Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

A quick post for you. As always, its been a busy week!
I needed to make a baby shower gift for a coworker, so I thought I'd try my hand at making applique onesies. I think they turned out pretty good for my first time. Just some heat and bond and a run thru the sewing machine.

I'm not sure where I got the patterns but owl and bird silhouettes are easily found in the interwebs.  I had a really cute squirrel, but it was a bit to big for the onesie. 
I found a cute bird bag in the dollar bins at Michael's and used my sewn Owl card. 

The Owl

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For Him, For Her, For House

I must admit, Monday was an incredibly lazy day.  I just looked at lots of fabulous crafty blogs, getting ideas and just enjoying the blog eyecandy.  But Tuesday, I got crackin'.   For Him:  I finally made my husbands birthday present (it was almost a month ago).  I used this great tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

He didn't want anything obvious or flashy.  I had a hard time picking out fabric because the ones I thought were good were to "loud" for him.  So we went with a plain 'ol blue.  Don't get me wrong.  I like blue.  My house "theme" colors are blue and green.  But it was so plain.  So I put some polka dots in the lining and as the handle. 

For Her:  I decided to finally make myself a coffee cozy. 

I used a tutorial from House on Hill Road.
The fabric is Owl Little Owls by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures (I got it from

And For the House, I made a Springtime Wreath.

I used a round styrofoam form and hot glued moss all the way around it.  I couldn't find a natural looking nest with eggs, but I found a cute little basket nest with eggs in it, cut the handles off and hot glued it to the wreath.  I found a pretty bouquet from Michael's for cheap and cut the flowers off the stems and hot glued those around the nest and a few near the top.  I love my Birdy wreath hanger that I found at Pier 1, so no ribbon was necessary!

I'm linkin' for the first time.

The Owl

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Food and Crafts and Owls...Oh, my!

First off, I have to share these absolutely A. MAZ. ING. cupcakes.  I looovvveee me some banana pudding.  I love cupcakes.  This recipe is HEAVEN!  I think I found this from someone's pin on pinterest....or maybe it was Oneprettything.  I can't remember.  Wherever I found it, Heather is a genious.  Here's her recipe for Banana Pudding Cupcakes.
Mine aren't as pretty as hers.  But who cares what they look like when they taste so fantastic?  The Nilla Waffer crumbles on top are the perfect finishing touch.  (and so what if I reused a birthday cake box from Publix to store them? Reduse, reuse, recycle!)

I decided to go to the annual spring craft fair after work this weekend.  Most of the stuff was geared for children and lots of stuff was either not my style or stuff that I could make myself.  A few booths were just amazing.  
There was another booth Collegiate Stop selling collegiate ornaments and figurines.  I was sooooo happy to find lots and lots of Georgia stuff! Turns out they are based in Georgia and the ornaments are made from Georgia marble.  I figured I already had a UGA ornament so I got Sam a Georgia State Ornament. 

And one of my favorite booths was a bit too pricey for me, but they had the most amazing creations.  They made branches out of copper, added flowers and a handcrafted resin bird. 

Go to their site and check it out.  Simply beautiful!  Feel free to drop some $$ on this Nuthatch for me...
The Owl

Friday, March 4, 2011

Foto Friday

When we were on our mini-honeymoon in Charleston, we visited the South Carolina Aquarium and decided to take a special tour of the Sea Turtle rehabilitation facility there.  This is a of the photo of one of the patients in care.

The Owl