DIY Upcycled Band T-Shirt Pillows

January 21, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that I made a tiny baby pillow for my friend Jillian's baby shower from one of Ben's old band t-shirts.   Well, Jillian and her husband Todd liked it so much that they asked me to make them a couple more!  I am pretty stoked with the finished pillows and I really love this idea.   Ben and I have so many cool vintage t-shirts and too many band t-shirts that we have either grown out of or worn to death.  And I don't know if you guys are like me but...

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Tiny Stuffed Owl

January 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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This weekend I decided to attempt to make a tiny toy owl.   I was inspired by a postcard that I received from Dawn from Skunkboy Creatures.   Katie at Skunkboy Creatures is so creative and makes the cutest stuffed animals.

I think my first attempt turned out okay.   I am not sure what I will do with it now but my dog June sure likes it and thinks I made it for...

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DIY Tiny Baby Pillow

January 11, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Right before Christmas, my very pregnant friend Jillian had another baby shower but this time it was here in Starkville.   Although I had already given her a gift, I didn't want to show up empty handed.  So I decided to make this quick and easy tiny baby pillow using thrift store fabric and one of Ben's old t-shirts.  Both the t-shirt and the fabric were super soft, which I think should be perfect for their new little baby.

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DIY Bridal Luncheon Invitations

September 29, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple weekends ago, my friend Katie Doughty and I pulled an all nighter crafting these pretty Bridal Luncheon Invitations for our friend Katie Murphey's upcoming Bridal Brunch.   I am pretty happy with the result. We  designed and printed these at my house, cut the cardstock and cardboard with my new paper cutter and sewed them together.  Once that was done,  all we had to do was punch the holes and tie on the ribbon.  It sounds easy but actually took quite a bit of time and patience.   For...

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DIY Paper Pinwheels

September 22, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Last night my friend Nikki and I made fun decorations for her boyfriend Michael's birthday party this weekend.   I was in charge of pinwheels. Paper Pinwheels are so easy to make and are really cute party decorations. Supplies: tissue paper, sheet music or any brightly colored paper bone folder (optional, but it makes folding easier) stapler or double sided tape (I suggest a stapler) small piece of cardboard hot glue gun Directions: Determine how many sheets you will need based on the size of the paper you have and what size pinwheel you want to ...

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I have exciting, wonderful news!

September 20, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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As of today, my notebooks and journals are available at The Sundial located on Main Street here in Starkville! Stop by and see what you think.  Also check out The Sundial on

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Prairie Arts Festival is tomorrow!

September 3, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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It's all happening.  Or at least the Prairie Arts Festival is happening tomorrow, September 4th.  For the past couple of weeks, I have had entirely too much spray glue in my life.  That being said I am happy with the notebooks and journals I have made recently.  My new notebooks and journals are way better than the first ones I made, so that is exciting. Here is a tiny preview of what you can expect from my corner of our booth.

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Prairie Arts Festival Here We Come!

August 11, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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I found out today that my vendor application for the 2010 Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi was approved!!! Two of my friends (Nikki Ballard and Cory Waldrop) and I are going to have a booth at this year's Prairie Arts Festival on September 4th.  I am so excited.  Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be selling homemade items, much less at the PAF.  The PAF is kind of a big deal.  I have gone to the PAF about ten times over...

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Happy Birthday Kacey!!!

June 30, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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My friend Kacey's 28th birthday is  today.   I wanted to make him something that I knew would make him smile on his birthday.  He is the kind of guy who appreciates a handmade craft even if it looks like something a child made.  This is the card I made for him.  I tried not to make it to girly.

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I’m on Etsy!

June 8, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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So lately I have been super busy but couldn't share what I was working on with you guys until now.  My recent top secret project is my new Etsy shop.  I am thrilled to have FayeDodgesZombies open for business on Etsy.  Stop by and see if you like my notebooks and journals.  I will be adding more items later today.           These are my favorite items currently for sale  in my shop:

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