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A Package Pals Gift

7 Mar
Do y’all know the sweet and awesomely talented Jamie with C.R.A.F.T.??  She has come up with a FUN idea.  Every other month this year she is throwing a package pal party.  All you do is let her know you want to join in.  She pairs you up with someone.  Then you and your partner exchange emails, get to know each other a little better.  Make a gift and send it.  Jamie even has a link party where you can link up what you made, what you received or both!  

I was paired up with Marisa, a self proclaimed nature geek and student at Oregon State.  I had a gazillion ideas for things to make her.  But I kept running into an issue of,  “now, how would I ship that?”  So, I came up with this.  I used my silhouette as a stencil and painted these pieces of canvas art for her. 
I thought using the Latin names for leaf and nature would be kinda neat.  I mean, Latin is what is generally used in the scientific classifications. I thought Marisa would like that.  Did you notice I painted the plant ombre style?  Ombre is all the rage right now and well, I’m jumping on the bandwagon, too!  I LOVE IT! 

It was my mommy’s birthday yesterday.  I made her a purple OMBRE cake!  I can’t wait to show y’all!! 

Here is another shot of the painted canvas art.  OH and guess what!  These are my FIRST painted pieces!  I really like them.  What do y’all think?  I’m thinking I’d like to make some for my own home. 

Marisa also told me about her sweet one eyed border collie named Shadow, who she lovingly called her baby.
So, I made her another canvas art piece for her sweet Shadow.  Now, this one is all free hand.  Which should explain it’s slight child like look.  AND….did you notice that paw?  5 pads?  FIVE?  I’m not sure what kind of animal has 5 pads.  A bear maybe?  Yep, I wasn’t so happy with this one.  I wanted to go back and stencil it but I didn’t have another piece of canvas.  My sweet hubs told me it looked great and not to worry.  He said, “babe, she’s going to love it! She’s going to love that you remembered her baby.”  Gosh, I love him.   I hope he’s right!! 

As a jewelry maker I could NOT send her gifts without making some jewelry for her.  I’m always afraid that my gift recipient would be disappointed if I left that craft out.  I mean, it is my crafting forte!

With Marisa being a nature lover I decided to make her a nature inspired bracelet and earring set. 
I made a pretty nature inspired gift box for the set to sit in.  
 I added one felt and one burlap rosette to the box.

I wrapped up each piece of the canvas art.

I packed it all up and shipped to her.  I hope she loves everything!  Even the 5 padded paw print!! lol.

Like I mentioned up there, Jamie is hosting the package pal party every other month.  Be on the look out for the sign up post for the April party!  I can’t wait to join again.  And don’t forget to check out the link party to see more package pals gifts! 

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Tip Junkie handmade projectsWildflowers and Whimsy

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Valentine’s Day Rewind

6 Jan
I have ideas, plans, to do’s for this Valentine’s day.  I may or may not have already begun working on them.  But for now I thought I would share my Valentine’s day projects from last year.  It was my first time getting crafty for V day since….well….Campfire Girls? LOL!  


I can show y’all again right?  OR for all my new awesome followers I can say “hey check that out!!”  
First up, I was really happy with my Valentine’s Day Mantel last year. 


I made this Valentine’s Day Rosette Frame.  I LOVE that picture of Alie. 

I added a paper heart tag I made to these lil glass jars. 

Made this cute simple Be Mine banner from scrap book paper, glitter, glue and twine. 


I made this cute Heart Wreath JUST for my sweet Alice.  If you check out the post I tell a lil story about it. 


I made these Paper Rosette Hearts.  



I showed y’all how to make Fabric Rosettes for Valentine’s Day.


I made some Valentine’s Day Jewelry. 


AND…I made this sweet Valentine’s Day Paper Rosette Wreath with tutorial!  It is still my most viewed post to date!!  Like nearly 15,000 views!  WOW huh?



WOW!  I hope I’m this busy this year!!  I do have a few things planned already.  Just gotta get em going.  
Thanks for stopping by!



{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ C.R.A.F.T. ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle DattleDIY Home Sweet Home ~ {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee ~I’m Topsy Turvy ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~ Somewhat Simple ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing ~The Shabby Nest ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home ~My Romantic Home ~ Homemaker In Heals ~ Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes

Tip Junkie handmade projects



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How To: Macrame

28 Jun

If you saw my DIY 4th of July Door Hanger post then you saw that I mentioned posting a tutorial on how to macrame.  Well, HERE IT IS! 🙂
It’s super simple to do.  And with summer JUST arriving (although it’s felt like summer in PHX since February!) it’s the perfect time to learn how to make cute summer hemp necklaces, bracelets and anklets.  I first learned how to make these while I was pregnant and on bed rest with Alie.  
First, knot the ends with or without a loop.  I’ve learned that the loop at the end really doesn’t matter as the ends are always tied.  You can start with 3 strings.  You’ll need about 5 yards split in half for a necklace, 3 for a bracelet or anklet. 
Now, cross one end over the other in front of the middle string. 

Pull it behind the other two strings 

Then pull it through the other side.  This is a basic half knot. 

It should look like this 

and pull

For a half knot twist hemp necklace/bracelet/anklet keep knotting this way.  Same string same side each time. 

It will begin to look like this. 

For a square knotted hemp necklace/bracelet/anklet make sure you take the opposite string each time you knot.

These are some different ways to add beads.
You can add large beads to the middle.

Smaller beads to the other side stings with a half knot twist.

 Medium sized beads in the middle with a square knot.

Here are a few more pieces I’ve made.
Large beaded half knot twist necklace with square knots in between the beads. 

Braided hemp necklace with square knots in between the beads. 

Half knot twist hemp bracelet. 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!  

We are moving from AZ back to our HOME STATE of TEXAS!!! It’s a bit crazy with packing up and all right now! SO, if anyone is will to help out I need some guest bloggers ASAP!!! Would you help?? Please Please!?!
Thanks for stopping by!




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{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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{ Day 1- Giveaway 1 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

19 May
“Why 600, Ami?”  Well, I missed out on doing a 500 follower giveaway celebration.  I really wanted to do one and got sick.  Like sicky sick sick.  BUT I’m all better now and realized a last week that I was “wow” close to 600! 
 So, I contacted a bunch of my bloggy besties and have a WEEK of GIVEAWAYS lined up for all my awesome readers!!!  All my NEW awesome readers too!!  If you’re into super cheap, easy, fun, craftiness then I will NOT let you down! 
For each day of the giveaway week I have TWO AWESOME giveaways.  SWEETNESS right??  So, make sure you come back each day to enter!  

Day 1 of the CRAZY AWESOME GIVEAWAY week kicks off with yours truly!! 
I am giving away one lucky AliLilly follower a $20 credit to the AliLilly Etsy Shop!  You can select any READY TO SHIP item or items in my shop (Ready To Ship items are marked as such in the description)!  I am also having a 20% off sale on ANYTHING in my shop until the end of May.  Just use the code ALIEGIVEAWAY. 
Here is just a sample of my hand made jewelry from my AliLilly Etsy Shop!



I am also running a sale JUST FOR Y’ALL!!  Anyone entering this giveaway can use the code ALIEGIVEAWAY for 20% your total order!




Entries:
1. I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂
2. Subscribe to AliLilly via email and/or in a reader.  You can do these at the end of this post.  Leave me a comment telling me you did so. 🙂


3. Heart my  AliLilly Etsy Shop and leave me a comment telling me you did so. 🙂

4. “Like” AliLilly on Facebook.  Leave me a comment. 

Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link and comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂


This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories

GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara





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200 Facebook Fans Giveaway

10 Mar

I am celebrating reaching 200 fans on Facebook!! WHOOOOT! WHOOOOT!

Would you like any of these?
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Head on over to my AliLilly Facebook Page to enter to win any one item from my shop!!

Valentines Day Jewerly

12 Jan
I have been a busy little bee and I couldn’t WAIT to show y’all what I have been up to!  For Christmas I got a gift bag FULL of goodies from my sister Kari.  Inside were several sets of beads and silver charms.  She got all these beautiful shades of red and pink, PERFECT for Valentines Day.  Thanks Kari!! 

With Valentines Day closing in I have been busy busy busy making jewelry.  I really love it.  It’s calming for me.  Alie loves to watch too.  She gets so excited to see what I’m making.  When I show her the pieces once their done she always says “Oh wow momma, it’s so pretty”.  That right there is the BEST compliment ever! 
I made a few sets. 
I made some bracelets.

I made a few pairs of earrings too!

I also have make a few rosettes.  I even learned how to make a rosette from ribbon. I LOVE the ribbon rosette. I think it came out GREAT! 

I have a TON more ideas and things planned too!  What do you think so far?  Are you as excited for Valentines Day as I am? 


Cutting Edge Stencils Winner

3 Jan
I hope everyone had a great New Years!!  We did.  We spent it with my brother and his wife Julie (FUTURE BLOGGING QUEEN) and sweet ‘lil Jayden!  We were SO excited to be able to do fireworks.  AZ finally OK’d them with certain restrictions.  Then Goodyear decided to throw a quick “Nope! No fireworks here” clause and so we were limited to a few sparklers.  My brother and hubby got “gutsy” and decided to light just one fountain in the backyard.  OF COURSE it was the “screaming popping goes on for 5 minutes long” kind.  We all quickly ran inside and turned off every light in the house!!  We did have a blast being together. 
I know you can hardly see it BUT I am wearing my puffy down jacket.  I haven’t pulled that jacket out of the closet in over 2 years.  It was 28 degrees this night in AZ! WOW huh?
I have already begun the Valentines Day craft and jewelry adventure.  I have discovered being a blogger puts you on the same schedule as department stores, malls, Walmart, Target, the HSN!!  My friend Sunny told me this.  I have been making fabric rosettes, felt rosettes and jewelry.  My sister Kari got me a TON of awesome beads and things in perfect Valentines colors.  I can’t wait to show y’all!!  
What?  You want a sneak peek?  Well…..OK 🙂
 I have some much more planned.  I’m so excited.  I love all this craftiness and blog fun!!!  Thanks ladies!  You continuously inspire me! 

OK! So, the winner…..is…………



KATIE @ EyeSpyDIY

CONGRATULATIONS KATIE!!!
Please email me so I can get your info to Cutting Edge Stencils! 
If I don’t hear from you in 48 hours I will have to choose a new winner.
amiallison73 at yahoo dot com

I am so excited for you.  Just promise us you will do a post once you have used your new stencil!! 

And now I’m off to take down everything Christmas *sad face*
Thanks for stopping by!