Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm still around!

I'm still here! We have had problems with our computer and then our daughter got a laptop. So now I'm trying to figure out how to use it. I've been crafting somewhat, I made 2 wreaths with silver balls and silver snowflakes topped with a silver bow all from the dollar store. Then I did one with red, gold, and green. I'll get pics posted soon. Don't leave me, I vow to do better and learn to like using a laptop! Happy Turkey Day!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I"m still here

I'm just so busy right now but will post soon. That is if anyone is still out there! Some of my nails I've practiced.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I found the site I was looking for to make the faux chocolate ornament.YEAH!!!!!!!! It's..................
sweet something design .blogspot .com /2009/12/chocolate-candy-ornament

Look at this. I LOVE IT!!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Can you help me find...

Last year I came across a tutorial on a faux chocolate Christmas ball ornament with faux sugar sprinkled on the top of hot glue that looked like icing dripping down.I have looked for 2 days and can't figure out where it is that I saw it. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME! Thanx.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What I've done....

Lately I have been busy getting ready for a craft show. That was last weekend and am I ever tired. I shared a booth with some fabulous Mary Kaye ladies and LOVE them. I made a bunch of bags from dogfood bags thanx to some inspiration from Tinker Verve, some domino necklaces and did my nail painting. I did the best at that, but I did manage to sell one bag and a few domino necklaces. I mostly wanted to get my name out there for the nail painting. Now I need to make more crafts and practice new patterns for the nails. Gotta love this life!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I need some help

Has anyone seen cute wood or metal birthday calenders? I need to make some for christmas. I know I can count on all of you. Thanx. Kelli

Friday, August 20, 2010

My phone holder

I decided I was tired of sticking my cell phone in my bra strap and end up with it sliding down and giving me a rectangled shaped breast. What to do? I created these little  pocket holders and embelished them with some flowers I had kicking around. I just measured my phone leaving a little extra to sew the seams. Then after turning it right side out, I cut a piece of muslin, folded it over and hot glued it together, then glued it to the back of the pocket and glued a pin onto it. Then on the front I hot glued my flower. I LOVE it and it I can hear it when it rings!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I've been a bit busy

Today we had a family reunion on my hubby's side of the family and our 2nd son and I got to do face painting. Were we ever busy! Luckily we were in the shade, it's been so stinkin' HOT! I got really talented at painting pink skulls with blue bows, here's a pic of mine but the paints wearing off. Our theme was Pirates! We also have a Chinese Auction so I donated some domino necklaces and some little bird necklace pendants. Unfortunately I didn't win anything. Oh well. It was a success!

I also did my nails, here's a pic.

I forgot to post back around the 4th of July the flower I wore that day. It was SO CUTE!!!

Well, try to stay cool and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Husbands Fathers Day Gift

We are super short on money right now and I wanted to do something fun for my sweet hubby so I came up with this. I drew PAPA about the size and thickness I wanted, cut it out on my scroll saw, sanded it, then painted it a chocolate brown color. I printed off some photo's of our granddaughter Addy and decoupaged the pics on it. I had to spray a clear varnish on it so the ink wouldn't bleed  and then cut out the pics. I had to hold the photo's up to the light to know where to place it so as not to cut off faces. It was also hard to hide it when he came into my craft room twice to see what I was working on. Luckily I have a few projects going so I could say I was working on them., which I was while the pics or wood was drying. Our Addy calls him Papa instead of grandpa, she has 3 of them. He was very pleased with it. I also gave him a manicure and a hand massage.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Painted Piggies

I've decided to try my hand at painting toenails for a little business and I've been practicing on the neighbor girls. I'm having a lot of fun with it and will soon be letting people know I'm ready to start. What do you think so far?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Be Beautiful Within

Yesterday after I was able to sit and read the latest issue of the Ensign the LDS church publishes, I was so touched by Pres. Thomas S. Monson's message to LIVE GREATLY! He said, "We must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility." He told of a lady who had three yellow canaries. When she passed away she left to of the birds to a friend and the third one to him. She apologized that this yellow bird had some gray on it's wings and said "He may not be the prettiest, but his song is the best". So many times I get caught up with hating my looks or weight, and miss when I was young and cute, but this made me realize I need to be beautiful on the inside where it really matters. I read NieNie and she was talking about how her face isn't beautiful and I was so hurt for her and wanted to tell her how much she has taught me about REAL BEAUTY and that my goal is to be more like her, BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE". We need to slow down our lives and really become what God wants us to be, beautiful from the inside and uplift those we come in contact with. Have a great day, slow down and enjoy the beauty around us and strive for the beauty within. Thank you Heavenly Father for all you give and do for us.

READ the story here


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Freestyle Embroidery

Here are a few pics of my stitchery I'm almost done with. I have had SO MUCH FUN with this and it has worked up so quickly. I paid for the tutorial at Silver Bella but I don't like doing all the types of stitches she shows. If you want to learn embroidery stitches, it is so worth paying for the tutorial videos she shows. Check her e-zines out here


I drew out my idea on a piece of paper with just the scrolly vine thingy and the saying I wanted. It's a quote from an incredible speaker,  Chad Hymas. He said "This life was never about you". Then everything else just came along from stuff I already had, like the bird cut from felt etc. I just kept adding things that seemed right to put in. I made a nest from some gold tinsel I had and two "eggs" from rhinestones I had. I hot glued it instead of sewing it. I have a picture I just put on fabric of Jesus washing someones feet that I'm going to sew on and then finish with little bits. I'll show you when I get it done. I have some others on paper of different themes, like The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, etc, that I'll show you when I get them done. If you are wanting to try this and have been afraid to start, jump in and you will see how easy and fun this really is.
On my post about the lids with the pics on them, I was asked what kind of lids I was saving. I have saved the canning jar lids from our bottled fruit. In the tutorial she used juice lids. Thanx for stopping by. See ya soon.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Way to Recycle!!!

 I collect lids like this and my husband thinks I'm nuts but how great is this. The only little one i have is my grandbaby so I'm going to do some with the colors and numbers.Maybe some with family pics too for her. I LOVE this!!! Go check her out.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My recycled purse inspiration

Is Tinker Verve. Check her out, I LOVE her.   http://tinkerverve.wordpress.com/

Free Style Embroidery Started

I finally started my freestyle embroidery and am almost done with it. I LOVE IT!!!! It is so much fun and now I have a bunch of themes I want to do. Once I decided on an idea it just snowballed and it works up so fast. I have pics to show you but our computer has died and I am using a borrowed laptop. But I will get pics posted soon. My main theme was from a talk Chad Hymas gave and it has really stuck with me and made me more aware. It is " THIS LIFE WAS NEVER ABOUT YOU". If you ever get a chance to hear him speak it is SO worth it. Look him up and his story. He's AMAZING!!! I've also been making domino necklaces with the characters from Bonanza and The Monkees, for my daughter and her friends. They are quite fun. Gotta run for now. Have a great weekend. Remember to be the same person on your feet as you are on your knees.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Found Her!!!

Go to.....http://bytesizedpieces.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/wire-heart-necklace/
This is where I saw the tutorial and kind of changed mine around a bit. Thanx

Look What I Made

These are now in my etsy shop.....http://www.etsy.com/shop/smellikelli
I call them You Hold My Heart and then I've given them each a name.This one is called Green With Envy. These I saw at a blog  and now I can't find her. If you find her let me know so I can give her credit. She inspired me to make some and I'm still perfecting them. Let me know what you think... Thanx

Monday, May 10, 2010

Free Style Embroidery

Have you seen this kind of stitcheries called free Style? I ADORE IT!!!! Go here and check her out and start your own. I'll post mine once I start it and as I progress. This first picture is from
   The second picture is from ...  http://www.paperbellastudio.com/item_100/A-Free-Style-Embroidery-E-Zine.htm

Friday, May 7, 2010

This Is Why I've Been Missing

I've been babysitting my little granddaughter Addy since her mama started a new job, and today they moved to a new apt, so we all went to help. I've been working on some cute spit rags for my Etsy shop and I did make some domino pendants to sell. I'll show pics as soon as I get a second. I want to wish every Mom a GREAT MOMMIES DAY  and will be back soon. Thanx for visiting.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Stitchery

Just a little Mothers Day Stitchery to enjoy. Kelli

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I LOVE ruffles and when I saw this beautiful tote at..... http://breathingbesideus.blogspot.com/2010/04/update-on-delicious.html, I wanted to make one. I came across a skirt I had bought off ebay but was too narrow for me but looking at it I couldn't bring myself to just make a tote so I made it into a top to wear and with the leftover I am going to figure out a tote. What do you think? It would look so much better on a skinny person but I'll get there. My dear hubby and I have signed up for the gym.Thanx for stopping by.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My New Purses

I bought a pig  feed sack made into a bag from a great lady and at the moment i can't remember who she is BUT I PROMISE TO TELL YOU WHEN I FIND HER!!!!!!! That bag inspired me to make a smaller version so I went grocery shopping and  found these. I emptied them out, washed them made these.....
I forgot to photo the insides but i just made liners with pockets for the inside. I sewed everything but you could hot glue too. So many times at the grocery store the clerks tell me I've left an item in my cart and then they laugh when I show them it's my purse. So FUN!!!!

Spring Wreath

I was having a moment of frustration trying to come up with a spring wreath idea but having no money to go and buy things for it, so here's what I suddenly came up with. I had a grapevine wreath in the basement, with nothing on it and I had a bunch of flowers for your hair that I made. They have a pin on the back to pin it to your clothes or an alligator clip for wearing in your hair. I just clipped them onto the wreath with the alligator clips. TADA!!!! I think for Mothers Day I'm going to put letters of M O M with glitter on them, of course, and do a heart instead of an o and have it along on side of the flower wreath. I'll show you when I do it and get the pictures of it. I love new things. Have a great week.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Did you watch....

Did you watch Jamie Oliver on tv last night? I must say I love him and  that he cares so much about our kids' health to put himself thru so much. The lunch ladies at the school he went to said they were willing to let him come and try things his way but in all fairness, THEY WEREN'T REALLY WILLING TO BE TRUE TO THEIR WORD!!!!! It really chaps me when people say they are willing to try but then they buck things all the way. Good heck people, we DO need to change our eating habits and tell these people who make the crap food that we do ingest that we deserve better. We also need to tell ourselves we deserve better than what we are giving ourselves. I want to try all of his recipes to see if I can enjoy healthy foods and get my big behind smaller. I know I need to get my health back up, especially after all the health problems I've been having. If we as a community would say no to going to concerts and ball games where the tickets are so exspencive and put that kind of money to feeding our children better, especially in the schools, and also to paying the teachers more so the classrooms are smaller and the teachers are able to work more closely with the kids. We are a warpped society. Jump on Jamie Olivers bandwagon!!!
Want to join us?

call 0844 871 2010

or email enquiries@jamieathome.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Missing in Action

I have been without my computer and so I go to the school my husband teaches at and use his but I can't put in pics so I thought I would let you know where I've been and I'll be back in another week or so. Thanx and check back next week about Thursday.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'll share this one...

I want to try to start publishing and selling my stitchery patterns but not too sure how or where to sell them at that get's the best coverage. If you do stitch this or use this pattern in any way, let me see it (I LOVE seeing peoples work)and please mention whaere you got it from.

One of my Favorite Places...

When I'm in a creative mode but not sure what I want to make, I go to one of the three favorite fabric stores to become inspired. This one is Gracie Lou's in Salem Utah. You walk in and it's so bright and open, but the Colors of the fabrics and the Clothes on display or the Quilts! You just get so excited and I must say a little breathless and the creative juices go WILD!!!!

While there I came across these roses that come hooked together and I had an idea to add two alligator hair clips so I can attach them onto a headband. How CUTE!!! I thought they would be cute covering a clutch or purse as well. They run about $6 to $7 a yard so it would be a little expensive to cover a purse but still would be cute. Sew them along a T-Shirt collar would be fun too.  What do you think?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I NEED your help....

My sweet neice is having a bridal shower in two weeks and I want to make her something different and unique but she says anything is fine, she doesn't have any colors or styles she likes(crazy girl) and it's a kitchen shower. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Borrowed computer

Our computer is out being serviced again and we are crossing our fingers it will still keep going, although we know we will have to break down and get a new one. This computer is a laptop we borrowed and I'm still trying to adjust. I've been busy stitching and trying to sell my flowers but not much luck there. Oh well, maybe I will come upon the one  thing people will like to buy. Have a great weekend and hopefully we get our computer back Monday.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Need Your Feedback...

I made some fun headband accesories and I want to know what you think. I saw something like this on a blog but I can't seem to find it to give them credit, I'm sorry. These are made from scraps of fabric, sewn onto felt. I add two alligator clips to clip onto any headband also I added a vintage earring to the top to finish it off. I think they're cute and we even clipped it onto a necklace. They are in my etsy shop too. Tell me what you think of them. Thanx.

Isn't my daughter a great model...