Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chicken, Pork & Beef Rubs

My daughter in law and I decided to put together some Chicken, Pork and Beef rubs to give as gifts for the Christmas season.  We did this because there is always that someone that you really want to know that you are thinking about them, but don't always have alot of money to spend.  We made these very economical and very practical gifts to give because who doesn't love to cook or eat?  We started out with the 3 oz square containers from Dollar Tree and then went to Winco to buy the bulk spices!  I of course added the vinyl of a cow, pig and chicken (rooster) to the containers and filled them with the rubs we made (You can find the recipes here), stacked them in cute little threes and then tied them together them with some pretty glittered ribbon.  We will add Christmas tags to them before giving them away!  What a useful, quick and easy gift to give that favorite someone.  If you want to expand on the idea, you could always give a gift card, to the person, for their favorite meat store.  TFL
 Close up of the containers
Stacked and ribboned. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Wreath

This is the finished wreath that I made.  It came out ok, but I really think if I were to do another one, I would definitely put the papers, web an spider towards the back side of the deco mesh rather than on the top side.  That way it would give it more depth and the spider would be laying flat against the wall instead of just hanging out there in space lol..
I started with a metal wreath base and black pipe cleaners (to attach the deco mesh) from the dollar store, then got the deco mesh, assorted halloween printed papers and the felt web all from Hobby Lobby.  If I were home, I would have cut my own web...but it was only 1.29 so pretty affordable.  Mesh, was on sale for 5.59 and the papers were 4 for a dollar so it was a very inexpensive wreath to make  The Spider cost me less than 2 dollars to make so all in all it was about $11.00 to make this wreath...not bad.  Please note this was my first attempt ever at using deco  not as easy as it looks to make the loops uniform, but it was fun to dabble with.  TFL

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beaded Spider

This was my first attempt at making a beaded spider.  It was actually really easy.  This spider is going to eventually be hanging off of a Halloween Wreath.  More pictures to come as I get to making the wreath.  TFL

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

16 New Halloween Designs

16 new Halloween Designs have been added to the blog store.  Check them out :)  Or see them on my facebook fan page as well as get your chance every friday to win a free file of your choice! :)  See you there!  TFL

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kroeplin Wedding Gifts and Signs

My boyfriends daughter recently got married on the 19th of September.  Since they paid for their wedding themselves. my wedding gift to them was making the wedding party's gifts and signs for her rustic wedding. I also made their Wedding gift of course!!!!   Her colors were Tiffany Blue and Tan.  TFL

Kylie and Carl's first Dance

 Cutting their cake

Groom, Best Man, Groomsmen's and Ring Bearer's gifts 

Father of the Bride and Officiant's (uncle) gifts

Dave (cousin) got a pilsner glass as the honorary Escort Stand in.
Kylie's Dad had a full coronary arrest on July 30th and was without a heartbeat for just a little over an hour before they were able to bring him back.  He has been fighting his hardest to recover in time to walk his daughter down the aisle, but unfortunately he was just not strong enough yet to make it to the wedding. (Yes I videoed it so he could see it later that night.)  Dave is Rick's cousin and the man responsible for saving Rick's life through lifesaving cpr that he began well before the paramedics could arrive to take over, so what better choice than Dave to stand in for Rick and to walk his Daughter down the aisle! :)

Bride, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaid's, Junior Bridesmaid and Flower Girl's gifts 
(back side)

 Front Side

 This was the wood pallet for the seating.

This was placed in front of the Drink Station that was set up on top of some old vintage dressers...drawers were opend up at staggered intervals and held the mason jar glasses/gifts each glass was tied with jute and held a tag commemorating the bride and grooms names and wedding date

This sign competed my wedding gift to the bride and groom! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crocheted Winter Hats

I guess I am in a crocheting mood lately.  I get that way sometimes, I go months and months without picking up a crochet hook and then all of a sudden, I really can't get enough!  My grandkids were looking online with me at winter hats.  Each had a definite idea of what they thought they wanted and definite colors as well. This is a result of their choices.  Both went up really quick :) TFL

This pattern can be found here:

This hat was made from a pattern that I got somewhere about three years ago but there is a very similar pattern that can be found here:

What the hats look like by themselves :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Drop in the Pond Crocheted Baby Blanket

I made this baby blanket for a baby shower.  It is called 'Drop in the Pond' and you can find it on  It is a lap blanket but I found it to be a little narrow for a baby blanket so I finished mine off completely different than the pattern called for so that I could widen it out a bit.  I really like the pattern, it is super easy and I think i would really like to try it with Black as the main color and turquoise and purple as the supporting colors.  Thanks for looking!