Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 11

You can make any type of hair accessories. Many  hair clips and headbands at the store has many have feathers and rhinestones on it. These materials are inexpensive and supper simple to make. Not only are these cute and simple to make they look just like the kind I see at the store.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 10

One of the toys that are really popular today is sewing cards. Melissa and Dough have supper cute sewing cards, but unless you find them on sale they are a bit pricey. This year I am trying to make gifts that are cute and inexpensive to make. So I am going to show you how to make a sewing card.

Cardboard covered in scrapbook paper
Ribbon or Yarn
Hole Punch

Trace whatever you want on the card. I used  a triangle and a square, but a star or other shapes would be really cute. Then punch holes to thread the ribbon through and then your done.  

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Give Thanks, Eat Loads of Food, and Spend Time with your Family. Remember We have many things to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 9

As you know I play the violin. When I play I use a violin rest also known as a Kun. I had the hardest time finding a way to carry it, finally I made a pouch that attached to my violin case. Although I used this for my violin rest this can also be used as a pencil or crayon pouch.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 8

My brother loves energy drinks. Although I hate energy drinks I do think that the can does look cool. So for today's gift idea I am going to make a bank.
First you need to clean out a can and let it dry.
Then cut a hole in it to put the coins through. Screw on the cap and your done.

Another cute idea is to use a jar and put a few coins in it. While I hate energy drinks I enjoy cold coffee drinks.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finals, Finals, and Finals

Sorry I have not updated my blog in a while. While I am happy this semester is ending, but finals have taken up most of my time. I will try to update my blog soon! Happy holidays!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Shows

When I was little I always looked forward to Thanksgiving specials on television, unfortunately not there are not many Thanksgiving specials today.  Fortunately we have the internet and can watch old shows online. While looking on you tube I found the Underdog, Bewitch, and The Cosby Show Thanksgiving specials. I do not own these videos and I am providing only the links to each show in the order listed above. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 7

This idea is more of a gift for yourself. Swagbucks is an online search engine that rewards you points for your online searches. With your points you can receive gift cards, dvds, music, video games and much more. I have saved my points and got $20 dollars worth of amazon gift cards that I will use to buy some gifts with. I figure you might as well be rewarded for searching the internet. Here is my referral link Swagbucks will start you off with 30 Swagbucks.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Be feautered on my blog

Like other blogger I am always looking for ways to advertise my blog. So if you have any projects or ideas that you want to contribute to my blog please e-mail me at I will try to get back to you as soon a possible.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 6

What do you get a dog for Christmas? With our german shepard Adam store bought plush toys get destroyed quickly, so I started making him pillows instead. He LOVES this pillow, he carries it around with him wherever he goes and will whine if he doesn't have it with him when he goes to bed.

So you will need a bath towel, thread, Cotton, sisors and a Needel.

Cut your desired sized pillow out of the bath towel and sew all three edges shut. Then turn the right way, stuff  and sew the top shut.   

Italian Sausage Pasta

With Thanksgiving so close I enjoy having quick, cheap, and easy meals to prepare. This recipe is a staple in my family and only costs 95 cents per serving and serves 10 people. This dish can be done two ways you can use a tomato based spaghetti sauce or Alfredo sauce.

Italian Sausage
Bread (I used day old bread, one loaf for only 90 cents)
Green Beans (mine came from our garden)
2 cans of tomato based spaghetti sauce
1 can of Alfredo sauce

First cook the pasta as directed on the box. Then while the pasta is cooking crumble up the Italian Sausage.

Cook beans the way you like and season with basil. 

Next drain the pasta and divide the pasta and the Sausage in half.  Add half of the noodles and sausage in the frying where you cooked the Sausage and then add the remaining pasta and Sausage to the pan where you cooked the pasta. 

Add 2 cans of tomato based spaghetti sauce to one pan and then add 1 can of Alfredo sauce to the other pan and heat until hot.

Next toast your bread. You could butter it and add garlic salt on it or make herb butter using an Italian season mix (Or make your own Italian seasoning by mixing butter with basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic salt).

Now the supper is done! Enjoy  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 5

This popcorn basket is perfect for anyone who loves popcorn. The total cost of this basket was five dollars. You can also put parmesan cheese on the popcorn. I planed on putting that in the basket, but I ran out of room.


Bag of plain white popcorn kernels
Popcorn Salt
Cinnamon Sugar
Almond Bark
Taco Seasoning
Basket liner
Basket (look at thrift stores I got mine for 50 cents)

Thanksgiving Count Down

After seeing many Christmas count down calenders I thought that it would be neat to make a Thanksgiving count down turkey.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 4

Day 3

In my opinion nothing is cuter than a homemade card. My mom always buys cards to have on hand. So when thinking about gifts to give I though homemade cards would be perfect. I use card stock and scrapbook paper to make the cards then I decorate it with stickers or decals I got on sale.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


On of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. I always look forward to cooking, decorating the house (dressing my cat up as a turkey), and all of the fun things that are involved with Thanksgiving. So from now until Thanksgiving I will be sharing crafts, tutorials, and recipes with you.  

Day 2

I was at a boutique and I saw a cute hot coco kit. When seeing the kit I knew it would be simple and cheap to make. Not only is the coco kit supper cute they make perfect stocking stuffers, party favors, or just a cute treat for Christmas eve.

To make the coco cones all you need is a disposable cake decorating bag, coco mix, marshmallows, chocolate chips, ribbon and a sticker. 

To assemble pore coco in the cake decorating bag, add the marshmallows, chocolate chips, tie the bag close and then decorate it with ribbon and a sticker.                                                                        

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Items In My Etsy Shop!

 Check out my new headband collection that is in my etsy store!

Day 1

As a child I always loved getting craft gifts. Recently looking down the craft aisle I was shocked at the price of a necklace craft kit. So when I was at our local thrift store I found a large bag of beads for a dollar. When seeing this great buy I thought that this would make a great gift for a child. So in this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a necklace craft kit.

What you will need
Necklace String (I got mine at the dollar tree)
Jar (I used a Mason jar)

25 Gifts Of Christmas

My goal this holiday season is to have all my shopping and gift making done by the first of December. This year I am going to make a lot of gifts, and the gifts I do buy I am going to look for the best deal possible. So this holiday season I will be sharing 25 gift ideas and tutorials with you.