Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great Galazy Crafts, Recipes and More

Who else is excited for the upcoming solar eclipse?  Our family has been planning for it for years.  Here are some fun projects to get in the mood. 
galaxy crafts recipes and other DIY space projects and tutorials
Here are a bunch of fun galaxy inspired creations or projects that totally have that fun space and stars feel! Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. Rae Gun guest posting picture I've just been through my crazy Happy Harry Potter series and once again this year's projects were all super fun. I'll be doing a huge wrap up this week but here are a few of my favorite projects.
easiest caramel chocolate pretzel wands recipe harry potter
Whether you like Harry Potter or not these caramel chocolate pretzel wands are crazy delicious and a super easy addition to any party.
How to make Revelio Harry Potter I Spy bags tutorial
I made these super fun Harry Potter I Spy Bags (both an actual bag and a play pouch version). Bonus for Harry Potter fans that I made little wizarding trinkets as the things you find!
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Anne of Green Gables Christmas Quilt - Free Pattern

This Anne of Green Gables Quilt is as simple and timeless as the beloved books by L.M. Montgomery.  Make your own with this free pattern.  Big thanks to Riley Blake Designs for sending me fabric from their Anne of Green Gables Christmas collection by Penny Rose Fabrics that's just hitting stores in the last month or so.  And as always, thanks to Fairfield World for providing me with batting and compensating me for this post.  All ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links to help support my work.

I know it's a bit early for working on Christmas projects...but let's be serious.  Starting now, is the only way I get Christmas sewing done before the mad rush.

Anne of Green Gables was one of my favorite book series in middle school, and Gilbert Blythe from the first two Anne of Green Gables movies was my first celebrity crush.  So I was SUPER excited to hear about this year's Anne of Green Gables Christmas fabric collection, and new I needed to make a quilt...but not just any quilt...a quilt worthy of Anne herself and one that I could imagine on her bed at Green Gables or in her cozy House of Dreams.

After looking through some vintage quilt inspiration, I came across this quilt made by Jane Austen and the other women in her family.  I thought even though Anne herself did not like patchwork...she might have been willing to make a quilt fashioned after a pioneer of English women's literature.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cosplay Quality Harry Potter Wizard Robe with Cuddle Suede

This Harry Potter Cosplay Robe will be much more than just a Halloween Costume.  The luxurious Cuddle Suede fabrics make it feel "real" instead of just for dress up.  (Disclaimer:  Shannon Fabrics sent me this amazing fabric for free, but all opinions, idea, and enthusiasm are entirely my own.

In this case, I made a robe for my little Ravenclaw.  It features Cuddle® Suede Black for the outer robe and lined the hood and sleeves with Cuddle® Suede Navy for the perfect Ravenclaw look.

Warm enough to keep the chill out on Halloween and with an authentic drape that makes it great for wearing to your local ComicCon.

You can check out my details for where to get the pattern and how we modified it to make the Cosplay Harry Potter Robe on Sewciety, the Shannon Fabrics blog.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DIY Pygmy Puffs - Pygmy Puff Worry Pets

Pygmy Puffs are among the most adorably cute magical creatures in Harry Potter's magical world, and now you can make one of your own.  (Thanks to Fairfield World for providing product and compensating me for this post and to Shannon Fabrics for providing the fur.  This post may contain affiliate links.  All opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.)

This project is also part of the this year's Happy Harry Potter series at Raegun Ramblings.  Be sure to check in there for lots of other fun Harry Potter themed projects.  And read to the end to enter this year's amazing giveaway.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Back to School Ideas and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

I can't believe school starts in less than a month there.  These great back-to-school ideas will make going back to school a whole lot craftier.  It is crazy to think that this week it's August!  I am already seeing back to school pictures on my social media feed, it's crazy.  I am always sad to see summer go but I am always excited for the structure that school brings.  To get ready for school, here are some great ideas to make the transition easier. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Dementor Attack Emergency Pouch - Happy Harry Potter 2017

We all have days when we can feel the dementors lurking...And for those days having a Dementor Attack Emergency Pouch at the ready is just what Madam Pomfrey ordered.  (I'm sharing this as part of Happy Harry Potter at Raegun Ramblings.  Click over to Raegun Ramblings for more Harry Potter inspired projects and read to the end of the post to enter to win some awesome prizes.)  This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog. I used product given by Fairfield World in this post.  all opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are my own.

These also make great gifts for any friends or loved ones who may struggle with dementors as well.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Giant Floor Bean Bags

Giant Floor Bean Bags are easy to make and perfect seating for TV rooms, reading corners, and kids' bedrooms.  I'm super grateful to Fairfield World and Shannon Fabrics for compensating me for this post and sending the materials so I could donate these to one of the new teachers at my kids' school for her reading corner.  All opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.

Whether your looking for comfortable classroom reading space, or a relaxing place to do homework or watch TV, these giant floor bean bags will be the perfect fit.  The Shannon Cuddle fabrics on the outside makes them snuggly soft and you'll love that the 60" wide fabric makes it easy to make nearly 30" large bean bags.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Harry Potter Prize Pack Giveaway

I am SOOOO excited about this guys!  I always love Happy Harry Potter hosted by Marissa at Raegun Ramblings every year.  So many creative Harry Potter inspired projects get shared every year...and she always puts together a magical giveaway back.  I'm super excited to announce that I'll be giving away one of my WIZARD SCHOOL QUILTS as part of the prize pack this year!!  Check out the other cool prizes and enter below.  And check as I share several new Harry Potter inspired projects over the next two weeks!

This year's Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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