Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Giveaway -- Jessica Jane Etsy Shop

   Remember when I said when we get 100 followers, I had a surprise?
Sorry, it has taken so long but with my son’s birthday this week, it has been pretty busy around here.
But, I’m excited to announce we are having our first giveaway from Jessica.Jane.  Here are some of items listed at her shop currently.
To see some more of her work, stop by her old shop, Petite House.
Lucky for us and just in time for Fall, she is giving away this adorable pumpkin house.
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And… not only that, she is going to customize the banner for you to say whatever you like.  So if you want it to say “Welcome” or your last name or even “Pumpkin Eater”.  It’s all up to you!
Here’s how to enter:
You must be a follower of The Sasse Life to win.
1st entry – Follow The Sasse Life and leave a comment below.
2nd entry – Follow Jessica Jane and leave a comment below.
3rd entry – Like The Sasse Life on Facebook and leave a comment below.
4th entry – Post on your blog or share this on Facebook and leave a comment below to the link.
5th entry – Leave a comment below on what you would like the banner to say.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway will end on Saturday, October 8th.
Thanks everyone!


Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 5

Last week’s features:
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1.  My 1929 Charmer’s Falling For Leaves Pillow.  Hey, your couch needs some Autumn love too!
2. The Farm Girl’s Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa.  Is your mouth watering too?  I can’t wait to try this recipe.
3. Candace Creation’s Personalized Wooden Hanger.  The perfect and creative gift for a baby shower.

Your Favorite:
Fancy Frugal Life’s Wedding Centerpieces & Signs.  Know anyone getting married this Fall?  You should head over there or who says you need a wedding for this cute centerpiece?

Thanks everyone for linking up. I loved all those great ideas.
If you were featured, please grab a featured button.

Well, should we start another party?

Same old rules..
1. Please follow this blog
2. Come like us on Facebook

3. Please link directly to your 
post, not your whole blog
4. Linking back to this blog would be greatly appreciated

5. Make sure to visit another project and leave some love
6. Last but not least, please leave the Etsy shops and giveaways for another time.
Let’s get this party started!

We are having our first giveaway, click here to check it out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Tulle Wreath

The Supplies:
I cut the tulle into 14 inch strips, then tied them around the Styrofoam wreath. I know, I know, super complicated..

I got this wood piece from Hobby Lobby for a whole 50 cents.  I nailed two soda can tabs on it so loop some ribbon through it to hold on the wreath.

I painted the front of it and added some much needed glitter.

Added some Halloween stickers and attached on the wreath with ribbon.



Linking up HERE!
Budget Breakdown:
3 yards of Tulle – $4.00
Wood piece – $0.50
Styrofoam wreath – $3.00
Paint & Glitter – owned
Stickers – $2.00

One Year Old

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 4

Thanks everyone for linking up last week.  You had some great things!  I can’t wait to see what you link up this week.
Last Week’s Features:
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1. Days of Chalk and Chocolate’s Candy Corn Cookies. Perfect for a Halloween party!
2. Tres Chere’s Pallet Jack.  Love how they recycled an old pallet and turned it into a coffee table. 
3. Alderberry Hill’s Halloween Banner.  Who would have thought to use cupcake liners to make a banner?
Great job everyone!
Your Favorite:
Walking in Faith’s Jewelry Holder.  I would call this a well spend $3.92.
Please grab a featured button!

Time to link up again!

Same old rules..
1. Please follow this blog.
2. Please link directly to your post, not your whole blog.
3. Linking back to this blog would be greatly appreciated!

4. Make sure to visit another project and leave some love.
5. Last but not least, please leave the Etsy shops and giveaways for another time.
Let’s get this party started!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Crayon & Notepad Organizer Tutorial

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The Supplies:

I have always been "eye it" type.  So I took the notepad and used that to measure my main piece of fabric.  I cut 2 pieces exactly the same.

  • I used my handy dandy notepad for measurement again for the fabric.  I cut three strips for the piece to the notepad, one to hold the crayons, and the other to use to secure with the button.
  • I made an elephant template out of paper and used that on the felt.
  • Then sew felt elephant on one first piece of fabric and attach button.

Sorry, it's blurry, but the next picture will explain that.
This is to show you all the pieces of fabric together and the placement of it before I attach the two blue pieces together.
Sometime around this point, I had another problem to deal with.

A hungry baby!
After that, I actually sewed three sides of it, and put some stuffing in the middle to make it puffy.

I even took it for a test run and it was successful.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crayons & Notepad Organizer

This past week I have been planning my son's first birthday party. Seriously where does the time go?!
Wasn't it just yesterday this picture was taken?
1 month old

11 months old

And now you look at you.  One week shy of your first birthday.
And that means your first birthday party!
With party means party planning.
So now you know this mama has been busy doing.
I was debating on what to make for the goody bags for his friends.
So gathered some fabric I had around the house and pulled out the sewing machine.  I have seen these crayon and notepad organizers before and thought what a great idea.  Especially to keep in your purse for the boredom emergencies that come.  Maybe I should name this boredom emergency.
(Sorry, I didn't take pictures while I was making it since this was just practice)

 Then open it up:

I will make a tutorial for this on the next one I make, so stay tuned. I plan on making this for the goody bags except instead of a robot, it will be elephant.  Have to keep with the theme, silly mommy.
Any suggestions on what to put in a goody bag for a 1 year old?

I reached 100 followers! Thank you!  Don't worry I haven't forgotten about the surprise.  It's almost ready!  I know, I know, I hate surprises the suspense of a surprise.  

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cabinet Makeover

Remember that cabinet I saw on Craigslist? Well.. we did end up getting it. I have just been delaying on fixing it up. But I finally got around to it! Yay!


I loved the wood too much to paint over it. It had a bunch of scratches so we needed to do something. So we decided a light sand and a stain would be the perfect fit.

After a light sand and some staining, then took scrapbook paper and spray adhesive for the backdrop. Got new knobs from Hobby Lobby and lights from Home Depot. TA DA!

Here's the new makeover:

All that awesome wood detail is still there too!

We also installed in some lights. (Sorry this photo was taken with my cell phone & you can see that we had to install the baby safety lock too)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 3

I can’t believe it’s already that time again! 
Last week features:
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      1. Shade of Grey’s Embroidered Namesake tutorial.  She eyed-balled this one, can you say wow?  She even admits the mustache was inspired from her long time crush, Tom Selleck.
   2. Patty Trends’ Naughty Spot Chair tutorial.  How cute is that for a time out chair?  She even lets you download the template for free.
     3. The Crafty' Scientist’s Magazine Bowl. I would have never thought of making a now out of magazines.  This takes recycling to a whole new level.  Look how cute that is too!
Your Favorite:
Kayla’s Creations’ No-Bake Sweet & Salty Bites.  Anything with peanut butter is a win in my book, can’t wait to try these!
Thanks for linking up everyone!
Grab a button if you were featured.

Time to Party Again!
So show us your crafts, DIY, recipes, tutorials, projects and the list goes on!

Same old rules..
1. Please follow this blog.
2. Please link directly to your post, not your whole blog.
3. Linking back to this blog would be greatly appreciated!
4. Make sure to visit another project and leave some love.
Let’s get this party started!


P.S.  I'm almost to 100 followers! When I hit 100, I have a surprise for you.  :)