While in Utah, Jyl from Mom it Forward and Marie from Make and Takes threw together a quick GNO (girls night out). They sent emails to all their Utah blogging friends, we tweeted etc…to spread the word. It was so nice of them, as I was so excited to meet a few bloggers!
Calli was there…..although I didn’t get a chance to talk her ear off like I do most people. I do remember her telling me her blog had a quilt image for the header, which being a visual person, I knew right away she had been in my FFF for a bit…….and now here she was standing right there in front of me…….cute as a button.
I remember when I found her blog awhile ago…….
Make it Do. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, then you know I have a small love affair with recycling and that it drives me crazy when I go to Utah and see garbage overflowing on my sisters street. So I was tickled pink to see this cute gal who not only is crazy talented but recycles, lives in Utah and makes do with what she has. Such a great message and reminder for all of us.
Being from Utah……of course she sews….of course. But even I could probably master my way with this craft.
She has GREAT tutorials if I do get lost. My sister and I were thinking that she really needs these. Living near the canyon in Orem, she gets a wicked wind whipping through at night and we are forever smoothing the table cloth out. We should have done this craft….All you need is some cute paper, a few hardware washers and some ribbon. You’ll need some outdoor Mod Podge too if you’re using the decorative paper. Isn’t that adorable? And see that rolled up napkin thing on the plate? It’s actually a utencil holder roll up. CUTE! And yes, she has a tutorial.
She dresses up her napkins with other things too. As you can imagine…..these cute things could be used for a few other things Because she’s all about sharing………she shows you how to make just about everything on her blog. Now this is a cute idea……but if you’re like me, you may wonder why you would EVER need a cute way to carry needles in your purse. But apparently really crafty women need needles at any given time and why not carry them in a fashionable way. :)
I particuallry liked this
Blueberry Heart Muffins
tutorial. She used a marble to squish the paper in…….making a muffin shaped like a heart when baked. SWEET! When I first looked at the photo, before reading, I thought it was a gumball and wondered why you would want a gumball with your blueberry muffins. She makes hair bobs for each holiday too….this button was SO easy. I had no idea. And seriously….
Snowman in a box gift
make a witches cauldron
…….very easy. So easy, I’m already planning on doing this for both planters on my porch. This is more time appropriate. You may want to get busy on these since….I hate to say it…….but school is right around the corner for some of you.
Make your own book bag!
Outdoor Candle Lights-
Homemade Hummingbird nectar-
This is why I blog. Because I need people to knock me over the head every once in a while. Of course I can make my own! WHY have I been buying all this time? DUH! When you visit her blog, you’ll wonder how she got to be to talented…….until you see this quilt her mother made. I know…..there is a special place for these ultra talented women…..a good place…..even if they make the rest of us feel inferior. Actually no time for that…….just head over and marvel in the creative amazement of Calli’s blog.
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thanks everyone…….feels good to be home. I’m going to go recycle some boxes.