Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Wreath

My friend told me about this cute wreath she had seen on Our Best Bites. She said she immediately thought of me, because I've made quite a few of those rolled flowers. I picked up the wreath at Walmart for $3.50 and the silver accent was $ .75, not too shabby. So I just rolled these flowers with the material I had from the yo-yo necklace and glued them onto felt and then glued them onto the wreath. Quick, easy and festive. This is another thing that B had on his Christmas list that is now crossed off!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of this DIY Sewing Kit for the SewMamaSew Giveaway is:

is Number 135:
Megan said...

Wow, you have great stuff! I think my favorite has to be the Pink, Cream, and Green ruffled dress. My daughter would look adorable in it! Thanks for the giveaway!megancparsons(at)

December 16, 2010 1:14 PM


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giveaway Day!


Well I love Sew, Mama, Sew and I thought that I would participate in Giveaway Day! This is my first time ever trying this.
I'll be giving away this DIY Sewing Kit from our Bold Blooms Etsy shop.

The cute and quick DIY sewing kit includes: precut fabric, elastic, and instructions.
It comes in the following sizes- XS:6mo-2yrs, S:3-5yrs, M:6-8yrs, and L 9-12yrs.
This is a fast skirt and is also great for girls learning to sew!
I will ship internationally.

To be entered in the giveaway:
Please visit
Bold Blooms and come back and tell me what your favorite item was and leave a way for me to contact you (email works best)!

**Only one entry per person please, winner to be chosen by drawing on December 17th at 5pm MST. If I don't have a way to contact you, I will have to choose another winner! Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yo-Yo Necklace

I've seen these necklaces before, they sell some really cute ones on Etsy. I wanted to try my hand at one. I wanted the colors to be somewhat holiday-ish. I loved these fabrics at the store so this is what I came up with.

After looking at it, I felt like it needed something else, so I added some beads to the centers.

I brought this to the Girl's Night Gift Exchange and I want to make one for me in alternating colors so we don't match! But I love how it turned it, and it was really fun to make.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Raspberry Salad

A week ago, we went to a friend's birthday and they served this yummy raspberry salad. Micah and I couldn't stop thinking about it, so we set out to make our own. And it was also YUMMY!

Spring Salad Mix from Costco
Red Onion
Candied Pecans
Raspberry Vinaigrette

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fabric Necklace Goodness

I've wanted to make one of these necklaces for soooo long. And I noticed I had a few rolled flowers that I never did anything with, so I decided it was time for a necklace.
This is what I did:
Rolled the flowers and hand sewed them.
I got a piece of felt for the back and glued the flowers on the way that I wanted them.
Then I got a chain and fit it to the length I wanted and added a toggle to the ends.
Then I sewed the ends of the chains onto the felt, the end!

I think I want to make one for Christmas too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holy Cow Boutique Again!

It seems like we were just here. But the Holy Cow, Christmas Boutique is in full swing. We have lots of cute new fabrics. Lots of dresses, sewing kits, and skirts (including our popular black elastic waist skirt). We even added some coordinating "hair blooms"!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Maybe not one of the most healthiest recipes, but maybe one of the yummiest!
Try it you'll like it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Holy Cow Boutique, Fall Harvest

We are at the Holy Cow Boutique this week!! W-F 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm (Old PG Rec Center 65E 200S, we are on the west aisle). We have new fall dresses and skirts, halloween dresses, diy sewing kits, and sale items! Come check out Bold Blooms!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Purse Essentials

A few weeks ago we had a Relief Society Activity. One of the games we had was, what's in your purse? When we were planning the activity one of the commitee members volunteered me to make the prizes for the games. She even donated the fabric! I thought I should make something that you could put in your purse. I came across this tutorial for checkbook covers. I made several and you can tell which one was my first. (the one in the front with the sideways ruffle, oops!)

Well after making several, I thought these would make cute sunglass covers. And I could really use a sunglass cover myself. So I played around with some measurements and came up with these sunglass covers...

I just need to make one more, for me!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer Pool Dress

This summer we've been to the pool quite a few times. I've seen a lot of ladies there with cute swimsuits and dresses. I thought maybe I should just make one. I found this knit fabric (my first) that reminded me of the colors of water so I picked it up. I shirred the top and left the dress long. I ended up removing the straps, because it stays up anyway. I love it, it's so comfy and great for lounging around the house. Too bad I made at the end of the summer and not the beginning, I guess there is always next year!

Nice and long

Shirred top

Monday, August 30, 2010

The T-Shirt Dress

Well I love the site Made by Lex. She makes such great clothing. Awhile back she did a dress that I loved. This dress I did is loosely based on that dress, minus the bib section. I used one of Katelin's old t-shirts and we bought some fabric for the bottom. She likes it, I like it, and now I've got to make one for myself!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shabby Apple Sale Cancelled :(

Oh I am so sad that this sale at Shabby Apple was just cancelled, I really hope there will be a rain check!! Their dresses are awesome!! Fingers totally crossed...

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Yearlong Ruffle Shirt

I have been working on this shirt for what seems like forever!! I bought the fabric last year. I started this last fall, put it aside, then picked it up again in the winter, then put it aside, then I thought I really need to finish this!! So I finally did and I love it! It's really soft and I love the ruffles!

I used McCall's 2599, the pattern was a wee bit boxy for my liking, so I took it in based off a shirt I already have.

Monday, May 31, 2010

So much cuter!

This dress is so much cuter on, than in the previous picture!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Holy Cow Boutique!!

Well my friend Donna and I have been working together for awhile and have made some fun things for the Holy Cow Boutique!! We are selling made skirts and dresses. And we also are selling DIY sewing kits. They come with precut fabric, instructions, and elastic. Skirts are size 6mo-12yr and the dresses are 6mo-8yrs. We also opened up an etsy shop and you can find it here We are really excited, so if you're in the area stop on by!!
Holy Cow Boutique
Wednesday-Friday 9-8
Saturday 9-5
Old Pleasant Grove Rec Center
65 East 200 S Pleasant Grove

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Dress

I know I don't have any girls, but I made an Easter dress for my niece, Sydney. I had started with a pattern but pretty much threw it out the window because it wasn't working the way I wanted. The little rosette on top is the clip for her hair. I'll hopefully get a picture of her wearing it soon.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Awhile back I across this blog, Trey and Lucy and she has some really great tutorials and lots of cute stuff going on over there. I love the ties and have made several since.

These ones I made for R using this tutorial. I used an old pair of corduroy shorts for the backs which makes it a little more sturdy, I like how it frays around the edges.

He loves to pick out which one he wants to wear

These tie onesies a friend asked me to make some for her new little boy
I used this tutorial, except I kept the tie all one piece

I can't wait to see him in them!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I can't stop!

Well I know that my suppose to be weekly posts have skipped a week or two. But I have a good reason, I had a lot of Relief Society things that I needed to get done. But I have been able to get a few things started. With that out of the way, let me just say that I have recently talked to a few ladies that have all boys and sometimes it's a little hard to wear "girly things" when you have all boys. I don't want to look out of place next to all things boys. But alas, I am a girl. I have a friend who has been wearing some cute accessories lately and get this, she doesn't look out of place. So I've been thinking I need to have some more accessories. So I think I am going to get back to making bracelets and I think I may even make a necklace. GASP! Anyway here is a black bracelet, really who doesn't need one of these. And it was free, because I already had all the stuff! Love it!

Here is another one of these addicting bracelets that I made for a neighbor.

Again, sorry about the extremely white arms, it is what it is.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scripture Puppets

I had remembered that I had started some scripture puppets in my old Ward. Our goal this year is to do let the kids get more involved with FHE. Then I thought about these guys...

Book of Mormon Puppets



There are all kinds of variations that you could do. I had started these way back when but I think that I will make some more. All you need is a little felt and old fabric scraps. The pattern has ideas for righteous and wicked puppets, boys and girls meant to look old and young. I think this will be fun. I'll post when I finish some more.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Car Seat Tent Tutorial

I've had a couple of neighbors ask me to make these cute car seat tents. The great thing about them is that they double as a blanket that doesn't fall off, and it makes for a dark sleeping place that babies can still breathe in. My sister was interested in how I did it, so here is a little tutorial.

Supplies Needed:


Coordinating Thread

1 yard of fabric for the back (minkee)
1 1/4 yard for the front and straps (cotton)
*wash both fabrics first, unless using both 100% cotton

ric-rac (about 5 yards)

1. Cut off the extra 1/4 yard of fabric off the front piece so you have 1 yard left. Save the 1/4 yard for the straps.
2. Line up the front and back pieces of fabric, right sides together, and trim around the edges to make them even. Then I took a plate and marked around the edges and then trimmed, to make the rounded corners.
3. Pin the ric-rac around the front fabric measuring in with the left side of the ric-rac at 1 inch. Sew the ric-rac down. I put a little fray check on the ends.

4. Then put the 2 fabrics together, right sides facing each other and pin all the way around.

5. Sew both pieces together at about 1/2 inch all the way around, leaving a 6 inch opening to turn inside out. Notch the corners, so they won't be bulky.

6. Turn right side out and make sure corners are nice and rounded. Then hand or machine stitch closed.

7. Now take the 1/4 yard fabric and cut 2 pieces measuring 9 x 6 1/2 inches. These will be the straps.

8. Iron around the edges measuring 1/4 inch. Then fold in half to make a long strap, iron.

9. Now measure 2 pieces of ric-rac, (for each strap) and sew onto each end of the strap that will be on the outside of the strap measuring in . (See below) tuck the ric-rac into the fold and then sew around the edges.

10. Cut some velcro and sew into desired place, one on the inside and one on the outside of each strap. (See above picture) *Make sure that you look at the way you are going to close the strap before sewing on the velcro, so that they line up and the velcro closes properly.

11. Then put the blanket over your car seat and mark where you would like your straps to be. Lay it out flat and then measure in equally on both sides so that the staps are centered.

12. Put the straps right side down and sew into place. I sewed a small rectangle in the middle of the strap and went around it about 2-3 times just to make sure it was secure. You are done!!

Finished car seat tent measures about 34x42 inches