Friday, November 18, 2011

Form Fitting Pin Cushion/Jewlery Holder

Happy Holiday's Everyone,
Yes I'm back! After a long break of getting into my New House and a lot more hours of work and a New Baby Granddaughter (so precious), I have finally found some time to craft and maybe get in a bit of blogging.
For my first project I have found a fun project of making mannequin's out of fun fabrics and candlesticks. I found this on done by the two twins ladies at the diydish.comYou will also find the tutorial on this project by going to either places
Are these Cute or what? The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby. The wooden one is painted
and distressed and the tops are made of painted miniature Christmas ornaments and  the other
a glass drawer pull

I love this fabric and have had it for years and now found a good project for it.
The purse if cut from the Forever Young cricut cartridge, I copied the image of the
fabric on my printer and put it on card stock

I had this little feathery boa and put an antique button in the center.
The stick pins are made of a straight pin with inexpensive clear plastic beads
that I colored with copic markers.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and get a chance to check out the they have lots of  cute ideas and tutorials. As always Thank You for taking your time to stop by.
Be Blessed,

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bebe Blessings

Hello Friends,
Time just seems to be escaping me at the moment. I have just bought my very own home! So exciting and cannot wait to move in and get set up for another fun chapter in my life. I have 930 sq ft of unfinished basement in my lovely 1929 home just begging to be made into a fabulous craft room. So you can imagine I will be a tad busy for awhile. Best of all I will be near my family and my granddaughters.......yes the new baby will also be a girl. I cannot wait!
I have also have two nieces having little one's, so we have babies everywhere. So I whipped up a little Baby dress made of fabric and cut with my imagine, also found a pattern for these darling little shoes that can be used as a party favor filled with candy or nuts.
The cut of the dress is from the Imagine Nursery Tales cartridge. I used heat and bond on the fabric which allows it to be cut on the machine. Cutting to pieces and fusing them together after adding lace and sewing a special stitch to the fabric. Topped it off with some white seam binding for ribbons and a flower. The antique hanger is purchased from

Are these adorable or what? I got this pattern from searching the web and do not remember where so I apologize. I fused organza material onto paper for a fabric look. Fun to make and endless possibilities.
My New Home!
As always, Thanks for stopping by and have an Awesome Day!

Blessings, Therese

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Hello Friends,
Well it has been a while since I have had the chance to spend time on this blog, Im on a new adventure for my life and if all works out I will share with you all at that time.
Spring is in full bloom and my favorite time of year. Lots to inspire one, so here are a few projects I made for the Spring and Easter Season. Hope you enjoy them and as always Thanks for sharing your time with me.

Paper Mache eggs painted  and sprinkled with twinkle dust.
Flowers are things I had around the house and some are Prima Flowers
MS seam binding makes the ribbons

Paper Mache eggs painted and then splattered with more paint
I put them in a egg carton spritzed with glimmer mist and put moss all around a few feathers tucked in the moss
and a pretty little bird to top it off.

May you all have a Blessed and Joyous Resurrection Sunday
Much Love,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Give me Paris in Springtime

Hello Friends,
Hope your week is going well. Before I go any further with this blog I want to let those in Japan know that my Heart and Prayers are with you.
Two years ago I went on a vacation to Paris and London in the Spring, what an awesome time, so I saw this beautiful box made by with the Eiffel tower on top and wanted to make one myself and of course with my style I hope you enjoy my treasure box as much as I do. And as always Thank You for spending time with me.

All the papers I used were from K&Company
The Eiffel Tower is from the Summer in Paris cartridge and Bonjour is from the French Manor cartridge
This little Key Hole and Key on top are from Sentimental cartridge. I played with different mediums to achieve the color of antiqued brass and secured it with regular pin heads that I cut to make shorter and they look like tiny nail heads

Corner brackets are Sizzex I got along time ago and applied the same principle as above to make the antique brass look.
The tiny flowers on the Eiffel Tower are made from the George and Basic shaped cartridge, I colored them with Copic markers,shaped them and put Glossy Accents Crackle to them.

A collage of a few things from Paris a old piece of jewelry the rest is scrapbook stuff I have accumulated
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Hope you enjoy this!
Be Blessed

Monday, March 7, 2011

For the Birds

Hello Friends,
Thanks for stopping by! Hey, do you ever have those days when you got time off and can sit in your craft room all day....and can't think of a thing to make. What do you call that? Creator's Block? Anywho I seem to get it all the time, sit in my craft room looking through cartridge booklets, surfing the net for ideas and on and on till finally somethings hits ya or maybe a few trial and errors. Well this is what I came up with this week, even though I went through all those scenario's. It all started with my 1/2 off coupon at Micheles for a plain wooden bird house and one at HL for a total of about $2.00.
Papers are from K&
I took some interior house paint and painted as a base color and then white washed over that. Waited till it dried and took some sand paper to it and distressed the wood. Cut my papers to fit the angles and threw on a few extra stamps. The cartridge for the Birdhouse tag is from Cindy Loo ( go to bottom of page for instructions of embossing papers)
back side
bird house tag
Got these wonderful Stamps from  This is my new ultimate favorite place to shop for vintage stamps, pictures, the list keeps going . Bonne Fete translated in English means Happy Birthday. If your a fan of Vintage Items this is an awesome place to shop...Check it out!
Back side of tag

This UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) is awesome stuff and I love the look it gives to projects and find myself using it alot since discovering this technique. You 1st dab on the VersaMark to your project and then just sprinkle on the UTEE and use your heat gun to set it. 1 coat gives a bumpy texture, 2coats a smooth texture and 3 coats you can let cool a little and imprint a stamp. (instructions on pkg)
Once again I want to Thank You for spending time here with me and hope to see you soon for the 2nd addition of For The Birds. Have an Awesome Day.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I "Tink" we had a Birthday Party !

Hello Everyone,
Hope this blog finds you all well,Thank you for joining me again. Well I have finally got around to getting my granddaughters birthday goodies posted here. But first I would like to show off  pictures of my darling granddaughters.
Birthday Girl Bria
Baby Sister Renae
I also made my grand babies tutu, she wants to be just like big sister .
For the tutorial on these tutu's go to very simple and children just love them!

OK now onto the Birthday
I started off with some Invitations, I went to the ( tons of great ideas for birthdays) and got printable's of the invitations and put them on pearlized card stock, I also added a satin flower I made into a hair clip to the invitation so each child could have one to wear to the party.

Now we must have a Tinker Bell Dress.....which I found at TJMaxx and put some extra trim and a Jewel on it to make it even more special. I found the wings at HL in the Easter section ( not suppose to be wings) but I made them wings anyway and it turned out great

Now my daughter wanted to do most of the decorations so I only made a few. I made the butterfly banner (found in earlier post) and these straws with butterfly's and flowers and put little flowers on each of them.
beads from HL and you can put them together in the colors that you like. The cuts for the butterfly's and flowers are from the built in images on the cricut imagine on pearlized paper

Making Necklaces for each little girl (Jewels found at HL as well) and just put them on some pretty ribbon.

Now we must have a special box to put all our treasures in! So I took a simple box and blinged it out Tink style.
 Cartridges used for flowers were Forever Young and the butterfly's were from Nursery Tails

Some of the treasures are of course... Fairy dust in a bottle, flower lip balm, and to hair clips made by grandma
Well that was my part in my beautiful granddaughter birthday and here is the party that her momma put together for her special 4th Birthday
My Daughter's tasty cupcakes
My daughters best friend made this edible fruit arrangement for Bria since fruit is her favorite food and I think she did such a wonderful job

Mommy and Bria

Daddy and Bria

Special Present

Smily Renae

Sugar Pea and her Granddaughters
did I mention Baby #3 is on the way!!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing my Granddaughters birthday with me. Hope you have a Awesome and Blessed Day. See ya soon.