Sunday, November 28, 2010

School Stocking - Reindeer games

My son got a felt stocking from his school that we were told to decorate with glitter, buttons, random stuff laying around the house.........well who am I fooling, I couldn't just do something's my quick "decor" for his stocking to turn in tomorrow.......I'm thinking the teacher will know who's project it REALLY was..... :)

I was inspired to do this reindeer from the Scrapbooks Etc Magazine website, they had used plastic candy canes to do a little ornament...

items used:

Felt stocking (supplied by the school)
candy cane striped cotton fabric (pinking shears and gathered in the middle)
hot glue
brown yarn (tied into a pom pom ball)
2 google eyes
1 red ball
piece of ribbon for his tie 
green felt for the letters (used Mickey Mouse font from Cricut to trace the letters onto felt)

Well did I go overboard or what for a school stocking??? I couldn't help myself

Close up.....

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Day AFTER Thanksgiving!

Happy "Ate too much can't fit into my pants day"
30 more shopping days left until the big guy comes!
Stay tuned for some crafty posts coming your way!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wine Bottle Dress Up

When we saw these cute wine bottle accessories at Lillian Vernon  we were inspired to try our own version of it.  What a great way to add some holiday flair to a bottle of wine to give as a gift!  Although they are not all that expensive to buy ($3.98 each when you buy 4), they are even cheaper to make...I spent less than 3 bucks on fleece and will easily get 6-8 sets out of it.  Plus there's nothing like the satisfaction of making it yourself, right??? :).

Lauren used a variety of fabric, felt, fleece and embellishments and came up with these great 'outfits'...

And I used fleece and some embellishments I had around the house to make these...

Cute, huh?  A little cutting, a little sewing,  maybe some hot glue and you're done!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Burlap ruffle trees

Here's our rendition of  Burlap ruffle Christmas trees we saw on .

We used 2 different tree bottoms, one was a jelly jar filled with candies and the other was a glass jar filled with little ornaments. The example was with a candlestick holder, but we changed it up a bit.

items used:

Styrofoam cones
fabric (cotton, burlap and ribbon) *we did a bias stitch on the fabric to ruffle then hot glued on (low temp)
Hot glue gun
Finial or wreath stick for the top...whatever you use make sure it'll cover the very top ruffle so nothing is exposed

Ta-da.....our finished creations!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cupcake Onesies

My husband asked me to make one of his clients (who is expecting) a onesie bouquet.  I've made them in the past and they turn out really cute, but the last one I made resulted in a crafting injury so I opted for an easier and safer alternative...cupcake onesies :).  Of course, I googled it first and got my inspiration from the Baby Sweet Treats & Shoppe on Etsy found here

2 long one piece jumpers
1 short sleeve onesie
3 bibs
2 pair of socks
1.5" wide ribbon
jumbo cupcake liners
4 glitter pom poms
basket & box paper shred
cupcake box

...and here is the end result...

I think just as cute as the bouquets and a lot less time consuming!  Just for fun here's the first onesie bouquet I made for Lauren...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gobble Gobble turkey shirt

Gobble Gobble....turkey shirt

Well here I am at 9p at night and I finally got through my turkey shirt for Michaela. With the help of Michele coaching me on the ruffles I ventured into the rest of it alone...blood, sweat, tears (literally) and its all done. I'm so proud and HOPE it holds up in the wash! :) 

I got the inspiration from but made my own rendition. 

Materials I used were:
1 plain white long sleeved t-shirt purchased at Target
5 different fabrics
Steam a Seam 2 (for turkey applique)
rick rack for the legs
ribbon for the gobble
2 black buttons

and in my case...a whole lotta time.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas is in the Edu-Prize Fall Festival and Craft fair

Hi everyone

Lauren and Michele here....welcome to our maiden post on our Coffee @ 3 blog. Get ready to enjoy the holidays and see what kind of crafty shenanigans we venture into over the next couple of months. We're busy at work making 2X4 projects to sell at the upcoming Edu-Prize Charter School Fall Festival and Craft fair this Saturday, November 13th from 11a-3p.  Here's a sneak peek of some of the 2X4 presents, snowmen, trees and burlap wreaths we will have tomorrow.
Go to: for information, directions and ticket prices. 
Stay tuned for more Coffee @ 3 posts.....