Oh, Glorious Fall!

Fall is quickly approaching. This means it is time to pack away my summer decorations and create something fall-ish for my front “porch”. I say “porch” because I live in an apartment… we don’t have such luxuries as porches. ;)

On Monday I did some searching through my pinterest boards, and found a pin that I LOVED!!

Thanks to Myra at my blessed life I was able to create some festive fabric pumpkins. Click Here for the tutorial. Myra deserves all the credit! Her tutorial is easy to follow and the pumpkins are simple to make! Her fabric pumpkins are…. gorgeous! :)

Here are my pumpkins!



My all time favorite. Somehow I got a nice shot of it! (I am no photographer)


As always. Keep life simple. Even crafting.
For the simple things in life will be the greatest blessings which bring the most joy!


Bedroom/Sewing Room Project – The Basket.


My mom instilled in me from little on how fulfilling it is to be thrifty. It showed me the happiness that can come from little and big things. Money does not equal happiness.

You could probably go on to say, we were a pinterest family, before pinterest was even dreamed up. You know before that time people thought it was “cool”. Long before this crafting and junk hunting craze. :)


A few months ago, my sister and myself were attending a local household auction and found this rather unique basket.  It was bless with function and character. Double bonus!

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I am in the process of re-doing my room which also works as my craft room too. So I figured a couple bottles of spray paint I will have the perfect splash of color in my room!

First I decided to prime it, like any thrifty person I went searching through the stash of half used cans of spray paint.  No need to point out that it took probably three “cans” of paint to finish. Oh, the frustration having a full can of spray paint that will NOT spray! Talking nice to it, shaking it up and down, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not even a sputter.

Oh yeah… I said there was no reason to point that out.  :)

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And one with the lid open!

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Now for the exciting part!!


Who seriously in their right mind does not love a splash of color!?!

Drum Roll……….

Ta DA!

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Something wonderful is about to happen!

That something wonderful… is embracing life’s blessings. Allowing the little things in life bring me the most happiness. Don’t allow people to define your happiness. No, rather allow the small blessings, the simple things, let them define happiness.

Simple things like painting a basket. :)

Headbands, headbands & Headbands!

I have been SUPER behind on my baby gifting projects. I love to give baby gifts to anyone I remotely know, because who doesn’t love giving gifts?! I usually like to give out handmade baby quilts, but my supplies is down and do to the lack of motivation to replenish my stock, I decided to look for alternative ideas.

Let me introduce you to the super fast, easy and creative …. Baby Headbands!

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I would love to say I came up with this idea myself, if I did I would be lying, and lying is bad.

This pattern along with the instructions at the below website:

Click on the French Pouf (circle) with button.

Some additions to the above pattern.

Addition #1 : I used an old small yogurt lid (when yogurt still came with lids, yes I save things, don’t judge, :) ). The lid I used to trace around to give me a perfect circle, and I just used a fabric marker to trace around it.

Addition #2 : When I folded the “sides” of the circle inward to make the circle triangularly shaped I used a small amount of hot glue near the point to glue the folds together. I found after my first attempt you need to do this other wise when you glue the “circle triangle” in the center hot glue dot the circle with just unfold and its a pain and a mess.

Additions #3:  For the headband part, I just purchased some from Hobby Lobby, I am sure any craft store that has the headband/hat making section will have these handy headbands in lots of great colors!


They are super easy. What I love the most is how creative you can get and how each one looks completely different. Even though I have mounds of brand new fabric that is calling my name to be cut into. These flowers though are a great way to use up some of the overflowing scraps that we tell ourselves, “Don’t you dare throw that away! You could use it for something else! Don’t waste perfectly good fabric!” … Well, I hope others tell themselves that. Please tell me I am not the only one who says that to myself.

Believe me I did not stop at the above two… Oh No … I made two more…

This yellow polka dot one has a layer of lace between two layers of regular fabric.


I really love this next one. The fabric I am currently using to make a skirt for myself, but I had some scrap fabric left and thought why not!


Enjoy making your little girls beautiful!

It’s will always be the simple things that make us happy!




Day 7 - Fabric Delivery!

Want excitement? Send fabric in the mail! I am not sure why it is so exciting, but there is just something about new, freshly cut fabric wrapped in that plastic wrap. It screams….. CRAFT ME!!! Make me into something wonderful! :) These pretty prints are destined to be aprons.

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