Tuesday, April 26, 2011

summer lovin' project

Summer is just around the corner and Memorial Day will be here before we know it.  We have made it part of our tradition to go to the beach as much as possible during the summer starting with Memorial Day weekend. 

Last summer I decided that I needed to make a beach blanket for our many trips to the beach.  It's nice to sit in a chair, but sometimes you just need to lay down and take a nap in the sun (and wake up some odd minutes later to find you are officially friend.  ah the beach).  How in the world would I find cheap enough fabric to make a large beach blanket?  Then it hit me.  I have a ton of college T-shirts that are either A) too little, B) have armpit stains, C) both A and B.  So why not sew together my college shirts to make a beach blanket.  boo ya.  Problem solved.  So I gathered 20 T-shirts and started the process.

The 20 Auburn T-shirts I decided to use.

The next task was learning to sew in a straight line.  Not going to lie.  It wasn't the best straight line ever sewn, but they would have to do.

Close enough to straight

Row by row it slowly came together.  4 rows with 5 T-shirts in each row isn't an easy task and it's very time-consuming.

Row 1

Row 2
Honestly I can't even remember how many long hours long it took to complete this project.  It wasn't a speedy project especially with my novice sewing skills.  I think it turned out really cute though.  I have gotten so many compliments while being on the beach.

the final product!

Just to show you how big it is:  the size of our king bed.

Don't forget about the wreath sale and your free Hair Bloom when you place an order now until Mother's Day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Amy Cornwell $50 GC Giveaway: TODAY ONLY!

I am IN LOVE with some new jewelry:  Amy Cornwell Jewelry.  Her design is simple, elegant, and vintage.  Those are my favorite descriptive words when it comes to jewelry.

Check out the Captured Necklace.  How bad do I want this necklace?  REALLY bad!  And what about the True Love Ring?  LOVE it too! 

Today ONLY over at The Bird's Party Blog, there is a $50 gift card up for grabs!!!!!  I want it so bad that you have no idea.  The details are here so check it out and leave some comments.  If you aren't crazy about her jewelry, then leave comments any way and try to win the $50 gift card for me. 

REMINDER:  Don't forget about the sale and free gift happening right now at the LBT Store.  It ends on Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

a sale and free gift

Another sale is happening in the LBT Store.  In honor of Easter and Mother's Day, all wreaths are on sale.  YAY!  Plus when you place an order from now until Mother's Day, you will receive a special gift:  a limited edition, not currently for sale Hair Bloom.  double YAY!  Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'll fly away...

It just kinda happened on a whim-ish.  Sorta. 

One of my co-workers told me a couple of months ago that he wanted to buy his wife a yarn wreath for her birthday.  He said she likes the color red, cardinals, and lighthouses.   ....and go!

I have been thinking about how to incorporate all 3 things, but it just wouldn't look right if I did a lighthouse with a red bird.  So I decided to ditch the lighthouse and focus on red and the cardinal.

I hope his wife enjoys it as much as I did in making it.  It really had a good time trying to think outside my box and venture to a different area with a yarn wreath.  And it didn't turn out too shabby.

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Reminder:  there's only a week left to celebrate my birthday by getting 27% off by using code thebig27.  Don't let this deal pass you by!  Easter is just a few weeks away.