Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's Features and giveaway winner!

Alright.  First off (this is the 2nd time I've written this -- darn blogger.  Why didn't it save?!  GRRR)

Blog news:
1. Blanket Link up will be here and at the Idea Room 1/31.  Come link up any blanket you've ever made.  Then, leave a comment.  Then, if you are/were a guest poster leave another comment. And If you have mailed in a blanket I will enter 2 more comments for you {And of course I will be showing off your blanket!}  Why?!? Because My Vinyl Designer has donated a prize valued at almost $200 to giveaway to one lucky blanket maker! WOO HOO!!!

2. Blogger of the Month - Since the Blanket Link up will be on the last day of the month we will be doing January's Blogger of the Month Link up on Feb. 1.  Pick out your favorite project you made in the month of January.  Link it up.  Me and some fab guest judges will pick our top 10.  Then Feb. 2nd the polls will be open.  One lucky person will be crowned Blogger of the Month.  And what will they win?  An awesome prize package from My Vinyl Designer ($60 value - it's a surprise!), 1 month of free advertising here at Today's Top 20 AND a blog highlight post for ya!

3. Winner of fabric giveaway was number 10.  Picked by Random.org.  And there's no screen shot.  Sorry guys.  But i'm no liar.  All fair in craft world.  It was Crystal.  Yea for Crystal.  I emailed you.  Email me back!! :) Crystal made a lovely comment on this fabulous art work:
Crystal said "I would have left a comment on Josh's artwork anyway because, it is awesome! That would make a cute card or a calendar page."

Thanks Crystal!!

Sew This:
I just love love love this scarf from Living with Punks.  And her boys are adorable.  I’m sure gap will be calling soon!!! I think I see their new ad!   :) But back to the scarf.  Yea. Isn’t it cool?  I’m supposed to be de-junking but this really makes me want to go thrifting and find some cool tshirts!

Sew 4 Home has these must have pot holders on their blog right now.   Currently they are doing a scrap series – you should check it out!
You want pillows?  I found pillows!  First this *adorable* gathered heart pillow from non-other than V&Co.
Next this awesome Hand in Heart pillow from A little great.
And this ruffle burlap pillow from coffee at three.  I love me some b.lap!
Craft This:
I love working with felt.  The Iowa Farmer’s Wife must too because look how awesome this car mat is!
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If I would have told my mom that in exchange for eating my Lima beans I would make her one of these wreaths…do you think It would have worked?  I’d have to seriously consider a deal like this….because look how pretty they are! {The Crafty Gals}

The Speckled dog has a tutorial on how to glaze.  I’ve never tried it before.  But her tutorial is really clear and it makes it not so intimidating.  So….hm.  What can I make over?
Craftberry bush has been making the most of this winter wonderland.  She’s made lovesicles.  How cute!
Oopsey Daisy made this cute wreath.  Does it seriously get better than burlap and lace? I don’t think so.
Print This:
Poca Cosas has the cutest little Valentines … Love them!
Need treat bag toppers?  Head on over to It’s a Crafty Life!
Valentine Fun with Guest Blogger Jo-Ann Coe - Love is Sweet Labels!
I want to print these water bottle labels for Josh’s Valentine’s Day Party at school.  These are from a guest post (Pumpkin Petunia) at Kind of Matter.
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I’m pumped about this Just Because Series from Sprik Space.  Love it!
Modern Kiddos has a super cute chore chart for your printing pleasure.
Eat This
Talkin’ Chow Playin’ House has tons of yummy recipes.  But I love this any fruit will do crisp because…well.  Any fruit will do! :)
I’ve never featured Pioneer Woman before.  Mostly because 1.  All of her stuff is amazing. 2. Chances are you all read her anyways.  But Andy would love this Cherry Cake Pudding.  And so here it is.  A reminder to myself to make it.  Sometime.  {It’s the thought that counts right?  Happy Valentine’s Day hunny I thought about making you this…Ok maybe not.}
My Grandma used to make turkey tetrazzini when I was little.  YUMMY.  I haven’t had it since.  So I will be checking out the recipe over at Simple as That!
Bubble and Sweet hooked me in with this picture?  Doesn’t that peanut butter chocolate brownie look yummy?  Quick someone make it…taste it.  Tell me how it is!
Food Wine and Mod Podge has something a little more on my diet menu.  And still yummy.  Homemade granola bars. Mmmm! {And I totally need that cup...}
AND a big thanks to everyone who wrote to me in helps with our nightmare situation.  I made some good dream juice (spray bottle with water and glitter).  You may have heard of it as monster spray.  But ... if there are no monsters why would you need spray? Get my thinking here.  And guess what 2 nights...no nightmares!  YES! {I told him it's made with fairy dust.  Each color is from a different fairy.  So I guess shame on me for just adding to the fact v fiction problems.}  He's still having really bad anxiety -- something is def stressing him out.  I just don't know what.  :( One battle at a time though right?!
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  1. Have you tried using one of the blogging programs? Its so much easier and looks much better when published. I use windows live writer--its free.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring us on your top 20...so flattered! Glad you like the burlap pillow!!! Love your Blog too :).

  3. Thanks for sharing all of these great printables! I love me some free prints! xoxo Debbie @ Inspired Honey Bee

  4. I also suggest using Windows Live Writer. I recently started using it & it is so much better!
    Thanks so much for the feature & for sharing so many great ideas!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring me! So delighted and flattered! Glad you liked the car mat and shared it with your readers! :)

  6. Thanks for the shout out on the scarf! I love all the ideas you shared. Have a vreat week!

  7. Thank you SO much for featuring my wreath! You made my day!

  8. I just found your blog the other day & I love it! I featured you on my blog today: http://thebeazhive.blogspot.com/2011/01/other-peoples-craftiness-valentines.html

    Thanks for bringing all the bloggie crafting goodness to one place!

  9. Thanks so much for featuring my granola bars (and funny mug!) from my guest post at FW&MP. I love the idea for your blog and am now a follower :)

  10. Thank you so much for featuring the baby milestone stickers! It was my first attempt at a printable, and I was beyond thrilled with the results :)

  11. thank you so much for the link! :) LOVE your blog!