About me

Hi! I'm Shelly - mother of 5 and wife to the best man in the world. We love to play games and watch movies together. I have a passion for crafting in all it's forms - sewing, scrapbooking, bow making, painting, mod podge, you name it and I'll try it. Hope you enjoy our family adventures and crafts!

How I Became Shared Jelly

When my husband and I first got married we used to get messages on our answering machine for "Shared" and "Jelly" instead of Jared and Shelly. The first time we chuckled a little over it and by the fourth or fifth time, we decided the name should stick somewhere. And so, I've been sharing jelly all over the internet since. Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fabric Flowers

Want to make some fabric flowers of your own? Here are the places I went to learn how:

I like the rosette tutorial on Little Birdie Secrets
Also some awesome fabric flowers on Pick Up Some Creativity

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rosette Bracelet

I copied this idea from So I Saw This Tutorial.  So I made one for my daughter in her favorite color . . . for the moment.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Circle Skirt

My last project for the green fabric was a circle skirt. I made my own pattern using the tutorial on Dana's blog Made.  It was simple and quick.  I love how twirly the skirt is.

Summer vacation - here we come!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rosette Headband

I was recently going through all of my fabric scraps and I put together some rosettes.  Here is a headband I made out of a few of them.  It turned out cute enough that I borrowed it from the girls to wear for myself yesterday.  So fun!
There are a million tutorials on how to make rosettes out there.  Google it and learn for yourself. There is so much you can do with them.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Romper

I bought 2 yards of some pretty green and turquoise fabric to make something out of.  After looking at it for a couple of months, I finally decided that the first thing I wanted to make was this romper.  I had the pattern already (in a bigger size) and didn't think I was ever going to use it, but I took a second look at it and decided it would be fun for the summer.  It is the See & Sew pattern B5198.  I shrunk it down to her size (with room to grow) and added some ruffles on the bottom of the shorts.  It's a little big on her for now, but it will be fun and cool for the summer.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Swim Hat

I made a little swim hat for this summer.  I needed something with straps so she couldn't take it off as easily as a regular hat.  I found some cute swim material and here is what I got

I started with a circle the size of the head
The picture above is not the actual pattern, but you should get the idea.  You measure the length around the circle.  This is going to be the length of fabric you need around the the top of your head.  You can make it as high or short as you want.  Mine is about 2 inches.  Then you need two curved pieces for the brim.  If your curve is the same curve as your circle, then your brim will be perpendicular to your forehead or sticking straight out like a top hat.  The flatter you make your curve, the more your brim will lay flat by your face.  I basically two "hats".  One for the outside and one for the lining and sewed them together along the brim. I attached my chin straps into my lining before I put them together (not that you can tell under her chubby chin).Hope that all makes sense.
Anyways, it was my first time making this kind of hat and it turned out pretty good.  I'm happy with it.  Now she can keep the sun off her bald little head when we go swimming.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cruise Details

We took a 4-day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada for our 10th Anniversary.  It was amazing.  We spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the ship.  We played mini golf, ping pong, shuffleboard, tried out the water slide (one time it was freezing water), relaxed in the hot tubs, watched a couple of shows and ATE a lot (or at least I did).  Who can resist all-you-can-eat food, right?  We ate buffet style for breakfast and lunch, then had our dinners in the dining room.  The staff was great and we enjoyed our "table mates" a lot.  We chuckled that in putting us with couples our age, we were at a table of 3 sets of newlyweds and one engaged couple.  One of the couples was even LDS.  Small world, right?  I even managed not to talk about the kids pretty much the whole time.  I haven't had so many adult conversations in a long time.

In Catalina, we did a little shopping and went to visit the hotel we stayed at for our honeymoon (seems like yesterday).  In Ensenada, we did some more shopping, ate some fabulous tacos and took an hour and a half horseback ride that went up the hills and had some beautiful views.

All in all, it was just so nice to get away from our daily lives and have time together.  I am so in love with my dear husband, I wish these kinds of excursions weren't so few and far between.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Picnic Table Facelift

Quite a while back, my in-laws picked up this old picnic table that a neighbor was throwing out.  They knew that we might like it since we were new homeowners and were in need of patio furniture.  Well, she sat around on the porch in this sad state for a long time.
Well, I finally got around to reinforcing the wobbly legs (after my husband broke a bench by standing on it), and sanding her down a bit.  Then, for $15 she is good as new with a fresh coat of paint.

Not quite so embarrassing to show off on the front patio anymore.I think it goes pretty well with the porch swing, too. 

The next part of our makeover involves painting the trim of the house.  What a beast of a project!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Bon Voyage!

4-Day cruise for our 10th Anniversary was AMAZING!!!   Much deserved time with my husband was PRICELESS!  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for watching the kids for us.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Uno Birthday Party

My baby girl turned one.  Love this munchkin!
Here are some decorations and the cake

And of course, the cake.  Yummy!
Happy Birthday, Miss Lou!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Uno Birthday Party

My baby girl is gong to turn UNO.  I have seen some cute Uno themed birthdays lately and I'm going to copy the good idea.  First, I went and bought a $5 T-shirt to make into an Uno shirt.
I cut some freezer paper with my Silouette machine and ironed it on to the shirt.  (If you want more info about freezer paper stencils, check out Make It and Love It).  Next, I used some fabric paint to paint on my Uno logo.  I used two coats to make sure it came out.  Then I removed my freezer paper and Voila!

Next, I've got to get my Uno decorations and cakes ready.  I picked up a pack of Uno cards for less than $5 to decorate with.  Wish me luck.