Top Projects of 2010

What a year! I was bit hard this year by the decorating bug.  I found more uses for my hot glue gun than ever before.

And with that said... here is a look back at some of my favorite creative projects from 2010. I am linking up with Southern Hospitality and The Lettered Cottage for this post.
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Repainting/Redecorating our Home!
I actually blogged about the next few projects on my family blog. But this was a huge project! We had the entire house repainted. We got rid of all our red and yellow for tan, white, black and pops of turquoise.





Wing Back Chairs
We found this gorgeous pair on Craigslist. A trip to the fabric store and a good upholsterer turned them into statement pieces.

Cooking: Cake Balls and the Best Peach Cobbler Ever!!!
These are recipes that I found online. Over the past year they have become my 'specialties' :)
Super Bowl Party
Last year's game was big for us. My hubby is a die-hard Saints fan. So since we couldn't actually go to the game, we threw a great party. I even made my girls some cute shirts.

My Craft Room
Turning our guest room into a work space for me is probably my favorite project. It is amazing to have a space of my own. I love having everything organized!

The Chair Re-Cover
I spent months looking for just the 'right chair' for my desk. Finally, one appeared at a local antique mall. She just needed a little love.

The Vintage Cowgirl Party
Our sweet Maisy Lou turned one year old! So we celebrated with a big party. Lots of blue, florals, bunting, and pink cowgirl boots.

Rosette Headbands 
I started making these posh hair accessories this year too. I love them! Kinda vintage shabby chic.

Tutu Dresses
Oh how I love tulle! And this costume that I made for my little girl turned into lots of orders for tutu dresses- tinker belle dresses, pumpkin dresses, and flower girl dresses too.

The Mermaid Party
I can't take credit for this one- except for the headband :) But a friend/customer of mine threw an amazing party for her little girl. The details of this party are worth visiting again.

A White and Burlap Christmas
So it is all still hanging, but my Christmas decor this year was so fun to make. Since we had redecorated this year, all of my Christmas goodies needed to be re-done too. I started working on this in November...

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"Fancy Up" those Push-Pins

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was full of excitement, magic, and new bikes :)

 One of my favorite gifts was from my sweet hubby. He got me a flat-screen for my craft room. So now I can enjoy the "Nate Berkus" show while I make hair bows and such.

Now on to the craft :) I made these before Christmas, as a gift. But I thought they turned out so cute, I decided to make some for me. This is how I made my push-pins pretty.

Start with the flat push pins. It's okay if they are multi-colored.

 Choose some embellishments. You can use buttons, rhinestones, or even those fancy brads designed for scrapbooking (just snap off the backs- you need them to be flat.)

 Add a drop of hot glue and voila!
 Fancy push-pins. Add them to some cork board.

Fit the cork board into a frame. A small table top cork board would be cute on a desk,  the push-pins could hold photos or memos. Or use them on a large frame for a wall-sized cork board.

Pretty fancy huh?

Linking up with Shanty 2 Chic


Sweets for Christmas

Don't these look delicious??
Recipe found here.
I like them even better in white.

Recipe found here. 
The ingredients include, among other things, Hershey kisses and donut holes.

I'm trying to get my mom to make these for our Christmas Eve party. (I'm just about out of steam when it comes to baking goodies this year!) They aren't for the faint of heart- lots of steps- but they look amazing.

Merry Christmas!
"For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11


Almost Ready for Christmas

Now that the decorating is done and Christmas crafts are complete, we are moving on into the kitchen.

My girl and I have been busy making treats for family and friends.
 This year we made peanut butter blossoms, peppermint bark, and peanut butter cup cookies. Simple, yummy recipes that are fun to do with a little helper.

 We put the treats on a plate wrapped with cellophane and ribbon. For gift tags we made simple salt dough ornaments.
And I have been finishing up a few last minute orders and gifts.
This is for a flower girl.

Polka dot headband.

Animal print.

White and Silver.

A Night Out.

And this coordinates with my favorite "My Vintage Baby" outfit
"My Vintage Baby" #1
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Email me if you need something--craftytexasgirls@gmail.com
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