Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Scallop Curtains (Tutorial)

We haven't had real curtains in our living room since we moved to North Carolina...about a year ago. For a year we've just had these netted curtains we bought from Ikea up on our window. I finally decided to do something about it. 


I love how sweet and soft the scallops look on the curtains. So pretty! I love them!

Wanna make some? Okay!

I bought some really nice curtain panels from TJ Maxx (shown below).  These were my main fabric; this is what I sewed my scallops on.



Then I used some sheer curtain panels I bought from Ross and the original netted curtains from Ikea (shown below). These are what I used for the scallops.






Okay! This is a simple process, just repetitive. I grabbed a small plate, a ruler, and a pen. I used the plate to make half circles on the sheer & netted fabrics. You need two sets of scallop rows for each scallop layer (ie I cut one scallop row from the sheer AND the netted.)


Then I pinned the scallops together and sewed the scallops up, without sewing the very top. After you sewed them, clip the curves of the scallops so that when you turn then right side out, they'll lay flat.


Once you turn them right side out, attach to the curtain panels in layers, overlapping the scallops. For the very top I added ribbon to hide the yucky top that was visible. I also sewed up the sides of the curtains and trimmed off any excess scallop material.


Then you'll have some pretty, layered scallops!!



Sharing here: 36th AvenueFireflies and JellybeansShabby Creek Cottage, DIY Dreamer, 52 MantelsSeven Alive, Gluesticks, Crafty Soiree Lil Luna,  Somewhat SimpleIt's a Hodge Podge LifeKitchen Fun w/ my 3 SonsEvery Creative Endeavor, Sugar and Spice, See Vanessa Craft30 Handmade Days

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guest Lovin'

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I had a very wonderful friend come and visit me last week. I was surprised and excited that she was traveling from across the country to see me! 

I wanted to make her feel extra special when she came. 

My hubs and I gave her the master bedroom. Waiting for her on the bed when she came in was this guest gift basket! 

It's the perfect way to make ANY guest feel welcome!


She loved her guest basket! And I LOVED giving it. 

Basket Items:
- Lucky magazine
- Razor
- Bath fizzy
- Body wash
- Nail polish
- Chocolates
-Loofah
- Socks
- Shave cream
- Cookies


 So much fun! And... I'll be having MORE guests in the next couple of months, so I'll be able to reuse this idea over and over!


I also embellished the pillowcases to make them look extra special. I added a strip of fabric and a ruffle down the edge. Pulling out all the stops for my awesome guests!


Annnnd... I embellished my white board for her, too. Love my guests!

Sharing here: Not Just a Housewife, Newlyweds on a Budget, Ginger Snap CraftsRae Gun Ramblings, Lil Luna, Sew Can Do, Someday Crafts, It's Overflowing, Our Delightful Home,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Destination: Cutesy Monday {#6} & Liebster Award!

Welcome!
 I LOVE that you all come every week to show me your wonderful projects! I really do appreciate it. 

Before we start the party, I wanted to give out the Liebster Award since I was a recent recipient!


A Liebster Blog Award is given to talented and loved bloggers who have less than 200 followers.





Just a few rules:
-Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
-Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
-Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
-Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
-Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog. 

Sarah from Dwell on Joy gave the Liebster Award to me. She has the tastiest recipes ever on her blog! Thank you SOOO much, Sarah!

Here are the 5 blogs I chose for the Liebster Award:


- Gen from Color Me Domestic. She has some super cute projects!
- The sisters at Natural Nesters. These two sisters paired up to make a wonderful craft blog!
- Lindsey from Todd & Lindsey. She has super cute projects AND tasty looking recipes! Can't beat that!
- Tiffany at The Little Waffleflower. I'm loving her crafts over there!
- Courtney at To Pooses Mooses. She has some awesome Pinterest ideas you should go and check out!
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Now time to party! 

Link up as many projects as you want, become a D:C follower, and check out other people's projects! Have fun!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Feature Friday!

Thanks again for all your amazing links at the latest link party!

You are ALL amazing!!

This week has been BUSY! I made this wreath:

I've been working on things for the Creative Bloggers Got Talent Competition (I made one thing, then changed my mind...ugh)

I have a special friend here from across the country!

AND my sweet friend over at Dwell on Joy awarded me the Liebster Award!!

It's been an amazing week, to say the least!

Here are some SUPER CUTESY projects from the link party:


This is awesome! She reviews Ready-to-Made vs. Made to Order
By Rae Gun Ramblings


This smarty pants put curtains on her bookcase to hide her craft chaos! Nice!
By Pandora's Craft Box




I need to make these to showcase my son's "art work" :)
By Vixen Made

This is GORGEOUS. I absolutely love this. 
By Todd & Lindsey
Thanks so much, ladies! 

Please feel free to grab a "Featured" button!!

Also, come back on Monday for another link party!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Chalkboard Wreath & GlitzBandz Winners!

I am SO ready for spring! I want to wear shorts and capris and go to the park...

So in anticipation of spring I made this fun wreath. PLUS, I made a little chalkboard to go on it, for a fun little message! And I'm including a SUPER easy tutorial so that you can make YOUR own mini chalkboard!


Here were my supplies for my whole wreath:
- Felt (spring colors for spring!)
- Wreath (I had already wrapped mine in yarn)
- 4 Wood popsicle sticks, or craft sticks
- Paint, to match
- Chalkboard vinyl
- Cereal box (or just some cardboard)
- scissors
- glue gun

I'm only doing a tutorial for the mini chalkboard. If you want a tutorial for the felt flowers, go HERE.


1.

Okay, for the chalkboard, I used two full length popsicle sticks and then broke the other two at about 3/4 length. Then I painted them, like so.




2.

Once they were dry I glued them with my glue gun to form a rectangle.



3.

Next, I used my cereal box to cut out a rectangle big enough to fit on the back of my frame.


4.

Once your cardboard rectangle is cut out, it should look like this. But don't glue them together yet! You need to add your chalkboard!!


5.

Add chalkboard vinyl to cardboard rectangle. Glue to back of frame. Attach it to the wreath (I attached mine with matching yarn.)



Ta-da! Isn't it lovely! And oh-so-springy?!






And now for the winners...

Thank you to everyone that participated in the GlitzBandz giveaway!

Thanks to random.org, the winners are...

#16: Heidi!

#3: Martha!!

YAY! I'll contact you soon with more information!

sharing here: Oopsey DaisyLil Luna, Rae Gun Ramblings, Ginger Snap Crafts, Fabric Bows & More, It's Overflowing, Someday Crafts,  Natural Nesters, DIY Dreamer, 36th Avenue, Raising OrangesFireflies & Jellybeans, A Crafty Soiree, Seven Alive, Gluesticks, House of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Newlyweds on a BudgetSugar and Spice, Every Creative Endeavor, Nap Time Crafters, Tatertots & Jello, Lolly Jane Family Ever After, Craft-o-maniac,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Destination: Cutesy Monday {#5}

Hello! I'm so glad you're here to link up your project!!

Just a couple of things:

1. 

Thank you SO much to all of you who voted for me for the Creative Bloggers Got Talent! I made it onto Round 2! I'm so excited for you to see what I'm working on for the next round!


 2.

There has been an awesome series going on called Grow Your Blog and one of my favorite blogs, 36th Avenue, is helping host. She has a linky party up to link up your blog to and it's a Blog Hop, so you can check out other blogs and they can check out you! Go link up!!

Okay, let's get this party started!!

PLEASE become a follower of Destination: Craft!
And please go check out each others' projects! Show some love!!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Cheesiest Lasagna

I know... I don't put up very many recipes. You know why? I'm not the best chef. I'm okay but I'd rather sit in front of a sewing machine than the stove. 

However, every time I make this lasagna, I get TONS of comments. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

You HAVE to try this recipe out. It's classic & delish.


Cheesiest Lasagna (adapted from Kraft)

1 lb. regular sausage
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 container of cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
9 lasagna noodles, cooked & drained
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 375. Brown sausage & drain off any excess fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce; simmer 5 mins. Remove from heat.

Mix egg, cottage cheese, and Parm cheese; spread 1/2 cup onto bottom of 9x13 pan. Top with 3 noodles then 1 cup cottage cheese mixture, then 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup of spaghetti sauce mixture. Repeat layers. Top with lots of mozzarella and Parm cheese.

Bake 30 mins.

Enjoy!!

Sharing here: Tatertots & Jello, Lolly Jane, Pocket Full of Pink, See Vanessa CraftNap Time Crafters, Flamingo ToesI Heart Naptime,



Feature Friday!

Have you entered the GlitzBandz giveaway yet???

Go HERE to enter! I'm going to pull the winners on Tuesday, the 21st! So hurry and go enter!!
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Feature Friday!!

Look at these awesome projects... I love them!

How cute are these?! They'll jazz up your outfit lickety-split!
By Anna Nimmity
Have you seen this HAND PAINTED entryway? Go check it out!
By Meeha Meeha

I love how she gave a vase new life by adding a pop of color to it! (Read her post because she has some warnings for anyone wanting to try this :)
By Color Me Domestic


I've been wanting to try this out and this is such a cute version!
By The Brown Eyes Have It

Thanks ladies! Feel free to grab a "Featured" button!! Come back Monday for another Cutesy Monday link party!!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Revamped Coat Hanger

Click HERE to enter the GlitzBandz Giveaway!!
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You may, or more than likely may not, remember when I repainted this coat hanger from Goodwill:


Yikes. Just...yikes. 

I never loved it but it took me a while to paint it, so I kept it for a while. 

I finally did something to it and I am so glad I did!


So. Much. Better.

Seriously, there are 3 steps.

1.
Sand down the old paint.



2.
Spray paint it your desired color. I wanted an antique white.



3. 
Sand down edges and add chalkboard labels! That's it!


So much lighter and prettier! And it was so easy!


Sharing here: 36th AvenueSeven AliveGluesticksA Crafty Soiree, Fireflies & JellybeansCrafty Texas Girls, Every Creative Endeavor, DIY Dreamer, Nap Time Crafters,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Glitzbandz Giveaway!

I really love to run. I didn't develop a love for exercise until I went to college, though. I did exercise in high school and I played a couple different sports, but I never really enjoyed myself until college. Ever since then I have LOVED to work out.

Meet Emily.

Emily, a dear friend of mine and founder of GlitzBandz, is generously offering TWO  of her FABULOUS headbands!

Woohoo!!

What does that have to do with running? Welllll... GlitzBandz are nonslip! And you can take it from me, this claim is true. I have my own GlitzBand and it stays in place AND it looks fabulous! I also have a HUGE head and these don't give me headaches. Now you can work out and look super cute! These are also great for sports teams.



Check these out!





Those are a just a couple of the styles...there are so many to choose from!!

Want your own GlitzBand? Or maybe you'd like to win one for a friend or daughter? There are FOUR ways to win!!

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

4 ways to win:
- Go check out GlitzBandz.com and browse around. Come back and leave a comment telling me which headband YOU would want!

- Become a Destination: Craft follower (if you're already one, just let me know). Leave a separate comment.

- Go "Like" Glitzbandz on Facebook. Leave a separate comment.

- Go "Like" Destination: Craft on Facebook. Leave a separate 
 comment.

That's FOUR different ways to win!!

Also, please leave your email address at the end of your comment so I get get in touch with you if you win! 

Thanks & Good luck!!

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Click HERE to add your project to the Destination: Cutesy Monday link party!
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I hope you all take time today to tell those you care about that you LOVE them!!

I set this up on the table for my husband this morning:


Happy Valentine's Day!!!


**Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for an awesome giveaway!!!**




Sunday, February 12, 2012

Destination: Cutesy Monday {#4}

Hello!

Did you have a great weekend? 

I know the best weekends for me include family, friends, and crafts!

Let me see what you've been up to!

Also...come back Wednesday for an AWESOME giveaway from this shop:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feature Friday! (and misc...)

Just a few things before Feature Friday!

First, THANK YOU for linking up to Destination: Cutesy Monday! I look forward to seeing all the creative projects!

Second, if you wanted to do me a HUGE favor, *PLEASE* go vote for my projects on Every Creative Endeavor. They're numbers 42 & 43...I would be forever grateful!! (And while you're there, submit your own project!)

Third, I am having an awesome giveaway this coming week! Stay tuned and be excited!!


Feature Friday!!

This is GREAT for those of you just learning how to sew! (Including how to get those tricky bobbins in there!)
By Sarah at Dwell on the Journey

How pretty is this?! I super love the banner and the saying on the right.
By Vicky at One Orange Giraffe

Don't you love this wood and chicken wire heart? Her whole Valentine Vignette is darling.
By Melissa at Shabby Love

My son absolutely LOVES Nutella! I'm gonna have to try these!
By Tiffany at The Little Waffleflower

Thanks ladies! Grab a "Featured" button on the right!!