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Pinterest Club #1

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Our first Pinterest Club was last nite!! My lovely sister-in-law & I are co-chairing a new club that meets on the 3rd Tues. of every month at 7p. We have a Facebook page and post the pics and supplies needed for each project. Last night we did these super simple spring wreaths, as well as the cute little spring chicks! The necklaces were a hit. Alyssa made one, and my super crafty friend, Elizabeth made like 3 or 4!! She tutored Britt on how to make them. She really can do just about anything!! Love that girl! We had about 10 ladies and had a great time. We had 2 ladies bring treats off of Pinterest. Salsa & some Sopapilla Cheesecake bars. Both were delicious! Such a fun nite!! Love it!

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Love Love Love

I found these on http://cathypentondesigns.blogspot.com in her newest post. Can I just say, “LOVE”? I really love the way they look. I have to say, better than the ones I had done a few weeks ago. HMMM….

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2012 Arise and Shine Forth

In our ward, we are coming up on New Beginnings for the year, and are debating on what little something we can give the girls to remind them of the them. This is, of course, not a necessary thing. However, I do have so much extra supplies from projects that for the most part, something like the necklace above would really cost less than $1 per girl. This is just one example of something we might do. I actually really like it, but the down side to the copper is that it does need to be cleaned periodically to keep it shiny.

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Valentine’s Day Decor!

My sister-in-law & I decided we needed a new banner for Valentine’s Day. I had seen some sewn stuffed hearts and these are our version. They are super simple to make, and stuff. We just used scraps of fabric, so there wasn’t anything to buy. To hand them, we just sewed a skinny ribbon onto the heart and then tied it onto a long ribbon that is used to hand them across the entryway. LOVE them! Too bad I can’t leave them up all year long…
The streamers are ruffled streamers that I saw a tutorial for. Very simple to make and very inexpensive. The tutorial can be found here…http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/05/tutorial-ruffled-streamers.html

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Cute Fabric Rose Bracelets

 These are some fabric rose bracelets that my sister-in-law made for me for some gifts this year. They tie with a ribbon and look so cute on. She does them in a variety of colors and will add bling to the center. I think they are so adorable! Here is the link to her blog. http://beckaboots.blogspot.com/

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Merry Christmas Banner!

I was walking through my local Pottery Barn the other day. They had a banner very similar to this hanging above their stocking stuffers, which said, ironically “Stocking Stuffers”! I loved it, and so instead of hanging up my lighted garland in the entryway, decided to do something similar. This is what I came up with.

These are easy to print on card stock. Punch 2 holes on the top, one on each corner, just inside the red border. Then, string it with ribbon, or twine, to hang it. Couldn’t be simpler. Love IT!



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Simple Nativity


October & November flew by! I can hardly believe it is December 1st! Nonethless, the Christmas season definitely is in full swing. We recently, and by recently, I mean yesterday, finished 27 sets of these little beauties!

The free pattern came from Melinda over at Under My Polka Dot Umbrella. Here is the link for the pattern : http://undermypolkadotumbrella.blogspot.com/2009/09/nativity-patterns.html

It is a pretty simple pattern and we went ahead and just stained them, since we had so many to do…27 sets x 12 pieces each is a whopping 324 pieces we traced, cut, stained and individually wrapped so the girls we gave them to could open a piece every night for a “12 day of Christmas” experience.
We gave the girls cards that went along with it to read every night. Here is the link to the cards we gave away.


The artwork we used came from one of my favorite sites: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/
and is titled Noche de Paz Cards. Love them.
The daily quotes came from a great little book “52 Weeks of Fun Family Service” by Merrilee Boyack. It is available at http://www.amazon.com.
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