Saturday, November 30, 2013

Make your Own Brigadeiro

You have to love a recipe with only 3 ingredients!! My husband and I watch a show on desserts and learned how to make Brigadeiro from Brazil. They look so amazing and easy to make that we had to try it. We both enjoy cooking together and we thought cooking Brigadeiro with the kids would be fun!!
The three simple ingredients are... 
3 Table Spoons of cocoa, 
1 can (14 ounces) of sweet 
and condense milk and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Optional toppings: sprinkles, nuts or powder sugar.
That is it!!
Step 1: Place the ingredients in a medium pan, over low heat and stir constantly! Mix until when you stir you can see the bottom of the pan. 
Step 2: Put the mixer in a separate container to cool and rest. 
Step 3: Cover your hands in butter. Scoop and roll mixer into small balls, then be creative and roll ball into toppings. 
Enjoy!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

We Are Thankful!

(For Sew Spoiled Etsy Shop Only)
We want to say Thank You for coming to Sew Spoiled and reading our blog. Are blog hopes to inspire, share and give back to the online sewing community. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, sharing time with friends and family. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fabric Button Video Tutorial


Here is another fun Sew Spoiled tutorial on how to make your own fabric covered buttons. Then you can glue them on magnets. Magnetic fabric covered buttons make fantastic gifts for teachers. Most teachers have magnetic boards. I use some I have created at home on our refrigerator to hang beautiful art work from my two little ones. 
Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Semi-handmade for Kids

A Tic Tac Toe Frisbee Game
I saw this great idea in a book, take a little box (you can find little tin lunch boxes at $5 Below) and fill it with thread, felt, fabric scraps, buttons, little scissors and pins. This would be for a 9+ year old gift. The book I found this idea in was Crafty Creatures  by Jane Bull. I would buy this book and gift it with the box of fabric and fun.
Crafty Creatures by Jane Bull.
Doodle Bag Tutorial
Place Vinyl letters on rain boots or converse tips of shoes.
Enjoy!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Key Fob Video Tutorial


This simple video tutorial shows you how easy it is to make a simple gift for your friends and family. I love having extra gifts wrapped for the unexpected gifts I receive sometimes.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Semi-handmade Gift Ideas for Women

Gift Idea #1
Make a simple coin purse and fill it will a gift card to their favorite shop. Then write a sweet note, include how the two of you could go shopping together and make a fun girls days out of it.  
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Gift Idea #2
Make a Chiffon Sheer Scarf and buy a pair of earrings to match! Make it a set with a bracelet and necklace. It could be something that means something to the two of you. A reminder of a trip or time you spent together.
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Gift Idea #3
Make a monogramed cake carrier. Buy fun baking supplies to make a delicious cake. Or find a great recipe book to complete the gift. You could make an apron too.
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Gift Idea #4
For this gift we will start with buying a Thirty One Skirt Bag. Make a new skirt for the recipient each month! Every month send a new skirt! This is fun gift idea for a family member that lives far away.
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Gift Idea #5
I love going to Target and finding small items to personalize. One year I found office supplies and used vinyl to monogram all of the matching pieces. You can find $1 items at the Dollar Tree, Michaels, JoAnn's, Target and Walmart. This is a great teacher's gift.
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Gift Idea #6
Make a few boot cuffs and buy some fun boot socks to match. Buy a stocking and fill it to the brim with boot accessories.
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Gift Idea #7
You can find canvas totes like these all over, use vinyl to personalize it. Fill the tote with their favorite treats and snacks or even wine with crackers.
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Gift Idea #8
Make a Tailgate Teammate Tote and fill it with fan finds. I like to find team finds at $5 Below.
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Gift Idea #9
Make an iPad case and gift it with an iTunes Card. This is another great gift to send because it fits inside a priority mail envelop and you can ship it to anywhere in the US for approximately $5.
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Gift Idea #10
Let them chose what handmade gift they would like to receive. Often friends are reluctant to ask for something specially made for them. If you give them a special gift card
for a handmade item they will love it! 
Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Semi-handmade Gift Ideas for Men

Semi-handmade ideas are made up of a handmade gift and something bought. It can also be a store bought gift that you personalize in a thoughtful way. Here are some sweet suggestions for your men in your life.
 Make a Wallet                         Buy a Guitar Pick Wallet
Gift Idea #1

Make a Chalkboard Mug            Buy Coffee
Gift Idea #2

Make a Golf Ball Towel           Buy Golf Balls, tees and or gloves.
Gift Idea #3

Buy Neck ties and embroider them using embroidery floss. 
Or if you have an embroidery machine, have the machine do it. 
Gift Idea #4

 
Gift Idea #5

Gift Idea #6
Handmade: Guitar Strap Tutorial     Buy Pick maker PICK PUNCH
Gift Idea #7
Handmade Pajama Pants                            Buy Slippers
Gift Idea # 8
       
Handmade make an iPad Case                  Buy an iPad
Gift Idea #9
Handmade Tool Roll  Buy Tools
Gift Idea #10


Monday, November 4, 2013

Semi Handmade Gift Ideas

Back by popular demand we are going to try to top our last Semi Handmade gift giving ideas!!! That is right each week we will post new gift ideas for the holiday season. We all want to give something special and handmade gifts come from the heart but knowing what to add to your handmade gift can throw your gift over the top!

We will start with the hardest, Men!
Enjoy!