Keep Calm, You're not the Queen...... Yet!




I'm having so much fun creating these posters.  Especially on the Royal Wedding Day!

You can type whatever you wish and have it printed on anything or nothing at all.

Go here to make your own.

Have fun and Congratulations to Will & Kate!

Maize

Make Your Own Baker's Twine


This is so brilliant, I just had to share!
Make your own baker's twine!  Easy & fast!
Find the tutorial here.
Maize

Thrift Fix


I decided to get a thrift fix yesterday and found this sweet little Baby Brownie.  It's tiny, about three inches wide and made from Bakelite, which made me swoon.  
It still works and I can buy film for it, but the film costs more than the camera did!  :)

Oh, and those of you who left a comment for a Hutton Button, please, please, please, email me with your address.  I tried responding to your comments but some of you have 'no reply' checked and I can't send you a message.  
I'll put a Hutton Button in the mail to you as soon as I receive your address!
 
Maize

Cute Little Leather Pouch


 After seeing this tutorial, I knew I needed to make a couple.  I had a leather purse that had a re-occuring handle problem and decided it needed to be disassembled.  ASAP.  These are super cute.  I used a cd as my pattern and scalloped the edges. 



This is the interior.  It took me about 30 minutes tops to make this and that was including waiting for my iron to heat up.

Have you made one yet?
Maize

Happy Easter!

{Image:  Hooray, Tiny Animals!}

Hope you have a great day!

Maize

My Fave Wine...At the Moment....


Good Morning Sweets!

Thanks to all of you who'd like a Hutton Button.  Please email me at maizehuttonatgmaildotcom with your address and I'll pop a little cutie in the mail for ya!

 Today, I'd like to introduce you to my favorite wine of the moment,
The House Series Wine by Magnificent Wine Company.  
I'm not a spokesperson, I just wanna share! 
I like it because:
1.  It's reasonably priced at $10 a bottle.
2.  It's yummy.
3.  The labels are awesome!  
I'm starting to think I'll buy wine based solely on what the label looks like.
4.  You can reuse the bottle and the cork.  See below.
5.  It's yummy.   


This wine is made in Walla Walla Washington by Charles Smith a former rock band manager.  
I mean, look at this guy!  He has hair like me and he's a rocker!  What's not to like?  :)

First up.  Make a stamp out of the cork!


The corks are adorable and already printed with a house on each end.  
Get out your exacto knife and carve out the house to make a little cork stamp.  

By the way, I have 3 already carved cork house stamps available for giveaway.  
If you'd like one, leave a comment and I'll have a drawing.  
I'll also include a new little black stamp pad just because you're sweet.  :) 


And, what to do with the bottle?
Well, if you haven't dripped wine all over the label like me, use clear spray paint to preserve it.  
Clean out the inside and add liquid dish soap.  
Pop in a liquid pour spout and you have a cute dispenser for your dish soap!


Drink up!

ps.  If you buy a case of it, keep the box.  
The graphic is printed on it and it'd make a cute dollhouse. 





Maize

The Hutton Button


Post Note: I'm keeping this giveaway open until Monday morning April 24,11. After you leave a comment, email me at maizehuttonatgmaildotcom with your address so I can send it to you!

These are little wooden buttons that I made from Montana Cottonwood branches.  {No live trees were hurt during this project}  They're going to be little surprises with my new hand printed stationery line.  



Leave a comment if you'd like a little wooden button to arrive on your doorstep.  
Have a happy day!
Maize

Crafts From Days Gone By...

 I was visiting my mother recently and discovered that her house is full of crafts I did way back in the 1980's.  I can count on my mother to never throw anything I've made away.  These are baskets I wove out of paper coil and yarn when I was living in Alaska.  I entered a large one at Fur Rendezvous one year and won!

 This is a doll I made out of a mop.  They were very popular back then!

 And when the Cabbage Patch dolls were all the rage and I couldn't get my hands on one for my daughter, I made her a similar looking one out of nylons.
 
 I embroidered this when I was in the 10th grade for my mom's birthday.  I can tell I spent a lot of time on it as the stitching is pretty good!  It hangs in her bedroom.


 I made this wreath out of grapevine and store bought flowers.  Can't believe she still has this hanging in the spare room.



And, this is CLASSIC!  We made these in Girl Scouts, of course.  It has a pop top as the hanger on the back.  Spray painted rocks, what a great choice.  :P  Troop 413!  YEAH BABY!
Maize

Have you heard of Pinterest?



It's fun.
It's eye candy.
It's inspirational.
It's addicting.

From the Pinterest.com 'About' page... 
***
Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things -- wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.
We know you have great taste in something. Our mission is to make Pinterest the best place for you to share your taste with the world.

***
I have a Pinterest Board here.  You can also find my Pinterest link on the right hand side bar of my blog.  Install the Pinterest button on your browser and start pinning!  A Pinterest Iphone app is coming soon!  Can't wait!   



Maize

Some Crafty Web Faves


Weave a Hula Hoop rug from t-shirts?  This looks interesting and fun.  Not to mention, using up old t-shirts is a great recycling effort.  You can also find Hula Hoops at the Dollar store. 


If you're still wanting to use up some old t-shirts, how about making some totes from them.  Easy Peasy.



I'd also like to try crocheting with raffia.  After watching the Coco Chanel movie (she got her start in making hats), I really want to try making things from straw.  Weird.  I know.  Find the pattern here.


Even though Valentine's Day has passed, this is a great little craft.  I mean, who wouldn't want to receive a little hand stitched letter in the mail?  Pick me!


And, I've got these sequin ball rings on my brain.  I have so many boxes yet to unpack, I have no idea where my sequins are but as soon as I find them, I'm making some of these finger blings!


Maize

Crochet a Bunny Egg Cozy!


Isn't this sweet?
I'm going to crochet a bunch for Easter.

Find the pattern here.
Maize

QR Codes


I'm just learning about QR codes and what they will mean to all of us in the future.  
QR codes are basically barcodes which store information in them.  You use your smartphone to take a picture of a QR code and it brings you to a particular website or product.  Pretty soon, everything will have a QR code.  

The above QR code is one that I generated for my blog.  So if you use your phone to take a picture of it, the idea is that it will bring you to my blog.

Also, say you're walking down the street and you see a dress you like in the window but the store is closed.  If there's a QR code on the window, you can take a picture of it and it will automatically bring you to a website with the outfits and prices and the ability to purchase the item you like right there an then!  HOW COOL IS THAT?

QR codes for business cards are going to be awesome.  Just take a picture of someone's QR code on their business card and your phone saves their information for you saving you the time and effort of inputting the information yourself.

There are so many possibilities for this!  

You can watch this video which explains it in more detail.  

Maize

Moving stuff...

I know I haven't posted in a bit.  I'm in a middle of a gigantic move and trying to settle in and get organized.  I've got a bunch of stuff I can't wait to show you.  Come back soon!  :}


PS.  My websites are also being upgraded and I can't wait for the unveiling!  They're both sooo cute!


xo,

Maize