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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #65

Welcome, Welcome all to the 65th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Thank you so much for partying with me!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mini Course Giveaway "Never Run Out of Ideas Again"

I am so excited today to have Colleen on from

She has a fantastic new mini-course for all us bloggers 
"Never Run Out of Ideas Again".
But really, I found that it really can be used on so many different levels, not just for bloggers.

Well, anyway, I'll let Colleen tell you more!

Everyone struggles with generating the ‘perfect idea’ every now and again- the difference between
those people who seem to have great ideas all the time and the rest of us? They know how to trick their brains into coming up with new ideas when they’re stuck. Allowing yourself to be inspired- and knowing how to get your creative juices flowing takes practice. 

I’m Colleen a DIY and Lifestyle blogger at Lemon Thistle (where I talk home decor, parties, DIY, Printables and Babies) but I also contribute projects to other blogs and have blogging clients that I create content for. In any given week I’m not only creating 3 projects for Lemon Thistle, but also another 6 posts for clients/ other blogs. Plus, I’m shooting out e-mails pitching ideas.
That’s a lot of content to create and a lot of ideas to generate.

When I first started blogging, I didn't understand how it was possible to create fresh content that hadn't been done by a hundred other bloggers… let alone do it every week! 

This workbook is designed to not only give you strategies to tackle your idea block, but gives you practices that can help change the way you view idea generation 
(and it’s not a scary thing!).

Coming up with ideas 
(and GOOD ones at that) is the topic I get asked about more than any other and hey, I get it!

 These strategies have helped me not only fill my editorial calendar, but have also given me more than enough ideas to pitch for future projects. My trouble is now picking which idea is the best fit/ best timed. I so hope that they will do the same for you!

Don't wait to win it, buy the mini-course at a very affordable price. 
Plus, Colleen is giving a special 10% discount to all of you Crafty Allie Fans!


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #64

Welcome, Welcome all to the 64th
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

DIY Fabric Flowers for Headbands

I have already shown how to make fabric flowers on my blog before, but this time I want to show a different type that is very popular!

I love shabby chic flowers, and I am loving these adorable baby headbands that have this particular type of flower.

It is super easy to make, and best part is no sewing is required, just a hot glue gun.

So lets begin...

First you will need your fabric.
Chiffon seems to work the best, its pretty, silky but the most of all the ends of it easily shred.

You will also need a felt fabric.

I cut a 4 inch circle out of the felt.

And then cut TEN 4 inch circles 
from the chiffon fabric.

Hint... if you double your fabric you only have to cut 5 circles.

Next fold a circle in half.

Fold, it in half again.

And with your nail just pinch and 
drag your fingers along the edge.

Dab some hot glue about 1/4 inch 
from the edge of the circle.

And glue down the tip of your circle.

Place another circle half way on 
top of the other circle.

Make your way around the circle.

Next cut about a 12 inch long 
1 1/2 inches wide strip.

Fold it in half,

And Fray the edges.

Fold the tip of the fabric over into a triangle.

Glue it down in the center.

And slowly glue it down all the way around.

Trim off any extra long fray strings. 

Now for the headband.

You will need FOE (Fold Over Elastic)

Here are the measurements so you know how long to cut the elastic.
Newborn  13″
0-1 Year 14″ 
 1-6 Years 15″
 Child-teen 16.5″
Adults  17.5″ 

I glue mine together first and 
then sew it to make sure it is super secure!

I made a pink one to go with the white one 
and then added a flower embellishment 
(flower center).

Adhere the flowers with hot glue and then adhere two more felt circles to the backside of the elastic.

I made another quick one this evening.

Here is the tutorial for the flower on the left.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chevron Block Photo Frames

I'm sure one day, I'll get tired 
of the chevron pattern.
Either that or it will fade away, 
like all the other fads. 
But for now I'm still loving it!

My sister mentioned to me she wanted 
some of these block frames. 
She had seen them somewhere, 
and she was trying to describe them, 
but finally we saw some similar to these at an Antique Mall, and I was like Ohh Ok I get it.
Um Ya, I can totally make those!

So, luckily I already had two  2x4 blocks.
And... the best part is they were already black from a previous project, DOUBLE BONUS!

Next I printed off a chevron pattern.

And then I cut out the pattern
 and just taped it to the blocks.

With a pencil I traced the pattern onto the block.

Next, with a very stiff fine point paint brush, 
I painted the chevron stripes 
with an off white color.

Then using a fine grade of sanding paper, 
sand all the way around the block and the top of it.

Then I added some twine.


And I made a pink one too!

And that's it, really very simple!

The toughest part was deciding 
which pictures to display in it;
I still may change them out.

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Until Next Time...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Worthwhile Wednesdays #63

Welcome, Welcome all to the 63rd
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

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