Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recycled Jeans Water Bottle Sleeve

I have finally gotten sick of my water bottles sweating all over everything and decided to make a sleeve for them.  I literally whipped this one up in like 15 mins, I just wanted to see if something basic was going to work for me.  I reused a pair of jeans for this one.  It is super simple and after testing it I was pleased that the bottle did not sweat & the jean material was a good fit I thought.  But I want improvements.  I think a little pocket would be handy for my skinnier bottles to hold my chapstick & maybe cash/debit card.  I could probably do a larger pocket for my bigger Nalgene bottle that would hold my phone too. I would also like to insulate them so the stay cooler a little longer.  A lot of sleeves I've seen have handles or straps on them but for my personal use I don't see a need in that since I just grab the Nalgene bottle's handle to carry it 

I'll post pics of my new sleeves when I get them made with a review. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Flower Pot Card

I've got some of these cards I'm making for my niece and thought I'd share them.  I love doing these flower pot cards, they're fun and easy to do.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hand Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know I'm running a buy 3 get 1 free sale on my hand dyed seam binding ribbon at my etsy shop HERE

Here's a couple of the colors I have to offer.
If you don't have an etsy account and would like to order some just let me know in the comments and I'll contact you for the order! I also offer my ribbons for wholesale if you need large quantities.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brayton Cottage Scarf Giveaway

Look at this beautiful scarf! Brayton Cottage is offering a giveaway at French Country Cottage's site. For a chance to win go here http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/03/brayton-cottage-giveaway.html

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Cake Mini Album

I just had a great weekend with my Valentine cards open house, the turnout was good and I think all the ladies had fun. I'm thinking about having another open house in April sometime. I still need to squeeze in another card class (I'm thinking masculine cards) and a mini album class for February which I think will be my cake mini album. I've had some requests from some of my ladies in class to do this one. This was really fun to make, I think I might make another one in different papers for a sample for my class.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

March Class

I just finished up my 3 cards for the class I'm teaching at the local scrapbook store using some of the new Hero Arts stamps and some coredinations paper. This first one is a cute little owl all in pink, isn't she cute.
I just loved this tulip stamp they're so cheery and give hope for spring.
And this last one is a little bit older Hero Arts stamp, solid flower. I've had it in my stash for awhile and this is the first I've used it, love it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Another January Class

I have another class on Jan. 17th and these are the cards I made up for the class, a couple winter birthdays and valentines.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Key Chain Mini Album

I made this key chain for my niece, she has it clipped to her diaper bag. I love how it turned out & the kids are pretty cute too :) I'm thinking I need to make a bunch more of these, got lots of ideas for them.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Card Class

Just thought I'd share the cards I did for my class this month. I used the Authentique Gathering papers for all 4 cards. I also offer the cards as a kit for you to make, the 4 cards are $10.00 + shipping.