Coffee Filter Wreath – DIY

I saw this awesome Coffee Filter Wreath on Pinterest here and this one here.  I loved how it looked so I decided to make one for myself. Ok. So it wasn’t as great as the one in the first link but I do liked how it turned out. I used the tutorial found in the second link. I think that my piece of pipe insulation was a bit long. I also had to use 2 1/2 packs of coffee filters to complete it.  And had to use a low temp glue gun because the high temp melted the pipe insulation tube.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I really liked how it turned out.

It is slightly oval and I like that too. I wanted to put it up on my mirror in my living room but was unable to hang it there.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I like how it looks.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I like this angle too.

So I loved how this project turned out and check out the links above to find the tutorials on how to DIY.

leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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Halloween Costumes – 2014

I make my kids Halloween costumes every year. I know that one day they won’t want me to make their costumes anymore because store bought costumes are so much cooler. But this year is one more year that I was able to make my kids costumes.

My son wanted to go as Ray Man from Ray Man Legends.

The Boy as Ray man Legends

Here is my son as Ray Man of Ray Man Legends. He is the hero of the video game.

The hero of the video game has no legs or arms or neck. I was trying to figure out the best way to make this costume. I have seen other costumes that wore black that wanted to blend in the background. So I made the shirt and had the boy wear black on the legs and arms. I took a purple shirt and cut off the neck and painted the “O”. Then I took a sweat shirt and cut off the hoodie of the sweat shirt and sewed it onto the neck of the purple shirt.  After that I had hair color spray and sprayed the boys hair with Orange and Yellow paint.

Ray Man Legends Necklines

Here is a close up of the neckline.

Then my daughter wanted to be the Tooth Fairy. So here is her costume.

Number 3 as the tooth fairy

My daughter is a tooth fairy.

For her costume we used bits and pieces from last year’s costume when she was a regular fairy, which is the tutu skirt. She had a pink shirt that had some stains so we covered them with felt applique teeth to cover the stains. Then I made her a headband teeth crown, and a magic wand.

Tooth Fairy Crown

Here is the Tooth Fairy Crown for my Tooth Fairy.

Magic Tooth Fairy Wand

Can’t have a Fairy of any kind without a magic wand.

It was cold this year so all my kids had to layer up really well. My second daughter wore a store bought witches costume this year. She loved it and that is all that counts.

Tell me what you guys think!


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The Cheater Sweater finished!

The Cheater Sweater is finished! Well it is finished…I think.

I worked on the sweater with the leftover bits of yarn that I had from crocheting beanies for my Etsy shop. I really loved how it turned out because I can have it on my shoulders when I am about the house and then lay it on me like a blanket if I wanted to snuggle with a book.

I debated on whether to continue and make it longer or smaller or even add a cuff to the arm holes. I decided against it since I normally wear it with a pull over underneath anyways.

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The Scuba Diver – Peg People

Just before Christmas I received a custom request for a Scuba Diver Peg People. I love getting unique requests like this because is pushes my limits of what I can do or think that I can do.  I think that he turned out really well.

Here is the front of the Scuba Diver Peg People

Here is the front of the Scuba Diver Peg People

I love the fish!

I love the fish!

Side Scuba Diver

And the bubbles coming up.

Back of the Scuba Diver peg people

Here are his tanks.

So tell me what you think? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with me.

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Swashbuckling Pirate – on Etsy

Finally, The Swashbuckling Pirate and friends are up in my Etsy shop. It took forever it seems like to get them up there. The photo shoot was horrific because a Mermaid took forever getting her hair right. And then the First Mate lost his eye patch…what a mess.

Swashbuckling Pirate

He is a swashbuckling hero! He loves to do good deeds even though he is called a pirate.

First Mate

Our Captain can’t go on his adventures alone. So comes along his one eyed First Mate.


These mermaids love our Captain desperately! They will stay and talk to him long before they get bored of him.

In the Lagoon

Our Captain decided he needed a break and wanted to talk to the Mermaids to see if they need anything


These fabulous peg people are up in the Emily Guerra Designs Etsy shop. Go check it out here  and let me know what you guys think by leaving a comment below. Also, check out my Facebook Page at



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Pirates and Mermaids – Peg People

I finally finished this set of pirates and mermaids – peg people. I am very happy with how they turned out. I have to say that I was a bit worried about how my pirates were going to turn out. I was told that they look very much like Errol Flynn. Which is good. I wasn’t trying to go for Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates and Mermaids peg people

Here are our pirates and mermaids together.

Side view of pirates peg people

Here is the side view of my pirates. They both have cutlasses. Our One eyed side kick has a patch over one eye and our Captain has a pony tail.

Our mermaids - peg people

Here is our lovely mermaids. They love the Captain from a distance in their little lagoon.

Curly haired mermaids - peg people

Our lovely mermaids love to show off their long and curly hair.

Please excuse my camera phone pictures. My real camera has been lent out.

I am going to put these up at my Etsy shop by the end of the week. There are only three sets of peg people. You will get two pirates, the swashbuckler and sidekick, and two mermaids. Each set will come with mermaids with different colored hair.

Check back to see when they have gone up into the shop! I will post on Facebook as well once everything has been put up.

I love peg people. Tell me your thoughts about peg people too!

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Crochet Sweater – The Cheat

This is totally a Cheater’s Version of a crochet sweater. Simple, no increasing or decreasing stitches, no shaping at all.

I don’t normally keep yarn around when I craft. Not like I keep all the fabric in my sewing room. But I had recently made a lot of beanies for my Etsy store. So I had yarn left over and I needed something to do with it all. It wasn’t a ton of yarn but enough that I would have bits and pieces all over the place.

I wanted to have a crochet sweater, but I have to admit I have never made a sweater or even have the time to follow a full size, adult pattern. So I went looking for a simpler way to do what I wanted.

I found a link on Pinterest and following through I found the original link here.  I guess you could call it a Shrug. Mine won’t look anything as nice as that but I am using leftover yarn after all. Here is what it looks like so far. It doesn’t look like much but I am not finished yet. And remember, I am trying to use all my yarn up.

Crochet Sweater - The Cheat

Crochet Sweater – The Cheat

I did want something that I could throw on to wear out dropping the kids off at school. It will be one of those things that I don’t care what I look like because it is to early in the morning and I am just dropping off my kids at school so who cares! Right?

Once I am done I will post pictures on how it looks. Fingers Crossed that it turns our wearable.


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Fantastic Friday – Projects to do

Our church has a meeting once a month just for the women. It is called Relief Society Enrichment. The meeting for October is our Fantastic Friday. It is where we get together and eat, gab and craft. Some of this is just to be able to be together with friends and craft without any children around and just enjoying each other’s company.

Since I am in charge, with my board members, this is what we have planned for our meeting for our Fantastic Friday.

The below is a growth chart made and painted on a  1 x 6 x 6  that I purchased from Lowe’s.  Click here for our inspiration.

growth chart

Wooden Growth Chart – Fantastic Friday

This is a sweet little wooden Nativity Ornament. Click here to see where we got our idea.

Nativity Ornament

Wooden Nativity Ornament – Fantastic Friday

We also have a few classes. The one that I am teaching is the Dishtowel Aprons. Click here to see where I got my idea. I really loved these as gifts for my mom and sisters.


Dishtowel Apron – Fantastic Friday


Dishtowel Apron – Fantastic Friday

You might have seen all over Pinterest where these awesome little ornaments have been hanging. Have I ever said how much I love Pinterest?  Click here for the information on how to make these.


Painted Glass Ornament – Fantastic Friday


Painted Glass Ornament – Fantastic Friday

This is the last picture that I have. This is a Menu display board. It turned out really nice. This one was made by my friend Karen. Click here to see where she got her inspiration.

Menu Board

Menu Display Board – Fantastic Friday


I am really looking forward to this evening since I love to craft and my husband will be home with our kids. Yay! Crafting without kids, with friends and good food. How often does that happen?

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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One of the most wonderful things that I have come across is this website. It is called Crafthope.

I found this website when I wanted to do some sort of service using my talents for others. Now I don’t have that many talents but I do craft and sew. What better way to craft and sew for others that need it.

This project is for We are Kenya. This is a charitable organization that is doing what it can for the orphans in Kenya. You can get more details on the organization and the project by going to Project 25.

They are looking for hats/scarves/ gloves and sanitary pads. Which is to be all made by those that volunteer for this. You can go to the website and add a comment at the bottom of the page letting them know that you are interested in making things that they need and there is also the mailing address of the contact person who is handling the receiving of all the items.

I am working on hats and scarves to be able to send.

It isn't much to look at now but I just started.

It isn’t much to look at now but I just started.

When I have completed my hats and scarves I will upload more photos.

Share the joy and the link to Crafthope and let us craft hope for others.

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There are some lovely new things in my shop.

Summer has ended for us here in Georgia. School starts again next week and we will be busy, busy! But before we get back into routine, I wanted to share a little bit with you.

I have posted some new things in my Etsy shop. Check it out. Click Here for my Etsy shop or click here for my Facebook page.

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