January 2013 | My Girlish Whims

Valentines Day LOVE Embroidery

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | | 12 comments
Can you feel the LOVE in the air yet???

I can! Valentines Day is right around the corner and so is hubby and my 1 year anniversary. So I've really been looooving crafting it up!!

This hoop art was a fun project that is cheap to make and can be completed while sitting in front of the TV with your lover at night. Crafting and bonding time? Win win.

I started by tracing out the "LOVE" sign from Philadelphia by find an image on the web on my computer and tracing it. I realized after the fact I probably could have just done this on my silhouette...but it was easy enough to do by hand for any of you who don't have a silhouette!

I then traced this image onto some felt and cut it out. This felt I bought by-the-yard so it is a little more firm than the felt you buy by-the-sheet, which is good since you will be poking it a lot with a little needle!

Then all I did is embroidered it onto another piece of felt (this pink one I did buy by-the-square, and it held up alright. In the future I would use thicker felt.) I used a blanket stitch to attach the letters (Little Lovelies has a great tutorial for this!

I also painted my embroidery hoop pink with some craft paint before I started stitching cause, ya know, it's Valentines Day and you can't get enough pink :)

When you are done stitching pull the felt taunt and tighten the hoop, trim off the excess felt and then just hot glue the ends to the hoop in the back.Voila.
 

 Such a pretty little Valentines Day Hoop Art!!!
 

I love the look of the contrasting thread on the red letters. I debated doing it in red, but I think it has a more handmade touch now (well, douh...cause it is handmade... )

Here is it up on my faux mantel...sneek peek! I'll show you the whole shelf later this week!

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Your Whims Wednesday #96 {And Features

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | | 15 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday party!

Your Whims Wednesday


Here are some of my favorites from last week!

Washi Tape Magnets by Spool and Spoon

Heart Pillow Upcycle by Sew Sweet Vintage

Simple Sew Ruched Pillow by Smart Girl Style
 
Headband Bun Tutorial by Ma Nouvelle Mode
headband bun with graphic
 
Budget Bathroom Redo by The Simple Craft Diaries
 
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Featured on My Girlish Whims

Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)


 

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Valentines Day Heart and Arrow Wreath

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | | 7 comments

I've never decorated at all for Valentine's day...so now that I have my own home it's fun to decorate for each holiday :)
 
 This wreath was spurred by a Styrofoam heart form that I got at a yard sale in the summer for 50 cents! They had a couple for sale...I'm kicking myself now that I only grabbed one!

Supplies needed are a heart form, ribbon, a wooden dowel, and (not pictured) hot glue, felt, and craft paint. I got the dowel for less than a dollar at AC Moore. Score!

First thing I did was wrap my heart in a satin red ribbon, hot gluing to secure
Don't mind my messy craft desk in the background...

Next I painted the wooden dowel with some craft paint and then added on some felt accessories.  I glued on a red rectangle of felt on the bottom and snipped it to a fringe like so:

And for the tip of the arrow I snipped some black felt out in a triangle and glued it on.

To secure the arrow to the heart I just hot glued it to either side of the heart form on the back.
 

Voila! Super easy and super cheap for me too.  The craft paint and felt I had on hand, so really I spent about $5 dollars for this wreath. Score.


 And it is only driving me slightly crazy that the red wreath and burgundy of my front door is clashing MAJOR. Note to self: make next years wreath PINK. I have clashing issues....

Oh well. Valentines Day you are welcome at my house even if you clash with all my decor!!

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Your Whims Wednesday #95 {And Features}

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | | 18 comments
Time for another Your Whims Wednesday party!

Your Whims Wednesday


Here are some of my favorites from last week!

Crochet Hoops by Two Butterflies


Sewing Machine Hoop Art by 2 Little Superheroes
sewingmachine1 I {heart} Sewing

DIY Crate Shelves by Morning by Morning Productions

Strawberry Heart Cupcakes by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Heart Shaped Cupcakes
 
Organized Closets by Saving 4 Six
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)

Featured on My Girlish Whims

Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with 
Your Whims Wednesday!

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code at the top of this post) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)


 

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Blogiversary Giveaway Winner {And Coupon Code}

Monday, January 21, 2013 | | 0 comments
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Hope everyone had a great weekend and you are all starting off this new week with a smile :) Hubby and I had such a nice weekend. I really should have taken more pictures.  We see each other everyday, but there's something about going out and just REALLY spending time with each other and not just sitting side by side on the couch watching TV :)

Saturday night we walked around some shops. Bought some more toys for our crazy pup  and then went out to dinner.  I love that I have a husband who agrees to split his meal with me in return for half of mine when I can't decide what I want :)

Sunday we drove up into the county and did some wine tasting. The vineyard was up on a mountain and the views were GORGEOUS. This was probably an hour and 15 min. from where we live, and it has not snowed for weeks but up on the mountain its still there in spots!  I also love that I have a husband who gives me his coat when I forget mine and we go up on a mountain where it's 15 degrees colder than at home!!!
 Such a refreshing weekend to recharge. Now back to work we go... 

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DIY Valentines Day Conversation Hearts

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | | 12 comments
This is the perfect Valentines Day craft: it's super cheap, easy to do, and turns out adorable! 


I love the little conversation hearts that come out around Valentines Day. They are so cute! I found a way to make my own fake hearts to display for the holiday (and I won't have to worry about anyone eating them!!!)

I found these plain wooden hearts at AC Moore for only 79 cents each. Score! I bought three.

The rest of the supplies I had at home: paint, paint brush, and a stencil. I used Martha Stewart high gloss craft paint in three Valentines Day colors.

First thing I did was paint the hearts a base color 
Note: This is NOT a good craft to do with three year olds! I did this while baby-sitting my neice and after leaving her unattended for literally 5 minutes there was red paint EVERYWHERE. That's why my purple heart is a little wonky, she clumped on tons of paint and it dried before I noticed!!

After the paint is dry I laid out my letter stencils.  I used these awesome Martha Stewart stencils that are sticky on the back but you can reuse them over and over again!

I dabbed on my paint and pulled off the stencil while the paint was still wet. Here's my finished result!

Adorable! So I made another...

And another!

These little hearts will add a ton of color to my Valentines decor this year
 

 You can see how my purple one got a little wonky here..oh well. Lesson learned: don't leave three year olds and paint alone!!!
 


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