Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Teacher Gifts 2013


This blog technically was a craft blog, did very little of those, then it eventually turned into a thrift find blog, not my original intent, now I'm going to try a mix of both.

For the first time in a very long time I have a craft to show!  I made some gifts for my kids teachers for Easter. I also filmed it!! I'm trying out a new camera tripod.  Hope the angle is better than what I've been using. I wanted something that had a wider angle so that I can capture two page layouts in full.

My Project:


Supplies and Links:

Grafix: Plastic Sheet
Lawn Fawn Paper Collection: Bright side 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Cord: Vivid Tripple Pack
Mason Jars: Big Lots
Stampin' Up!: Basic Black Ink
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Paper Straws Purchased at: Michaels, Meijers, T.J. Max and Target

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

No Thrifty Tuesday today. I decided to take a few weeks off shopping and focus on the house and getting crafts done that I've either started or have been thinking of doing. I mean seriously I need more clothes and shoes like I need a hole in my head. LOL!  I'm in the middle of making my kids teachers their spring gifts. Planning on filming one of them tonight. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have a new video and project to share.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Baby Gift

My sister in law had a baby a few weeks ago and we finally had the chance to drive up and see her on Friday. So cute! I wanted to whip up a little something to bring her. Being that it was her second daughter and she saved most of everything from the first one she really didn't need much. So I made her some embroidered burp clothes. I got inspiration from Pinterest, of coarse.

To make these I went to my local Joanns and bought baby cloth diapers. You get 4 for $7 and they let you use coupons! They also had their Joanns brand flannel fabric on sale for 60% off. They had some really cute designs. I bought a yard of each design and was able to make 8 burp clothes with enough fabric left over to be able to make 2 more.

My only tip aside from what you find online is to embroider on the right side of the burp cloth, the backside has the seam, first before the sewing. Other than that find the tutorial that best suits your level of sewing. They were quite easy to make but I wouldn't say quick. There is a lot of ironing aside from the embroidery which took some time.

The finished result:

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

Well some days are better than others. Went to my typical thrift stores and came out with a pretty pathetic haul. I just could not find anything that I liked and everything was fitting funny. Oh well. I think next week I'm going to venture out and go to some other ones and see what treasures I find.

My haul:

1. Roxy bathing suit top: .52 cents
2. Bag of shirt and pant hangers: .75 cents
3. Cars slippers: $4
4. Gray belt: $2
5. Salt grinder: .37 cents

For a grand total of $8.11

That's all for me today.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quick Embroidery Project

I just did a quick embroidery on some kitchen towels last night. Nothing fancy. I like using my machine atleast once a month to make sure all the parts are working correctly and catch any issues with the machine before the warranty is up. I decided that a little design would make these cheap towels seem a little fancier. Kept the designs small. I didn't want the design to over take the function. I still want to be able yo use the towels for their intended purpose. I used the stock designs of the machine of different kitchen motifs.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

Things are getting back in order around here after being out of the country last week. I gotta say. I missed Thrifting so much.  So I made a run out on Monday. Got there a little later than I normally do. I was having a hard time getting my day started, but I made it out there and I got a few things.

My Purchases:
1. JCrew Yellow shirt: .07 cents
2. Mossimo Brown Shirt/sweater: .22 cents
3. Mossimo Silver Dress: $3.00
4. Mossimo Purple Shirt/sweater: .52 cents
5. Island Soul Bathing Suit Top: .52 cents
6. Antonio Melani Brown Knee High Boots: $6.00
7. Magimatic Old School Camera: .52 cents
8. Hungry Hungry Hippo: .75 cents (I buy games at cheap prices to have spare parts for the games the kids already have. They are always mis placing or loosing pieces and this helps keep completed games for really cheap. I just have a storage box with pieces of the games they own and replace them as needed.
9. Banana Republic Brown Leather Jacket: $17.50 (By far my most expensive piece. But the quality, cut and style is un real. Looked online saw their jackets going for over $300. The price could not be beat.)
10. Forever 21 Herringbone Blazer: $3

After taxes I paid: $34.11. Really good considering the leather jacket I got. Once it gets warm I'm going to try and take pics of outfits I've put together with my thrifty purchases and if I remember how much I paid for the pieces I'll put what my outfit cost as well.  I wanted to do that today with the leather jacket and boots, they look un real together, but it's way to cold, cloudy and windy.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Now back... our regularly scheduled programming!

No posts for the last week. My husband and I were finally able to take our Honeymoon after almost 9 years of marriage. It was amazing and no kids! We went to one of the Bahamas Island, Cat Island. Ill have pics later in the week. Right now we're trying to catch up on laundry and the house. Oh and also try to get over the sun burn. We're so itchy and peely. YUK!

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