Top 10 of 2010

I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do my top 10 of 2010. I'm hoping it will get me motivated to get crafting again now that the dust has settled and the boxes are mostly unpacked. And now that my blog is growing, some of you may have missed some of these posts when I only had 17 followers!

1. Vintage Button Ring Tutorial

2. Beware Halloween sign

3. Making your own skinny jeans

4. How to hem your own jeans using the original hem

5. Freezer Paper bug car

6. The Macgyver Dress
7. Driftwood Sailboats

8. Pottery Barn knock off Typewriter art

9. Pottery Barn knock off cork board

10. Kitchen face lift

Thanks for following me! It's been a great year. I look forward to a great 2011 as we settle in and make our new house a home.


cupcake sock tutorial

Kim from seven thirty three-a creative blog posted this adorable sock cupcake tutorial on Creativity for Kids today. I think this would make the perfect teacher appreciation gift, or even something fun for those Grandma's out there!

Head on over here for the tutorial.

Free Printable

If you haven't noticed I love all things free. I stumbled upon this free printable for reindeer food from TomKat Studio.

You can find it here. It's way better looking than the barrel of oats we use to sprinkle for the reindeer at our house.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We finally got the tree unpacked and put up in the new house. Most of my decorations aren't coming out this year, but the ones that are sure are making it feel like Christmas is coming!


Christmas inspiration

While everyone around me is busily preparing for the holidays by decking their halls, my halls are still bare. I have not one...
but two mantels in my new house that are just begging to be decorated and yet, you can't decorate if you don't even have silverware in the drawers yet!

So please enjoy some inspiration while I schlep boxes and beds over to the new house today, in hopes that at least the tree will get set up this weekend. Fingers crossed!

And speaking of trees, don't you love this sweet little rose petal tree? I love the vintage feel of it and could envision several sitting on a mantle. Head on over to Marvelously Messy to see her tutorial
Aren't these fabric covered poster board trees amazing?! I have so many fabric scraps on hand that would be perfect. Go visit Cyndy at The Exchange for the how to .
I love a good mantle with the stockings all hung. So I was excited when I saw that Kalleen At Second Street is offering this adorable Believe printable for all of us.

Head on over and check out all three of these wonderful blogs today. Thanks for the inspiration!


A few things for my to do list

I have zero time to craft these days. We sign the papers for closing on our new home today and start moving in this week. I don't have a single Christmas decoration up around my house but wish that I did. So when I saw these three beauties when I was reading my blog roll, I knew I had to feature them. I only wish I had time to craft some of these guys up!

Isn't this scrabble tile coaster super fun? My mom is a major scrabble junkie and these would have been a perfect gift for her. Definitely on the to do list for next Christmas. Hop on over to Danielle is Nesting for the tutorial.
I was drawn to this handmade pine cone ornament instantly. I love the brown ribbon and the glitter. You can find the tutorial at Room to Inspire.
And last but not least, this amazing berry beady wreath from Joy is at Home. I love the silver and the blue combination. You can find the tutorial here

A big thank you to all the ladies for the inspiration and the tutorials! I can't wait to get crafting again!

cupcake ornaments

Zero calories, but 100% adorable! Danielle at Danielle is Nesting whipped up these adorable cupcake ornaments and offers up a tutorial here

Wouldn't these make a great themed tree, or maybe just a nice little hostess gift? Go check her out. Danielle has some great ideas!


frosty the pumkinman

Isn't this faux mantle the best? Don't you love the roaring fire?! What else do you see? A Frosty the Pumpkinman? too.

Head on over to Caught in Grace and make yourself wish you hadn't thrown your pumpkins out last week!

candy cane kitchen

I can't believe how very talented people are out in blog land. Check out this hand painted vintage looking sign from Flamingo Toes.

I can't believe she did the stencil and painted it herself. And you know what I love more? The fact that she added a tutorial . You can make one of your own. I know I want to!

Yarn ball Wreath

I love everything about this yarn wreath from The Pleated Poppy. It's even better because Lindsay added a tutorial that you can find here.

under the mistletoe

Isn't this picture adorable?! Alison over at Welcome Sunshine Home shares how she made it here .
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