Tuesday, July 10, 2012

American Girl Giveaway

Do you have a little girl in your life that would like McKenna the newest American Girl Doll? Well I have two wonderful granddaughters that have a playroom full and would love to add McKenna to their collection. The oldest one takes gymnastics and the younger one will be starting in the fall so they would love to add her and all of her accessories. to enter go to: http://www.frugalfreebiesanddeals.com/2012/07/mckenna-american-girl-doll-of-the-yhttp://store.americangirl.com/images/W0720_main_2.jpgear-giveaway.html

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I just want to let my blogger friends know about a great give away over at The Real Thing with the Coake Family. Enter for you chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a Nikon DSLR

I just want to share a chance with you to win a wonderful Nikon D3100.  Go to http://realcoake.blogspot.com/    to enter for your chance to win.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Head on over to Midwestern girl and enter to win Amy Anderson's new book Mod Podge Rocks.  Also a ton of great items from Plaid.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Make Your Jewelry Part of Your Room

        Make a jewelry board to keep your jewelry neat and add       personality to your room

 Collect your supplies. 
 Choose your frames as simple or ornate as you want. 
 You will need a piece of  1/4 inch plywood to fit your frame.    Choose your fabric to compliment your room and your jewelry.  You will need a piece large enough to wrap around your plywood and a piece of  thin batting to fit the board.  
You will also need an assortment or matching drawer pulls or door knobs and a screw just long enough to go through your plywood and tighten your pull to the board.
You will also need a drill
                                 staple gun
                                 paint for your frames 
                                 a drill to make your hole for your knob             
                                 hangers (strong enough to hold with jewelry)
                                 I used two on mine so they stay straight when
                                    jewelry is placed on it .
I began by sanding my frames lightly and painting them to match my room.  
Your plywood needs to be cut to fit into your frame.
Decide where you want to place your knobs.  Drill the plywood.
Place the batting on the plywood and cover with your fabric wrapping it around to the back and staple in place.
Take your screw for your knob and place it through the hole you made for it.  You may need to punch a hole in the fabric for your screw to go through.  Tighten the knob to the backboard.
Place your board into the frame and staple into place.
I cover the back  of all my frames with brown craft paper.  Spread  white glue along the edge of the frame and place a piece of paper on the back.  After the glue has stared to dry you can take a spry bottle with water and lightly mist the paper.  Use your hair dryer to dry the paper.  This will shrink the paper and give you a professional finish to the back.  
Attach your hangers and enjoy your beautiful jewelry boards.

I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time to start thinking Valentines Day

Working on valentine themes.  Helping plan a nursery school party for my granddaughter's 4's class and decorations for the house in the next couple of days.  Picked up some things at the dollar store for the school party.  Now I need to collect leftovers  craft items from previous years(or get what I need)  and come up with a craft, some games and decorations.  Simple and quick crafts for 4's.  Games to get the more timid involved in along with the very outgoing(my granddaughter).  Maybe even a story to calm them down before they go home.  Since I am a Grandma at this party my co-hostess is a mother of one of the children.  We must get together to plan all of this.   This is not my first time doing a four year old's party.  My grandson was in this class two years ago.  Should be good at Valentines parties till the littlest one is here. Need ideas for a snack that will be cute and not too messy.  A theme is always a good place to start.  Time to get to work.