Hi Folks! I've been finding nifty craft goodies at thrift stores lately...and even at the hardware store! I love thrift store shopping because every visit is like a treasure hunt - you never know what you'll find there. I'll edit this post to share some photos below of a few of my best finds.
Hi Folks! It's time to wake up this blog - I've been MIA due to recurrent health problems, but I'm dealing with that and want to get back to blogging. So, where do I start? I've been doing some crocheting as health therapy, so I'll share some pics of the ruffle scarves I've made in the last month or so. These are so pretty and work up quickly!
Quick review of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish!
I bought this polish in the color "Wined Up" during a sale on nail stuff at CVS a while back, also bought about 8 more polishes of varying brands and colors. The hubby and I went on a short trip to Myrtle Beach this past weekend to visit some family who were staying there. In the early afternoon on Saturday, I applied this polish to see how it looked on my long natural nails before I cut them short. The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Polish went on quickly and evenly, though it did take a couple of coats to cover my nails. As for drying fast, it really did that! I'd guess it only took about 2 minutes, and it was good to go. The color I used is a dark shiny wine color, and I'm really diggin' it! There is a tiny bit of chipping at the tips of my thumb and index finger, but it's held up pretty well considering I went swimming, hot tubbing (really hot!), played in the sand, and dipped in the ocean - I tend to only wear polish for a couple of days, so this one definitely passed the test for me. Below is a pic I took tonight (Sunday) of my nails - Love this color!
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own honest ones. Unless otherwise noted, any product I review was purchased by myself, and I have not been compensated in any way by the company which produces said product.
Hi...Long time, no post! I'm back and better than ever! I'm excited to announce that I was able to snag one of the limited subscriptions to Cravebox from their drawing in May - Yay!! As soon as I get my first box, I'll be reviewing the items in it and show everything here.
Keep an eye out here and on my twitter page for more info - Have a great week!
Hi Ya'll - I can't believe it's only 2 days until Christmas! I wanted to share a very quick last minute craft/gift idea. I was inspired by something I saw in a 30+ year-old book that I picked up at a thrift store. It's a cute little snowman ornament made from a baby sock! Hope you like it - This is my first tutorial, so let me know what you think.
♥ Kim ♥
Baby Sock Snowman Ornament:
What you need:
1 Baby Sock with cuff (got mine at the $ Store)
Embroidery Thread (any color - I used brownish-gold)
Scrap of Fabric
Embellishments (I used beads and a pom-pom)
Glue Gun & Glue Stick
Step 1: Assemble materials.
Step 2: Unroll the cuff of the baby sock and stuff the sock tightly with Poly-Fill up to the seam where the cuff starts. It's ok if it's a bit lumpy at this point.
Step 3: Cut a length of embroidery thread (I used the full 6 thread thickness) and tie a double knot as tight as you can around the seam where the cuff starts. Trim off thread ends close to knot. Tie another length of embroidery thread around the middle of the stuffed part, again as tight as you can. This will make the snowman's head and body. (The pic below is before I cut off my thread ends.)
Step 4: Flip the sock cuff down over the 'head' to form the snowman's hat. Cut a strip of scrap fabric and tie it around the 'neck' for a scarf.
Step 5: Add your embellishments using hot glue (or sew them on if you like) - I used a small pom-pom for the top of the hat and beads for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Tiny buttons would be great too! Use the needle and a length of embroidery thread to make a hanger. And here he is...Isn't he cute? :)
Hi Folks - I've been working on lots of craft projects lately and wanted to share a bit. Today I'm showing off some Paper Beads I made! I've been wanting to try making these for a while now and found a great tutorial on You Tube HERE - They are fun and super easy! Here are pics:
Pretty cute, right? I sealed them with clear nail polish that had glitter in it so they're all sparkly.
Soon I'll be showing off some fabric Yo-Yo's my hubby and I made!