Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pinwheel Bows

Last night I made 20 pairs of those puppies ...Actually, I was intended to make 10 pairs to send to my sister in FL but after I was done ,I really liked them, so crazy me made 10 pairs for Princess G too. Remember my addiction to making bows, well yea....

If you like them and want to buy some, you can go HERE. Still have the free shipping going on....Code is  GENNIE18M.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Giveaway Galore at TSWL Day 4

To Sew With Love: Giveaway Galore at TSWL Day 4

Check  HERE to enter this giveaway that I am doing at To Sew With Love

Guess Post by Emily

It is my please today to introduce you to a great blogging friend Emily at Insanity Rules ...She is awesome and have some great topics on her blog...So get to know her and give some  her some loving, I promise you won't regret it :)

Hello there Time Well Spent readers my name is Emily from Insanity Rules. I know your probably going Insanity Rules okay why are we reading something from this crazy woman but let me explain... I am the mother of three boys yeah that's right three boys and a puppy. And yeah our puppy is a boy too. I'm so out numbered that I've been tempted to paint my living room bright pink a time or two just to get a little something girl in this house. Yeah pretty sure the hubs would not be thrilled about that. 

oh this is us aren't we cute. lol just kidding but those are my little men that create the Insanity that is my life. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love to craft, scrapbook, try to cook, play lego video games, and I have a total book obsession. I am currently reading the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. I totally recommend this series Love it so far. Now when I say I have a reading obsession it's more like addiction. I've been known to ignore my kids while I'm reading. I know total bad mommy but I really get into it. Love me a good book. 

So you can find all sorts of tid bits on my site. I love to share fun craft tutorials like this cute canvas bag I just made for my sister in-laws eighth birthday.

I also talk about my life and the things that are on my mind. I tend to be rather opinionated but welcome everyone elses opinions. So if you'd like to check out my jeans and t-shirt kind of life I have a whole weeks worth of stuff on that or get a good laugh at my expense I talk about my kids huge noggins too. Trust me there's lots of fun happening on Insanity Rules. I even have fun giveaways once in awhile. So stop on by some time and enjoy the Insanity that is my life and share some of your insanity with me. Thanks Suze for letting me drop on by.
Thank you Emily for stopping by and share your corner on blogland with us... Head over to her blog and let her know you stop by.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guess Post by Jayna

It is my pleasure to introduce the Wonderful Jayna. She has some pretty cool stuff going on in her blog...You guys are going to love her. Sooooo, go get to know her a bit.
Thanks so much to Suze for having me over. 
I am crazy excited to be here hanging out with you lovely ladies.

Let me introduce myself,
I'm a mom of fun and games.

 My name is Jayna Rae, and I hang out at RockNRegalia

Over there my motto is 
"A rockin' life fueled by LOVE."

So, that is a main focus of my blog,
making a life that rocks because my family and friends know that I love them.

I showcase items I make for my boys.

I highlight antics that happen here at home

I share some yummy recipes

And of course I show the crafty fun stuff that I make to satisfy my girly side.

Some of my weekly features are

What I Wore Wednesdays
where I share some of my wardrobe with my readers

Frugal Fridays
where I encourage others to be frugal via my great finds
and links to other places that can help save on the pocket book.

In addition to my blog I run an ETSY shop

where I have the same goals of furnishing mom's of boys with a place
to find awesome items for themselves and their kiddos.

I do have items for little girls too, but since I am a boy mom I often focus on the little guys

 I am now taking sponsors.
I have some lovely new sponsors, including Suze.


All of my opportunities are currently free, and will be for some time,
so please come and check out the options.

Please stop on by.
I love having guests.
 It is one of my joys in life to entertain others.

You can also check me out on Facebook.

Thanks again to Suze for having me over.
It has been such a pleasure.
I hope that moving goes well.

Thank you Jayna for coming over and share your wonderful blog with us.
Now, go visit her and give her some blog "love", you won't regret it :).

Wordless Wednesday

This kid can sleep ANYWHERE !

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog Swap with To Sew With Love

Today I have a special sweet for you...I would like to introduce you to "To Sew With Love", She has a wonderful tutorial for you and some great treats... Check her out and  give her some "love"!!!!

Hi, everyone! I am Lelanie, one of the 3 "L"adies behind
To Sew With Love

I am really excited to be guest posting for Suze today. I hope you don't mind if you don't get your daily dose of Suze's craftiness since I'd invade for a while her space ^^)

We love sharing our crafting and sewing adventures (and misadventures ^^). Just recently, we have shared tutorials such as these:

We also host giveaways sponsored by our lovely sponsors, a Crafty Saturday Link-up Party, features on our favorite Etsy shops, and handmade love post.

Today, I will be sharing with you a quick tutorial for my owl plushie. I have already made lots of them.

I also have some for sale in my Etsy shop:

A pair of CUTE owl plushies Help Japan Donation Drive

Adorable Fleece Owl Pillow Help Japan Donation Drive

Decorative Owl Plushie - Yellow and Teal Owl Help Japan Donation Drive

I'm sure you wanna make some, right? Well, first and foremost, you'll need to print this downloadable pattern.

Now that you have printed your pattern, go cut the pieces we need:

Two pieces for your owl's body

Felt for the eye pieces, beak, buttons for the eyes (do not use buttons if you're making it as a baby's toy)

Wings, embellishments (optional)

Using iron-on adhesive like bonda-web, fix each piece on one of your owl body's fabric by following the manufacturer's instructions so it would keep in place as we sew each piece on. 

However, that step is optional. If you don't have iron-on adhesive, you can still do this project by pinning each piece before sewing it on or just sew it without pinning at all ^^)

Sew your owl's wings and the embellishment. 

Try to set your machine's velocity to the slowest if you'd like to have nice stitches.

Sew on your eye pieces.

So far, we have this:

Now, sew on the other eye and don't forget the beak! ^^)

Sew on your tag if you have one.

Pin both fabrics together, right sides together.

Sew straight stitches 1/4" away from the edge, leaving 2" unsewn so you could turn your plushie later.

You could also sew zigzag stitches to prevent the edges from fraying.

Turn it inside-out. You can add hair accessories for your owl, too! ^^)

Fill it with polyfill and sew close the opening by hand. 

You now have a cute owl plushie. ^^)

Here are some of the other owl plushies I've made:

I hope you liked this tutorial. And do check our blog for more tutorials and free patterns.

Thanks a lot, Suze, for having us here today. We really enjoyed it!


Thank for coming by Lelanie, It was nice having you over :)