Stitch Fix Review: I finally tried it…

Stitch Fix honest review, clothing prices, pros and cons, and referral policy. Basics: You fill out an online profile survey (takes about 15 min), you select what date you would like a shipment, and for $20 a personal stylist will … Continue reading

Holiday Boutique this Saturday, Dec 12th, 10am-4pm

Please come this Saturday, Dec 12th, from 10am-4pm to 9168 Fox Fire Way, Highlands Ranch. I’m really excited to be a part of this Holiday Boutique! We will have 10 vendors selling a variety of items featuring: caramels, candy, gift … Continue reading

Fairy Garden

I made this a while back and had so much fun! Fairy gardens are just adorable and you can really get creative on a mini scale.  I already had a couple whiskey barrels that had blueberry bushes in them, so that’s where I put my garden. You can make one pretty much wherever you want! I planted a couple ground covers behind the white fencing and I’ve since added a wishing well. Last time I was at Petsmart I realized that there are a lot of fun fish tank accessories that you could use in a fairy garden as well! This garden just needs a fairy visitor!

 

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The little house came from Michaels, along with the flat marbles, mini toadstools, lantern, and fencing. My kids decided to throw in a sea urchin shell as well! The ground covers behind the fence are live and came from Lowes.

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I made the fairy swing using large gauge craft wire, jewelry chain and small twigs I bound together with small gauge wire. Fairies will love using this delightful swing!

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What would a fairy garden be without some gardening tools?!

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A bright red lantern lights the front of the house and hangs among birds and toadstools.

 

Felt Treasure Box

Treasure Box Template

Treasure Box Template, the size of the box is 2in x 2in x 4in, with the top 3in long.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Perfect little gift for Valentine's Day!

Perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to make some treasure boxes for my boys for Valentine’s Day and decided to make some using felt. I found some stiff dark brown felt at Joann’s (just polyester felt) that would work perfectly to hold the shape of the treasure box. I think what I’ll do is hide them and make my boys go on a treasure hunt to find them!

Felt Pouch with Flower

Felt Pouch

Felt Pouch Front with Flower

Felt Pouch Back

Felt Pouch Back with Ribbon Tie

I have developed a new found love for felt!  There are so many fun things to do with it.  For this little project I used a roughly 4in x 10in rectangle and folded it up to make a pouch with a flap. Then I used white Mouline floss/thread to blanket stitch around the edges. Then I made the fun little flower. I hot glued the ribbon onto the front and left enough to tie into a bow on the back. Then I glued the flower on top of the ribbon. It’s the perfect little pouch for a small gift (this one contained a few Ghirardelli chocolates!) But it’d be perfect for just about anything.

*Tip: your projects will look and feel better with better quality felt (like wool or wool/rayon mixed felt).