10.31.2011

Happy Halloween from Thing 1 and Thing 2


Happy Halloween!!

I had so much fun getting my kiddos ready for Halloween this year and think that their little costumes are perfect for them!! I decided to go with Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat.


 The best part is - that I made their costumes all by myself (my mom did give me some really great guidance!) and I am so proud of them! They were really quite easy once I got the hang of it and only took me a couple hours. I used the Simplicity pattern 5874. It was really easy to follow along! 


I changed the pattern a little bit by adding the zipper to the back of the jammies instead of having it in the front - but I somehow managed to turn this messed up pile of red fleece....


...Into these!!



I used my Silhouette and cut out the circle with white flocked heat transfer and then cut out the wording using black heat transfer - then simply ironed it on! Then I picked up some blue hair paint and we were good to go!


I made them just a little bit big so they could wear them over their clothing - I love these costumes because they will keep my little trick-or-treaters super warm! I am totally biased but I think I have the cutest trick or treaters in the whole wide world!


What are your kids, grandkids, or you dressing up as this year?
And be safe out there tonight!

10.28.2011

Just a little reminder…

That the Mixed Bag Designs giveaway ends tomorrow night at midnight – so hurry up and enter here!
You could be one of the lucky THREE winner to spend $75 each on cute bags like this:

Tuxedo Damask Zipper Tote

We have a fun Halloween Weekend coming up with lots of fun parties -
I am also going to finish up painting in my house! What? I didn’t tell you?
These past few weeks I have been painting, painting and painting some more -
I am so happy with the changes we have made and cannot wait to share them with you!

I am also in charge of the Creative Carousel for November and have been working hard getting Sponsors for the fabulous giveaway!
You guys will NOT be disappointed!!

And here is a crappy cell phone sneak peek of the costumes I made for my little ones – I will post the really fun ones on Halloween along with the pattern review and such!!

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See you on Monday!

10.27.2011

Exciting News!!

I am going to start a weekly linky party featuring all your creative endeavors!

There – I said it. and posted it. So now I have to stick too it!

I have been toying with this for almost a year – should I or shouldn’t I? Why is it such a hard decision to make?
And really – the ONLY thing that has been keeping me from doing it is that “there are just so many!”
But then I realized that ONE con shouldn’t be enough to stop me.
When I started this blog – I had the goal in mind to someday feature projects from other bloggers and I feel like this is a really great step in that directions and I cannot wait to see all the great things that everyone has come up with.

I love participating in Linky Parties and I hope that you will take me in and link up here every Thursday!


But the fun doesn’t stop there!

Give a big HUGE welcome to Craft Vinyl!
The newest sponsor on Every Creative Endeavor!

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Each time you link up a project, your name will go in for a monthly drawing to win $50 worth of free product!
Sweet! So not only do you get to share all your great ideas and see them featured here – you also get the chance to win free crafting supplies – hip! hip! hooray!

They have so many great products – and their prices are amazing!
They have 84 different colorsand static cling vinyland glitter heat transfer!
and that is a tiny little sampling  - you must head over and check them out!

Also – remember to follow along on facebook because I’ll be featuring you there too!

Remember it starts next Thursday!!
and have you entered to win $75 to Mixed Bag Designs.

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10.26.2011

Woven Fabric Pumpkin

Last week I was out visiting and shared this tutorial on Lil' Luna - but just in case you missed me here it is!
 


It was pumpkin week, so I made this adorable little woven fabric pumpkin - I love it and love the way it pops!

Let’s get started!

You will need:
A spare frame
Fabric
Raffia
Pumpkin Pattern
Burlap
sewing machine
Liquid Stitch
Hot glue

First: You will need 2 different orange fabrics – make stripes that are about 1 inch wide and 12 inches long.
 

Second: Weave your orange fabrics together. I pinned my first row and then pinned a few here and there to keep it all together.


 

Just keep weaving until your area is the size you would like your pumpkin to be.


Third: Pin your pumpkin pattern to the fabric and sew around it. When you are done sewing, cut out your pumpkin. Since it is all stitched together you can remove all your pins.
 



Fourth: I painted my frame Rustoleum Eden and then Espresso and sanded it down a bit. I then put some bunting and burlap in the frame. I also put some bunting under the pumpkin to give it some dimension.



Fifth: Because I am either really lazy or super brilliant! I used liquid stitch and glued the pumpkin to the burlap – you could even use your hot glue gun!



Sixth: Glue on some cute leaves and a stem – I added some raffia too – mostly because it looks super cute!



And then your done! yay!



I love the cute little frayed boxes on the pumpkin! So darling!

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10.25.2011

Vegetable Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my very favorite things about the winter time is soup!
I love soup!
I love when it is snowing outside and I am curled up in my nice warm house with a piping hot bowl of soup -
and this one, Vegetable Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my favorites.
I love it because it is sort of like chicken noodle but a lot more colorful and flavorful -
You also can make it in a crock pot, which is what I do and before I know it, it’s dinner time and dinner is ready!

Do you want to know how to make it so you can WOW your family?
Alright! Here we go!

I love my chicken shredded up so I put in the crock pot until I can tear it with a fork – about 2.5 hours.
You can also boil it and tear it apart.

After my Chicken has cooked, I add all my veggie –
Carrots, Celery, Onion, Peas and Corn
- and let it simmer all day in a crock pot.
You can also put it in a big pot and let it boil until it’s soft.

I use the chicken broth from cooking the chicken but I always need more so I pour in a couple cans of chicken broth.

Then about an hour before I am going to serve it, I will add my noodles.
I use bowtie noodles – because they don’t go super soggy.
I hate soggy, mushy noodles.

And then I serve up a big bowl – add salt and pepper to taste and Enjoy!!

 

What soups do you guys love in the fall and winter?

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10.24.2011

Chinese Lanterns for the Babe!

Hello! Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with taking care of the cutest little boy in the world with a nasty flu bug – poor kiddo! I also finished up Halloween Costumes – yay – no last minute stitching here!! I also added one more detail to my daughters room – remember when I posted her room a couple months ago and I said that I would love to have a cute chandelier in there? It would have been darling – IF the ceiling weren’t so low – sad. I just couldn’t put one in there knowing that my hubby and I would be bonking our heads on it so much – sorry folks – no sacrificing cuteness for pain on this one – but her room still bothered me. It just felt like there was something missing…

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… the corner above the glider is just so bare… I thought that having a chandelier in there would offset the corner but since that didn’t work out I needed a plan B – and that is when I thought of Chinese Lanterns. (or maybe it’s the fact that we watch Tangled 4 times a day! no kidding. “And now I see the light…”) – I feel like they are going to be the next big thing and have seen them around a few places – so I jumped on line and found a place that sells all sizes and colors for pretty cheap and ordered a few!

The minute the mailman dropped them off – I opened them, assembled them (so easy) and strung them up using clear thumbtacks and clear thread – and I triple, fluffy puffy {heart} them!!

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I bought a few different sizes (8”, 10” and 14”) and a few different colors – and even threw in a couple spiral ones too!

Sometimes I go into her room for no other reason but to just look at them -
and the best part – they were WAY cheaper and MUCH easier than a new chandelier!

What do you guys think? Do you triple, fluffy puffy {heart} them too??

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