Sunday, March 14, 2010

Craft, Craft, Craft....

So the people that know me well know that I have lots of different hobbies, and that I bounce from one to another, rarely finishing a project fully. Unfortunately this winter my hobby seemed to be watching TV every night, but with the warming and coming of Spring I have turned back to crafting and have actually finished a few things. Yesterday I was at Michael's Craft and picked up a few things to make a new spring wreath. Some people are intimidated by making wreath's but it's not too hard. I just grabbed some beaded garland, a few doodads, and some floral wire...

Throw in one stubborn cat that likes to be a part of everything I'm doing and I got this:








Another thing I recently made was a coupon holder. A couple of years ago I started getting the local newspaper and with that comes the bonus of coupons. I know some people hate the hassle but it's been worth it to me. On the average I save anywhere from $8-$15 a shopping trip...just last night I saved over $12 at the grocery store. I was storing my coupons in the following, but as you can see it was just not working anymore...

I went online and found this cute pattern. After pulling out my fabric scraps I created this darling item...

Now I did make some alterations such as making it a little narrower (2inches) so that it fit in my purse better, and, I'm not such a fan of Velcro (too noisy) so I added a snap and embellished with a cute button on the outside.



Finally, I recently did a little canning. I got this wonderful recipe from my sister in law's decorating blog for some jalapeno jelly. It may sound a little gross, but it's delicious...I promise. It accents Mexican food wonderfully, and it was a breeze to make. From start to pulling the jars out of the canner was probably less than an hour!

1 comment:

Leigh and Greg said...

I LOVE your projects. What a cute little coupon holder. Is there anything you can't do?!