Monday, December 5, 2011

Sfeltaccessories Review & Giveaway

I am so very excited to be able to review my first item- A felt bead kit from Sfeltaccessories. Plus, Ann, the owner of Sfeltaccessories has agreed to let me giveaway a kit as well, so you can have fun making this at home.

This is off of Ann's Etsy's profile page:
"I am a designer, a knitter and felter and I hope my unique, original designs bring a modern edge to knitting and felting.
Having studied at Cardiff University I worked as a Textile teacher.
I design and make quality items using wool and felt including unique neckwarmers, collars, necklaces, handbags and handmade felted soaps. I also produce a number of kits to enable people to produce felt items themselves."

I was thrilled to receive my package in the mail from Sfeltaccessories! She package it beautifully and made sure that my item made it unharmed. After opening the box, I found this:

Inside, was EVERYTHING I needed to make the beads. It was all beautifully wrapped. 

  The felt she included was gorgeous! The pictures do not do them justice. The colors were so vibrant. I almost didn't want to touch them. (Notice the word almost!)

 S was just as excited as I was to make these. She wanted the beads for her ever expanding dress-up bin. 

Because S, is still younger and has, well, not much of an attention span yet, I started a few of the beads before she woke up:

 S, Loved playing with the felt. She loved how soft it was!

We had a blast making these beads. It was also a great learning experience. I think to say that we are beginner felters that we did pretty good:

We currently do not have them stringed...S decided that she was having a lot of fun juggling with them, so when she tires of that then we'll turn it into a necklace. :)

So who wants to win one of these kits??? 

(not yelling just super excited!) 


Fill out the entry form below to enter. The first two questions are mandatory but the rest are optional. Here are some links to help you fill out the entry form:

SFeltAccessories Etsy Shop

SFeltAccessories Blog

Crafty Mom Blog

Crafty Mom Blog on Facebook

Contest will be open until Monday, December 19th.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Update on the Halloween Costumes!

It's a little late but better than never right? I think the girls looked adorable!

S's costume:

C's costume:

Friday, October 14, 2011


I love Halloween! So many fun activities & things to make!!

Sophia is obsessed with everything Hawaiian, so it was so surprise when she said she wanted to be "Hawaiian". I took that to mean "hula girl". So I am in the process of making her costume- flowered headband, anklets, bracelets. I want to make her grass skirt out of 2 colors of tulle but I'm not sure If I will have the time.

I have been agonizing over what to have Camille be. I want them to have themed costumes, (you know, while I can get away with it.) I have a lobster costume, but she looks a boy in it. I really want something girly. So I thought of the perfect costume.. A Flamingo!!

I have all these ideas running through my head. I'm sketching out wings & headpieces. I cannot wait to get home so I can start making it! She is going to look flippin' adorable!

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's been a year...

..since I posted last. Wow! So many things have happened since then!

We starting trying for baby #2...
and had 2 miscarriages. :(

We lost a dear pet, our cat, Juliette.

We celebrated Sophia's 4th birthday! (My baby is getting so big!)

And, we welcomed new baby Camille, 7 weeks ago!
 She is already getting so big!

I've been thinking of lots of ideas for the blog, so please check back with me soon!

Farmer's Market Scrambled Eggs

I didn't know what to do with some zucchini & summer squash for my local farmer's market before they went bad. I always do the same thing with vegetables...steam them & then slather them with butter. So I decided to add them to scrambled eggs.

Ingredients Needed:

Now I used zucchini, summer squash & grape tomatoes, but, you can use anything you want or have on hand.
Salt/ Pepper to taste

Items To Have On Hand
Frying Pan
Cutting Board