Friday, June 29, 2012


Did you notice the cute new button we added on the left?  The one that says "I was featured on"?  Do you know how excited I am to have that button?  Would you like to see what is in this little package?  Well click HERE to unwrap the package!  Then come back and tell me what you think.  

We have a couple of super cute Jelly Rolls that I think this would be soooo cute in...


When you order these, add my Discount Code!  This project was super fun to create.  I am hoping I have many more to come.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

4th of July is around the corner! TUTORIAL

How is your summer going?  Our's seems to be getting busier and busier.  I had a little time this morning to whip up these little cuties and I wanted to show you how to make them.
We now have Baker's Twine in the shop.  I love this stuff. There are so many things you can do with it.  These beautiful spools have been staring at me for about a week begging me to get my hands on them.  I couldn't resist making my little one these cute flip flops and headband to wear on the 4th.

Let's get started!

Red Baker's Twine
Flip Flops--I bought these at Walmart for $3.00
Headband--this one came in a pack of 6 for $2.85
E6000 glue
Various beads--I don't have mine pictured because I decided to change my design about halfway through.
To begin with, unroll a large amount from your spool.  Then roll it back up and bind with a rubberband.  Trust me, it will eliminate a lot of frustration in the long run.  You can just pull the end out a little at a time.
Place a large dot of glue at the base of the flip flop.  You might let it set up a minute so it holds while you are wrapping.
Now wrap, wrap, wrap.  Apply E6000 on both sides of the part you are wrapping. One thing i noticed...the twine will unwind as you are wrapping.  I started twisting it a little tighter right before I wrapped it.  This seemed to help.
Here it is finished.  When you come to the end...apply a large dot of the E600 to secure the end of your twine.
 Repeat the process for the other flip flop and the headband.
Now...apply a large dot of glue and start to apply your beads.  I just sprinkled mine on and let them fall where they wanted to...the glue stays wet long enough that you can kind of play with it and get the desired effect you want.  Also, I thought one layer of beads wasn't enough so I let the first layer dry, then added another dot of glue and applied more beads.
For the headband, I applied a large dot of glue then dipped it in the beads.  Again, you can move the glue around to get the look you want.
The glue dries rather quickly and I love the results!
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to Poppy!

Who is Poppy?  Well let me just tell you.  He is the man behind Karen at Home a la mode.  Jim is a great man, we can always go to him with technical questions and use his muscles when needed.  We all wanted to wish him a wonderful Birthday today.

To celebrate his birthday, we are featuring our Happy Birthday items in the shop.

I love the retro feel of all of these items.  I have a lot of plans for the next birthday party I am hosting.  These are just a few of the items we have.  Please check out all of our other Happy Birthday items.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Want a prettier Kitchen?

I am the WORST when it comes to buying new pretties for my kitchen.  I would show you a picture of some of my "retro" aka really old towels, but honestly I am too embarrassed.  Time to fix that, and what a great time to do it.  We are featuring some of our adorable kitchen items this weekend...
Dairy Fresh Milk Canisters in Black or Red.  

Now, you have to do something for me.  Head over to Angela Yosten's Blog. She is an amazing person.  She is constantly coming up with new patterns and designs.  

Here is her tutorial on how to make this really cute set.  

Head over to Home a la mode and check out our other super cute Family Recipe Items.  Speaking of family recipes, I wanted to show you a pic of some wonderful pretzels my little one and I made the other day.

They were sooooo yummy!  If you are interested, let me know and I will add the recipe later and how to make them.  Everyone, have a FANTASTIC day today.  I am off to sew a very special project...hint hint...I am super excited about this.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It has been a baggy week

This has been a crazy week.  A little one home sick with a summer cold.  Having friends over for dinner.  Father's Day last Sunday....can anyone say...VACATION. Between all of that, I have been working on some new totes and zippy bags for you....

Off to sew some more.  I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!!

News from our little birdie....We will have a new catalog coming soon.  This will feature more of our Kristin Bags made exclusively for Home a la mode!  Request your new  catalog now. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Owls and Monkeys...Oh My!

I HAVE to show you some of the cutest little items we have at Home a la mode. They are our crocheted owl and monkey hats and booties.

To fully appreciate must see them on one our wonderful Home a la mode models...
***Yep!!!!  TOO CUTE!!!***

I don't know about you, but I think these are adorable.  The first time I saw them I was won over.  They are just too precious.  These are just a few of the cuties we have.  Head over to our Hats and Booties page and check out the other items we have for you!  You know, it would be a GREAT time to get started on your Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Just wanted to show you a "Person of Interest"!  This is Jean... She is 83 years old and she is usually the wrapper of our products.  Although, Brenda and Karen also do some of the wrapping.  Jean is usually the one that offers to wrap any out going shipments, while we are busy with everything else.  Jean came to us about a year and a half ago.  She is Karen's mother.  She used to go to shows with us, but it was a bit hard on her with all the walking and hurrying that goes on.  We are on the go from the time we get into our travels til the time we return.  Busy, busy, busy...
But... just in case you were wondering who does that?  There are a few of us... but for several months, most of the time... It is Jean.  A bride from England back in the 50's... We just wanted to thank her... She was a war bride and it just seemed fitting coming up on Flag day to pay a little tribute to our wrapper.... JEAN.   Thank you!  I think Karen owe's you a lunch...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Flag Day is Near!

Flag Day is near!  June 14th!  I love this time of year...celebrating our country...the pride that we have in our troops...remembering the men and women who have fought and are fighting for our rights. 

I wanted to show you some really cute items that we have at Home a la mode.  I thought that all of these items together would make the cutest vintage patriotic party.

Nana's Sliced Bread Patchwork Towels
These would be so adorable just hanging in the kitchen all the way through July!

I can see this beauty stretched out on the table with some Red, White, and Blue drinks, desserts, and plates and napkins on it.

Your party would not be complete without this super cute banner hanging overhead.

Nothing says vintage to me like crochet pot holders. Wouldn't they be cute sitting on the Very Berry Tablecloth

We also have this cute cute cute fabric that could be made into any size table cloth you would like.  Let us know what size you need and we'll get it made.  We carry lots of tablecloths ready to ship out today! 

We have lots more red, white and blue items... head on over to and check them out!  You still have time to have a great patriotic party!!

Remember to use the DISCOUNT CODE

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