Guest Blogger #5: Jayna Rae @ RockNRegalia

Quick note: Blogger's being a jerk! It's been down for what seems like FOREVER, and has eaten two of my posts! But the show must go on, so here's my LAST blogger concluding Blog Swap Week!

 Please welcome, Jayna Rae!!!!


I am excited to be doing my first OFFICIAL blog swap.
Woot! Woot!

I am so grateful to Janet for having me.
She is full of fun stuff.

I am Jayna Rae from 

It's my little Blogland home,
and I try to make it cozy for visitors,
so please stop on by.

Okay, so today I am going to share a fun,
 little tutorial with you ladies.
It is bright, cheery, and Springy.
And ladies, 
it is still Spring for a minute or two more.

I don't know why, but this little craft project 
reminded me of the REM song
Shiny Happy People.

Most likely it is because this project involves 
a daffodil of sorts,
and daffodils make me a shiny, happy person.

This project was created from repurposed shorts pockets
(left over from this project)
a bit of yellow tulle
A Golf Pencil or crayon
And these note printables I created

This project took very little time to whip up,
and I just adore that it allows me 
to leave The Cuban Cowboy a cute note 
while I am running around like a mad woman.

So here is what you do.

First you take your left over pockets and pin them 
wrong sides together.
Top Stitch these pieces.
I used contrasting yellow thread 
and a zig zag stitch for dimension.

Now make the daffodil
(this is the most time consuming part,
 but it is still pretty quick)
First cut your tulle into a circle
and then bunch it up like a cone.
This is the daffodil center.
Set aside.

Now cut 6 petal shapes, 
as seen in the pocket photo above.
Using the petals make a flower shape and stitch.

This is the base.

Next,you are going to place the center 
that you created earlier atop the base.

Now you are going to sew this onto the base part.

This takes some eying and creativity, 
but just work with it until you see the right shape.

Next, attach the daffodil to the pocket.

You are now ready to make a handle by adding the twine.
Cut about a five inch length of twine.
Set it inside your pocket pouch.
Stitch across each end, making sure it is tightly secured.

Now the pouch is complete.

So I went to my computer and I created this simple notecards.
You can simply download them here.
This is the shape and size before I manipulated them to print 
and fit into the pocket.

I love how they carry the daffodil idea through.
I used my trimmer to cut them up and I slipped them
  inside the pouch.

I attached a crayon using a second piece of twine.
I just tied it to the existing handle.

Then I hung the pouch, note cards and all, 
on the door knob at the end of our hall 
because that's where we exit our home.

I love little projects like this because they are fast,
but have the ability to brighten up 
an otherwise bland area, like a doorknob.

Thanks again to Janet for swapping with me. 
What a fun week this has been.


  1. love the project.. im your newest follower from the weekend blog hop. please stop by and check out my blog but excuse the mess im transferring from blogger to wordpress and its a little messy.. but still a good read...lol http://punkrockmomma.com

  2. Hi! Nice to meet you! Love your blog and the cute title!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Hope you can hop by and visit my blog too!
    I have a lot of great low entry giveaways going on too! My favourite is the $96 Gift Certificate to Hapari Swimwear (love the coverups).
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks again for letting me swap with you. So sad that the rest of your event was lost because of the Blogger glitch. What was that anyway? Craziness I tell you.