Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Let me confess that I started to make my gift tags before I started shopping for gifts for the holidays. For a detail oriented, crafty girl, it's just too much fun not to spend time problem solving the wrapping! I first saw these salt dough gift tags on my friend Kristin's blog and just had to make some for myself. I'm also sharing these on the Ampersand blog today to head on over there for the recipe and full tutorial.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


You know the company, Kollabora I mentioned last week (p.s. you have until wednesday to enter the giveaway!)? They generously sent over a kit for me to experiment with and I am thrilled to tell you about it! I received everything I needed to make the Thread & Pearl Bangle Bracelet. This project took me about 20 minutes to create and I promise, it's easy peasy!

- one plastic bangle bracelet (about 10mm wide)
-2 skeins of embroidery floss (2 different colors shown)
-10" of pearl trim
-tacky glue (or super glue)

Step 1: Begin with your base color of embroidery floss, and wrap the entire bracelet, covering it fully. Glue the ends when finished.

Step 2: Use a small dot of glue and adhere the pearl trim onto the outside of the wrapped bracelet.

Step 3: Lastly, take the second color of embroidery floss and wrap it around the bracelet, in between the pearls as shown. When you've wrapped around the entire bracelet, trim the embroidery floss and secure with glue.

That's it! See? Easy. I'm looking forward to making more bracelets in all different colors. 

What colors would you have chosen?