Hi there! My name is Jody! I am a wife, mama, and own the Fabric Shoppe! I love to find BEAUTY in EVERYDAY life! I hope to inspire you here with fabrics, tutorials, recipes, and crafty inspiration! Stop back often and enjoy!
Yea!! I finished up the Christmas cards. I choose a simple design with minimal stamping. After a 3 day assembly line process, the winning photo went on the inside. Now I just have to get them all addressed and stamped. No simple task!
Since this is baby's first year I have been wanting to document all the new and old traditions of our family. I think I will make a small scrapbook of the things we do year after year for Christmas. I think it would be a fun thing to page through with our children in anticipation of the holiday season! Here are a couple of ours and I will be posting more as the month rolls along! Do you have any fun or unique Christmas traditions?
PS::Don't judge me and my fake tree! Smile ,smile!! We live in an apartment with dumb rules!!
#1 Get out the Christmas books
#2 Make an ornament for the baby-so she has her own collection
I painted this little cardboard house and wrote the baby's name and date on the back I used modge podge and then snow glitter to sparkle it up. I chose this because this year we brought the baby home!
I swear I saw this made somewhere online! But I have searched high and low and can't seem to find a tutorial anywhere. So here is my version of how I made this cute little fabric ornament. It's a great way to use up all those fabric scraps. If you use the type of foam ball I used it will give you a more sewn look as the foam will collapse a little on the seams. If you use a white styrofoam ball it will be a little more flat.
I have been working hard to get a few things together for a Christmas Craft fair here in my town. We did one last year and had great success. I am selling burp cloths, key fobs, crocheted hats, fabric baby booties and fat quarters from the shoppe! Luke (my husband) comes with and helps so that makes it fun! I hope everything sells! Here are a few photos of what is currently taking over my living room!
I was thinking about putting together a list of resources for crafters regarding craft shows. Have you blogged about any success's? Failures? Tips? Do tell!!!
I made this the other night after an impromptu visit to Whole Foods. I used to buy a sugar scrub at Origins and once at Bath & Body Works but it is so expensive. Who knew how cheap and easy it could be to exfoliate! It works really well. This is so easy and it makes a great gift too! You can choose whatever fragrance you would like. I chose grapefruit! Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup oil (olive, grapeseed, almond, non fragrance baby oil)
I finally found some time to do a little sewing and made a few new burpies for my other etsy site. Which I have been neglecting as of late. But now have some fresh items for sale! Here are a few pics, I am liking the new combos! I obviously can't get enough of the new Park Slope fabrics. I can't wait to use the Pop Garden prints!
While looking for a few things to put in the baby's room, I fell in love with these little handmade felt patches. They are so detailed! I found them here on etsy, all the way from the UK. Although i think i might have snatched up the last few!
I used some fabric from the shoppe and covered a few artists canvases. Then ironed on these whimsical patches. They go perfectly above the crib! I also covered a wreath frame with feathers, and put that above the dresser! Nothing in the frame yet but i am sure to have a million pictures soon!
I got these cute cards at the dollar spot at Target. Such a great deal. They were a little plain but I love craft colored paper, and the dots and stripes were cute too. I decided to throw on some ribbon and stamp it up a little, and turned them into these thank you cards. I figure i can't have to many of these around especially with the baby on the way.