Saturday, 30 April 2016


We have done a lot of fun activities at Mutual, so I thought I would share some here. We did Mormon Clue one night.  You can find all the files to print out here:
We wanted to mix up our young men and young women, so we randomly gave out name tags of famous couples. They then had to find their other half and that was their partner. It was really neat and everyone had fun. 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Girls Camp

I was asked to go to Girls Camp this year as the stake leader over crafts.  It was so much fun!  Our theme was "Say OZ" where "OZ" stood for "On to Zion."  We made these cute water bottles as a thank you gift for our YCL's.
For the crafts at camp, we made ruby slipper earrings or necklaces, scrabble tile necklaces, magnets, bottle cap key chains or necklaces, personalized notebooks, hemp bracelets, and braided headbands.  We got great feedback on the crafts.  I loved doing it!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Barefoot Baby Sandals

This morning I got an email for a deal on these cute little baby barefoot sandals. Since I have a baby, I was interested.
Aren't they adorable?  When I clicked on the link, though, and saw that for $6.25 plus $2 shipping, I could own one pair of sandals, I thought again.  I know, I know.  That's not a bad price, but I'm cheap, and I started looking closer. I mean, come on, it is just elastic and a flower. Then I remembered this pink elastic I had bought last summer that I didn't end up using. Hmmmm. The wheels started turning. I had learned how to make some cute flowers out of fabric, so I grabbed my supplies.  All it took was the elastic, fabric cut into a long strip, a button, and needle and thread. This is what they ended up like. I was very pleased. And because I had everything on hand, it didn't cost me a thing. In my rummaging, I also found some purple and green elastic, so I guarantee that I will be making more of these!

Friday, 5 July 2013

4th of July Blocks

We made these cute 2x4 blocks when my SIL and family came down for a visit. We love to craft together so I just printed this cute printable out on photo paper and cut the wood. We painted, mod podged, and added some ribbon. Even my 4 year old niece did one!  So easy and cute!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Chalkboard Placemats

I have another Pinterest party coming up, and this time decided to do something I've been wanting to do  for a long time. When I did that craft fair, oh three years ago or so, one lady there was selling chalkboard placemats. I had never heard of chalkboard fabric, but thought that sounded pretty awesome. So I went online and ordered some. Now to be fair, I did try to make them. They just didn't turn out. I had a hard time with the chalkboard fabric bunching up when I tried to sew it. A few months ago, I saw a tip on Pinterest that said to put scotch tape over the sewing foot. It worked like a charm!  I'm going to get some chalk to put in the pocket and they will be all set to go.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pinterest Party

I have a friend who is having a Pinterest party tomorrow. I am so excited to go and have been trying to figure out what I will make to take to it. I wanted to do something for springtime and finally settled on two wood projects. I made an Easter wood craft and a patriotic one as well. I think they turned out well. When I'm making something, I always worry it won't look good at the end. I have also noticed that a lot of crafts on Pinterest don't tell you how to make them, so I am including the dimensions for these crafts for any others who may want to make them and also for my own personal reference!
Fr the "He is Risen" one, I cut the first piece to 5", the second to 7", and the third to 9". I used the Monotype Cursiva font set at 3" for the letters.  For the patriotic one, I used the Snickles font, also at 3". For the wood, I cut two pieces at 4", one at 8", and the last at 9". I just used 2x4 wood for all of them.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cupboard Glass

My husband suggested to use the image I used on our privacy glass by our front door on our cupboard glass. We have a corner cupboard that has a glass front.  I used my cricut to cut out the clear contact paper this time and that cut the prep time way down.  I just set my cricut blade to setting 2 and medium pressure.  It worked great!  It doesn't completely block out the view of the inside, but I think it looks good and does what we wanted. 
If you are interested in using the same stencil image, here it is.  You can make it bigger (like I did by my front door) or smaller (like I did here).