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Vinyl signs- my new favorite craft

Robinsons' wedding gift

Robinsons' wedding gift

Back in June, I visited Creative crate in my google reader and saw her name blocks for her friend. I have a friend Tiffanie who just got married on October 10 and I knew I wanted to make her a sign. Then I stumbled across another website and found Kara, who is AMAZING! I ordered the above letters from her. She worked with me and made samples so I could see the fonts and find exactly what font matched what was in my head. She sent the letters very quickly and they were perfect!

I went to Tiffanie’s registry and got a dipping bowl that matched her kitchen stuff. I used the dipping bowl to match the color red. I got a 2×6 of light pine wood at Lowes, and had them cut it into two, so I could fit it in my car. My dad cut the pieces to fit the vinyl, then I did the painting. The easiest way to get the crackle texture was to paint the base black, which absorbed nicely into the wood. Then I did an overlay of the crackle texture (in the acrylic paint section at Joanns) and when that dried, I did the red over top. The red almost immediately started crackling. After that dried, I sprayed primer (from the spray paint section at Lowe’s) and then when that dried I put on the letters. After the letters, I sprayed primer again to try to protect the letters. I put it in the box and away it went! I hope Tiffanie & Michael love it!

I had so much fun doing that I emailed Kara and ordered MORE!!! I want a sign for my name plus some Christmas presents. Oh and my friend Melissa wants one for herself and another for a surprise. I got the TWELVE signs just days after I ordered them- Kara is just amazing! Another great thing about Kara- she does 20 % off your next order if you send her a photo of your project, so I got 20 % off the 12 that I just ordered! Her prices were lower than anything I found anyway, so that just makes it even better.
Kara- you rock!! I can’t wait until you get back into vinyl cutting; I’m sure I’ll have more for you! You’ve made a lifelong customer in me.

I have already started working on two of the signs. Here is what I have so far. Signs in base paintThis is the base color for the two different signs. The light brown will then be my top coat for the dark brown and the light brown is the base for the light green. I can’t wait to finish them!

For now, I’m off to finish a project with my niece Dana, which is her prize for being my lovely model for some hairbows. If you visit the etsy store (link to the right in the sidebar) you can see one of the headbands she modeled. More to come on the etsy store- yahoo!


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Happy Customer- Abella

My husband Matt’s cousin Ryan and his wife April have two adorable little kids, Ridge and Abella. Abella just turned one and for her photos, April wanted some new headbands befitting a princess.

I threw a little clippie bow in there for her birthday party, because I figured a princess couldn’t wear a headband all day long. 100_1537100_1532abella party

Here is the red headband we made to go with an outfit her aunt made her. Abella red

This is the over the top pink headband for her photos. Imagine this with a shirt that says “Miss September” and a tutu made with hot pink, light pink, and teal. So cute!

abella pink

abella pink 2

Happy Birthday Abella!!

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Projects I’m working on

I’m working on several things, strewn over my living room… I cant wait until my sewing corner is finished!

1. Recovering my horrible ironing board. I got this ironing board when I was going to college and the padding is gone and its covered in gunk. So I picked out this material and I’m going to be covering it. Hopefully it will work better for me. Ignore the floor- it needs a good cleaning to shine properly. I’m using this tutorial

2. I Spy Quilt

I participated in Wendy and Meredith’s I Spy Swap and got the squares back last Saturday. 20 people sent in 20 squares of 10 different fabrics (so 200 squares each). Meredith did a great job sending back 200 individual squares to each person to make into their own I Spy projects. I decided to make mine into two quilts for when my nieces and nephews come over. I’m using this tutorial. I think I’m going to double the size of the quilt, so I’m making 15 4 patch squares in pink, 15 squares in yellow, 15 squares in green and 15 squares in teal for one quilt. I’ll figure the next quilt out after I’ve accomplished one. I’m going to use probably 50 or 60 of the 200 novelty squares to do the I Spy with.

Last night I started working on the squares.

I started with these strips cut out

and then I ended last night with 9 squares of the pink. I promise its hot pink in person.

Just 51 more squares to go!

3. My husband’s cousin’s daughter is turning one in September. She has a cute little shirt that says Miss September on it and a tutu of many colors and asked me to make a hairbow for her to wear. I’m going for this look but on a crochet headband. I just need to get the tulle and we are good to go!

4. A Binder cover to hold all my tutorials on my to do list. I’m using this tutorial on Moda Bake Shop’s blog

5. My host of Christmas presents for my parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews, friends, aunts, cousins…. so many to do and only FOUR MONTHS from yesterday to get it all accomplished!

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Fancy Peacock is here!!

Fancy Peacock Etsy logoFancy Peacock has finally opened the doors for business! You can visit to view and purchase ready made items or you can visit to see announcements. If you would like a custom order or would like to see items we have not listed on etsy (there are HUNDREDS), email us at Get to it!

We offer free delivery in the Plant City area.

Fancy Peacock is a “club,” as my niece Dana puts it, made up of myself, my sister-in-law Mandi, her sister Renee, and their sister-in-law Brandy. We lovingly handmake hairbows, burpies, wipe cases, headbands, and other accessories for your little one. They make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, just because gifts, baby shower gifts… anytime!

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