Monday, April 1, 2013

It's a Blog Hop for April Fools Day

Welcome to day 2 of Little Prince Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday looking through all of the blogs.  My name is Jodi and I am the owner of Talking Twine and Trim @ etsy found   It is a bakers twine shop with some fun new items such as pattern paper straws, seam binding, cupcake boxes, cookie bags and washi tape.   Recently I did a 1 day outdoor boutique and I had questions about what can you do with all of the bright, fun colorful stuff.   So today I am going to share a few ideas that would also work with the little guys in your life.   

It's a fun little party favor.   I took a mix of paper straws in boy colors and started with a full length straw and just kept cutting them down by a 1/2 inch.  Then I took 2 lengths of washi tape and taped them together.   Kids could make there own they are so easy!   With that said these little straw pipes don't make noise so they are a mothers dream but a little guy to sing/hum his tune and then they do make music.

 Next is a simple scrapbook page.   Yes it has flowers and such on it but the pinwheels are cross gender and I see some great outdoor photos housed here.  There is a bit of washi tape on this layout.

Next is a pillow box that is the perfect place for a gift card.   Slip it in and fold up the edges.   I finished it off with some die cuts, tag and of course my passion bakers twine.

Ok now for the good stuff.   Yes there is a freebie attached to this blog post and this is it.

Yes a prize package of ocean goodness.   10 yards of ocean bakers twine, a roll of ocean washi tape and a box of ocean straws.   Here is how you can win this in a random draw.

1.   Like and share my facebook page here:
2.   Also favorite me over at etsy here:
3.  Check in here and tell me that you are finished and need some ocean pretties.   
4.  Also I am really sorry but this time around ONLY US winners please unless you are willing to pay the interenational shipping.   My last two facebook winners have been very nice Canadians and I have to keep shipping to the US.  

If you already follow me at either of these pages please leave a comment with that information here as a comment. 

Please keep "hopping" along and here is the schedule.


  1. Jodi Love all of your projects but the pillow box is definitely my fav! It is just so sweet!! Follow you, Like you AND favorite you ;) Thanks so much for joining in on the fun!


  2. Such great projects. How clever is that pipe? The bunny pillow box is adorable and I love the fun spring colors on your layout :)
    I follow, like and favorite you
    Midge :)

  3. WOWZA that is crazy all of those projects!! Great job on each and every one!!! I love the pillow box as well!
    loves-Scrappin Madge

  4. Your projects are wonderful! I am a follower and I need some Ocean Pretties! :)

  5. love all of your projects. the ocean straws are a cute idea, love your pinwheels. i have yet to make them, but now plan it. and your pillow box is adorable. i'm a new facebook fan and follower.

  6. Super cute projects! New follower here!
    Miranda :)

  7. Your layout and party favors are just so adorable! I am really loving those straws and I need some ocean pretties! Liked you on FB and on Etsy!!

  8. The layout and box are wonderful!

  9. Lots of fun ideas packed into one post! Since I live near the ocean in S. FL., this would be a perfect color prize to win! Thanks for being in the hop together.Liked you on FB & stuff over there!!
    Creative wishes
    Claire S

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE the party favors - mostly because this mama has enough noise in her house - LOL what a great idea!!

  11. Such fun projects. Love the ocean straw idea. So clever. All your projects are so colorful and whimsical looking. TFS!
    ~Madison Funkycards @charter . net

  12. Adorable projects!!! Love the straws and twine!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  13. Love the paper straw project! what a genius idea.

  14. Great lo and favors. New blog follower of yours here. :) Also, new fb fan and favorited your Etsy. :)
    contact@NeatThings-Boutique dot com

  15. I'm finished and I need some ocean pretties LOL! I did all you requested! The kids projects are great!!


    Carmen L

  16. Loved the straw whistle!! Im finished and I need some ocean pretties! I did all the requirements and Happy I did!! Thanks!"Happy Spring"

  17. Great projects! I need some ocean pretties. I favorited your etsy shop. I am not on facebook.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  18. Wonderful projects, what a CREATIVE idea for use of the paper straws.. your Layout is simply adorable I love it! The pillow box is super cute as well, <3 all of your projects

  19. I need some Ocean Pretties! I am already a FB Follower & Shared your page, and I favorited your Etsy Shop
    heatherflaherty at hotmail dot com

  20. Love your use of paper straws, super fantastic!

  21. Love the gift card box! I am finished and I NEED some ocean pretties! :)

  22. Cut gift card holder! I liked the FB page and shared it. Favorited your Etsy.
    Pammlla (at) gmail