Sunday, February 28, 2010

St. Patty's Day Plate

This may be the easiest project ever (and pretty cute if you ask me). All you need is a clear glass plate - I got mine at Shopko for $1.20, an adorable St. Patrick's Day image - I got my images from a CD I bought through ebay, a festive shamrock doilie, a piece of lace - I got my lace from Joann's Craft Store, and some spray adhesive - I used 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive.

First: spray the adhesive on the front of your cute little St. Patrick's Day image and stick it to the back of your plate (do not try spraying the whole plate and just sticking the materials to the plate, it looks gross).

Step 2: spray the front of your shamrock and stick it to the back of your plate.

Step 3: spray your lace and stick it to the back of the plate.

Step 4: trim the lace around the plate.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Booties

I fell in love with this fabric a few months ago and had to buy it (even though I had no project in mind...happens a lot.) Then I found the pattern for these sweet little booties, I knew they were a match made in heaven. They are quick and easy to work up and are oh- so precious.

First, cut the sole out of a super soft minky or fleece and "jiffy grip fabric" (the pattern calls for batting in between the layers of fabric but I thought that made the shoe too bulky).

Then, cut the top out of your outer fabric and minky.

Next, put the minky and jiffy-grip wrong sides together and zig-zag around the outer edge.

Then, lay your outer fabric and minky right-sides together, pin the inner edge, and sew.

Next, pin the heel (right-sides together) and sew down the back.

Next, turn the shoe right-side out, pin the bottom all the way around, and sew.

Finally, pin the sole to the top of the shoe and sew.


Viola! You have an adorable little bootie for some lucky little baby.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Delicious Jalapeno Jelly

I love Jalapeno Jelly!! It is simply delicious! I first tried it at my favorite Mexican restaurant and that is where my love affair began. I love jalapeno jelly with Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, I love it with cream cheese and crackers, I love it on quesadillas, I love it with roast get the picture. I LOVE IT!! Last Saturday, Leigh and I whipped up a batch and it turned out fabulously. The recipe is listed below for any who wish to dive into this tasty treat.

Jalapeno Jelly Recipe:
14 jalapeno peppers (seeded)
4 sweet red peppers
3 cups of vinegar
10 cups of sugar
2 pouches of pectin
Grind all of the peppers with the vinegar in a food processor or blender. Put in a big pot and bring to a boil. Add sugar. Boil for five minutes and remove from heat. Add pectin. Return to heat and hard boil for 1-2 minutes. Put into hot jars and process for 10 minutes. Makes approximately 8 pints. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine's Day Goodies

Here is a sweet little valentine decoration inspired by This is a super easy project which simply calls for a sheet of delightful valentine-y card stock, a shadow box, and a heart-shaped paper punch.

I used my typewriter to add some "personality" to one of the hearts and folded a few others to create some dimension.

I've also been busy embellishing these vintage valentines:

I was initially making them to give away, but they've ended up finding homes in my kitchen, living room, etc. I still have time to throw together more before Valentine's day right?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hairbow Holder

Take a ratty old frame, some ribbon, and fabric and what have you got....a cute hairbow holder for your little princess for under 3$.

Valentine's Day Craftiness

My friends Joy, Leigh and I decided to make a cute Valentine's Day craft that we saw on We bought some frames at the Dollar Store and the D.I. and spray painted them all black. Then we added some scrapbook paper and some floral marbles and here is the super cute finished project. What do you think.....

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