Monday, December 22, 2008

Flashy Chucks

One of Mira's requests for Christmas goodies was a pair of these:

Bling-ed out Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers :) We saw these at a number of boutiques, however they were mostly for smaller girls - toddlers mostly. But they're SO cute! So, I decided to try my hand at making them. I found the sneakers and got the crystals. But the first attempt didn't go so well...not only was I using the wrong type of glue (I thought E6000 would hold ANYTHING!) but the crystals were too big & wouldn't line up right. After 2 hours of gluing I had to tear it all apart and start again with NEW glue & smaller crystals! Phew - I'm glad the second attempt came out better. And now that I know my niece is having a girl this June, you can bet she'll have a tiny pair of these too!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Last night the last custom order was picked up! YAY! This was such a fun one to do. Cynthia from My Quilter Girl ( makes the most awesome quilts and asked me to make one for her daughter that matches a quilt she's made. Apparently her daughter chose the fabric. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabric but when I imagine a 5 year picking fabric I think of pink & purple! LoL! But it's WAY cool. Both my girls loved it AND my dad came over when I was finishing it and requested a shirt made from the skulls & crossbones fabric by Alexander Henry!

It turned out very cute and check back soon for more info, as Cynthia will be posting pics of her daughter with it and the quilt! Can't wait to see how they look all together :)

Also {DONE} with the Christmas shopping...just a few more handmade gifts to finish up. We've been doing LOTS of Holiday baking around here and we've even found a way to get Nolan involved :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

{Strawberry Shortcake}

Talk about a blast from the past!! Okay, all you ladies from the '80's...remember Strawberry Shortcake? Blueberry Muffin? Orange Blossom? Ginger Snap? Can't remember the name of the dog or the myself now, huh?!? LOL! Everything seems to come back around and so did she. This is a baby doll bassinet for a custom order made from Strawberry Shortcake fabric.
Also requested to go with this and the quilt was a matching dolly pillow. This was so FUN to make and hopefully there will be a happy little girl on Christmas morning :)I'm also finishing up my last custom order before the holiday. It's another baby doll bassinet made from skulls & crossbones with red roses. It's going to be very striking! I can't wait to finish! It's being made to match a little girls quilt she already has in her bedroom, made by her MAMA @ MY Quilter Girl. Please check out her website ( )...she does AWESOME work!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cricut Christmas Ornaments

Nolan & I rushed out this morning to get our errands done before the snow came....and we BARELY made it :) He's such fun to hang out with. Everyone is always so polite when he tells them "Hi" - all 47 times. His curiosity is such that he doesn't mind going to the fabric store and Robert's with me. He just loves to look at everything, especially now with all the Christmas decorations being so bright and sparkly!

The rest of the day is dedicated to starting some custom orders due by the end of the week and working on family gifts. I've got these done already:

I absolutely LOVE my Cricut machine! And now that I've figured out how to use the sheets of vinyl, the sky's the limit. LOL! These ornaments will be cute for my sister-in-law whether she puts them on her tree or in a decorative bowl. Hope she likes them...and hope she doesn't read my blog before I can give them to her - HA HA. As much as I wish I could take credit for this idea, I actually got it (with permission) from Heather White at {unwrapped}: She always has such wonderful ideas for home dec & gift giving! She also is an incredibly talented photographer so be sure to visit her photography blog:, especially if you still need to have those family photos done for this year!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

While I've been pretty immersed in the sewing realm of crafting lately, I still follow a number of blogs by very talented ladies here in Utah. One of which is Amber Packer. She used to teach classes at my favorite scrapbook store - All My Memories - before it closed last year. Last week she hosted a give away on her blog ( ) for a copy of a new publication by Scrapbook Trends magazine/Northridge Media: Simply Handmade.

That's right, I won! How exciting this was, not only because I never win anything BUT this magazine is AWESOME! It really can't be considered just a magazine either....more like a book. The thick pages are chock full of incredible photos & close ups, accompanied by step by step instructions for each of the crafts shown. Simple paper or sewing projects that can be completed in a matter of hours, that turn out great! I would definitely recommend picking up your own copy. This Christmas themed issue was wonderful & I can't wait to see what comes out next.

BIG THANKS to Amber for this fabulous prize. You have a beautiful home and nice ride (we drive the same car...haha). Hope the yard recovers from Nolan trampling through your flower beds!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

100 Posts!!

WOW! I just noticed that this is my 100th post on the Scrap Happy blog! YAY :) How the time flies. I'm really looking forward to using BLURB at the end of the year and having a hardbound copy of my blog made! Not quite scrapbooking but it's preserving other things I probably wouldn't scrap otherwise.

Also, wanted to let you all know about the Traveling Trunk Boutique:

Going on NOW in the Harvard/Yale area of Salt Lake! A quaint gingerbread style home and a smaller venue but GREAT FINDS! You won't want to miss this one!