Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #88

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here!  Let's get this week's party started with four fabulous posts that were linked up to last week's party...
Amy from Homey Oh My! linked up her tutorial for Beaded Candle Holders and Vase!
Liz of Howling at the Moon shared a handmade Ladder for Blankets.
Ivy of Girl @ Home linked up her DIY Neon Wooden Kitchen Utensils!
Tanya from The Natural Homeschool shared Spring Butterfly Mosaics, a colorful craft for kids.

Wonderful posts, ladies!  Feel free to grab a button if you were featured...
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Now it's time for this week's party!
I know my fellow bloggers are doing some fantastic things out there in blogland.  A little bird told me that you are!  I'd love for you to share a recipe, craft, home decor project, activity/craft for kids, or any post you're proud of...
Grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments!
I will feature a few more fabulous links next week.  Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent!
For my non-blogging readers, feel free to visit the links and glean inspiration!
Here we go!  I can't wait to see the amazing things that you link up this week!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Sponsors and A Giveaway

photo credit: Artful Life Designs
I love their personalized prints! There are designs for every room in your home and color options to match any decor! Be sure to take a look at the Mommy/Play Date cards too. They are a perfect way to exchange contact information with other mommies.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics
This is my favorite online source for fabric! If you have ever wondered where the fabric came from for a project I've shared on the blog, chances are this shop is the answer.

Hobbies from the Heart
This shop is filled with paper goodies and accessories that are perfect for packaging and gift items! There are also some lovely items for showers and weddings. My sister shopped here before her big day.

Pink Flamingo Ephemera
If you are looking for unique craft supplies, this is the perfect spot to shop! Here are some button creations and a garland I made with items from this lovely shop.

Earth Cookie Creations
I love, love, love this unique gem of a shop! From party wares to garlands, this Etsy shop has you covered.

Have you checked out Cindy's blog? It has been one of my favorites for years!

Root & Blossom
Another lovely blog to start following! Be sure to check out Lena's Etsy shop too!

The Natural Homeschool
Here is another fantastic blog to take a look at! I am loving the post with the spring butterfly mosaics!

Would you like to win prizes from some of my fabulous sponsors? Here's your chance! One lucky winner will receive all of this...

Your choice of a set of 4 prints from Artful Life Designs
photo credit: Artful Life Designs

A set of 100 mommy/playdate cards from Artful Life Designs
photo credit: Artful Life Designs

Yellow daisy cabochon necklace from Bluebird Cottage Designs

Paper garland from Bluebird Cottage Designs

$15 store credit to Hobbies from the Heart
photo credit: Hobbies from the Heart

50 piece ephemera pack from Pink Flamingo Ephemera (The winner's pack may vary from the photo. This is an example.)
photo credit: Pink Flamingo Ephemera

Three pom pom garlands (mint, pink, and cream) from Earth Cookie Creations
photo credit: Earth Cookie Creations

Follow the directions below to enter. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Happy entering!
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Flannel Stuffed Animal

Move over Easter Bunny! How about some Easter elephants? {laughing} I actually didn't make these because of Easter. Last June I made a Naptime Bundle for one of the boys. I loved the little elephant with it so much that I decided to make one for each of my kids. I used flannel for them which is actually a fabric I didn't like to sew with until I discovered Raspberry Creek Fabrics. This shop has a beautiful selection of soft flannel. Many of the designs are sold in coordinating bundles that inspired me to make both the Naptime Bundle and the Baby Bundle. If you haven't ever tried sewing with flannel, take a look at some of the options that Raspberry Creek Fabrics has and try one of my tutorials. This would be a great one to start with...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Simple Packaging Ideas

One of my favorite things about having a shop on Etsy is getting to package up orders. I love this task! And Hobbies from the Heart is one of my favorite sources for cute packaging supplies like stickers, seals, twine, doilies, glassine bags, washi tape, and tags.

With these simple supplies it's easy to make each package or gift fun and unique! Here are a few quick and easy packaging ideas...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #87

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here!  Let's get this week's party started with four fabulous posts that were linked up to last week's party...
Cassie from Little Red Window linked up her DIY Lace Doily Easter Eggs!
Jennifer of The Jenny Evolution shared this fun Easter Egg Garland.
Becky and Glenna from My Paper Craze linked up this darling Tutu Easter Basket!
Cathy of Our Mini Family shared this delicious looking Chocolate Dipped Peeps Hot Cocoa.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Crafting with Buttons

Have you seen the fabulous craft supplies I received from Pink Flamingo Ephemera? This lovely shop sells vintage paper and craft supplies that are truly unique. Be sure to take a peek!

The vintage buttons really got my creativity flowing. Here are five simple craft ideas for buttons...