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Burlap Bunny 2015

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I love this bunny, it is so easy to make and quick.  This project took 39 minutes to make from start to finish.  Super easy!

I have included the PDF patterns in this post for you.  If you make one of them I would love to see it.

Please head over to our Facebook group Maymay Made It and So Did I and show us your work!

Inner Rabbit Bottom

Inner Rabbit Head

Outer Rabbit bottom

Outer Rabbit Head

Enjoy!!

Bunny Wall or Door Hanging Tutorial, Step by Step instructions

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Hi Crafter’s

I did this burlap bunny wall hanging way back in 2012 and I still get more requests for this pattern than any other. Not too long ago I learned that I can embed pdf files on my blog. Who knew? Well, I didn’t!

So now I know and I am putting the files here, that way you can get them without waiting on me to respond to emails! I try to be quick but sometimes I fail!

I would also love to see your recreations of this burlap bunny, if you make one and take a photo please share it on my Facebook group called Maymay Made It and So Did I

Hope you enjoy this pattern and the video tutorial with step by step instructions.

Bunny Ear Pattern

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Glue Dots Dispenser Product Review

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Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 12.51.35 PMHi Crafters,

So I found myself at Walmart in the spray paint isle and these little guys were calling me!  I have never been one to love Glue Dots only because of the paper tape they are attached to.  It is so fumbly!  These dispenser rolls change that all together.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 12.59.51 PMThis red dispenser is a repositionable glue dot.  A temporary bond that is said to be able to hold 2 lbs of pressure.  I don’t know that I would need to hold that kind of weight using a repositionable glue dot.  I do like how they roll out and are easy to use.  They also peel of the paper easy and leave no residue.

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The temporary dots have a much clearer color to them and seem to be “softer” around the edges.  They do hold well, I tested the hold on cardstock in my video so check that out to see them in action.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.06.03 PMThe advanced strength is a permanent bond.  These dots are more uniformed in shape and much more sticky.  They seem to have a serious hold ability, see the test in the video.  I love how clean these come off and I do not have to have any tools to remove them from the paper strip or to place them on the paper.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.12.59 PMThe dots seemed to roll out at about 6 dots per 4 inch pull of the dispenser.  I wouldn’t think you would have to do that, you would be able to be very specific with the dots and apply them one at a time as well.

All said, I love these guys, they are affordable too.  I paid $4.88 each at Walmart and found them online for around the same price.

My review video is here….thanks for watching!



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Vinnie’s Vittles Holiday Recipes Episode 2 Kris Kringles

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Hi Guys,

White chocolate and peanut butter, oh yeah, that is some good stuff. We call these Kris Kringles in our house and we love them! Check out the video to see me making them and a special guest taste tester at the end of the video.

Kris Kringle Recipe

12 oz bag of white chocolate chips (could also use 6 squares of almond bark)
1 1/2 cup crumbled pretzels
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup spanish peanuts
2 tablespoons peanut butter

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and sit aside for later. Next, using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate and once melted add the peanut butter and combine till smooth. Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over your dry ingredients and mix till thoroughly coated. The chocolate is a binder more than a coating so it will be a thin coat on the dry ingredients.

Scoop by spoonfuls on to wax paper to set up, place in the refrigerator to cool and become solid. Remove from the wax paper and serve. MMMMM, delish!

Vinnie’s Vittles Holiday Favorites Episode 1 “Sausage Balls”

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Hi Friends,

This week I make for you sausage balls, I remember mom made these for us each year and they were always a big favorite of mine.  Mom made the classic Bisquick version and that is what I am making for you today.

The recipe is an easy one.  However, if you aren’t available to get Bisquick in your area, we have found a recipe online for home made Bisquick.  I will include that below.

Truth be told, any baking mix would work.  Amy likes to use Pioneer Baking mix better than Bisquick so she would probably use that instead.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe and I will see you next week another family holiday favorite.  Next Saturday’s recipe is one that our 18 year old Josh can’t get enough of!

Sausage Balls

3 cups Bisquick or baking mix of your choice

1 lb Sausage (use different flavors of sausage to mix it up a bit)

4 cups of Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1/2 cup milk

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Grease two large cookie sheets or protect the pans with parchment paper.  Use a small cookie scoop or large table spoon and scoop the mixture out on to the prepared cookie sheets.  Bake the sausage balls in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until cooked through.  Serve with mustard or the dipping sauce of your choice.  Yields 45-50 sausage balls.

Homemade Bisquick Mix
4 cups flour
6 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoon shortening (butter or margarine)

Instructions
Mix all ingredients. Blend until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Use as a substitution for Bisquick mix. Store in a dry cool place.

See you next week!  Enjoy!


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Swedish Fest Fun!

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Hi Crafter’s

A couple of weekends ago we attended Thorsby, Alabama’s Swedish Festival. Thorsby is a town only a short drive from our home and we love this little event. From the Swedish Fest website “Thorsby was founded in 1895 by people of Scandinavian descent who had previously settled in the northern United States. They came to Alabama hoping to raise fruits to sell and to use to make wine. The northern climate had proven unsuitable for growing grapes so Central Alabama was chosen as a good candidate for a new start. The idea of the festival to honor these early settlers began in the late 1980’s with the first event being held in 1988. It was called the Swedish Festival but it actually celebrates its truly Scandinavian beginning’s. Alongside those Swedish settlers were peoples from Norway, Finland, and Denmark as well.”

My family has attended as visitors and a vendor in years past. This year, I was just shopping! As I shopped I saw some of the most unique crafty items. I spoke with the vendors and artist at the Fest and asked if I could share their work with you guys. I made sure that each vendor I will mention in this post are able to ship their crafts because I promise, once you see these items you will want some of them!!!

I will show the beautiful creations in the order that I saw them on the day, sort of like taking you along with me as I walked around the park.

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These beautiful creations are made by Handmade Wreaths by Janet and Kim while talking with these sweet ladies I learned that they also make live wreaths and they are gorgeous!  They aren’t able to ship the live wreaths as they are too heavy to be affordable to ship.  If you’re local, then you are in for a treat on the live wreaths.  The prices in the pictures are subject to change.

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How stinkin’ cute is this lighted halloween wreath?  So cute with the geo mesh and deco mesh mixed together and the lights were purple spiders!

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I have to say that my favorite wreath at the booth was this pumpkin, I think I like it because it is shaped like a pumpkin and not just a circle decorated like a pumpkin.  Great job ladies, thanks for letting me share!

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The next booth I visited had these amazing vanity mirrors.  These were hand made by Jo Ann Coker and they are stunning, the photo does not do them justice!  They are made using vintage pieces like buttons, broaches and earrings and the best part!  That is a butter knife!!!  Great work Joanna, she also does custom burlap monogramming and embroidery…

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Can you believe how cute this is?  I just love it!  Jo Ann’s prices were great too!  Look at this framed and embroidered piece she makes for wedding gifts…

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The poor picture is my fault, way too much glare but how cute is that?  You can contact Jo Ann at her Facebook page for more info.  Another stunning crafter at work!

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What about these gorgeous hand crafted pieces?  These are from Jessie’s Jewels and they were super cute!

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I have to say that this peacock necklace was my favorite, the colors were so beautiful and the gold it is set in was rich and antique feeling.

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Another photo of Jessie’s Jewels, the colors were so rich and vibrant.  Jessie, you do good work girl!  Next I saw these adorable hair bows and these are created by Joanna Davis, Joanna doesn’t have an online store but she can be reached through her Facebook page.

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I loved this ice cream bow, how cute is that!  and all the bright colors.  I have to tell you that her prices were the best I have ever seen, to the point that I told her they were too cheap!!

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What little girl wouldn’t love a Nascar bow or a lady but bow?  Really!  Such cute bows for the little girl in your life.  Contact Joanna and get your hair bows, she does really nice work!  These pendants we stunning, they are created by Janet of Southern Sass on Facebook.  I don’t have a link to her store just yet but I will update it when I have it.

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I fell in love with these pendants!  The little candy canes and holly leaves are all deep set in a clear epoxy with great Christmas backgrounds.  Notice the Halloween one’s in the top left corner..so cute!  These are created by

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And then this happened!  Reclaimed wood and burlap?  Yes, please!  Oh my, I fell in love with all the items in this booth.  These photo frames were awesome, this company is called Burlap & Bows and I fell in love with everything!

 

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Can you spot the pumpkins?  I can, they caught my eye immediately!  The chevron cross art was amazing as well!  The colors in this booth were so inviting!

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These ladies have a flair for design and you really must go check them out on Facebook at Burlap & Bows.  I enjoyed this shop so much!

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I even bought a few things from Burlap & Bows booth and a friend of mine had a booth at the festival and I got some goodies from her as well.

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I have been looking for old box springs for quite sometime.  Short of buying an old box spring and putting it in my yard to rust, I thought I was out of luck!  Well, Burlap & Bows had them and for only $1 each!  Y’all know that is my favorite number!!  The bowling pin and tattered door knob were from my friends booth.  She offers a lot of vintage items that she scours around and finds.  That knob…$1!  The bowling pin, only $3.

I would say I had a great day meeting new people and got to take home some soon to be great craft projects for the Christmas season!  How did the rest of my crew fair on that day?

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This is my littlest boy Joe, excited about going home to watch the ball game!!  We stopped to wait for Vince to talk with some friends and I was able to snap this rare, smiling photo of Joe.  All in all, a good day.

I hope you enjoyed coming along with us, go check these folks out that I showed you by clicking on their names or the photos of the items and tell them Maymay sent ya!  I don’t receive any commission or anything, it’s just nice to let them know how you found them.

I have enjoyed sharing this little adventure with all of you!

Maymay Siggy

 

 

 

Santa Canvas Mixed Media on a Pedastal

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Hi Crafter’s

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Mom and I were shopping in one of our favorite stores a few weeks ago and I saw something like this and I had to try it.

You know my love for burlap, but the way the paper just seemed to be a part of the canvas was so cool to me.  I decided to find a way to make it happen.

To see me attempt it step by step check out the video tutorial below.


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Halloween Witch Treat Holder That You Can Wear?

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IMG_4249Hi Crafter’s,

I had so much fun making this one.  Jamie sent me these hats quite a while ago and I have to be honest, I just didn’t know what to do with them.  To me they were just hats, then I saw some people making witch hats out of paper and stuffing them with candy.  Well, that was all fine and good but these were too nice to be used as candy holders and then tossed away.

That is where the “costume” part came up, why not add the little elastic band to the hat and wear it after you open it.

So fun and easy to do but the recipient will think you worked a spell to make this happen!

You can get your hats here!

Maymay Siggy

 

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