Monday, October 7, 2013

Cuteness alert!

I am working on a fun new project; I can't wait to share it with you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Heart Sale!

In celebration of Valentine's Day we are offering 15% off the marked price of every item in our shop now through Monday, Feb. 15th!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Green Fairy Quilts Giveaway

Two of my talented cousins have joined forces to offer a fun giveaway this week; check it out at Green Fairy Quilt's blog.
Judi (Green Fairy Quilts) has a business making beautiful quilts and patterns and her sister Jen (All Things Ribbon) makes absolutely darling hair bows. You're sure to find something you love!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Check These Out...

Remember when we made felted balls? I happened upon Stemellina Supplies Etsy shop and thought these felted beads were so cute I had to share. These would be made using the same technique we used to make the felted balls with the designs needle felted on the finished bead.

We'll do some needle felting projects in the future to show how fun it is to embellish your felted projects.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"No Sweater for You!"

One of the Christmas gifts I received from my mom this year was a book on learning to knit, three skeins of yarn and several sets of knitting needles in various sizes.

Filled with the anticipation of learning a new skill, I asked my husband if I knit him a sweater if he'd wear it; he immediately said "no". I said "even if I spend hours and hours slaving away to make you a handmade sweater?" He said "that's why I'm telling you before you spend hours and hours on it." Kill joy.

Maybe I'll make him a hat...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How To: Christmas Wreath Ornament

You will need:

Scrap pieces of wool in two shades of green
Three medium sized red beads
Length of ribbon for hanging
Poly-Fill or other batting

Using a glass or jar cut out two circles of green wool approximately 3 1/2" in diameter. Next, using a smaller circle (I used a film canister) trace and cut a circle out of the center approximately 1 1/2" in diameter.

Machine or hand stitch the two circle together along the smaller circle in the center. Using a small amount of batting, stuff the wreath while pinning along the outside edge. Insert the ends of your ribbon forming a loop for hanging. Stitch around the outside edge as close the the edge as possible.

Using the other shade of green wool, cut out a three leafed holly leaf cluster. clip little pieces away along the edges to form the jagged holly leaf look. Tack or hot glue the holly leaf into place on your wreath. Stitch or glue the beads into a cluster on the center of the holly leaf. Try using tiny craft pom-poms or buttons here too; whatever you have on hand!

There you go! Easy, cute, and non-breakable; what could be sweeter?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The Sweeter Sweater Company would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! May the season be filled with laughter, love, family, friends, joy and gratitude!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How To: Christmas Cookie Tree Ornament

You will need:
Scrap pieces of felted wool in brown and ivory
Length of ribbon for hanging
Length of ribbon for a bow
Beads for cookie sprinkles (optional)

Using a glass or jar trace and cut out a circle onto the brown wool approximately 3" or 4" in diameter.

Do the same with the ivory wool. Next cut half of the circle away in a wavy pattern to make the dripping frosting edge.

Next sew the beads on the ivory in a random pattern to form the sprinkles on the frosting.

Once the beads are in place, pin the ivory wool to the brown wool carefully matching the edges. Insert the ends of the ribbon forming a loop for hanging. Machine or hand stitch as close to the top edge as possible; there is no need to stitch along the wavy edge.

Sew or glue a bow in the top center at the base of the loop hanger.

What a fun way to make a personalized gift out of items you have on hand. This would be really cute as a decoration on a plate of Christmas cookies for your neighbors.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Attention Quilters!

My cousin makes gorgeous quilts and patterns. She is doing a giveaway on her blog between now and Tuesday. Check out the Green Fairy Quilts blog for a great giveaway just in time for Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Ideas...sort of...

Do you have a toddler on your gift giving list? If you are having a hard time finding the perfect gift check out my friend Visual Anarchy's suggestion for what not to do.

While you're at it, check out her Etsy Shop; she makes really beautiful glass Christmas ornaments!