May, 2010

Prizes and Packaging

In all the fun and festivities of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, Flamingo Toes passed the lovely milestone of 100 followers. Rather than do another giveaway so quickly, I decided to award my 100th follower with a little dishtowel of her own. She gave me free reign on color –…

Crush of the Week – All Thingz Related

It’s time for the Crush of the Week! I really love Fridays because they give me a chance to highlight each week just one of the many amazing blogs that are out there in blog-land. I think every week I am amazed at the ideas that people come up with….

Summer Flower Flip-Flops

I promised you a few days ago a pair of flip flops to match our cute Summer Flower Tote bag. Here’s what I came up with. My dad still calls flip-flops “Thongs” – just to freak the kids out. It’s awesome. These little cuties were pretty easy to make. No machine…

Summer Flower Tote Bag

Ahhhh Summer. It’s almost here. I’m very ready for it to get here. Not so much for the weather because hey, southern CA here, but more for having the kids home, trips to the beach, and our Great Road Trip coming up. (More on that soon.) So to get ready…

Weekend Nifty-ness

I wanted to share with you all my fun and fabulous weekend. :) My dear Mother-in-Law (who is the best MIL in the whole world. Seriously) and I went to the Del Mar Sewing, Quilt, and Craft Fair on Saturday. I’m not much of a quilter, that’s more my Mom’s arena, but there was…

Crush of the Week

I’m excited to bring you the Crush of the Week today! Our highlighted blog today is Adorkable Annie. (How fun is that name? It makes me smile.) I’m thrilled because Annie is the first person who has recreated something I’ve blogged about. How wonderful is that! She made her own serving…

And The Winner Is . . . .

Well let me start off by saying how thrilled and amazed I was to the response to the Sew Mama Sew giveaway! There were exactly 375 comments (nice and tidy huh?) and I made lots of new friends. There were some super sweet comments and some that made me laugh out…

Photo Canvas Wall Art

I have been dying to make/buy a photo canvas for quite some time. My dad has a beautiful one, with a photo of a Hibiscus flower. It’s amazing. And I’ve seen great options around blog land too, but I just wasn’t sure quite what I wanted to do. The photo…

It’s Giveaway Time!

***** Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.  ***** I’m so excited – Giveaway Day is finally here! And here is what you can win. . . . That’s right, not one, not two, but 3 items for you! (Do I sound like a game show announcer? That’s…

Crush of the Week

  Today I’m highlighting something a little different for Crush of the Week. A few weeks ago I signed up to participate in a stash swap that was hosted by The Shabby Chic Cottage! It was my first swap and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was sooo fun!…

Sprinkled Shells Knockoff Top

I’m in a clothing rut. I will admit it. I was doing laundry this week, hanging shirts up to dry, and I noticed that three-quarters of what I was hanging up was pink. Lots of pink. Which is all good – I love pink. But I decided I need to add in…

Guest Posting and a Pillow Tutorial

I’m so excited today to be Guest Posting over at Fine Craft Guild. I was so honored when they contacted me and asked if I would like to post a tutorial on their site.  I can’t wait for you to see it. :) Fine Craft Guild is a contemporary crafts tutorial site,…

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Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower

There are some beautiful serving pieces cropping up around blogland, using all sorts of great materials, and I’ve been wanting to do something similar. In browsing Anthro a couple of weeks ago (I know I know, I actually went in the store – but I had a good friend on speed…

Memory Quilt

I wanted to share with you all a project my sister, Cindy, has just finished. Cindy’s dear friend lost her youngest son 9 years ago this August. He was only 2 years old. She had been holding onto his clothes and wasn’t sure what to do with them. She and…

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing all of you a beautiful day! (Some pictures of me and my not-so-little babies over the last couple of years.) And Happy Mother’s Day to both of my wonderful Mom’s – I love you both so much! Comments

New Craft Blog Highlight

Oh my Goodness!!!! Can you see the Happy Dance? No? It’s just as well. It’s not pretty. But the reason for the happy dance is this . . . Flamingo Toes is the “New Craft Blog” highlight at UCreate!! I’m so tickled I don’t even know what to say –…

Bright Birdie Dishtowel

Well it’s time again for our adventures in “Making-Cute-Dishtowels-For-A-Lot-Less-Money-Than-Anthropologie”. You didn’t know we were doing that? Well now you do. :) Here’s my latest: (I’m on a birdie kick. But then so is everyone else so I’m in good company :) I’ve had the birdcage fabric (Tweet Tweet by Michael…

Crush of the Week & Announcements

It’s that time again! The Crush of the Week! I’m excited to feature this week the wonderful blog, Crafterhours! Adrianna and Susan are the Super Talented Ladies behind this super blog. It is full of creative ideas and very funny writing. Here are just a FEW of the wonderful projects…

Flamingo Feature!

Exciting news  . . . my Polkadot Apron was featured by Stephanie over at Under the Table and Dreaming!! How sweet is that? I love Stephanie’s blog. So many fun ideas. Hop on over and spend time looking around. She’s the best! :) Thanks Stephanie!! Comments

Linen Beehive and Birdcage Pillows

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through a magazine and came across this pillow. Little birdies in a cage = super sweet pillow. $100 price = not super sweet. So I set out to try and find a birdcage I could use for my version. I went to Graphics Fairy…