Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hello all!  I keep thinking that I am getting back on routine blogging but then all the sudden life gets busy again!  :P  But I will go ahead and warn you I am going to NH for 2 weeks so I won't be posting during that time but I hope to post some pics. from the trip when I get back!  I am VERY excited about going.  I have never been to NH before and while we are there the Fall leaves will be at there peak!  :)  So here is an adorable craft to keep you all while I'm gone...
I am so excited about this one because it is the first idea sent in by a girl that does not live in my country!  Thank you so much Hannah!  I love it!


These can be used in so many ways:
-on a hair elastic
-on a bobby pin
(like that one up there)
-on a brooch pin
-on cards and for scrapbooking
-decorate the corners of your
tv or computer (if you have a fat
desktop one like me)
-sew them onto your clothes/hats
-make tiny ones for earrings
-on a dog's collar (so cute!)

and the list goes on and on.

They are so quick and easy to make, and you can use whatever fabric and buttons you want, to match any genre of dress. Every girl should like them.

For this size (ends up 4cm across), you need an 8cm in diameter
paper template, which you can use over and over again.

Pin the template to your desired fabric. I used an old top.

Cut out the circle. Sew a running stitch about 4 millimetres away from the edge. I started doing each stitch individually, but then my sister pointed out a quicker way to do it. You put lots of stitches onto the needle, and THEN pull the needle through. Like this:

Make sure it goes into a little bag shape; to help, you can stick your finger inside it.
Here's what it should look like once you've sewn all around.

Flatten out the 'bag', keeping the thread tight.
(The tan spots on my hand are the remains of a henna tattoo)

Next comes the tedious task of choosing a button. This part always takes me the longest, haha.

At the same time as sewing your button on, sew it onto your chosen item if possible.

Admire and wear.

 Hannah C., Victoria (Australia)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kids On Tuesday

Here is a fun craft to do with your siblings or to make for a class setting!  You can customize it for any occasion by designing the playing pieces!

Homemade Tic Tac Toe

You'll Need:
Foam Sheets of different colors
Glue Gun

Cut out a square and draw Tic Tac Toe lines on it.

Then draw an outline in another color.  It helped me to place the colored sheet over the playing board and drawing around the lines as shown below...

Cut out and glue.

Next create your playing pieces.  This is where you can make it into any occasion, like hearts for valentines day, crosses for Easter, presents for Christmas, etc...

And there you go! 
Let the games begin!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Crafty Monday

Here is an adorable and easy idea for making stretchable button bracelets!  Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scripture Sunday

LOVE this arrangment!!!!!  Hope you enjoy as well!  Have a good Lord's day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Game Friday

Here is a REALLY good ice breaker game for a large group.  They played this at our Teen Night this Wed. night at church.  The teens seemed to really enjoy it!

Find the Name Game

First, type and print out sheets of paper that have each letter of the alphabet listed with a line out from each letter.  Like this....


Pass a sheet out to each player with a pen.
Now, when you say go everyone has 2 min. to try to fill up their sheet with names.
How they accomplish this is they have to go around and ask people what their name is and the person in return has to tell them their whole name, first, middle and last.
Each person writes down the names with the starting letter.


Continuing to ask people till the 2 min. are up or their paper is full.
At the end of 2 min. whoever has the most names wins!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Recipe Thursday

Wow!  Fall is in the air!  I found this Yummy Fallish sandwich that we had yesterday for lunch.  Hope you enjoy!  (Sorry, I didn't get any pics.  :/  I'm still getting back in the swing of things!)

Harvest Apple Sandwich

Honey Mustard
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 apple, sliced thinly
4-5 cucumber slices
1 slice swiss cheese
3-4 slices of deli turkey

Toast the bread.  Then spread the honey mustard on both slices of toast.  Take your apple slices and place on a plate.  Microwave for 1 min.  Place 1/2 of apple slices on one piece of toast.  Top with cheese, cucumbers, turkey and rest of apple slices and finally the last piece of toast.
And enjoy!  :D 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Yay!!!!  We finally got a camera!!!!  So now hopefully I can get back on scheduale!