Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My New Adventure

Ever since my first daughter was born 6 years ago (today is her birthday! Happy birthday baby!), I have been a SAHM and I love it! Although being a mom is by far the most rewarding thing I've ever done, I would still like to contribute to the family finances.

That's when I started sewing for everyone else and trying to make some extra money for us that way. I LOVE sewing but it seemed like I never had any time to sew my kids anything, which I really didn't like and it made me feel bad too. So, I started this blog just as a hobby. Trying to share what I could with moms/grandmas/sisters/aunts... whoever wanted to craft and sew.

I was introduced to a company that I thought was too good to be true, Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories. I've NEVER signed up as a consultant for anything in my life but I knew from my thorough research that this company was different! Everything is only $5! YES $5!!! We even have a kid's line that is less! 
I know this isn't anything about crafting or sewing but I thought that if their is a mom out there who wants to stay home with her kids but needs to earn money, or maybe a wife who wants to help her husband retire early or someone who is just waiting for a great opportunity like this, I HAD to share it! I'm new to the company but it has already been a blessing to our family and I know it's only going to get better! Paparazzi is a pretty new company, only being around for almost 3 years. So, the sky is the limit! This company is all about lifting each other up and helping one another! I want everyone I sponsor to be a great success and I want to be there for them in every possible way, all the way to the top!

If you are looking for "that something", please look at Paparazzi and what a great company it is! If you have anything you need answered, please contact me through one of these!

And if you would like to just browse all the wonderful $5 jewelry and accessories, check out my group on facebook! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

How to make a cake plate cheap

So, a few months back I wanted to give my sister in law a little shower. This was going to be her 2 daughter, with 2 boys in between the girls. It had been 8 years since she had a baby girl and girl things have just gotten way more cute since then. So, a shower was a must! 

My sister in law didn't know about the shower and I usually use her cake stand and cupcakes stands if I ever need them. I didn't want to pay a bunch of money for a shabby chic looking cake stand and cupcake holder.

So I channeled my inner "thrifty person" and I made THREE stands for $5!!!

Get three plates that are flat or almost flat on the bottom. 

Get three crystal candlesticks and use E6000 to glue the top of the candlestick to the bottom of the plates and VIOLA... you have cake stands/ cupcakes stands for almost nothing!

Quilting Projects for Christmas

Ok, so I made a few quilting projects as gifts for Christmas. These were totally done just by me winging it. I didn't have a per say "pattern" to follow. I just mapped out on a piece of paper what I wanted and done my measurements. 

Never the less, most of the inspiring quilts I find on the internet don't even have a pattern. They are just quilts people have done and posted. So, I thought I would share mine too. 

I made 4 quilted gifts but I only have pictures of 2. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the other two.

This is the quilt I made for my kiddos' sweet Sunday school teacher. Her girls were sweet enough to get me all their hand prints so I could do it for her!

This is one I made for my little sister.  I tried to do a whimsical theme for her. The 2 biggest hearts are for our daddy who passed away 2 years ago of cancer and our grandpa who passed away.

Pajama Eater Review

Hello fellow crafters! I've been MIA for a while but I was very busy with trying to make things for Christmas AND making things for our newest niece, Snow! She is a precious little gal!

Anyways, my review for the Pajama Eater pattern from Sew Fearless... three words... I LOVE IT! 

First, the directions are written in a comic book form and I thought that was neat! Second, it was very clear in the directions. Third, it had nice pictures! I don't know about you, but I really like the patterns with pictures... sometimes directions get hard to explain or even understand and nice pictures can make a huge difference! (yes, I am sometimes a "picture reader"... don't judge me! hahaha)

I made 7 of them for Christmas gifts for my kiddos, nieces and nephews. They get carried everywhere! Who knew little monsters could be so cute?!

Here are the Pajama Eaters I made for Christmas.

Would I buy the pattern again? Why yes, yes I would!
Head over to Sew Fearless and start making some little ones in your life a Pajama Eater! I'm sure they won't be disappointed in them!