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Origami Owl is Perfect for Weddings!

Give your bridesmaids a perfect gift they will treasure forever. Use your wedding colors and their initials or personalize each one for their individual personalities.

Also great for Moms, Gramdma, or anyone in your wedding party.




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Cute Scarf

I found this cute scarf and tutorial over at fleecefun.com go check out the website!

Saturday Morning Scarf – fleece scarf tutorial

You can make a cosy scarf that is a combination of Jersey and Knit - comes with video tute!Follow Me on PinterestThis fleece scarf tutorial has a new twist - jersey knit ruffles! You can make a warm, comfortable scarf that is perfect for wearing on Saturday morning.
You’ll need:
1/3 yard fleece
1/2 yard jersey knit (t-shirt fabric)
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Thread

There is no need to download a free pattern here, this pattern is so simple – none is needed!

Video tutorial here, written below:

1 – Cut out pieces

Taking your rotary cutter and mat cut the following strips :
From the fleece cut 3 strips that are 3 inches wide (and 60 inches long)
From the jersey knit cut 6 strips that are 2.5 inches wide ( and 60 inches long)
Tip: don’t have a large cutting mat? Just use a plastic office chair mat – it’s soft plastic so it won’t hurt your blade, and it can take abuse.

2 – Prep the knit pieces and lettuce edging (optional)


Sew three of the knit strips together - place wrong side to right sides (the the pieces of fabric are overlapping about .5 inches) and then sew together with a straight stitch, Repeat with the other three strips.
While this step is optional, this edging really adds to the body and “waviness” of the scarf. You can use a serger to make the edging or…..
if you are like me and don’t own a serger you can make “fake lettuce edging”.
To make fake lettuce edging, take one of your knit strips, begin to fold over edge (about and 1/8 to 1/4 of and inch) and sew along the edge using a wide zig zag stitch, that is close together (not quite a satin stitch, but tighter than the normal setting on you machine).
Sew, gently stretching the cloth before and after the sewing foot all the way down the edge.
Note: Practice this technique on some scraps to get it down before you try it on your cloth. Heavier knits tend to do this better than very light knits. Also it doesn’t have to be perfectly even – it won’t be noticeable on the scarf!

3 – The fleece Section


Be sure to cut off the about 2 inches off the ends of the fleece strips.
Then, sew the fleece pieces end to end using the same technique we did with the knit - place wrong side to right sides (the the pieces of fabric are overlapping about .5 inches) and then sew together with a straight stitch.

4 – Begin to bring it all together


starting at one end of the scarf pin the knit on top of the fleece (wrong side to right side so the fabric is stacked and overlaps .5 inches. Pin all the way down and curve around the bottom (see picture)
Sew on using a straight stitch. Then starting at other side, repeat, making sure you have both ends with knit.

5- Add the scrunch


Using a basting stitch, ( a long stitch that isn’t finished on the ends) sew down one side the scarf to gather (do this in three sections, using the overlap seams of the fleece as a natural break, I recommend doing this in three sections as the scarf is long and there is a lot of gathering to do. ). Do the same on the other side
Gather the scarf to the “scrunchiness” you want on both sides.
Tip: This is a good thing to do while watching a movie. May I recommend “To Catch a Thief” with Carry Grant and Grace Kelley? =)

6 – Set the scrunch


Now that you have your scarf gathered just the way you want it – it’s time to make sure it stays that way. Using a medium width, but slightly shorter zig sag stitch, over your basting stitch all the way down the scarf. Trim your thread and you are finished!

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I'm SO excited! I signed on as an Independent Designer for Origami Owl!
 
Here is my website, check me out! http://kristalkloski.origamiowl.com/Default.ashx
 
My journey with Origami Owl® began when I attended a craft show. I fell in love with the product immediately! After learning more about the company and its amazing opportunities, I decided to start my career as an Independent Designer.
 I love working with this community of smart, positive and energetic women!
 
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Minion Birthday Party

So this year my little girl wanted a Minion party....Well for those of you who have seen the movies Dispicable Me (2) know that they are a funny twinkie shaped cartoon. This is what I created for her birthday. I usually try to make a dress or something for her to wear to match her theme. She picked the fabric this year and I think it turned out cute.



Minions LOVE bananas, So I found some banana flavored taffy and yellow gumballs for their goody bag. Of course they had to have a real banana and a "Fart Blaster" which was a mini squirt gun.



Coffee Filter Flowers

 
I made some coffee filter flowers for my friends baby sprinkle as decoration. They turned out so pretty that people thought they were real and tried to smell them :)
 
I watched LOTS of tutorials on how to make these, and I kind of combined them together to make them simple. It takes 8-10 filters to make one flower. I used 8 in mine.
  • The supplies needed are of course plain white coffee filteres. I used the 8-10 cup ones, and bought them from the dollar store.
  • regular food color
  • white vinegar
  • some type of large bowl or those throw away tin containers.
  • wax paper (so the food color doesn't destroy your counter top).
  • paper towels (over the wax paper to soak up water).
  • And/or a cookie cooling rack
  • Some of the tutorials said to use wood skewers, but I couldn't find any with points so I used bamboo shish kabob skewrs from walmart. I got 100 for less than $1.00.
  • Floral wire. Bought from Hobby Lobby in the silk flower section.
  • Floral Tape
  • Scisors
  • And I used my Stampin' Up! poker and pad to make the holes to insert the skewer and floral wire.
  • Optional: Hot glue gun.                                                                                              
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     I forgot to take pictures of the dying of the filters. I'll take some and post them soon!
    Fill your bowl with water and add food color til desired color. Add a cap full of the vinegar to the water. It helps the dying process move a long faster. Just remember that the coffee filters will be lighter than the color in the bowl, however they will be slightly darker when they finish drying.
     
    Seperate the filters before you put them into the water. You can put several filters in the bowl at a time, I do 8-12. The ones in the middle may be a little lighter so just put them back in and leave them a little longer. I leave mine in for about 10-15 minutes, it just depends on how dark you want them.
    I made pink, peach, lavander, and yellow
     
    Fold them into quarters and with your scisors, scallop your edges. I cut about 4 at a time.
 Stack 8-10 of your filters on top of each other in the desired color combination. I used mostly yellow in the center, so that went on top.

I used my Stampin Up! paper piercing tool and made 3 holes in the center
 (where you folded them you will see the center)
 
On the two outside holes insert your floral wire. Make sure your ends are even.

 
Insert your bamboo skewer in the center. Wrap your floral wire around it.
 
 

 Start pulling your and scrunching the filters one by one. 


 
None of the tutorials said to use hot glue, But i did just at the base of the flower to make it a little more secure. This is optional.

Wrap your entire skewer and floral wire in floral tape. It will be sticky, I was out of baby powder so I lightly used corn starch to make un-stickey them, and wiped it off.
 
Carefully pull down the filters to seperate the petals and make them fluffy. 


 


New Bed

My daughters "new" bed. She had a full size bed (made from her 4 in 1 crib) prior to this, but it took up too much room and she didn't really have anyplace to play. My husbands mom had this in her basement with a brand new mattress on it so she gave it to us! I want to make it into a trundle bed eventually for when my parents come visit from Texas.
 
It was an ugly 70/80's brown, so I went to Menards and bought the same limegreen spray paint as what I painted the chandelier (see post). I think it turned out super cute! And my daughter loves it, which is all that counts. The great part is when we outgrow the green color spray paint is cheap enough to do another color :) I think it only took 3 cans.
 

Homemade Treat Stand

I've been wanting to do this since I saw it on Pintrest last year :)
This is the pic of them at my daughters 5th birthday party
 
 
I've had the candle sticks for 12 years but dont use them (ok well here's the thing, these were a gift to my husband years ago from an ex...and I dont like them, nor do they go with anything we have)
 So why not make something cute out of them?
I went to the Salvation Army and got 2 plates ($.98 ea) When I got home I cleaned them really good.
 
I also cleaned up the candle stick (it was pretty dusty)
 They had a little poker sticking up in the center that I unscrewed to make it flat
 
I used E6000 glue to glue the candlestick to the plate. The easy thing about this project was that the plates were clear so I could easily center the plate when gluing them together. 
 
I then turned it over to dry (the candle stick was very heavy) and thought gravity might help it along. This glue dries pretty fast.
 
 I first sprayed the bottom of the stand. I put 3 light coats on it, so it wouldn't run.
 
Then I flipped it over and put 3 light coats on the top
 
Here is the finished product! It turned out super cute
 
This is the paint I used.