***Come link up your crafts to this week's party!***

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 37


Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! I love seeing all the creativity!
Keep linking your projects and sharing our party with your friends!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 37

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:



Visions of Sugar Plums shares a super helpful tutorial on how to die cut fabric using your Cricut.



This cute bag was made from a place mat - can you believe it? Head over to Tousled Day to check out the step-by-step.



The Winthrop Chronicles shares how to make this adorable tabletop message board with chicken wire.


Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 


You deserve it!


FeatureHandyAndy







Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please don't just link and run! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} Psst - I see the clicks on each link and you guys aren't clicking...which means you aren't pinning. :-/
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!
If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)

Follow us on Pinterest:
Tutus & Tea Parties I Here's to Handy Andy
{follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}


Grab the party button!
 
PinterestButtonCoHost





Don't forget to spread the word!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 36

Sorry for posting this so late! Better late than never!
Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 36

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:



AshbeeDesign shares how to create a monogram out of an old book -- seriously cool!



J House Tawk shares a tutorial on how to make an infinity scarf from old t-shirts. Seems so easy!



Monkey See, Monkey Do shows how to create this super cute headband from old t-shirts too!


Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 


You deserve it!


FeatureHandyAndy





Projects from your hosts this week:
{we'd love a pin too}



Tutus & Tea Parties spruced up the blog and shared the new social media buttons she created with everyone! {with a free HTML code so there's less work for you!}


  
Here's to Handy Andy shares how to make these flower bobby pins!


Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please don't just link and run! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} Psst - I see the clicks on each link and you guys aren't clicking...which means you aren't pinning. :-/
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!
If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.
 {follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}


Grab the party button!
 
PinterestButtonCoHost






Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flower Bobby Pins

Happy Thursday All! I hope your week is going well! This week my project is super quick and simple, which is a huge bonus because we are crazy busy!

So, I'm growing out my bangs. Since my hair is curly I used to have to straighten them every day or they looked weird. Well, that's way too high maintenance for me, so I'm growing them out to avoid  dealing with them. Here's the problem with that, they aren't long enough yet and they're in my face all the time, which it super annoying. I've been pinning them back, but I wanted to add a little something so that my go-to hair style [not sure it classifies as an actual style] is not so boring.

Enter, the fabric flower. Seriously, I feel like you can class up just about anything with a fabric flower.

So, here's what I gathered:


1. Glue gun
2. Fabric scraps
3. Scissors
4. Bobby pins with round bezels from Hobby Lobby (I think I got a pack of them for $2)

Follow this or any of the other gazillion fabric flower tutorials on the web to end up with this:


Then put a generous glob of hot glue on the back center of the flower and press into the bezel, and you get this:



See, told you it was quick and simple...and cheap! Two dollars and ten minutes later, I had two new hair accessories. My kind of project.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this short-and-sweet post.

Have a lovely week!


P.S. Linking up here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 35

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 35

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:



These Blueberry Banana Key Lime Muffins from Will Cook for Smiles look AMAZING!



Are We There Yet reveals this awesome kitchen redo -- seriously, you have to head over there to check out the before pictures!



This chippy table from Burlap & Buttons is absolutely beautiful, and it came from a dumpster!

Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 


You deserve it!


FeatureHandyAndy







Projects from your hosts this week:
{we'd love a pin too}



Tutus & Tea Parties shared how she jazzed up an old flower girl dress to re-use as an Easter dress.

 

 I didn't post a project this week because it was my birthday, so nothing new to see from me for now!



Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please don't just link and run! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} Psst - I see the clicks on each link and you guys aren't clicking...which means you aren't pinning. :-/
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!
If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.
 {follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}


Grab the party button!
 
PinterestButtonCoHost







Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time Out!


 Hey everyone! Not posting a project today or tomorrow like normal because I'm taking a little break since I turned another year older today...

Don't forget to link your projects though! And don't worry, I'll be back Saturday with another Pinteresting Link Party!

Have a lovely week!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 34

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 34

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:



Ashley's Dandelion Wishes shows how to make this super cute cupcake topper.



The DIY Dreamer uses a PDF pattern to make a fabric flower headband that is adorable! I'm going to definitely try this!


 

This Anthro shoe makeover is amazing! Head over to C.W. Frosting to see how she did it!


Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 


You deserve it!


FeatureHandyAndy





Projects from your hosts this week:
{we'd love a pin too}





Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please don't just link and run! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} Psst - I see the clicks on each link and you guys aren't clicking...which means you aren't pinning. :-/
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!
If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.
 {follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}


Grab the party button!
 
PinterestButtonCoHost






Wednesday, April 4, 2012

When I Am Afraid...

My niece Lauren is five. Unfortunately, she has inherited one of my worst qualities: excessive worry. When I was Lauren's age, I had nightmares like crazy and worried all the time. Now, Lauren is having the same issue. When I was younger, one week in Sunday School, we made a little clock with Psalm 56:3 written on the back. The verse says "When I am afraid I will trust in you." This verse reminded me that I didn't need to worry because God has a plan and I am a part of it, so I can trust Him all the time. This is something I still need to remember daily, but that little clock was such a good reminder for my young spirit that I hung it by my bed.

The other night my mom called me to tell me that Lauren is going through the same thing that I did when I was younger. My mom told her about the verse and the clock and she wanted one too. We're going to see my family this weekend, so I decided to make Lauren a clock like I had and give it to her when I see her.

Here's what I got:


I printed out a clock face from a Google images search, got some heavy scrapbook papers, my awesome circle cutter, some arrow stickers, flower brads, and glue.

Using my circle cutter, I cut out the clock face and background and glued them together.


I used my Cricut Your Story laminator and binder to laminate the clock - first time I used it for laminating and it was super handy! I used two of the arrow stickers and backed them with cardstock so they were a little more sturdy. After that, I attached them to the clock with a flower brad so she can move the hands around. Then I used the rest of the scrapbook paper to make a sign for the verse. I hand-wrote the verse and then laminated that as well. Finally, I attached the clock to the sign with yellow ribbon, and used more yellow ribbon for hanging on the top.



It turned out so cute! I hope it helps Lauren to remember that God is in control all the time so she doesn't need to worry, just like my clock sign helped me.

Have a wonderful week and remember, He is risen!