Monday, June 29, 2015

Blog Stalkers ~ Issue #6

 Summer is here and many bloggers are blogging about it. We’d love to see what posts you’ve found so be sure to drop us a comment or share on our Facebook Page, we’d love to see you over there! And now for the fun part… our blog finds!

Hello Stephanie here your friendly neighborhood Blog Stalker… Lately I have seen a lot of people starting their own blogs which is AWESOME!!! I wanted to share an really great resource that can help with all your blogging needs. Keylime Digital Designs has a wonderful stephanieround up that gives all the important info you will need for a great blog. She covers everything from HTML to Social Media. This one is definitely bookmarked so I can always go back to it.

Hello! Crystal here and another month of crafty finds! Do you remember those Scratch Cards? Yes, those black covered pieces of paper, the wooden pen-type instrument, the few seconds it took to scratch off a design only to reveal the colors beneath? I loved those, so when I ran across a DIY post about making these, I knew I had to add it to this month’s finds! Babble Dabble Do is an amazing site that offers so many activities for kids. And if you’re like me andCrystallove the DIY type projects, this is a site you’ll want to follow! But back to the Scratch Cards… this post offers detailed instructions on how to create these cards. Also, the author tells readerspros and cons to certain to suggested inks. You can check out the post here and I can’t wait to make these for my children!

Hello, Lisa here with a crochet blog find this month. I don’t know about you, but I have a bag full of scrap yarn. I can’t seem to part with it. Well thanks to Pinterest I found a pin to inspire me. Joy of Motion has a blog post titled “8 creative ways to use your yarn scraps” and I love all the ideas however, my favorite is the scrap blanket idea. It can take years to make but what a treasure to pass down. The blog includes several crochet stitch instructions perfect for beginners and she offers some beautiful patterns. This is a blog I will check in on too see what’s new. 
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Crystal, Lisa, and Stephanie

Monday, June 1, 2015

Blog Stalkers ~ Issue 5

April sure brought some amazing blog posts! Spring is here and many bloggers are blogging about it. We’d love to see what posts you’ve found so be sure to drop us a comment or share on our Facebook Page, we’d love to see you over there! And now for the fun part… our blog finds!

Hi there Stephanie here one of your friendly neighborhood blog stalkers. Ever since I started following blogs I have been a big fan of How Does She! I find this blog amazing for families that are big on how to’s and DIY projects. She covers just about EVERYTHING from organizing to decorating, to cooking. She even added a section called How Does He where her husband gives some manly how to’s and DIY advice!!!!

Hi Crystal here, I’m a mother of two energetic boys… and I really do try to keep up with them. Unfortunately, I can’t find any bottled energy in the stores so I settle for trying to keep life fun and interesting for them. A few weeks ago I ran across a blog post from Skip To My Lou and immediately wanted to build all 10 DIY toys she had listed on one of her posts. 10 PVC Pipe Toys for Kids is an amazing collection of just a few awesome things you can make with PVC piping!I plan on making each of my boys their own chairs with fabric of their choosing and the ball pit is just amazing!! I might even have to go in to play! And the pipe sprinkler, that’s totally awesome! Which ones would you do? You can find the original post here.

Lisa here, this past month I joined the homemade laundry detergent (soap) bandwagon and I love it. I had been reading posts and talking to friends for awhile about trying a batch. I opt’d for a dry version because I wasn’t sure how much the liquid would actually make or what to store it in. Then I couldn’t figure out the best place to buy all the ingredients. Online or local. Earlier this month I was walking through my local Wal-mart and not only did they have all the ingredients together on the shelf, they were about $3.00 each. SCORE!! I added the Oxyclean and spent about $13 for 6-8 Months worth of soap. Yep! you read that right. I gave 3 jars of it away for Mother’s Day gifts too. I ended up with about 16lbs of detergent when I was done mixing it. **Note- mix in a ventilated room. I have been using my soap for about 3 weeks now and loving it. One son has eczema and sensitive skin. Next time I may try the liquid. I found Wellness Mama to have the best information on the soap.

Thank you for following us and looking forward to next months finds….
Until next month,
Stephanie, Lisa, & Crystal

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What are Felties?!?!?!?!

Felties....Felties....What in the heck is a Feltie??????

Let me break down the Feltie Madness for you!!!

Felties are Felt appliques that you can use for multiple crafting uses!!!! They are machine embroidered felt embellishments that can come in an array of designs, colors, and sizes. Felties consist of a front felt piece that is backed by a 2nd felt piece to hide the thread from the front piece. You will often find stabilizer in the middle to give the felt applique extra support.

What would you use a Feltie For?????

These appliques are a great way to embellish just about anything you would want.
  • You can use them in the center of your hair bows or on a hair clip
  • They are great for felt Tic-Tac-Toe game pieces. 
  • If you are having a themed birthday party or shower you can use them as cupcake toppers. 
  • They make great scrapbooking and card making embellishments.
  • You can embellish a crochet/knitted hat or headband with them. 
  • They can also make a great embellishment on those can cozies
  • You can also glue them on to magnets or pin backings. 

There are so many more other great ways you can use them. 

Misc Feltie Info.....
The average size of the feltie runs around 1.25 inches to 2 inches. 

Here are a few of my samples that I have made. All my designs were digitized by me made from graphic designs from a variety of graphic artists. 

Special Notes about choosing colors for your Felties!!!!

*You can find a special list of felt colors HERE. 

*I also wanted to show you how choosing the right color choices can make a difference in the way your feltie will look.

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If you ever have any Feltie questions please feel free to message me.
I am excepting custom orders. Please note that there will be a small designing fee included in your custom order.