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Friday, February 25, 2011

Quick Party Headband

I felt the need for a fun and quick little Mardi Gras project while browsing through all the goodies at Hobby Lobby.  I picked up some headbands at the dollar store and decided to embellish them with some fun trim I got on sale at Hobby Lobby.


Simple and quick, just adhere the trim to the headband with hot glue!


Now I’ll be festive from head to toe for Mardi Gras!


Check out this cute project over at Blue Cricket Design for another fun way to use similar trims.

I had so much fun with all my Mardi Gras posts last year, I’ll probably re-post some of them next week as well as some new photos of my decor, so be sure and stay tuned!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

A Blooming Success!

The paperwhites that I planted a few weeks ago did well in their little container and sprouted a bunch of blooms!


Their fragrant white blossoms have been filling up the house with a sweet smell.


And they were the perfect addition to the lovely lilies hubby brought me last week:



They didn’t last as long when cut & added to the vase, but I replaced them with some daffodils from the garden today:


And look what else is sprouting blooms….my lazy little Christmas Cactus has decided to finally produce some color.  Seems it blooms later & later every year!


What’s appearing in your garden??  Spring is almost here!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Keeping Shop…

Just a couple Etsy Shop notes….

  • Use the code “LOVEYOU” through midnight on Feb. 15 for FREE SHIPPING on any purchase from my Etsy shop!
  • Stay tuned, starting February 16, ALL ready-made FRAMES and TINS will be 50% OFF!!
  • Handaltered Wood Frame Embellished with Flower and Rhinestone Crystals, Polka Dots  Handaltered Embellished Layered Wood Frame with Fleur de Lis Art and Vintage Jewelry, Damask Print


Much Love,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cute As a Bug

I don’t normally decorate much for Valentine’s Day, or make any Valentine’s Day crafts, but when I saw the free download on the DIY Dish Facebook page, I knew it was something I had to try.

This cute little “luv bug” can be made with either a sewing machine or an embroidery machine.  I had never tried any in-the-hoop designs with my embroidery machine, and this was a great one to start with.  It stitched out quickly and the included directions were easy to follow.  Here’s how mine turned out:
I didn’t have any yarn, so I just used ribbon for the legs, which was just fine.
So cute, right? I thought these would be a fun little “happy” for the little girls in my life on Valentine’s Day.
Head over to the DIY Dish Facebook page and you can get this free download for yourself in time to whip up a few for Monday.  Just click on the “Exclusive” tab after you “Like” the page.  While you’re at it, be sure and check out the new look of my Embellished Bayou Fan Page, where you can get updates on new products, specials, and discounts!
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

You Tube: An Important DIY Tool?

If you are into crafting, creating, or decorating, you may consider some of the following essential tools in your DIY arsenal:

  • Glue Gun
  • Crafting/Jewelry Wire
  • Glitter
  • Quality Scissors
  • Paper/Vinyl Cutter
  • Needle Nose Pliers

….and a host of other items I’m too tired to think of right now.  But have you ever considered You Tube to be an important crafting/decorating/DIY tool?  If not, you should! It’s not just for funny videos or clips of your favorite TV shows.  You can find an enormous amount of how-to videos for a wide variety of projects.  In fact, if I have a question about a project, I often search You Tube before Google or message boards.

For instance, I consulted You Tube during our kitchen makeover, when making a tu-tu, and most recently when making a few Mardi Gras hair bows:


I found several videos that were very helpful in showing me how to get the loops just right and stack the different ribbons together.


There’s everything from sewing tutorials to how-tos on building decks.  They even have a Lowe’s Channel with loads of home improvement advice! 

If you are a visual learner like me, You Tube is a great resource because you can see the exact steps needed to complete your project and follow along at your own pace if need be.  I highly recommend checking it out before starting your next project!

p.s. This post is entirely my own opinion, I have not been compensated or influenced in any way by You Tube.

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