Saturday, February 27, 2010

small magazine: spring 10

There is a new spring issue of small magazine!
Check it out!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Sock Monkey...

This one was not made out of clay...
but instead...
a real sock monkey made out of Rockford Red Heel socks!
My son has been begging me to make one for him.
It turned out cute! I'm very happy with it!

The sock monkey with the sock skeleton that I made a while back.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


A custom love bird cake topper:
You can find my custom love bird cake toppers here.
And...I made this little angel for my friend Debbie:

Monday, February 22, 2010

They're Back!

I have been thinking about my upcycled t-shirt cuff bracelets a lot lately! So...I decided to start adding them to my 3moonbabies etsy shop...

Hope to be adding some new ones soon!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


All last week,
I was consumed with getting everything ready for
Ramona's "tea party" themed birthday party!
And...all of our hard work paid off!
It was so much fun!
We never did find a tea pot,
but we used a coffee carafe instead.
It worked out great, because it held a lot of juice,
and seemed to be easy for the girls to pour themselves.
We went through a lot of juice!
Here is a picture of my two girls
standing next to the table that we set:
Oh, and I made these
cute little felt tea bags to go in the cups.
They were so easy to make...
that I thought I would share how!

You will need:
White felt (for the tea bags)
any color felt (for the tabs)
any color ribbon (for the string)

I didn't take any exact measurements...sorry!
The size is really your preference.
You can even use a real tea bag to help figure out the size.
You will want to cut both the white and colored felt
two times as long as you want the finished product to be,
because you will be folding them in half.
Once you have cut the felt,
fold the white felt in half and cut off the corners.
I used pinking sheers to cut my felt,
just to make them more interesting.
Pin the pieces together like this:

Sew along the edges in the direction shown below.
I used a machine, but you don't have to.
All edges will be sewn, except for the bottom.
**Also, you can stuff them with a little batting...
or even some potpourri to add some dimension.
I left them empty, just to make them easier and faster to make.

Now, sew on the tab to the end of the ribbon.
You will fold the felt in half and sandwich the ribbon in the middle.
You can secure in any way that you wish.
You could just sew straight across the bottom edge.
I sewed along all of the edges to make a square.
You can also add a little green felt leaf to it... or any other designs.
These are totally customizable!

Felt tea bags for your favorite little ones to play with!
It's that easy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Toho Seed Beads...20% off!

20% off almost everything...
sale ends February 22.
Toho seed beads and more!
We have a great flat shipping fee too!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


We found:
11 teacups
11 saucers
1 table cloth
1 sugar dish
1 cream dish
...all for under $10
at the thrift store!!!
Now, I just need to find a teapot!
These are all for
Ramona's "tea party" birthday party that I am planning.
The girls will get to take home
a tea cup and saucer as a party favor!
We will be serving juice instead of tea:)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Got Valentines?

If not...
You can go here to find a great collection
of free printable valentines!!!
My daughter, Ramona, is going to use these
valentines by StyleCrush:

photo from

My son, Charles, picked these
Snail Lollipop Cards from Zakka Life:
photo from
Also, feel free to use these "you're tweet" me:)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ben Harper

My husband really loves the musician Ben Harper.
So...this is what I made him for his birthday.
I made it using a freezer paper stencil.

I wrote out the lyrics
to one of his favorite songs
on a brown paper bag,
and used it as wrapping paper.

Here is a Ben Harper song (one of my favorites)
for those of us who can't wait for
the weather to warm up...
I need some sun!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's a Tea Party...

These are the invitations that I made
for my daughter Ramona's birthday party.
It is not completely my original idea...
I saw something similar on Etsy.
They were made using Print Master.
It will be Ramona's 1st "real" birthday party,
so she is super excited!
It's going to be tea party themed!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Check out...

My bowl in this Etsy Treasury!
Thanks to Marianne for including it!
heARTS and crafts:
(I love the title too!)

Apple Green and Chocolate Brown

I just loooove how this love bird cake topper turned out!

(you can find my custom love bird cake toppers here)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Something I'm Working On...

Here is a love bird cake topper that I am working on.
I can't wait to see how it turns out after I glaze it.