has been a bit interested in his Daddy's beard. He walks around telling everyone to look at "Liam's beard." So I decided that he would get just that for Halloween! My little man was a lumberjack this year! Still can't believe he stood still long enough to paint on that beard. Check him out!

What did you/your kids dress up as this year?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Giveaway Day!

I was so excited to get the e-mail saying that I was accepted as a sponsor for Kelly Moore's Blog Giveaway Celebrations! If you haven't seen Kelly Moore's website, then you are in for a treat! I have admired her and her photography skills for a few years now. Not only will her website inspire you, she also sells the most amazing camera bags. Last year for Christmas my husband got me one! I love it! It is perfect to keep my Canon safe while I travel, and it holds my extra camera lense as well. Go and check out her site and enter to win some amazing prizes including this apron:

{Tip Toe Through The Garden}

Remember, if you don't win, can always pick up one of these aprons at my Etsy shop TrendyMeg
Join as a blog follower and get first hand info on when new apron styles get posted in the shop. I love new friends! Hoping to have some Holiday aprons up in the shop soon.