Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Party Preview

Both of my little ones have birthdays coming up in the coming weeks. Gavin my youngest loves animals and so I have created a Safari Theme for his party this weekend. This is a little preview of more pictures to come. I have had a lot of fun planning his party. I cant wait to see him get excited over all the jungle stuff. Planning parties on a dime with very inexpensive decorations is another favorite hobby of mine. When I post the pics of his party I will give ya'll a break down of my budget. Then u can see it doesn't take a lot of $$$ to host a great party, it just takes creativity.Oh...and a little time too!
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring Blocks

I finished these darling blocks for my mantel a while ago but as life goes I haven't had much time to share them with you.

I had my dear husband cut and sand the blocks for me. I spray painted them white then added paper to the fronts with modge podge. My trick for getting the paper really flat is to use a very thin layer of modge under the paper then use a credit card to smoothe. Make sure you let each layer dry for at least 20 minutes.

Then I added "Spring" vinyl right over the top. You can make these for any season. A very easy, affordable project.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Takes the Cake

I made these adorable hair pieces for three beautiful divas this Easter. Each hairpiece perfectly complimented their floral dresses. They looked adorable on and I thought I would share them with you. For now I am not selling them but will definitely do custom creations if you like. They are perfect for special occasions, birthday parties, holidays and dressing up.

Each piece includes a headband, and a hat piece adorned with fabric flowers, tulle, feathers and more. I had a lot of fun making these and I am very excited to share them. Thank you to my friend for inspiring me and for her three beautiful daughters for being the perfect models.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Buckets

I finished my kiddos Easter buckets tonight. I know it is a little last minute but spring cleaning has taken priority this month.

I made the buckets after my very crafty s.i.l. gave me the cute idea. I purchased my buckets for $2 at Target. I placed vinyl bunnies and lettering on the front then had my husband drill holes for the handle. I used organza ribbon braided together to make a sturdy handle. Then I filled it with FUN! Now u have an idea for next year.
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Monday, March 7, 2011


If you have been waiting for my CUTE things to go on sale...well wait no longer.

I am currently offering 15% off all of my items on ETSY. From now through March 17, 2011 (St. Patrick's Day). Items must be purchased through ETSY to receive the discount. Enter PATCHSAVINGS15 at checkout.

Just doing some spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. Oh, and LUCKY YOU!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

TARA over at JUST DIVINE STYLE was so sweet to find my blog and share it with her friends and followers. She also gave me this award.
The rules of the Stylish Blogger Award are:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.  
Share seven things about yourself.
Award seven recently discovered new blogs.
Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award. 

Here are seven things about me that you may not already know! Enjoy.

1) My nickname has been "Moose" since I was a young child.

2) I have two mini dachsunds. One named "Rusty" and one named "Penny, who regularly drive me crazy.

3) I love thick, furry, warm socks of any color to keep my feet warm at night. I even keep a pair stashed at the bottom of my bed just in case.

4) I teach a modern/ballet dance class of mostly first graders once a week. These little girls make me smile.

5) I currently live in the same town I grew up in. But I have lived in two other states Utah and Texas, as well as four other cities, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Provo and Austin.

6) I met my husband online.

7) I secretly have an obsession with Zac Efron...I know he is so young and I am married but he is beautiful!


I actually could only find six...if any of you have a suggestion for the 7th feel free to share!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Rag Bands

I love new items, and I can't stop creating new things! Here is a new item that I created that is another favorite. I think I am seeing a pattern that everything is my "favorite." These are so darling on toddlers, adults and all the in betweens. These are already available for purchase on my website.

These are made from cotton fabrics twisted and attached to elastic headbands. These headba

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Girls Night Out

Every month some girls from church get together and do something fun. They go out for dessert, have dinner together, make a craft or go to a fun activity. This month I am in charge of a craft for Valentine's Day. I put together these blocks that are so CUTE. I am very proud at how they turned out! I used different sizes of wood blocks (thanks hubby for cutting them for me), spray paint, modge podge, scrap booking paper, and vinyl letters. Very fun.

If you would like to make this project on your own and you just need the vinyl let me know. The letter sets are only $5.00.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ostrich Puff- Free Giveaway

Hi Friends!

This month I wanted to pick something to give away that would really spark your interest. I love these and hope you do too. OSTRICH PUFF CLIPS! They can be worn by babies on headbands, toddlers alone in the hair, on any of my hats/beanies, or even on your favorite sweater. The price will be 5.50 for one clip. But one lucky person will get one free. Each puff has an alligator clip with teeth on the back, and they will be available in the four colors shown below.

Here is the catch...if you want to be entered to win a free puff (your choice of color) you have to do one of the following.

1) Become a follower on the Potpourri Patch on Facebook.
2) Become a follower of Potpourri Patch blog.
3) If you have already completed both of the above. Please find a friend to become a follower of either Facebook or my blog.

To make sure you are entered to win please post a comment with your first name or your friends on this post. Best of luck!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Feel the Love

I know, I know... Christmas just ended and I hate it when I am shopping for Christmas presents and I see Valentine's Day gifts out at the stores...but I had to share.

These are some of the items I will be featuring this coming "Love" Day.

This bow is one of my favorites. It is made with several colors and patterns of red, pink, and hot pink ribbons. In the center are red feathers and a giant hot pink rhinestone button! I am definitely going to have to make one of these for my daughter, and find an outfit to match.

"The Love Jar" is a great addition to your Valentine's display...or even a great gift for a friend or special someone. You will be able to purchase the vinyl label and ribbon bow on my site soon, so you can make your own! The vinyl measures 4.5 inches X 12.5 inches. This apothecary jar is from the one and only WALMART. They have a variety of sizes and they are very reasonable.  I filled mine with a lot of kisses. You can fill it with reasons why you love someone or any treat of your choice.

I hope you enjoyed these, cause I really enjoyed making them!