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Sunday, September 11, 2011

super {simple} saturday

Hey Sisters, it's time again for our fall Super Saturday. The board has been working hard to bring you some delightful (and simple) projects to pretty up your place (and peoples):) or to give as gifts for the upcoming holidays. Here's the line-up and information:

Thanks to our darling model, Kelsie Bybee. :)

Taught by: Kim McCrary and Ruthann Roberts
Cost: $1.50

These delightful felt flower hair accessories are accented with a covered button center. They come in a choice of four colors--grey, charcoal, hot pink and cream. We'll have a variety of fabrics to choose from for the center accent and you'll learn to create a covered button. Gift cards (shown above) will be available on Super Saturday for an additional 25 cents.

Supplies: scissors and/or pinking shears.

Taught by: Barbara Paskett
Cost: $2

These beautiful beaded bracelets will be loved by both young and old(er) alike and are simple to create. Really! You'll choose from a wide variety of colors and options to match every outfit and occasion. (Please only order if you will be able to attend Super Saturday and make your bead choices, this project will not be kitted. Thanks.)

Supplies: All supplies are provided.

Taught by: Tana Olsen
Cost: $2.50 (or just the tins can be purchased for $1)

Well of course we have a project that involves chocolate! These sassy little tins with see-thru window (7 oz. size) are filled with Hershey's Nuggets wrapped in coordinating paper patterns. Add a tag and some ribbon and you've got the perfect little gift for someone special. Three embellishment themes available: Halloween, Christmas and Just Because.

Supplies: scissors

Taught by: Jen Ostler and Marina Jensen
Cost: $3.00

Designed by our own Jen Ostler using a darling owl pattern from Martha Stewart, this notebook with a stitched cover has endless possibilities. It's perfect for journaling, note taking, new moms to keep a record of baby's milestones, etc. The fabric and wool pieces are stitched on the osnaburg cover with a simple whip stitch--perfect for beginners. Two versions are available: girly and neutral. 

Supplies: scissors

Taught by: Jen Ostler and Marina Jensen
Cost: $5

Oh my goodness! These stitched pincushions set in a ceramic bowl are so delicious, you might be tempted to eat them up! Amy at our local American Quilting (Orem) designed this project and gave us permission to use the pattern. Thanks, Amy! The wool flowers are attached using a simple whip stitch--great for beginners. This would make a great gift for your favorite seamstress or quilter.

Supplies: scissors

Taught by: Kim McCrary and Ruthann Roberts
Cost: $10

Looking for a simple project to spice up your holiday decor? This is it! Felt is all the rage and this wreath gets compliments from everyone who sees it. Choose from red for Christmas and/or Valentine's Day (we'll even provide both apple green satin ribbon for Christmas and white grosgrain ribbon for Valentine's in your kit) or orange with black grosgrain ribbon for Halloween (you add your own spider or bat).

Supplies: scissors or pinking shears
*If you'd like to cut out your felt circles before Super Saturday (I'd recommend it!), please contact me (Kim) and I'll get your felt and template to you before class.

{Tea Cup Pedestal}
Taught by:
Cost: varies

We've searched far and wide for the perfect cups and plates to assemble these teacup pedestals. Not only are they delightful, they're also useful! Add a sweet treat, wrap up and give as a gift, use to display a candle or pie pumpkin or on your counter for jewelry. Sets will be limited and sold on a first come basis at Super Saturday. We'll have the supplies ready for you to assemble your set. If you have your own set of dishes, bring 'em over and use our glue to assemble.

Taught by: Lily Li
Cost: free!

We're super excited to have Lily demo two simple and favorite Chinese dishes. Then guess what"s on the lunch menu? Please add your name to the list in the sign-up binder if you'll be joining us for a light meal (and dessert of course!), so we can get an accurate count. Thanks.

Are you excited? Here are the rest of the details:
  • The big day is Saturday, October 15th from 9-2 pm
  • A light lunch will be served at 12:30-ish
  • We will display the projects outside the Relief Society room on September 18th and 25th and at the Fall Social on September 15th.
  • All sign-ups and payments are due to Jen Ostler by September 25th


    1. ok, can't wait, some super cute ideas!

    2. I just found your blog through pinterest and loved it! I live in the middle of Queens, NY and we don't get to do fun Super Saturdays out here. I was wondering if you had any of the instructions that could be e-mailed for things like the bracelets, chocolate tins, owl books, etc..? I would love to try and do something similar with some girlfriends out here. Thanks! marci (at) vistia (dot) com

    3. Marci--Jen and I are working on instructions and possibly a few tutorials as we speak. I'll post them when we're done along with our sources, so watch for it. So sorry you don't get to do Super Saturday in your neck of the woods--it's a blast. But getting together with some girlfriends is just as fun.;)

    4. Can I live in your ward? LOL I would also be interested in directions, instructions, etc for the projects. until then, I'll just have to google them. :)

    5. What a great group of crafts. I found your blog a few weeks ago as I am rounding up ideas for my SS here in WA. I want to thank you for the free Family print that you shared. We are going to give those out to the sisters for coming. THanks for the inspiration and sharing with us!

    6. so cute!!!! I loooooove the felt halloween wreath!

      I wish I was your friend in real life! :)

    7. Okay, you know I am addicted to vintage owls and I hope you make me one for my fall gift. I love getting a fall gift from you. Fall just isn't the same without it. (Christmas is too far away for me to wait for one of those cute owls.) I know you don't remember EVER giving me a fall gift, but how about we start a new tradition this year? Pretty please?

    8. So Deanna, if we were to start a new "fall gift" tradition, which owl notebook would you want, the neutral or the pink? Just asking.

    9. I want to add my request of directions for these adorable things. We live in SF and don't do Super Saturday either. I love that many of these crafts can be done with my kids.... and one is great for my daughters upcoming birthday party.

      I will wait for the tutorial...I think I can figure out the wreath one, may I ask what size circles you used for the wreath?

      What a lucky ward.

    10. Your blog makes me wish I lived in Utah again so I can come participate in all of your amazing crafts!

      Seriously one of my new favorite blogs! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas! I'm in love!

      Along Abbey Road

    11. Congratulations on an amazing blog! I can tell you are a photographer too. That always helps!!! I am in charge of a Super Saturday coming right up so I'm excited to see what projects you are doing. Can you tell me where you purchased the candy tins? Good deal for $1!!! Thanks!

    12. Adrienne--Here's the link to the metal boxes at Paper Mart. We use them for ribbon too.


      We used the 7 oz. rectangular size.

    13. Were you ever able to make the instructions for the Bracelets?
      Awesome ideas, thank you.

    14. I am in charge of our ward's Super Saturday this year and I have never done this before. I LOVE those pin cushions and the sisters in my ward would die for them too. Is there a way to get the template for that?

    15. I second the request for the pin cushion instructions! I would love to see a tutorial for the felt hair flower as well. I tried to look for them on your blog, but didn't find them. Thanks!

    16. I like the ideas for the Super Saturday. I am in charge of it this year and would very much like to have instructions for those pretty bracelets and wreaths and hair bows

    17. I like the ideas for the Super Saturday. I am in charge of it this year and would very much like to have instructions for those pretty bracelets and wreaths and hair bows

    18. I want to do your tin idea for our RS event. How many chocolates do I plan per tin? 12 Hershey Nuggets? Or is there another layer underneath? Thanks. Love the owl notebook too. Curious how you did the them?