Monday, November 10, 2008

Party Hardy!!


I am a sucker for a good party, and one of my very favorite bloggers is having one today! Chris over at Just a Girl is having a great "I Can Make That" party where we can share our inspriation or ideas for a homemade Christmas. I am all about giving and receiving something homemade because I am just such a sentimental person. Anyway, back to the PARTY... since I had company this weekend I was not able to actually make anything, but I know what I am planning to make, so I am just gonna share some tutorials I have found and plan on using for Christmas gifts. This is my first blog party, so bear with me!

First off, I am gonna make most of the kids on my list one of these I Spy Bags. They are all over Etsy, and I figure if I can make them themed for the kids I am giving them to, they will go over well. (i.e. my son's friend is a sports fanatic, so I am gonna use some sport material and put all sport buttons inside.) I have had the most luck at Hobby Lobby and Wal-mart for buttons, and I found the best selection of fleece and flannel at Jo-Ann's. Rosie-Baby was nice enough to provide a tutorial, and she sells them too.

Here are some others I found on Etsy that were really cute...



talona had this one and several others.

LilyClaire had this one. I like how her tag is on the little ribbon. I could post 50 of these things, but I think you catch my drift. There are oodles of them on Etsy.

I love anything monogrammed so I plan on doing a couple of these framed monograms.







They are by Jack and Lulu but I figure I can make them easy enough with some scrapbook paper and vinyl letters or my printer.


I will also be making some tassels like these from Heather. This is one of her tassels that I love and she was even nice enough to give a tutorial.


Is this cute or what? I can just see this little bird on my sister's cabinet knob.

I could go on for days, but these are a few of my upcoming projects. I can't wait to see what everyone else is gonna be making so I can add to my list!


6 comments:

Chris said...

Gosh, you are so nice. I love every single idea you gave. However, I had never heard of making your own Ispy game/bag!! My kids LOVE this game. And that tassel. To. die. for. You should show a tutorial when you do yours. I think they're tricky! Thank you for joining the party!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Great ideas!

Amy said...

Love the I spy bags!

I am so happy that you posted the link to the tutorial for tassels. I have wanted to try making my own for awhile now.

Thanks!

edie+steve said...

Mandi
So nice to meet you and welcome to blogworld. Thank you for the sweet comments and I am so happy to know another blogging southerner! Great ideas above too.
Blessings,
Edie

Michelle said...

Great ideas! Love the monogram!

Michelle
http://www.everydaycelebrating.com

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Girl, we could be best friends! You posted some of my absolute favorite things. I am all about a monogram anything. And I have been collecting stuff to make those ultra-fab tassels...wasn't her tutorial awesome? The I-Spy bags are new to me, but I LOVE them. Thanks for all the wicked cute ideas!

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