Wednesday, April 16, 2014

And the Winner of the Maxi Skirt is...


And the Winner of the Maxi Skirt
 Giveaway is...

Jane, I've emailed you to request your information.

A Big Thank You to Jessica from 
Whismy and Lark for this fabulous Giveaway!

If you haven't already visited her shop, show some love and stop on by and shop a little! You know Mothers Day is just around the Corner!

Thank you so much to all who participated!

If you didn't win, don't worry, I've got another one coming this Tuesday April 22nd, so don't forget to swing by and enter again!

While your here, don't forget to check out my latest post...





Worthwhile Wednesdays #13


Welcome, Welcome all to the 13th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Blog Hop!
I am so glad you could join me today!


Let me take a few moments first to thank...

April @


For guest blogging this Monday!


Would you like to Guest Blog???

If interested please contact me via email. It can be found on the contact page.

Also, I am hosting a fabulous Chevron Maxi Skirt Giveaway, if you'd like to enter that click on the below images.




Thank you to everyone who was able to link up last Wednesday!

My goodness, you guys I had the hardest time picking out features for this week.
I just couldn't make up my mind this week, so I picked 5 of my favorites to feature.



Sunny Scallop Dress by Stitch-It-Up

Easter Egg Bath Bombs by

Easter Egg Rice Crispies by

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes by

Anthropology inspired Quilt by
Home, Hearts and Hands

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and...



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Knitted "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Newborn Set" (on knitting looms)


Well Good Morning, everyone! Hope your Tuesday is going well so far?
If not, well I hope it gets better for you. 

Today, I wanted to share my Hungry Caterpillar Newborn Set with you,  and with a "How-to".

It's quite simple. I make it on my looms. But I crochet the face parts. So lets begin shall we? 

You will need Apple Red Homespun by Lion Brand Yarn for the hat
and 
 Pesto Homespun by Lion Brand for the Cocoon. 

First you will need a small loom (infant size).
This is what you will knit the hat part on. 
Note: If this is for a baby bigger than Newborn, 
you need a bigger loom.

Click here to learn how to knit on a loom...
You will follow the exact hat steps as on that tutorial.

For the cocoon, it will need the next size.

Loom like normal with the e-wrap technique. It should be about 16 inches long. Then tie off like you would a hat to finish it off.

Now for the hat/face parts.

Lets start with the eyes...
With your green yarn, chain 3 and then join to the first chain forming a circle. 
Chain 2, and then crochet 7 single crochets into the circle.
Slip stitch to join the circle again.
Chain 2 and repeat single chains into each chain all the way around again. Slip Stitch and then cut the yarn and pull the yarn through to make a knot.

With your yellow yarn (which is a thinner fiber), chain 2 into the chain you just knotted with the green yarn. And then proceed to single chain all the way around again into each chain. Repeat two more rows (for a total of 3 yellow rows).
When you cut your yarn be sure to cut a very long tail, you will use this to sew it onto the hat.

Make one more just like that and you've got a set of eyes. 
Note: My eyes are never 100% the exact same size and its ok, I think it adds character and you really can't tell when you get it on the hat.

Now onto the antennas. Using a very dark purple yarn (mine is Gothic from Lion Brand), chain 15. Skip 3 chains and single crochet all the way back. 

Once you arrive back down at the beginning, you'll skip only one chain, chain 1, and single chain into each chain all the way back up. 

Once you arrive back up the top you will join the two sides together to form the antenna shape. 
Push your needle through to the other side and slip stitch.
 Repeat in each chain all the way back down.
 When you arrive back at the beginning cut a very long tail, and tie it to the other starting yarn, make a couple of knots to secure it.

Now make on more of those critters.

The Nose...


Using black yarn, chain 2 crochet back to the first chain and slip stitch. Continue with a slip stitch going around and around. I wish I could explain it better than that, but you'll literally move to the next chain and slip stitch, and then move onto the next step and slip stitch. You will crochet in a circular motion.

When it looks to be about 20mm you can stop and cut a long tail again and make a knot.

Your next step is to sew each piece onto the hat. You can either use a yarn needle or you can use your crochet hook to weave the yarn in and out. 

On the antennas make sure to go through the base of the antennas when sewing. This will help secure it better to the hat.

On the eyes make sure to go through each hole all the way around.

On the nose, sew all the way around the nose.

And now you should be done, and it should look like this...

A big thank you to Kelly Weier Photography for the baby photo! 

I also sell these on Etsy, should  you want to purchase a set.

Thanks so much for tuning in guys! Until next time...
(which is tomorrow for Worthwhile Wednesdays, lol)











Monday, April 14, 2014

Insta-Happiness


Hello All, Happy Monday! Hope its not to manic for ya! I am kind relieved for the weekend to be over, too many mishaps.

Today is a better day,
 and I am so happy to Welcome 
April from 

She is going to show us her fabulous card tutorial.

 Hello friends! My name is April Waltrip and I am the owner of Stampin’ Fool. I am a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator and I love stampin’! I adore papercrafting! If you can make it with paper, I’m going to try it. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, dog - the Boss (black lab), and toddler, Silas. I enjoy making cards, scrapbook pages, and invitations. I hold monthly craft classes in my Stampin’ Fool studio as well as card making parties, home stamp parties, Girls Night In craft parties                                            and more. 

                            Visit my blog at                                                                                  Stampinfool.wordpress.com                                            Email:  aprilwaltrip@gmail.com            Website: aprilbailey.stampinup.net 

Today, I'd like to share my camera shaped card with you, so with out further ado...

Insta-Happiness

Cameras are trending right now. Everything seems to be Instagram, travel or camera themed in the crafting world. So in order to keep up with the trend, I have created an adorable camera shaped card that is quick and easy and would be the perfect addition to any gift or even scrapbook page.

Stampin' Up! supplies:
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Basic Gray card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • 1 3/4" Circle Punch
  • 1 3/8" Circle Punch
  • Small Heart Punch
  • SNAIL adhesive
  • Rhinestones
Directions:

Cut 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock in half to 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2". The card front should measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".




Line the long edge up at 1 3/4" on the Envelope Punch Board and punch. Flip the card so that back of the card is lined up to 1 3/4" and punch. The second punch should mirror the first.





Place the short edge at the top of your paper trimmer and cut off the outer portions of the card left after punching the two divets.






Use the reverse punch to round all four corners.




Adhere a 2" x 5 1/2" strip of designer series paper to the center. Layer the Real Red Small Heart onto a 1 /8" White circle onto a 1 3/4" Basic Gray circle. Adhere to the card front.



Embellish with a Rhinestone. Ta-done!
 


Love this card APRIL, it is so darling! And I know of some people who would be ecstatic to get as a card! I will for sure be trying this out!


Thank you so much April for guest blogging today!

Would you like to be guest blog? If so please contact me here.

Thanks again April, and 
thank you all for tuning in today! 
Until next time...




Friday, April 11, 2014

Fabulous Chevron Maxi Skirt Giveaway by Whismy and Lark


How about a giveaway to start this weekend out right?
Happy Friday everyone! TGIF!

Today, I am featuring the shop: Whismy and Lark.

Jessica @ Whismy and Lark has been kind enough to offer a giveaway.

She will be giving away the above Rainbow Chevron Maxi Skirt.

They are available for sizes Small to 3X.

I love the versatility in these skirts. You can dress it up for church, dress it down for a casual get together, or wear these for sun in the fun!


They are just so adorable! Jessica has a real talent for her creations. She also makes scarfs, shirts and cardigans. You have just got to check out her Etsy shop...


The giveaway will run until next Thursday 
April the 17th, don't forget to sign up!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for tuning in! Until next time...




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Worthwhile Wednesdays #12

Welcome, Welcome all to the 12th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Blog Hop!
I am so glad you could join me today!



Let me first thank...

Amber@
 http://applestoapplique.com/


For guest blogging this Monday!


Would you like to Guest Blog???

If interested please contact me via email. It can be found on the contact page.



Thank you to everyone who was able to link up last Wednesday! I picked 3 of my favorites to feature.



Drop Cloth Decorative Cushion


Cadbury Egg Coconut Cupcake by 


Egg Owls by




If you've been featured, please grab 
your button and place it at the end of your featured post.
Crafty Allie


Now onto the party!
You can pretty much link up anything, except for nudity or vulgar content.

Link up crafts, recipes, blog articles, DIY Decor, Blog hops, shops, and more. 

By adding your link, you give permission to pin your post on Pinterest. In addition,  you also give permission to email you a weekly reminder when the party is Live.

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Thank you again! 
I look forward to seeing what everyone links up. 
                                         
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