Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Last week I said to my husband " I wish I had my own custom link button on my iphone that with one click would take me directly to my blog....
Then bam this morning MISS CRAFTY PANTS
posts this wonderful tutorial on how to do just that.

It took me less than 10 minutes to make my custom button and install it on my iphone.
This tutorial also works on the ipad and ipod too!
Have fun!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I've seen these beauties in a few gift stores around town with a hefty price tag attached to them. 

Purchasing one at $100 would mean my family wouldn't eat for a week so I decided to make my own....the cost you ask??
Under 10 BUCKS!!

I purchased an unfinished poster frame from the dollar store for $5 and painted it black.

I roughed up the edges with my sander
then stained it with my Mini Wax dark walnut stain.

I printed my vinyl letters on my Cricut machine and stuck them onto the front of my piece of plexi glass (this was the hardest part, getting them centred and straight).

Ok so it's not glass like the the big ticket frames but once you get it on your wall you could never tell the difference.

Psst I'm linking this to..

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This project has been on my "to craft list" for a very long time. When my daughter showed an obsession for matchbox cars it gave me the nudge I needed to start working on her felt car mat.

My husband and I thought of all the places a town needed like a Tim Hortons Coffee shop and a Target..haha.  
I made a sketch on paper of how I wanted Ashtyn's town to look.
I used inkjet cotton sheets (from Michaels) to print off each business logo so Ashtyn could recognize each business.

This project was definitely a labour of love and it was sometimes tricky sewing the smaller pieces of felt. But all in all I'm happy with how it turned out and best of all Ashtyn is one happy customer.

TIP: if your pressed for time use a glue gun to affix your pieces onto your mat.

Psst I'm linking this to...

Monday, April 4, 2011


Hello my friends....no I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I've been working on a big project that is set to make an appearance in October. Lets just say that this project has taken all the life and energy out of me. I wont' keep you waiting much longer....here is a sneak peak of what I've been working on...

I've got a few great "craft" projects that I'll be posting in the coming days. Thanks for your patience while I dragged my butt through my first trimester!!

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