Thursday, June 17, 2010

Secret Revealed!

So I guess you could say that 3Gs is moving.  We are heading over to our new digs at Four Ribbons!  All of your favorite posts from here will be moving over there as well but before we clutter up the place, we'd love you for you to go take a look around.

In addition to our new website, we also have an Etsy store and facebook page so look us up!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jessica is at it AGAIN.... you want to WIN???

Katrina and I have this silly friend who is just plain amazing.  Her blogs are out of control.  Go check out Jessica and see what she is GIVING AWAY FREE....

I so want to win!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just call me Cap'n Kooky

Ya'll I am totally rogue blogging right now. I've been begging Denise to let me let ya'll in on our secret and she hid the freaking goods! I don't think I can wait until June 18th!  I did grab one picture before she got it all stashed away.

It fits huh?  Like I'm a pirate.  I pirate who wants to share secrets!  Argh matey!

So as if one big secret isn't enough, go check out this cutie patootie new blog and follow her so that ThreeG's can get a much needed facelift!  If left up to me I might make it all pirate all the time around here and I'm pretty sure you'd get tired of me talking piratese (it's a word, a pirate word).  OK, so it is a contest and we wouldn't be gauranteed to win, but we most certainly cannot win if she doesn't get 70 followers!  So go.  Check her out and become a follower.  I'm off to try to sniff out the stash and steal more pictures.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rooster curtains

 Remember this fabric? 
It now hangs beautifully in Denise's kitchen!

These curtains were so much fun to make!  Not only were they for a fabulous friend, but I think they are super cute!  Now I just want to find more windows to make curtains for!  All my windows are currently treated wtih super heavy custom valences that the owner likes.  So no curtains for me.  :( 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A glimpse of my stash

Ask any crafter and they will tell you that they have a stash.  If they don't, then I don't know what is wrong with them.  The idea behind the stash is that you don't know what  you might want to work on at any given time, or something is just too beautiful not to have to make something with later.

I enjoy multiple crafts, but currently sewing is my go to method of creating and my fabric stash reflects it. Here is a little peak into some of my favorite stash items.

Rooster fabric for kitchen curtains for one Mrs. Denise.
 Something yummy for...a purse? a skirt?
 This is definitely gonna be a bag of some sort.
 Delicious flowers for a shirred sundress for me.
 Three fabrics planned for a purse

 Socks for baby/toddler legwarmers.
 Sundress for Madelyn.
 Ruffley something for Madelyn
 Some batik napkins I found at a thrift shop that I'm thinking of turning into an apron or Madelyn sized picnic blanket.

I have several more ideas for projects, a few projects that I have to do, and more than I count things I want to do.  Plus now I want to start cross stitching least that doesn't take up too much room. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Suggestion Saturday. Now with more giveaways!

Here at Three G's Crafts we aim to please so this is our third Suggestion Saturday.  Denise and I really enjoy the challenge of creating edible and delicious things from our suggestion box.    Plus, I'm pretty sure that Denise secretly enjoys tolerates being bossed around the kitchen.  This time I think we should go for an appetizer / party food.

If you are up to the challenge to inspire us the rules are as follows:

1. Suggestions for THREE ingredients are to be posted in the comment section by 9pm Monday (Pacific time)

2. The ingredients need to be items that we can find at any local grocery store.

3. The winning suggestion will be drawn randomly Tuesday morning.

4. We will each create an appetizer/party food and prepare it separately without sharing our ideas.

5. We will post our creations Friday.

Plus, because it is Satuday night and I'm grouchy tired feeling sad that my Marine isn't here with me I want comments. Lots of comments.  I'm not ashamed to ask.  So spread the news to your friends, to your crazy uncle, or just any random person on the street and show us some love. 

If we get 30 comments from 30 different people, I will send a prize to a randomly drawn name, and if they were referred to us by one of our regular readers, the regular reader will recieve a duplicate prize.  I'm thinking a basket of goodies.

So...if you are here from somebody's recommendation, let us know in the comments!

Comments/suggestions/shameless plugs will end on Monday at 9pm.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coming up...Suggestion Saturday!

Get your suggestions ready! It's time for another installment of Suggestion Saturday! Not today though, because it's Suggestion SATURDAY and today is Thursday. I might be crazy, but I'm not that crazy. However, I AM crazy enough to take suggestions on what our suggestions should be for.

Appetizers? Desserts? Crafts of the non-food type? Breakfast?

Let us know in the comments!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dear sewing machine

Hello love!

I miss you! I miss the gentle hum of your motor as I caress your pedal with my toes, I miss the delicate way you allow me to create beautiful (or sometimes cute) clothes for my sweet pumpkin. I have had dreams about you since we have been apart and every time I see a piece of clothing that isn't quite right or a beautiful fabric, I think of you and the way that you are able to make everything better. I have forgiven you for the bolo-jacket mess, it wasn't your fault, I think the fabric had it out for us that day, it's all behind us now. We can move forward and try new things, new fabric, new loves. I look at my beautiful purses, one made by you and one made by your friend - Bernina, I can't wait for us to create more together.

I promise that once we are reunited that I will make beautiful things with you again. I already have some new fabric for you to work your magic on, together we are unstoppable.

Til we meet again.
All my love.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Madelyn's "Daddy" Skirt

Today I read on the calendar at preschool that Friday is "uniform day".  It's a military base, and the preschool is on base, so of course, that means CAMIS!  Knowing that I have a girly girl and not wanting to shell out the money for her own set of camis right now, I chose to use one of Chris' old blouses and make her a skirt!

This skirt is made using only the front panels of the shirt.  The front and back are the front "shirt tails" and the pockets are from the chest and obviously the buttons are...well...buttons.  I had to piece it all together because Chris obviously has a larger chest than Madelyns waist. :)

The pockets are on the sides, here is the side with the US Marines nametape.  The pink waistband was a last minute decision and as you can see in the pictures it is covered by her shirt, so it's no really a design element. Just a splash of girlyness.

Madelyn did not want to remove her purple pants.  She was a very reluctant model.   I have better pictures on the camera but not on the card and I don't know where my cord is.  So this was take 2 of pictures and she was not interested.

 Hop! Hop! Hop!
Finally!  A little bit of cooperation. :)

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Friday, April 2, 2010


It's no secret that I'm pretty much a copy-Kat.  I see something I love and I HAVE to have one myself, except I usually make a few changes.  This bag that Denise made is no exception. :)

However, in the sewing process, I made several mistakes, learned several things about the tutorial we followed and came this close to running out of thread.  This is all that was left and my pink bobbin was empty as well.

Once my pretty was finished, she went outside to sun herself on a rock.

Not wanting to burn her delicate cotton, she moved to the grass for a bit of play.
 Then she was hungry for a snack.  I think keys, a small wallet, and some lip gloss will fill her nicely!
Then we both took some time to smell the roses.  It was a wonderful first meeting!  I cannot wait for our first date out of the house!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Photo Friday

Thanks to Christine over at From an Igloo I recently made this cute little Scrappy Clutch...

It turned out a little wonky but hey it was my first bag and my machine isn't that great at ruffling, better go find a ruffle foot for it.  Katrina and I have been drooling over the Hawthorne Threads site lately dreaming of all kinds of bags, clothes and yummy stuff we can make with all these fabulous fabrics...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scentsy WINNER announced

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scentsy Give Away...

A true GIVE A WAY!!!

A super sweet friend Jonnie Mellen is offering up some wonderful Scentsy items for Three G's Crafts to GIVE A WAY!!!  She is offering 1 wall plug-in with 2 Scentsy Bars of your choice

What is Scentsy?

Scentsy began in 2003 with the powerfully simple idea of aromatic candles – decorative warmers with wax melted by the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. Scentsy also carries hanging fresheners for cars, travel tins, and room sprays.

What's so special about Scentsy?

I am in love with lighting candles but once we started having the girls candles became dangerous and strictly decorative. That is what is great about Scentsy they are plug-ins, no open flames. The bars are scented like waxed candles (there are over 80 fragrances). Scentsy bars are not dangerous for children or pets (great news for moms and dads).

Here's how you can enter to win....
**Please note: You must write a separate comment for each entry.

#1. Leave us a comment, go to Jonnie's site and tell us what your favorite burner and scent are (if you have never tried Scentsy tell us which burner you are drooling over and scent you want to SMELL for the first time). This is the mandatory enrty.  Make sure we can contact you through your blog or email (so we can notify you if you win).

Want a second chance to win?

#2. Sign up to "Follow" our blog. Add yourself as a follower on the left sidebar. If you are already a follower, just leave us a commet and let us know. You'll be entered again.

Want a third chance to win?

#3. Post about this giveaway on your own blog or on Facebook with a link to this blog post giveaway (make sure we can find you or you find us) .

This giveaway will run until
Friday, March 26th 9pm pacific time.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 27th.

Good Luck...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Instant Gratification

There is nothing better to get me out of a crafting funk than a little instant gratification on a beautiful Saturday!

I started with some old coasters my mother in law purchased for us some 7 years ago. I've never been a fan of their design, but they are really functional. You can see on the bottom one that Madelyn had already begun to pretty them up a little.

I started out by painting one coat of stone colored paint so that the darker colors wouldn't show through my pretty papers. While I was painting I noticed something pretty neat about the paint that was already on the coasters. See it?

Here is the finished set of 4 coasters. I have another set to do, but Chris likes the tractors so I may only do the other two cat coasters (once I find them???). I really like the subtle tones and pretty patterns.

I originally bought these pretty papers for a project re-doing my tv tables from their shabby wood to something glamorous but after a simple coat of stone-colored spray paint I was happy with them. I'm excited to still have these pretties in my daily living space as a little splash of yumminess!

Linking up to:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Monkey skirt!

One really fun thing about having a toddler to sew for is that you can make really fun print skirts! Here is a super easy twirly skirt that I made for my little monkey!

The fabric:

Madelyn contimplating the fabrics for two skirts (the other one is almost done)

Finished skirt!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vanilla Ice Cream *FAILURE*

When my Mom came for a recent visit we enjoyed one of our favorite past times, THRIFTING.  We like to plan it so we can visit the thrift store on base which has very limiting hours.  I was very excited on the trip to find a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for $2.50.  I got it home and seemed to work.  So finally the girls and I sat down last night to attempt to make some vanilla ice cream.

Well it was a FAILURE... I am not sure if it was my recipe, probably because I switched out the cream and tried to use half and half.  I really don't think it was the machine it self because it runs and I did everything by the online insturctions.  So we will try again soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chocolate Layer Cake

I came across this recipe for a decadent Chocolate Layer Cake recipe in the current Rachel Ray magazine and I had to try it.

Here are the ingredients
(I really enjoy setting up ingredient shots)

making the cake....

these cakes smell so chocolaty and look like bownies. 

I forgot to take pictures of the frosting making process and mine didn't turn out looking like the one in the magazine, it might be because the recipe called for heavy cream and I only had half and half on hand.  It still turned out so rich and yummy.

My family has a very top secret Chocolate Cream Pie recipe that I am forbidden to share and it is so rich and so good, this cake... is the cake version of that pie. 
you really need a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go with this cake.