Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1st Day of 14 Days of Valentines

I am so excited to start the 14 days of Valentines for my hubby tomorrow! I already have his 1st gift laying out on the countertop! I can't wait to see his reaction (actually- I will probably still be asleep since he has to go to school at the crack of dawn most days, but it will be fun to hear his reaction:)

You want to know the day that I am most excited to give him?? The nerf gun! ha ha I was seriously debating giving it to him tomorrow, but I figured I better start small and let it build so he isn't expecting something that cool each day (you just have to know my husband- he is a kid at heart when it comes to toys!) so I was thinking about starting out with the Pop Rocks... but got a  comment from someone saying they were starting off on Day #1 with the Love Potion and that is totally the perfect gift for the 1st day! I will put him under my spell- with my love potion;)(Thanks for the idea Chelsey @ Courteous Curtis and the Parents!)

I am going to be over at Skip to my Lou first thing in the morning to share another Valentine gift idea and free printable- incase any of you didn't want to do the full 14 Days of Valentines, or if you wanted another idea to swap out with one of the days (because let's face it- it is kinda hard to tell someone that you love them more than chocolate- ha ha just kidding!;)
So head over there first thing in the morning because these printables will only be available at Skip to My Lou until I put them up on my own blog...

Happy 1st Day of Love month everyone!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party #23

OK... now Time for Ta-Da Tuesday!
Here is what I have been up to this weekend....

Now... What have you all been up to last week?? Ready to say Ta-Da??
Last week's link party was our biggest yet! Thanks to everyone who linked up!!

Here are the top 5 links from last week

Great job guys!!! Grab a featured button! :)

So here is to another awesome party!!!

I would love for you to:
1. Become a follower of Mommy by day... Crafter by night and or like us on FB.
2. Link back to my blog, or put the Ta-Da Tuesday Button anywhere on your blog to share the link party love!

Please remember to link to a specific post, and no links to giveaways or etsy shops. And please only link to posts with projects that you have made- No Pinterest roundups please. Thanks!!!

Fashionable Fabrics Giveaway!


I am super excited to introduce you all to a new online fabric shop that I recently found!

One of the things that drew me to the shop is that they have a flat rate shipping on all orders of $4.95 or less! AWESOME
Whenever I buy things online I always like to keep the shipping to a minimum and so this place is perfect for me!

They sell all of my favorite fabrics by designers like Valori WellsJoel Dewberry, Alexander Henry, and Amy Butler...

AND- Not only do they sell tons and tons of fabulous fabric, but they also have books and patterns & trims and notions too! 

Now for the good part! Fashionable Fabrics has decided to give one lucky Mommy By Day Crafter By Night reader a $25 gift certificate to their online shop! Sa-weet!!

So here is what you can do to enter the giveaway-
Leave a comment for each entry- YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you if you win! (feel free to write it like mommybydaycrafterbynight {at} gmail {dot} com)

1. Swing by Fashionable Fabrics and check out all the cool things they have in their shop and leave a comment with what you would buy if you won the giveaway!
2. Head over and "like" their Facebook page and leave them a comment telling them that Mommy By Day Crafter By Night sent you.
4. Follow Fashionable fabrics on Pinterest and keep updated with all the new fabrics that they have in their shop.

One winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday Feb. 7th and will be announced at the Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Felt Flower Valentines Wreath

With so many felt flower wreaths floating around pinterest and blogland, I figured it was time that I joined in on the felt flower wreath craze! 

 There is just something therapeutic about cutting and working with felt! I love the texture! 

To make my wreath, I started with a grapevine wreath from Joann's for a few bucks, a sparkly heart garland from Homegoods for $3.99 (score!), some valentine ribbon from Joann's for $1, some buttons and pearl beads, and some felt that I had leftover from another project. All in all I think my wreath probably cost just over $10! Not to shabby! ;)

I saw this tutorial for the felt dahlia flowers and I knew that I wanted to try my hand at making them! I am a little in love with how they turned out! hmmm... What else can I put them on?? :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

{So You Think You Can Sew} Week 4: Finale

Welcome to the So You Think You Can Sew Finale!!!

We started with 127 entries, narrowed that down to the top 12 and have narrowed it even more... Now there are 3 talented ladies vying for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in So You Think You Can Sew!!!

There were 1,089 votes to determine the results... Only 15 votes separated 2nd and 3rd place!!! It was a close race!

I can't say thank you enough to all of you that voted each week, the judges, and the sponsors.... But most of all thank you to the 12 ladies that competed in the final rounds of the competition!
Let's give them a hand..... We had Briana @ Babblings & More, Shelley @ Custon Slipcovers by Shelley, Jill @ Made it on a Monday, Jen @Eating My Candy, Amanda @ Tenderfeet Stitches, Mallory @ Split Ends and New Beginnings, Jenny @ Jengerbread Creations, Margaret @ A Heart for Simple, Justine @ Sew Country Chick
and we still have Kirstin @ Kojo Designs, Krista @ Lazy Saturdays, and Ashley @ Art with Ashley in the competition!
There has been 31 fabulous projects that have been created over the 4 weeks of competition...

Week 1: For The Home
Week 2: Repurposed Items
Week 3: Apparel
Week 4: Contestant Choice

Over $500 worth of prizes are at stake here! (Plus the title of winning So You Think You Can Sew!)

Here is a reminder of what the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winner will receive...

The 1st Place winner will receive:

The 2nd Place Winner will receive:

The 3rd Place Winner will receive:

And the winner is..............

Second Place is...

Third Place is....

Congratulations Ladies!! You are all so talented and deserved to be in the top 3!! I have been so impressed by your sewing skills and you have each inspired me to step up my game;)

Thanks again to the awesome judges that picked the top 12:

Last but not least, I want to thank all of our AWESOME sponsors!! Each of them has been so generous! Make sure you check all of them out and show them some love!!


For those of you that have followed along with this competition and think that you have what it takes to win something like this- you are in luck! One of my best friends (in blogland and real life) is starting her sewing competition soon!
It will be similar to So You Think You Can Sew, but it definitely has some different twists!
She is accepting entries February 1st so head over and check out the details and start picking a project to enter... Umm... Did I mention that she has over $700 worth of prizes lined up?? Ya! Holy Awesome!! 
Just thought I would let ya know;)