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!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Jean Shorts with Ruching and Buttons

I made my daughter some fun shorts for the summer.  We added a little ruching detail on the sides and buttons for fun.  She likes them.  I'd do a little longer next time for a true capri, but fun for the summer.  The shorts are flat front with elastic in the back.  For a good simple tutorial on pants (or shorts) see this one at Made.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Updated Flip Flops

Ant to transform your flip flops like these!

I started with some regular baby flip flops.  Her chubby little feet were just hurting in the hard plastic.

So I cut out the plastic and cut some fabric strips from an old t-shirt.

Then braided the strips in a  regular braid.

I measured how long I wanted them in the sandal and tied off the ends.  Remember that the knit will stretch a little so you'll want it to be snug on the foot.
 Hot glue the ends in place. 
Cut off the bulk of the knot with some good sharp scissors and fill in with hot glue.

Wrap some thread on the area that fits between the toes.

Now you are going to take some unbraided strips and feed them through the holes in the back.  Loop over your braided piece and back down.  Glue in place.
 You can leave the sandals like this if you want. 
 I added a poofy flower embellishment for fun!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shared Jelly on Etsy

If you use the coupon code JELLY, you can receive an additional 15% off your purchases.  Check it out!

Shared Jelly

Here are a few items you can find in my shop!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nerf Dart Bandolier / Dart Holder

I don't know about you, but my little guys are in love with Nerf guns.  I thought it would be cool to give them a place to carry all of their darts. I made them this Nerf Dart Bandolier.  They love it.  Can't use the guns without it anymore.