these cute party favors can be found on  I'm making the butterfly treat bags for Sadie's birthday party.  I found all the supplies at michael's.  The kids have loved helping me cut the grass.  It's made with 2 treat bags... the first green, is cut like grass and fitted over the bottom of the white.   The butterfly is attached with a mini clothes pin and the label can be handwritten or printed from the computer.  I think they are cute and simple and totally perfect for Sadie's butterfly birthday party.

these cute flowers are filled with treats that I am using for my niece Misty's wedding shower.  I think I'll fill them with a ring pop and other candy...  only the base I'm using is going to be a toilet paper roll and not the clear acetate cylinder.  Take long strips of multicolored tissue paper and fold accordian style, cutting the top in whichever way you like; rounded, pointed, grasslike etc. you create all kinds of flowers.  By wrapping the tissue around the toilet paper roll you create a container for the treats, and securing it on top makes spreading the petals fun and easy.  Go to and see more details.

this is the cutest project that I want to make by the dozens to give as gifts.  It's made from a jellyroll and found on the moda bake shop website.  (look for the button on my home page of my blog.)  or go here:  I love projects using scraps and ribbon... my favorite.  Now... I just need some time  :)

Here is our latest project.  Sadie had the creative idea to make a handbag from her old jeans.  I must admit that re-purposing things is one of my favorite things to do. 

  • A few details...

  • I of course just cut off and sewed the legs to form the purse.  The jeweled front was already a part of the jeans (one of the reasons Sadie thought it would be a cute purse in the first place.)

  • I added a ruffle to the inside of the waist band, and the ruffled flower was quite easy to make.
here's how:
cut 3" strips of fabric fold in half and press
trace a 2" circle on a scrap of fabric - this will be your template and guide for the ruffle.
start sewing your strip with the raw edge on the circle perimeter.  ruffle fabric every 1/4" as you go along until you have completed the circle.  repeat smaller with contrasting fabrics.  glue a ceramic jewel in center with "E600" glue (the best crafting glue in America!!!)

  • Sadie wanted an extra long handle ... so I used the pant legs and created just that.  attach them inside of either side of front pockets.
I think she is going to love it!

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