Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

I have only made one post for December because as I do every year I get overwhelmed with things to do! I am making a vow right now to start earlier next year, like in February!! 

Remember the reason for the season and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I can tell that this is going to be my new obsession!! I LOVE this site! They are having an awesome giveaway right now called The 12 Days of Christmas. I am trying to win a SCAL2 for my mom for Christmas.

Check out the contest and check out the images, they are amazing!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A HUGE giveaway on Today's Mama

There is a huge giveaway on Today's Mama, I mean HUGE! I'm talking about a Wii, 360 with Kinect, a DSi AND $1000 gift card to game stop!!!!! WOW!!!! Go here for more details on the contest and grand prize!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama (link to: GameStop (link to: giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
That we get to go see the grandparents in North Carolina. This would be the first Christmas ever that the entire  family is not together if we don't get to go.
2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
Every year it has been something different, normally we would get up then wake the kids up, but this year will be different because both of my husband's kids will be here for Christmas morning and they are old enough to wake up early and try to sneak downstairs. This year will be fun!
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
A new house, or a van
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
We do lots of art projects, coloring, painting, and crafty things. We go to a Christmas Eve service, drive around looking at Christmas lights, this year we are going to walk downtown and look at the store windows.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
Monopoly!! That was a HUGE part of our Christmas every year, in fact so huge that my brother still collects Monopoly items.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
Coloring lots of Christmas pictures the month before Christmas, Christmas Eve candlelight service. One gift on Christmas Eve.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
Charlotte, NC where my parents live and my brothers and their familys
8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
A playstation 3
Rock band 3 for the 360
Harry Potter Wii games!!

Go to Today's Mama for more giveaways!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rag Dolls

OK so I made some of these a long time ago and I think they are very cute. You can read the original post here. What I am wondering is will these things sell? Or  is the market too flooded for rag dolls? I will be making one of these for my youngest for Christmas. Just wondering what the odds are of them selling and if you think they would, what would you charge?

I need to find someway to make some $ for Christmas this year so we can go to Charlotte to see the grandparents etc. If you think these would sell, please leave me a comment. If you don't think they would sell please leave me a comment! =)

Linking here

Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkey Dress

So my idea came from here but I didn't use the template. Actually I didn't follow these directions either. I just saw it and made up my own thing. I did use the template here for the skirt, although next time I make a circle skirt I will own a serger because ironing and hemming a circle skirt is next to impossible. 

Here are the pics

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Countdown to Harry Potter!!

We are about 10 days from Harry Potter 7.1!! I can't wait! I have been a fan since about 2001. I have read all of the books about 10 times each and have all of the movies. I even dressed up as Professor Trewlaney for the book release party for book 7!

Not exact but close, while walking in someone yelled out "They can't make you leave Trewlaney!"

I thought that was awesome!

Anyway, in celebration of movie 7 part one coming out I made a tiny display on one of my built in shelves.

I have more stuff, but it is all in storage in NC. =( I will make a much larger display when part 2 comes out next summer.

Thanksgiving Turkey From The Graphics Fairy

I am slowly getting the Thanksgiving stuff up, most of it is still in storage in NC (thats another story). So I printed out a very cool turkey from the Graphics Fairy. If you haven't been to this blog, stop what you are doing and go immediately!!

Welcome back!

Isn't her site soooo cool?!? So I printed out the turkey, but I only have a black and white printer so I colored it with my awesome Prismacolor colored pencils. These things are amazing, they blend kinda like crayons, but they are very expensive. These are from when I was in art school back in 2002. 

So anyway here is the turkey

I love it!!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hello Kitty Treat Bag Challenge

I took on my first challenge! This Misfit Crafter had a contest to see who can come up with a Hello Kitty treat bag using the bag that she provided. Here are my results

If I used this design I would do the same on both sides. The ribbon at the top already had the little eyelet thingys. I cut the strip out of the bag because there was a logo there. A strip of plastic could go behind it, or maybe some Hello Kitty paper, or just leave it open and see the tissue paper in the bag.

If I had this design I would do the same thing on both sides as well, but I would leave the name off of one of the sides. Any kind of sparkly ribbon can be used on the top of the bag. I thought a little bling was in order!

This is the side which has a logo on it, I covered it with a sharpie, but strips of paper would work too. I just saw it close up and realized how bad it looks! Maybe strips of paper would be better, they are darker and you can make them straight. I would do this on both sides and with both designs.

If one of my designs is chosen I will win some cool prizes. If I win it will be the first blog candy I have ever won! Wish me luck!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween costumes

This year was a cool year for costumes, I didn't make my girls costumes but I did make a really cool hat for my step-daughter. She went as a vampire and I thought she looked pretty cool!

This is C with her "victim" I actually made the costume that the victim is wearing too, we were going for the same "era" as the vamp

The red eyes are not a camera flash, she wore red contacts

My three went in store bought costumes this year, maybe next year I will be on the ball!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thank you!!!

WOW! I can't believe how many people have viewed my fairy sewing table! Its amazing! I wanted to say thanks to all the viewers and the new followers!! I will be posting some costumes on Sunday or Monday, I am still in the process of sewing them =)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Subway Art

This was so easy and I like the way it came out! All I did was take this dollar store decoration and draw on the back of it with a sharpie!

to get this


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!

Twice Lovely has an awesome giveaway!
Click through for details!!