Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No Party Today!

Sorry, guys, no party today! 

I don't know about you but blogging has left me going, "Where did all the time go?"  Don't get me wrong, I love blogging as much as I love crafting and decorating but it has just gotten to the point where it has been taking up so much time that it just doesn't leave enough for anything else.  And right now, I have had so much going on.  I have tried to cut back on posts, but I am still just too busy!  I am probably just not that great at time management.  Be that as it may, I just have to take a break from it.  I have lost balance.  My kids are about to be out of school and be taking up most of my time.  I feel that is how it should be. 

 From time to time, I may still post a project here and there but it will probably be very sporadic.  I am sorry to say that I am also putting a hold on the link party too.  I will truly miss it and all of you!  I hope you understand. 


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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Sweet" Headband Holder

After making my hairbow holder, I realized that now I needed something for all of the headbands.  My little girl has gotten to a stage where she actually wears more headbands than anything now, so I had to come up with something!

I have been working with a sweets theme for her bedroom and wanted to play with that idea a little.  I am sure by now you have seen the fabulous headband holders in blogland that have been fashioned from old oatmeal canisters.  Well, this is a spin on that idea but instead of standing upright, mine is laying horizontally.  I started with this canister from a protein shake.


I wish I would’ve had some spray adhesive but I did not so I had to work with what I had which happened to be a hot glue gun.  Hey, it works!  I removed the paper label from the can and hot glued a layer of quilt batting on. 


Then, I cut a rectangular piece of fabric from some old clothes that were about to be tossed out and glued it on.


On each end, I tied the excess fabric with some ribbon and pulled tight.  That was it!

It looks like a big  piece of candy in a wrapper  and works great for keeping her headbands in place.   It also reminds me a bit of a roll pillow. 

Here it is next to some of her bedding so you can get an idea of how it will go with her room.  I would love to show you her room but right now it is a total wreck!   Her comforter set is Kingdom Parlor Play from Disney.  The comforter itself is reversible with the word “Sweet” on one side and a floral print and ruffle on the other.


She has these two pillows, one that looks like a giant cupcake, and another that is reversible.

It looks like it could’ve came with the set!

I think I’m done now with “hair stuff”.  I made some more headbands and clips but I’ll spare boring you with each and every one! 

One more time, though…isn’t that cute? 
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Gettin’ Krafty With It

First, let me just say that I hope all of you who are mothers had a nice, relaxing Mother’s Day!  Mine was great.  The day itself was pretty typical of any other Sunday but Mr. Krafty Kat took me out to a movie Friday night.  I can’t help but believe that this gift was more for him than me.  After all, we went to see Thor in Imax 3D. 

...But when you think about it, it really was for me:

That’s right, in Imax 3D!  :)

Back to our link party, ladies!  Here are a few features from last week you should definitely check out:

If you were featured, grab that button!


Now, on to this week’s projects!  I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to show me!  Remember, anything goes, as long as it’s Krafty!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grandma’s House Printable

Thinking ahead to this weekend and Mother’s Day, I thought this would be cute for Grandma.  After all, she is notorious for spoiling the children and conspiring with them  and just generally letting them get away with way more than we ever would!  You can print this out if you like and put it in a frame like we did.  I used an 8 x 10 frame we already had.  I didn’t paint this frame because I know she likes gold tones and it would go well with her decor.  I added some vintage lace rosettes and buttons along with some gems to accent the frame. 


I hope she likes it! 

You can download the printable here if you like.

Green Grandma's House
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Gettin’ Krafty With It

Hey... did you miss me?  I missed you

And,  I’m ready to get back into the swing of crafting and blogging.  I have to say that I did enjoy taking a little breather though.  I needed it!  I planted some flowers and I got the pool cleaned out and we’ve started swimming.  I got a little too much sun this weekend but it was so worth it!  I had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed some quality time with the kids and the rest of the fam.  The kids went back to school today though and I got back to crafting. 

I am planning on selling some of our junk this weekend at a massive yard sale and I think I’m going to bring along a few items I have made to see if anyone is interested.  I’m so excited I can’t stand it!  I’ll probably be showing you all of the stuff I’ll be taking with me this week.

But, enough about me!  I want to share some of your awesome ideas today! 


Mind-blowing ideas, right? You guys never cease to amaze me!

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OK, on with the party!  It’s May, we finally got Osama Bin Laden, and I just saved a bunch of money on car insurance by switching to ..Just Kidding!  We don’t really need an excuse. let’s just party


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Hairbow Holder

Hey bloggy friends!  Remember me?  I know, I’ve been away a while but I’m back!  Sometimes, life happens and you’ve just got to live it! 


Remember this framed Easter display I made a while back? 

Well, it was time to transform it.  I removed the white rick rack (although I could have easily just used it).   I  found the cardboard backing that went in it and covered it with this dotty wrapping paper (recognize it from my bunnies?)



I stapled strips of swiss dot grosgrain ribbon in a criss-cross pattern (kind of like if you were making a photo/bulletin board) and that was it!  I just clip the bows onto the ribbon. 


Super simple and now I have a great display for my little girl’s hairbows, which I need to get on the ball about making her some more!  The great thing about it is I can easily change out the paper (or even use fabric) for a different look. 

I plan on making a separate holder for her headbands so check back to see that!   Also, I plan on trying to sell some hair stuff and lots of other miscellaneous items at a big giant yard sale (EEEEE - can't wait!) and I think this will make a great display!

Hairbow Holder

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