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Friday, September 30, 2011

{What I Know} at Southern Lovely

Hello friends! So glad you've stopped by! I'm guest posting today over at Southern Lovely on her What I Know spotlight series. I made over this lovely piece of furniture. Go stop by to see the before pictures and a tutorial. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Show & Share {7}

So glad you're here! Can't wait to see what you've been working on! You know what to do! Enjoy!

*Follow me & my co-hosts Lindsay and Whitney
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post our buttons on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Show & Share 6 {Features}

Thank you to everyone that joined in the link party last week! Check out these fabulous projects that stood out to me! So inspiring and creative! Can't wait for everyone to link up again this week! Enjoy!

Corn Husk Wreath from The Nested Home
Seriously this is from corn husks! It turned out so beautiful! Check out the tutorial!

Glitter Dryer Vent Pumpkins from A Diamond In The Stuff
Who doesn't love glitter spray paint!!! Love these!

Floor Mirror from Crazy Wonderful.
I need this for my master bedroom!

Braided Lace Necklace from Miss Lovie.
This is a dollar store craft people. So cute! I will be trying it!

Monogram Door Hanging from Life As A Thrifter.
I just love simple but makes a huge statement!

How to style bangs from The Small Things was our most viewed link.
Kate has some seriously awesome hair tutorials!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{2 x 4} Pumpkins

Well we are officially ready for Halloween at our house! I love this time of year and always get so excited pull out my decorations! I spent last week making new pieces to add to my decor and arranging it to the way I want it. I'll share those pictures sometime this week! But tonight I wanted to share a super easy cute project! I made these last year at a craft night with some friends. My super cute neighbor hosted it and came up with this pumpkin project.

Here's what you need:
  • any kind of wood you want to use: 3 blocks for small pumpkin, 4 blocks for large (small pumpkin is 5 in tall, large is 7 in) The blocks do not need to be smooth. As you can see from the photo mine were very imperfect, but that's what I like so much about them!
  • orange paint
  • stain
  • dowels for stem
  • ribbon and wire
  1. Paint wood blocks orange. You don't need to worry about painting the bottom or the sides that you won't be able to see. Make sure they are completely dry before adding stain.
  2. Stain dowels and wood blocks with foam brush or paper towel. For the pumpkin blocks I painted the stain on and wiped off with a paper towel leaving most of it in the cracks and dents.
  3. We used a nail gun to attach the blocks together. You could also use liquid nails. Just FYI hot glue will not work :)
  4. Hot glue on stem.
  5. Add ribbon.
  6. Twist wire around a pen or pencil and hot glue end in the ribbon.
And you're done! Super easy and very inexpensive! Enjoy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mixed Bag Designs {WINNERS}

Thank you again to Mixed Bag Designs for doing this fabulous giveaway! Is everyone ready to find out who the 3 lucky winners are?

Michelle said...

 I liked Mixed Bag Designs on facebook. Great giveaway!

Coley said...

 My favorite designs are Paisely or damask. Super cute :)

Aimee Smith said...

I am a fan of you on Facebook! (and real life!)

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! I hope you enjoy the bags as much as I do! Email me as soon as possible so you can get your $75 gift card!

The winners were chosen using Remeber if you didn't win you can still get free shipping on any order just enter the code "pocket" at checkout. Code wil be active until September 29, 2011. Thanks to all who participated!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Countdown

I made this last year for my girls and it was a huge hit! It was a fun way to countdown to Halloween. I put little treats and fun little toys like a pumpkin flashlight, mummy suckers, stickers, spider rings, sparkly pens and pumpkin decorating kits. I need to get going on my shopping to stuff it for this year! Enjoy!

Here's how I made it:
  • Decide how big you want it and how many pockets you want on it (mine has 15 pockets)
  • Sew black cotton in a big rectangle. Don't forget to add the ribbon at the top for hanging. I also added ribbon along the bottom for decoration.
  • Cut felt for pockets.
  • Stitch felt pockets on around both sides and bottom leaving opening in the top. I used a decorative stitch to dress it up.
  • Add embellishments to each pocket.
  • Hang from a fun bright witches broom.
  • Fill with treats and toys and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Show & Share {6}

*If you haven't entered my current giveaway click here. It ends tomorrow 8pm Mountain Standard Time. 3 lucky winners will each get a $75 gift card to Mixed Bag Designs.

I'm so excited! Can't wait to be inspired by all you talented people! Let's just get to the party! Here are the very simple guidelines!

*Follow me & my co-hosts Lindsay and Whitney
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post our buttons on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Have fun and enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crochet Along and a little about my Grandma

Crocheting reminds me of my grandma. She was amazing at it and I'm so glad today that I can say I learned to crochet from her when I was an older child. I remember sitting with her and her teaching me how to chain, single, half double and double crochet. She gave me a skein of yarn and I set off to make a never turned out and ended up having a slanted edge so I gave up. I've only ever crocheted straight double crochet scarves. A few months ago I made a couple crochet flowers and hearts, but that's about it. Well I came across a fun Crochet Along on one of my new favorite blogs Maybe Matilda so I decided to join in! She has walked through each type of stitch with pictures and it's so easy to understand. You should join in to! We're making a cowl...perfect for winter! I chose a darling yellow...I've been so into yellow lately!  We started the pattern today and I'm so excited about my new cowl and can't wait to finish it. The best part...the entire time I'm crocheting I'm thinking about my amazing grandma! She was a do it yourself kind of lady and did what she needed to do to get things done. Even in her seventies you'd find her chopping her own firewood, mowing the lawn, canning food to fill an entire storage room, quilting and crocheting. One of my favorite gifts that I received from her was an 8x10 frame with a small picture of my grandma and grandpa in it and cutouts of things that reminded her of me and a handwritten note on the back. The frame was wrapped up in a quilt that she'd made me. There's nothing like being wrapped up in one of her quilts! At the time she taught me to crochet I didn't realize what a big impact this would have on my life and grateful I would be that I took the opportunity to learn from her. It really is the simple things and spending time together that is remembered the most. Miss her so much and can't wait to see her again! I hope I don't take advantage of what I can learn from those closest to me and pass it along to my family. I hope you'll do the same! Enjoy!

Show & Share 5 {features}

Hello my friends! Thanks for stopping by! First if you haven't entered my current giveaway click here. 3 lucky winners will be chosen and each will get a $75 gift card to Mixed Bag Designs. Awesome right!

We had another fabulous week at the Show & Share and it was so hard to choose my features for this week! I'm so inspired by all the amazing projects that were linked up and I can't wait to get crafting! If I've featured you today make sure to grab a button! Enjoy!

I love these dollar store pumpkins turned fabulous by covering with book pages from Artsy Vava!
I already picked up a couple pumpkins to try this out on! Will share soon! 

How cute is this birth announcement onesie from Fancy Frugal Life.
I know some little babies that are going to need one of these!

Check out this painted chair from Tres Chere. Yes it's painted! Pretty amazing!

This infinity scarf from Quiver Full of Blessings was the most viewed link.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mixed Bag Designs Giveaway with {3 Winners}!


Today we have a fabulous giveaway that I'm so excited about! Mixed Bag Designs is an Eco Friendly reusable bag company that goes beyond the reusable grocery bag! I was so excited when I was offered a chance to sample a few of their bags! Mixed Bag Designs offers a huge variety of patterns and styles!

Check out all the fun bold prints of their classic Grocery Store bag! I hate going home with what seems like an endless amount of plastic grocery bags. I've been using my Grocery Store bag in the damask print and I love it! It has a velcro closure and is fully lined to keep those refrigerated items cold...especially when you need to make another quick stop! 

The Department store bag is perfect for those multiple store shopping trips! No need to carry a handful of bags! This one can hold them all!

How cute are these Lunch totes! Perfect for starting a new school year and for only $10 you can't beat that! This insulated bag has velcro at the top to keep everything inside! Cleans so easily and there are great patterns for boys and girls!

I'm loving their fashion totes! The zipper bags come in medium and large and are perfect for trips to the pool, beach, gym just about anywhere!
This bag just might be my favorite! It is the black swirl Tall Tote. It has been perfect for carrying all my binders and things for church on Sundays. With the zipper pocket on the inside and the velcro pocket on the outside I'm still able to keep organized.

Of course I couldn't leave my family out of getting to sample these awesome bags! Each of them got a duffle bag. They are perfect for going to the gym, camping, or a weekend away.

Mixed Bag Designs offer so many great sizes and styles that include cosmetic bags hold everything bags, garment bags, storage bags, and much much more! There is something for everyone and every thing!!!

Mixed Bag Designs is so excited to share their products with you! 3 lucky winners will be chosen! That’s right! 3 lucky winners will each win $75 in store credit! Who doesn't love free awesome stuff!

Here's what you need to do to enter! Leave a separate comment for each additional entry. 
  • Leave a comment in today’s comments section telling me which bag is your favorite from Mixed Bag Designs!
  • All winners must be a follower of this blog to win so please be sure to follow Lil Pink Pocket!
  • Like Lil Pink Pocket on Facebook 
  • Like Mixed Bag Designs on Facebook and thank them for this amazing giveaway and say hello from Lil Pink Pocket!
  • Blog or facebook about this giveaway with a link back to this post! Make sure to leave a link in your comment.
The more you share the awesomeness of this giveaway the more chances you have to win! And this keeps getting better and better. Mixed Bag Designs is also offering FREE shipping on any order to all of you! Just enter the code "pocket" at checkout! The code will be active until September 29, 2011.

Winners will be announced Friday September 23, 2011. Winners names will appear here on the Lil Pink Pocket home page, on the Lil Pink Pocket Facebook page and confirmed by email so make sure your email address is connected to your profile.

Thanks Mixed Bag Designs for this awesome giveaway!

Get entering and as always ENJOY!

Show & Share {5}

Wow!!! Where in the world did the past week go! It's Wednesday again and you know what that means! Time to show us your stuff! We had an amazing party last week! Thank you all for joining us...can't wait to see the projects and get more inspiration! My to do list has grown quite large since I started co-hosting this party! So let's get to it! Here are the simple guidelines to linking up! Enjoy!

*Follow me & my co-hosts Lindsay and Whitney
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post our buttons on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paperclip Earings

In my last Show & Share features I featured some paperclip earrings. I was browsing around and found these paperclip earrings and immediately fell in love with them! I dug through my desk and found some paperclips. Grabbed some thread...wish I would have had floss in the color I wanted. Floss would have been way easier, but I wanted to use what I had on hand.

So here's what you need:
2 paperclips
glue - use liquid stitch or tacky glue

Open all 3 sides of paperclips forming a triangle. Slide earring part onto paperclip.

Glue together ends of paperclip and begin wrapping floss around the
entire paperclip adding a dab of glue every so often.

Once you've covered the entire paperclip begin making the web like earring by wrapping in all different directions. On my next pair I would make sure to wrap long way in the beginning of wrapping. To finish it off I put a dab of glue at the top and wrapped the end around it multiple times.

This was so simple and took very little time to do. I love how they turned out and I'm so excited to wear them! I love earrings and these are so light weight you don't even notice they're there! I have plans to make more so I'll share those when I get them done! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Show & Share 4 {features}

Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Here's my favorites from last weeks AMAZING link party! Thanks so much to everyone that joined in! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! Remember the link party starts every Wednesday morning at 8am. If I've featured you grab a button!

I absolutely love this paper pumpkin from Creations By Kara. She has an
amazing blog with lots of fabulous ideas! Go check it out!

I'm loving these earrings from Pretty Life Anonymous. Would you ever guess they're made from
paper clips! I've been rummaging through my drawers to find some so I can have them too!

You know I've been into up cycled shirts lately! So far I haven't made anything for me,
but I'll be giving this bow-tie tee from Wray Sist3rs a try!
Don't you want these super cute house shoes from Simply Homemade?
Perfect for the upcoming cold weather months!

The most viewed link was this beautiful wreath from O. Alouette

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Women's Sweater to Little Girl Dress

Hello friends! Can you tell I've been in the sewing mood? Or maybe it's clothing mood. I've been trying to hit the sales and stock up for my growing 3 year old. You can see the skirts I've made her from old button up shirts here and here. Why pay money if you can re purpose something for just a little bit of your time. I've had this sweater sitting in my closet for years. It shrunk up and has always been to short for my liking and so it's rarely been worn. Well I finally moved it to my DI box (Utah's version of Goodwill) I pulled it back out and decided to try and make a dress for my daughter. Here's what I did.

Start out with an old sweater

Cut the arms off at the shoulder

Decide how long you want the sleeves to be and use the cuff part of the arm. Make sure to cut it at an angle so the arm piece flows nicely into the shoulder. I laid the arm on the sweater (photo above) and cut.

Put new arm piece right side out inside your sweater and line up edges, pin and sew around the arm to attach the new arm piece and down the side of the sweater to close up the old arm opening.

Since this sweater had the long "v" in the front I stitched that together on each edge leaving just enough space to have the dress fit over her head.

So what do you think? It was definitely a learning experience and this sweater was hard to work with and I had a lot of fraying and unravelling, but it has held up in the wash. I think it turned out super cute and looks even cuter daughter was having a 3 year old moment wouldn't let me take a picture of her in it. The flower is one of their hair clips I made a few years ago and I just clipped it on. Hopefully I'll be able to get a picture of her in it and share it with you soon! Enjoy!

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