Monday, December 26, 2016

Pretty Ditty apron

Hello friends! I am so excited to finally be able to share with you my latest fabric project. I created it several weeks ago, but since it was a Christmas gift, I wasn't able to share it until now.
I used The Pretty Ditty Apron pattern that my sister let me borrow. I picked up the fabrics at my local Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately, I do not remember the designer. I love the ruffle hem detail. Making the ruffle was probably the most time consuming part of the project, although it didn't require a ton of time anyway. I gifted this to my mother-in-law who is nothing short of AWESOME! Enjoy Marsha!

These photos were taken by Leah. So of course, I had to snap a photo of my photographer while she took a bow for her hard work.

And what 9 year old doesn't like to strike a pose?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

In true CAS style, this is the most minimalist Christmas card I have ever created. It warms my heart! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

To create this card, I used the cut file Design ID #103669 from the Silhouette Design Store. Super simple and easy to mass produce. Gotta love that!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Joy to the World

Hello friends! Today I am popping in to share a little gift bag that I created using my Silhouette Cameo and a few stamps and dies. To make this a quick project, I made an almost duplicate of a previous project found here. 

This little gift bag holds an ornament for a gift exchange at work. I used the cut file Design ID #45733 from the Silhouette store. Then I inked up Casual Fridays Christmas Carols stamp set. I used the Funky Round tag die to die cut the tag. The green cardstock was embossed with diagonal lines from DeNami design to add a bit of texture. And it was all tied together using some New Leaf stitched ribbon from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Leah's apron

Hello my friends!
This post is definitely long overdue. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen this project already. But I am sharing it here on the blog, finally. On the home front, Leah has been a huge helper to me in the kitchen, from baking to mixing spices, you name it. So she needed a new apron. The one she was previously wearing was a bit too small. So I purchased a pattern, Simplicity 2555. I gave her a few fabric selections that I saw at my local sewing studio and let her pick. She helped me cut out a lot of the pieces and probably sewed about half of the entire apron, including the pockets. This was her first time ever sitting at my machine and I am so proud of her.

I can't wait to share with you my next sewing project. It's complete and nicely wrapped for it's recipient. Since it is a Christmas present, I cannot share it until after the holidays. Have a great week!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Birthday, Skyler!

Hello friends! I am popping in today to share a quick CAS card I created using my Silhouette Cameo. The only stamps used were for the sentiment on the inside of the card. Lucky for me, this sweet little boy had the perfect number of letters in his name to keep it RYOGBV. The font I used was Market Deco. I also added a few scores lines to the bottom of the card.
Since I have been on the journey of minimalism, we try our best to not gift stuff, but experiences. So we tucked his gift card inside the bag. The ice cream store gave it to us in a cute little cup. I attached a twine bow to the clothespin using a glue dot.
I'll be back to share a few more holiday crafts along with some sewing projects. Have a happy Friday!