Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sneak peek @ what i've been working on!!

WOW...I have been soo busy trying to get everything ready for Christmas, I've been so slack on my blog post...soo I thought I would give everyone a little sneak peek at what im working on!

This Christmas I'm making most of my gifts, here are a few....

Chalkboard Mugs - Wisteria - photo
{Chalkboard Coffee Mugs }

{Fabric Notebooks}
 click here

wine bottle light
{Diy Wine Bottles}
click here

{Yarn balls..xmas decorations around the house}

{Handmade Owls}

I've had  4 orders already for these cute little things

looks like I'm going to be very busy this month!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day & A Few Awards!


I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

I am soo blessed and have so much to be thankful for!

This week I was honored to be given {2} awards

BIG thanks to Krafty Kat  & Priscilla  for my Stylish Blogger Awards!!

Rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
*I did 10 didn't have time to do 15*

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

7 Things About ME!
1. I secretly wish I was a jcrew/urban outfitters model!
2. I'm head-over-heels in LoVe with the BEST!!  <3
3. I'm obsessed with HGTV-*literally every show!!
4. I treat others the way I want to be treated...but I have learned that not everyone will be as nice as I am! ;)
5. I'm a postal worker...no not the crazy kind ;)
6. I have 1 younger sister..my family means everything to me.
7. I love life more and more each day...excited see what the future brings.
10 Lovely Blogs:
10. Thrive

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Tatertots and Jello DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

This weekend was so busy, I was finishing up last minute birthday gifts, trying to finish this wreath, boy am I glad for my three day weekend! 

So remember the BEAUTIFUL burlap wreath from Tatertots and Jello

I made one but........I was soooo busy,no time for hobby lobby or burlap so I just used what I had
which was YARN....
I have tons and TONS of it! ;)

What I used:

Brown yarn
I used left over fabrics to make my fabric flowers

 Two different colors of felt for the felt rosettes

Scrabble Tiles from Goodwill .50 cents for the whole game!

And a small wreath from Hobby Lobby

Here's how it turned out

{My Wreath}
{Fabric Flowers}
{Scrabble Tiles & Rosettes}

 I'm very happy with the way it turned out, just wish I had some ribbon!

Thanks Jen @ TT&J for the inspiration!
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tatertots and Jello {DIY Burlap Wreath}

I have found my last minute thanksgiving craft and it is to-die-for!!!!

check out this DIY Burlap Wreath over @ tatertots and jello

{Rolled Flowers}
{Scrabble Letters}

Told ya it was amazing!!!

Check out my version of the wreath

Click HERE for a full tutorial!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boooo to being sick and no BLOG!!

WOAH! Lets just say I have been on my death bed
and im soooo glad to be feeling some what better.
The past three days have been hard-No food, No blog, No crafts!!!

UGHH!!  That Virus kicked my butt!!
I had so many cool Thanksgiving projects planned too...now I'm afraid
I may be a little too late ;(   Its ok....I still have Christmas!!!

I do have some news though....its almost 2 months blogging for me!! yay!
Monday my Chalkboard Containers got featured over @ Organize and Decorate Everything!!
Organize and Decorate Everything
And I'm feeling better than I have been!!

But i did have a excellent nurse...who took very good care of me
he even found me a couple craft books on Amazon!
such a sweetie!!

Next post will be better
and will have a CRAFT!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Simple Times: Crafts for poor people By Amy Sedaris

While browsing Etsy the other day I came across this article and HAD to share it with everyone!

"According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters".

I cant wait to go get this book...it will be so different than any of the crafts books I have!

click here to read the whole article...which is really funny..i think you should read it!

This was my favorite part of the article

 The Ten Commandments of Crafting
I. Remember the crafting day, to keep it hobby.

II. Thou shalt not attempt crafting beyond thy intellectual capacity — a nitwit can't knit.

III. Thou shalt not craft graven images of thy neighbor's wife.

IV. Thou shalt remember to replace the glue cap so the top of the bottle doesn't dry out and then thou hast to get a pin to poke a hole but the glue never really flows as well as it did before.

V. Thou shalt not fill envelopes with glitter and confetti and send them in the mail.

VI. Thou shalt remember that popsicle stick crafts only have the illusion of being structurally sound.

VII. Thou shalt not force a mollusk out of its shell by boiling it alive but rather coax it out with a fork when making a shell necklace.

VII. This craft book, which towers above all other craft books, is a jealous craft book. Thou shalt have no other craft books before it.

IX. Remember to honor thy crafting and pastimes for they are a great way to get your mind off all the damage thy parents did. 

X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's crafts, even though those crafts look like they are supposed to, and thouist crafts resemble a random pile of yarn.

Might just frame this and put it in my craft room ;)

 hope y'all have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What a GREAT DAY!!! ;)

11/11* Thank you Veterans and all the soldiers serving!!!
Happy Veteran's Day!!

11/11* Mine and Taylor's 1yr. 6mo anniversary!!
I love you babe!

{Mt. Rainier  2010}

Also..... Today I was featured on Young and Crafty
Scraptastic Saturday

click here to check it out!



I hit the BIG 100 followers!! whoop whoop!
Hope everyone has a great HOLIDAY!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunburst Mirror

                    I was at Family Dollar the other day looking around when I
saw the coolest thing...a Sunburst mirror
But there was NO way I was paying $10 for it

I knew I HAD to make one!

Soo I started looking around on bloggyland and found a few sites that
had already attempted it...

And here is mine
Here is what you will need to make one

*Mirror--mine was 6"
*Dowels--mine was 1/8"x12"-30 pieces
*Popsicle sticks
*Hot glue gun
*Black spray paint *optional*
*Baby circle mirrors

Start by dividing out your mirror
Spray paint your rods and sticks *optional*
Start making your design and hot gluing
Flip over and add the small mirrors to the ends of the
dowel rod
hang and enjoy!

Total Cost:
Mirrors: $1.50
Dowels&Sticks: $1.00


:)    I love my new mirror!!


The lovely Bella from bella before and after
loved my soup can makeover so much
that she featured me on her blog!!


I am so thrilled!!
I have accomplished so many goals this week!
and this was one of them...

I'll have to admit that I seriously doubted my little blog at one point...
but the 18th will be 2 months blogging...
almost 100 followers!!...which has seriously blown me away!!!
 a giveaway...
and now a feature!!!

It keeps getting better and better!

I'm on cloud 9 and I LoOOove it!!

Thank you everyone for all your inspiration and support!

I'm soo obsessed with my blog and it's all because of {you}
My amazing followers!!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

*~My Thrifty Outfit~*

I had to show you all what I am wearing today
It's too cute not to share.
Plus it cost me practically nothing!!

{My $27 Outfit}

{Better shot of the shirt}
which was $8
@ Rugged Wearhouse

$1.00  @ Goodwill

$13 @ Rugged

{Premier Designs Necklace}
I got for FREE @ a party

I got them for $5!!
click here to get you a pair
*sorry you couldn't see mine in the picture*
I love..Love..LOVE saving money and buying thrifty clothes
see guys it can be done!
Hope you have a great day!!

kojodesigns{my favs}

I was just over @ kojodesigns  drooling over all the Amazing
link ups they had!

here are a few I can't wait to try!

make your own skinny jeans
I love.Love.LOVE them!!

Mini Fabric Notebook
how to do it: click here
I have tons of left over fabric, I cant wait to try this!!

Modern Art
very thrifty and easy!

Check out this AWESOME wreath
Nutty Wreath

Thanks everyone you have inspired me!!!!

We have a WINNER.......

I just want to say thank you to everyone who entered my little giveaway!!
I can't wait to host more, hopefully I will be receiving future emails from people offering
great giveaways like this one!!!

so with that being said...
using  random.org 
the winner of the CSN gift code is



Hey I posted your giveaway on my blog. Check it out here at http://littlebirdseeds.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-bloggy-friends-fist-giveaway.html.
I hope this helps you gain more entries.


I will be sending you an email with the code

I hope everyone has a great week!!!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

*Soup Can Makeover*

So I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday just looking around and found this
scrapbook paper that matched my drapes in the craft room perfectly!!
I was sooo excited when i found it...
Since the craft room is still a work in progress i have been trying to organize it the best i can
i need a place to store all my 1,000 scissors

sooo i thought why not a old soup can?
add a little scrapbook paper 

some little hot glue so it will stick



EXCELLENT scissor storage!!


hope you enjoy!!

*Thrifty Photo Frame Re-do*

For Thrifty Thursday I wanted to show all of you something I made bout 3 months ago....

Its quick simple and cheap

{photo frame re-do}

All I did was buy this photo frame @ goodwill
Scrabble board game @goodwill
Made these felt rosettes
click here to learn how

The black background is a felt sheet I cut
hot glue your scrabble letters to it
add your felt flowers too!
{Felt Rosettes}


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WV Yarn Wreath

I know...I know...I am totally obsessed with yarn wreaths
but they are sooo darn cute!
I'm literally going to make one for every holiday....
soooo be prepared!

Taylor is WV fan born and raised...
watches every football and basketball game
so I decided that the house need some WV love

WV {yarn wreath}

The letters I free handed and cut from cardboard
wrapped in gold yarn
and TA~DA! your finished!


P.S   click HERE for the tutorial on yarn wreaths!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

*My First Giveaway!!!

I have such exciting news! A representative from CSN Stores contacted me with a giveaway to offer  a lucky reader! Can you believe that? My new little blog getting to host a giveaway!
Trust me I had to read the email about 5 times just to
believe it!

I'm sure your wondering what the giveaway is... It is a $20 gift code to purchase just about ANYTHING at any of their 200+ online stores! I know you will find tons to spend it on..I love everything they have!

I'm loving their barstools
Sports Fan Products University of West Virginia Billiard Spectator Chair

WVU barstools for Taylor....

Sports Fan Products University of North Carolina Billiard Spectator Chair
UNC barstools for ME!!!

 There are tons of options to chose from, CSN stores  offers 200+ online stores!

How to enter the contest:

{1} Become a follower *unless your already following me!*
{2} Visit CSN webpage
{3} Post a comment {here} so I know you have entered
{leaving your email address}

**For an extra entry*blog about this giveaway on your blog
{Make sure you let me know if you did this}


 A few more small details
*contest starts Monday 11/1 and runs thru Sunday 11/7 ending @ 12am EST
* Only US and Canada residents are eligible **shipping reasons
*Whoever wins I would like you to brag about it and link it back here


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