Don't get used to it...

I'm moving this blog! I currently have two personal blogs I've been trying to keep up with.  It suddenly occurred to me to make them into one!  Don't worry, all of the content (the good stuff anyway) will get moved over to the new blog.

The new blog will be called "Crunchy, Crafty, and Crazy!" It will be filled with all the things you like about this blog, plus the things from my other blog, and any random thing that comes across my mind--everything from healthy, green living to religion and politics.

I hope to have it ready in just a few weeks.  I'll let ya know when it gets done!


It's been a while!

It's been so long since I've posted on this blog! So much has been happening around here I've not even been able to work on Lilly Bunns things! I just re-opened the shop after several months away. Aside from the typically busy summer, we've been undergoing some renovations around here! When we moved to Texas from South Carolina, my husband's grandparents built us a 3 room apartment on their land attached to their garage. We currently have 3 rooms at 777 square feet. As a family of three with two doggies, and house guests that never seem to know when to leave we were quickly running out of space. Our bedroom has our beds, one drum kit, lilly's toys and my desk where I make most of my Lilly Bunns products. In just a few short weeks that's all about to change! We are adding three new rooms, two bedrooms and a studio for me! We will be re-arranging the rooms to make the space more efficient! When you first walk into the house, you walk into the great room. We didn't really have room for a dining table so we nixed it and just have the living room and kitchen in one 'L' shaped room. That room will be getting more cabinets, the coolest dining table ever, and it will be the music room! What is now the bedroom will become the living room! This way I can just shut the doors to the bedrooms if I need to! I have a huge problem now,in that we have sooooo much stuff, most of which we really need, but so little space that everything looks very cluttered. I'm so excited to be getting more space and having a place for everything to go! The best part for me is that I have free reign to re-decorate pretty much however I want, and as much as our budget allows! We will be getting all new furniture. Every room is getting a new paint color, and new art. I've been collecting DIY organization ideas and will be sharing tutorials on each of this projects on the blog! I so can't wait to show off everything! :)


Tutorial: Pattern Weights

There's nothing I hate more than pinning a pattern and cutting out the fabric when I'm doing a project.  I absolutely love my rotary cutter and mat.  It saves me so much precious time!  If you have yet to take the rotary leap, I highly recommend you jump in as soon as you can! I promise, you'll never look back! It's also great for those with bad hands!

You have to hold your pattern down in one spot when you're using a rotary cutter and mat; that's where pattern weights come in.  Just plop them down on top of your pattern when your cutting, and it wont move around on you!
What you'll need:

Half to 1.5  inch strips of fabric or ribbon

Hot glue gun and hot glue (high temp is best)

Washers- you need 2 per weight (I got the biggest ones at Home Depot I could find. They are zinc coated)

Start off with 2 washers.  Place a dab of hot glue on
one of them and place the end of your fabric strip on it.  Put hot glue around it in a circle and place the other washer on top, sandwiching the end of the fabric strip between the washers.

Now begin wrapping the material around the washer going through the hole.

And keep wrapping....

And wrapping until none of the washer is showing.
 Place a small dab of hot glue and lay the excess material on it.  Cut away the extra....


Thanks for looking!