Fancy Nancy Dress Up Suitcase & Giveaway

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I recently made this custom suitcase for a customer and LOVE it!  It is one of my favorite suitcases that I have made and my daughter was very disappointed it wasn't for her! Inspired by the Fancy Nancy book series I created a suitcase to fit the birthday girls party theme "Posh Puppy."  I started by painting the base purple and then painted the sides with a black and white puppy print.  I hand painted Ooh La La on the front and then added flowers in a lighter shade of pink.  It wouldn't be … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

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This post originally appeared on Giggles Galore November 2010.  He is one of my favorite fall decorations. You should make one...you'll be thankful you did!  And if you do make one I'd love to see what you create.I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

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I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted something a little different, so I created this adorable Pilgrim to help us celebrate the Thanksgiving season.I used 2x4's, 2x3 and 2x2's to create this stacked Pilgrim.  I painted and sanded everything then … [Read more...]

Craft Show

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I recently did a local craft show and I am finally getting around to posting pictures.  To say October was busy for us is an understatement and November is shaping up to be just as busy!I made lots of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items for the craft show and I also included picture frames, teacher gifts and dress up suitcases.  Preparing for a craft show is lots of work, I don't think I prepared a real meal that entire week for my family, but I had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing my … [Read more...]

Beware Halloween Sign

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The Wicked Witch and her little Monsters live here!   I made this sign for Halloween and love it!  I definitely have a house full of little monsters and as for the wicked witch part, well some days that can be fitting too!  :)   I saw the vinyl saying at Poppy Seed Projects and immediately knew it would be making a debut at our house this Halloween. I cut one of our left over wine box lids (remember the free ones from here) to the desired size.  I painted it black and drilled holes to … [Read more...]

Monster Mash

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I adore Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays!  It's just around the corner and time to start thinking about the millions of Halloween crafts I can't wait to make.  I have been busy making some pumpkins to sell (which you can see here or here) and while I was cutting 2x4's I had a brilliant idea to make some fun monsters.  I have seen a variety of ideas on the web and this is what I came up with. Since I already had a huge stack of 2x4's already cut all I had to do was sweet talk my hubby … [Read more...]

Monster Mash

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I adore Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays!  It's officially October which means it's time to start working decorating for Halloween and creating a few new crafts to spruce up the space.  I was inspired to make these monsters after making tons of these pumpkins  I was working on for a craft show.Since I already had a huge stack of 2x4's already cut all I had to do was sweet talk my hubby into cutting out the extras to complete the look.  For these monsters I used 2x4's cut to 5 1/2" … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Glasses

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My friend Allison's sister-in-law was in town this past weekend and she saw the fun coasters I made, which sparked a conversation about my love for crafts and making things with my beloved Cricut. Later that evening she sent me a picture of some glasses she liked and wondered if I would be interested in making some for her...OF COURSE!These monogrammed wine glasses are for a bachelorette party, aren't they cute!?! They are going to be visiting some wineries and these will be the favors.I think … [Read more...]

Lots of Lavender

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A friend of mine has been redoing her sweet little girls bedroom and asked me to help her with a few projects. It's been fun and really makes me want to get started with Aubrey's room redo (can't find fabric I love for the bedding, yet. Anybody have a fabric source they love?)I made a custom cornice board, which turned out adorable, but of course I forgot to take pictures of it. She wanted it to match this sweet bedding from Land of Nod.I painted a a custom dress up suitcase for her. Love … [Read more...]

Dress Up Suitcases

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I am excited to be selling some of my Dress Up Suitcases in the The Heart of Texas craft show, which opens today. These vintage dress up suitcases feature hand-painted original designs which have been sealed for durability. Let the enchantments of childhood come alive for your little divas. Orders can be customized, so visit my Etsy shop for more information on my hand painted, custom suitcases, the perfect accessory for any little girl!Here are some of my favorites.If you are in the area … [Read more...]