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.

~Shop for Felt Appliques

~Shop for Felt Hair clips

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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Blog Stalkers ~ Issue #4

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!

stephanieHi there Stephanie here one of your friendly neighborhood blog stalkers. I have a family that is CONSTANTLY on the go and it seems that we are gone at least 4 days a week when the weather gets nice. With that we are almost always in need of certain items. My family has been doing this for years. And I wanted to share a blog post that I found that is great from the Tip Toe Fairy
CrystalMy oldest son is a kindergartner. As a first time mom of a child in school, I want everything to be perfect! I want him to succeed, I want his classmates and teacher to love him, I want him to be safe…. as of right now, it’s off to a perfect start! And then there’s a holiday, a day in which a gift should be given to the teacher and I’m torn! I want my son to give something nice, something his AMAZING teacher would love and use… but what??? Year after year, students give teacher gifts… what would really stand out?? And there’s SO MANY blog posts on ideas, all of which are great… but I found the best gift of all, one I never would have thought of. We all like to be recognized for our hard work and our teachers have one of the most important jobs of all- teaching our children. What better gift to give than a letter to a principal or administrator explaining how amazing your child’s teacher is! Brilliant idea!! Read more from It’s Always Autumn and her post about the very best (and free) gift you can give your child’s teacher. And just a reminder- Teacher Appreciation week is May 4-8.
lisa-270x300As we near the end of another school year, I have been looking for ways to tame the paper monster of drawings, stories, and report cards. I already take pictures or scan artwork and special project but then what? They end up taking up space on my hard drive. I need organization and inspiration so I turned to Pinterest. My blog find this month has met several of my challanges. Thirty Handmade Days has a plethera of binder ideas including a School Binder. It even includes a First Day and Last Day interview form to have your children fill out. They also have binder printable for the family. http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2013/07/school_binder_with_printables/
Thank you for following us and looking forward to next months finds….
Until next month,
Stephanie, Lisa, & Crystal

Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Stalkers ~ Issue #3

March has come and gone. Spring is here and we all seem to be on the upside of the sicknesses.  We have some great blogs to share with you this week.  Don't forget to follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/blogstalkers
"Hi there Stephanie here one of your friendly blog stalkers. WhenI first decided to start blogging I started following a blog called U Create. I found this blog to cover so much in the DIY world and better yet just about everything that comes out of this blog is bright, colorful, and inspiring!!!! Head on over and check out U Create for yourself!!!!!  http://www.u-createcrafts.com/

I love crochet, that's no secret! But crochet in my life is limited! What do I mean?? Well, I have a few hats, a few tops, and a few items that are not yet complete that are just for me but that's it! No crochet blanket, no slippers, no hot pads or scrubbies... so when I found this article from Moogly, I had to share it with you all! The post is about 10 FREE crochet curtain patterns. Love, love, LOVE #3 on her list... and #10!!! Hilarious!!!! One day, I will have crocheted curtains! What kind of crochet do you make for yourself?http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-free-crochet-curtain-patterns/
This months Blog find was one of desperation. Having 2 boys who both spend way to much time on electronics, I needed a solution. I wanted to incorporate a chore chart but not pay them for doing things like brushing teeth or making bed. Homework is a must but I would give time on tablets for doing it without whining (oh anything to stop the whining). I found lots of blog posts but the one I liked the most was yourownhomestore.com. I am still finding my way around the system we are putting into place but I am so excited for trying it out. So far my 7 yr old has chipped in more around the house and even has more completed that his 10 yr old brother. If you are finding yourself at a loss for finding a happy median between the tv, tablets, game systems, and just plain old legos, check out this blog post: http://www.yourownhomestore.com/family-store-and-chore-system/
Thank you for following us and looking forward to next months finds....
Until next month,
Stephanie, Lisa, & Crystal