Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Purse creations!

Something about a purse...you can never have too many!  These are just a few of the purses I have made...more to come I'm sure!

Just call me BAG LADY!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Proud mom of a 2011 Honor Graduate!

High School Graduation for my son...I can't believe it's here!  My daughter graduated in 2009 and has been in college for 2 years and now my son will be leaving home to attend Full Sail University in Florida....uggg...
that's a long way from home! 
We had a wonderful day watching him graduate and celebrating with family afterwards!   I found his Time Capsule he made in 1st grade and he didn't even remember making it!  His first response about some of the papers inside was..."I sure couldn't spell!"  I had to remind him he was only in 1st grade.  He is so much smarter now that he is a GRADUATE!
I could not be more proud...great son....wonderful person and so talented!  His future is bright and I can't wait to see where life takes him.   I just hope it brings him back to me somewhere down the line...I am going to miss him so much!
 A collage of his senior pics along with his Graduation Robe with Honor Cords & 1st Grade time capsule!
 My wonderful children...I wish them a bright and wonderful future...you make me proud!

 Family celebration table!
His cake...Leaving high school and heading off to college!
A mat for family and friends to write a special message!
Airline High School Graduation...Senior 2011

Austin getting his diploma!
The traditional HAT throw...ON TO THE FUTURE!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Embossed Cards...great grad gift!

Another graduation gift idea....Embossed Cards!
Supplies...Cards with envelopes ( I ran mine through the computer and printed the name)
                Ink pad
                Embossing powder
                Heat gun
                Ribbon (tie around cards)

I love this little tray......found it at Michael's!

I stamped a plain brown gift bag from Target (the ribbon was already on the bag, 1.99)...
for an extra bit of CUTE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Towel Wrap !

Graduation time = crafting time!  What does a college girl need...a towel wrap of course with school colors!  LSU is a favorite school in Louisiana...and that's where this little gift will end up.

Supplies:  1 bath towel ( lightweight works the best, less bulk to sew)
                1 piece elastic 1" wide 22" long (adjust acording to desired fit)
                Fabric for decorative strip down the front (mine was 32" long and 4" wide)
                     (Measure your towel length and add 1 1/2" for turning raw edges)
                1 fabric piece 42" long x 4" wide to make bow on final wrap
                Velcro 2 pieces 4" long
                 Ric Rac for decoration if desired (length of towel)

 Begin by folding the ends of the fabric to conceal raw deges and  iron it forming a piece about 2" wide.

 Finished piece ironed and ready to attach to towel edge.
 I folded it over the end of the towel (this will eventually be inside the casing area.
 Pin fabric down and stitch.
 Stitched and ready for the next step.
 I added the Ric Rac on one side just for some extra color!
 Bring the Ric Rac over the end just like the fabric (the bottom of the fabric and trim were sewn to finished
edge of towel.

Measure 2" and pin ...don't stitch at this point....(this will form the casing for the elastic )
 Attach one side of the 4" velcro onto the towel front top edge.
 Do not stitch the casing edge all the way across just yet..you will need an opening to put the elastic through.
 Pull your measured elastic piece through the casing and stitch across one edge to hold in place.
 Pull elastic up to desired length ( I put it on to see how tight I needed it to fit)
Once the elastic is in place, fold the towel down and stitch across the elastic area to hold in place.
Finish sewing the folded casing area at this time and attach the matching velcro to the other side matching the front piece.

 You are finished unless you want to add a little decoration to the top...mine was too plain so I added a bow.
 I cut a piece of matching fabric 42" long and made a tube, turned it and tied a bow.
 I sewed the tie onto the top of the towel wrap ...added that extra that it needed!

Now I need to wrap it up pretty and deliver it to the lucky GRAD!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DIY Dish Birthday PRIZE!

The DIY Dish is having a Birthday and wants to give away lots of prizes to some lucky ducks!
Check it out and enter to win....I sure am!
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