Monday, December 20, 2010
Since we just moved in (literally last week) I was feeling a little scrooge-ish because I had NO Christmas decorations up. (you know how sad that is being a crafty girl) Well, I forced the hubbs to get out all of our decor and tree from the garage so that I could have at least a little time feeling like it was an actual holiday.
We finally got our tree up yesterday....yes YESTERDAY...5 days before Christmas! Yikes! I love going through our ornaments since I'm a big ornament collector (so much so that I can't even fit most of them on our tree *blush*) and I thought it would be a fan-tabulous idea to throw an ornament party on Little Pink Dollhouse! I'll post a Linky at the end of this post, and I want to see ALL of your favorite ornaments!
And now, on with my faves (and I want to hear lots of "oohing and ahhing"!) ;)
Beautiful peacocks (I have 2 towards the top of the tree)
I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS... You all know the song! Well last year I sang that dang song so much I actually got one...in ornament form from my lovely mother. EEP!! Isn't it the CUUUUUTESSST!?!?
This is one of my favorites:
because it reminds me of one of my real life favorites (which I know you have seen in posts past)
Reindeer rockinghorse :)
Oh little town of Bethlehem...
Okay I will spare you with the rest, because honestly I have TONS and I don't want to scare off any readers... especially new ones that don't know my personality....... and may think I'm crazy................ please like me...
SO here's the deal, I want to see YOUR favorite ornaments, so make up a post on your blog, include a link to LPDH's Ornamnet Party and then come back here and link it up!!
Can't wait to see what you have hanging on your tree!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here are the list of entries
3: Tara-for fan
4: Tara-for blog post
5: Jennifer- for follower
6: Jennifer- for fan
8: Carolyn: blog
9: Carolyn: facebook
10: Carolyn: fan
12: Lindsay: follower
13: Lindsay: fan
14: Nicole: fan
15: Laura: fan
So 15 entires total which I will enter into the random number generator....
And the winner is.....
Congratulations!! A beautiful new black and white headband will be headed your way!
Thank you everyone once again for entering!
Stay tuned for future LPD giveaways and crafts!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I’m giving away one of my headbands from my new Etsy store! http://www.littlepinkdollhouse.etsy.com/
This adorable headband is adorned with two large black and white rosettes and is wrapped with ribbon for your comfort! Soooo cauuuute!!
There are a few ways to enter…
Entry #1: Become a follower of my blog if you’re not already, and post in the comments that you are following.
Entry #2: Post about this giveaway on your blog including the link to the giveaway, and post again in my comments telling me you did it, and share the link to your post.
Entry #3: Tweet this giveaway on your twitter including the link to the giveaway, and post again in my comments telling me you did it, and share the link to your tweets.
Entry #4: Post about this giveaway on your Facebook including the link to the giveaway, and post again in my comments telling me you did it, and share the link to your post.
Entry #5: Become a fan on Facebook (there's a link to the right of this page), and then come back here and comment that you became a fan!
Remember to keep all your entry posts in my comments separate for a better chance to win!
Giveaway ends Sunday 3/21/10 at 11:59 pm (pacific time). Winner will be announced Monday by random number generator!
Good luck everyone!!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Spring is almost here! Keeping up with my spring inspired projects, let's make some paper flowers!
You'll need 2 different colored paper, I chose pink for my flower, and green for my stem.
You can get specific origami paper which is usually in perfect squares, but if you have normal rectangular paper like I do, just turn it into a perfect square like this:
And you end up with this:
Take your square and make creases from corner to corner (diagonally)
holding the creases, push in two of the sides to create a triangle
lay your triangle with the point of the triangle that won't openaway from you.
On one side take the 2 bottom points and fold up to the top point
turn over and do the same on the other side
now you'll have a diamond. take each left and right point on each side, and pinch together, making the same shaped diamond. This tucks away the flaps.
Now take each side on one side of your diamond and fold towards the center, overlapping the center just a bit, and tuck one side into the open end of the other side, then repeat on the other side of your diamond
Now you'll have 2 little "handles" on each side. Hold on to then with your thumb and pointer finger, (pinching where you tucked the sides together and making sure you hold tight enough they don't pop open) pull apart a bit and push the bottom down on the table, "puffing" it up
Now at the top of your flower, there should be 4 "petals" peel them back.
On the bottom of your flower you'll have a hole
Now take your paper for your stem, cut a piece length wise (about 2 inches wide) and keep folding lengthwise until you physically cannot fold anymore
Insert the stem into the hole on the bottom of the flower and you're done!
Right now we're doing hair accessories, but in the future, there will be much more!
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Here's a tutorial on how to turn silk roses into peonies, that you can do on any surface...I chose to do one on one of my old blue throw pillows. Peonies have got to be my most favorite flower in the world. They are so beautiful and delicate. There's something frilly and uber girly about them, which is probably why I love them!
What I used:
- Blue throw pillow
- 4 White fake roses
- Glue gun
Take your flowers
And pull off the backing and each layer...
Discard any plastic pieces and arrange petals in piles by size...
Starting with your smallest size , pinch together the tops of the petals, and the center will make a point
Put some hot glue on the tip of that pont, and place on the surface you are gluing your peony...for me, it's the center of my pillow. This petal will be the center of your flower.
Do the same for the rest of your smallest sized petals and cluster them around the center petals.
Once you have used all of the smallest sized, move on to the next size up and continue to cluster outside the smaller petals
Do the same for all the sizes, except for your largest peatals
Now for your largest petals, cut them into individual petals
Glue the tip, or the point of the petal, and glue them all around the outside of your cluster , but lay these flat.
Ta-da! A peony from roses!