Saturday, November 12, 2016

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 11/12/16


It's time for another awesome Snickerdoodle Link Party!  What great ideas can you share with us to motivate our own creativity?  With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, if you are like us, you are probably looking for new ideas to try out.  Thanks for stopping by and have fun:).

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.
Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
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We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
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Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.
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~On to the Features~
All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!

Crafts/DIY:
The Red Painted Cottage has lovely Thanksgiving Table Decor, just in time for your holiday.

Recipes:
Garlic Parmesan Bread by Dizzy Busy and Hungry looks absolutely delicious!  

Sewing/Crochet:
Vikalpah has some of the most creative ornaments that I have seen!  Love!

Most Clicked:
Purple Hues and Me made a creative Turkey that is just right for your decor!


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Thank you for partying with us!


Friday, November 11, 2016

2016 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple - create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog!
Thanks for stopping by twochicksandamom--we are so excited to be participating in the Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop!  Please see our Santa Star Ornament tutorial below:).
2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop
2016 Ornament Exchange Hostesses
Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom
Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Sherry · Savvy Apron Megan · C'mon Get Crafty
Jelica · A Pretty Fix Emily · Two Purple Couches Christene · Keys to Inspiration
Pamela · Home On The Corner

Hi all.  Thanks for coming by Two Chicks and a Mom and the 2016 Ornament Blog Hop!  Lots of awesome ideas here for those handmade gifts that you want to make!

My Ornament Exchange partner is Beverly of Across the Boulevard.  Please stop by and visit Beverly and Gloria's fun blog!

 I have been making these Santa Star ornaments for quite a few years and they make cute gifts or even a gift topper.


To make these ornaments, you can use a cotton fabric, felt, flannel or I have even used gold lame (la-may) not l-ame, lol.




Above is the pattern with the measurements of each piece.  You could even use a Star-shaped cookie cutter if you like.  The beard and face pieces are cut out of muslin.

Place "face" material on front of star according to placement on pattern.  Sew in place eitther by hand or machine.  Place right sides of fabric together of star-shaped pieces.  Sew a small seam of 1/8 to 1/4 inches and leave a small opening.  Turn right-side out and then stuff with polyfill or similar material.  Using a whip stitch, close opening. 

Place hat pieces right sides together and sew using small seam; turn right-side out.  

For beard, sew down middle of both muslin  pieces to sew together.   Fold over and then using scissors or pinking shears,  cut strips to make beard--be careful to not cut thru the seam you just sewed!

Hand stitch the beard onto Santa's face--the beard is folded in half and you will sew thru or near the seam you sewed earlier.  Instead of straight across, I sew the beard on with a slight curve to match Santa's round face.  Next take two small strips of muslin, twist 2 times thru the middle and hot glue or fabric glue to the top of Santa's beard.  Santa needs his moustache:).

You can also add eyes to Santa, just above the beard at the top of his face.  You can use fabric paint, puff paint or even a dot of nail polish for his eyes.  I usually make his eyes blue but you could do green or any color you prefer.  Be sure to allow the eyes to dry!

Now add Santa's hat.  Place on his head and check for size--if too large you can take up a bit by turning the bottom under and making smaller.  Glue gun or fabric glue in place.  Add any embellishments such as rick rack, decorative ribbon or trim, fake fur, etc.  Just for show I turn down the top of the hat and glue in place but this isn't necessary.

If you would like, add a decorative ribbon to the back of Santa's hat so your Santa Star can hang on the Christmas tree.  You can even sit Santa on a tree branch!


Please email me at momandchicks@gmail.com if you have any questions--link is also under "Contact Us" tab.

Please check out all the wonderful ideas for the Ornament Exchange!




FIND MORE HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO!





Thursday, November 10, 2016

Santa Star Ornament

Hi all.  Thanks for coming by Two Chicks and a Mom and the 2016 Ornament Blog Hop!  Lots of awesome ideas here for those handmade gifts that you want to make!
My Ornament Exchange partner is Beverly of Across the Boulevard.  Please stop by and visit!

 I have been making these Santa Star ornaments for quite a few years and they make cute gifts or even a gift topper.



To make these ornaments, you can use a cotton fabric, felt, flannel or I have even used gold lame (la-may) not l-ame, lol.




Above is the pattern with the measurements of each piece.  You could even use a Star-shaped cookie cutter if you like.  The beard and face pieces are cut out of muslin.

Place "face" material on front of star according to placement on pattern.  Sew in place eitther by hand or machine.  Place right sides of fabric together of star-shaped pieces.  Sew a small seam of 1/8 to 1/4 inches and leave a small opening.  Turn right-side out and then stuff with polyfill or similar material.  Using a whip stitch, close opening. 

Place hat pieces right sides together and sew using small seam; turn right-side out.  

For beard, sew down middle of both muslin  pieces to sew together.   Fold over and then using scissors or pinking shears,  cut strips to make beard--be careful to not cut thru the seam you just sewed!

Hand stitch the beard onto Santa's face--the beard is folded in half and you will sew thru or near the seam you sewed earlier.  Instead of straight across, I sew the beard on with a slight curve to match Santa's round face.  Next take two small strips of muslin, twist 2 times thru the middle and hot glue or fabric glue to the top of Santa's beard.  Santa needs his moustache:).

You can also add eyes to Santa, just above the beard at the top of his face.  You can use fabric paint, puff paint or even a dot of nail polish for his eyes.  I usually make his eyes blue but you could do green or any color you prefer.  Be sure to allow the eyes to dry!

Now add Santa's hat.  Place on his head and check for size--if too large you can take up a bit by turning the bottom under and making smaller.  Glue gun or fabric glue in place.  Add any embellishments such as rick rack, decorative ribbon or trim, fake fur, etc.  Just for show I turn down the top of the hat and glue in place but this isn't necessary.

If you would like, add a decorative ribbon to the back of Santa's hat so your Santa Star can hang on the Christmas tree.  You can even sit Santa on a tree branch!


Please check out all the wonderful ideas for the Ornament Exchange!

Our Santa Star was Featured!
Pieced Pastimes




Funtastic Friday #100

Funtastic-Friday-Ad-Sq Welcome to Funtastic Friday 100! Woot woot! What a milestone! That's a lot of partying, too. A couple of announcements before we par-tay. Please join us in welcoming Kimm of Reinvented. We're so happy to have her join us. Next week, we'll introduce another new host. We're still looking for two more bloggers to join us. Get in touch with me or one of the other hosts if you're interested in joining us. There's still time to join in on the Thankful Thanksgiving link party. It's a great opportunity to link up old and new holiday recipes and crafts. The Fall Black Friday Giveaway is still going on. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win $335 in PayPal cash. Who doesn’t need extra holiday cash?
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Coffee Sugar Cookies @ Recipes from Molly
HOST FAVORITES
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Sherry's favorites | Peacock Hood @ The Philosopher's Wife | Soft Sweet Light Rolls @ Joyful Homemaking | Natural Thanksgiving Centerpieces @ The Boondocks Blog |
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Donna's favorites | Mashed Sweet Potatoes @ Cooking with Curls | How to DIY A Thanksgiving Tablescape @ The Crafty Blog Stalker | Soft Sweet Light Rolls @ Joyful Homemaking |
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Mistie's favorites | Coffee Sugar Cookies @ Recipes from Molly | Make A Thanksgiving Wreath from A Paper Bag @ Dazzle While Frazzled | Ferrero Rocher Turkey Favors for Thanksgiving Dinner @ Creatively Homemade |
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Lacie's favorites | Tips to Get the Most Mileage From Your Yummly Additions @ Marilyns Treats | How To Make A Fall Canning Lid Wreath @ The Crafty Blog Stalker | Low Carb Mexican Meatloaf @ Art from my Table |
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Angie's favorites | DIY Hanging Light from A Wire Basket @ Small Home Soul | How To Make A Fall Canning Lid Wreath @ The Crafty Blog Stalker | DIY Lighted Christmas Star @ The Navage Patch |
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Kimm's favorites | Apple Cinnamon Pancakes @ Building Our Hive | DIY Book Page Garland Tutorial @ Lolly Jane | Pine Cones Wall Hanging @ KreativK

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 11/9/16


This is our 44th Linky Party in 2016 and it our purpose to share with you some great blogs that linked up with us from last week's party. And this week we have so great fall ideas and recipes and Halloween ideas and we hope you will enjoy! Then for you to join us and share what you have going on your blogs.
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