Thank YOU for visiting the JAGged Edge Boutique! We are so excited that you are here!
We hope you will enjoy our stories, ideas and craft products for sale. We are not just here to make a buck, this is our passion. The profits made from our crafts will be used in numerous ways…of course we will be using some to buy more crafting supplies, then there are some charities that will benefit from our sales (Hope Aid International and The Future Hope Project), and also some life events that we are looking forward to…(J) Baby #2, (A) Adoption, & (G) Wedding Bliss! You will find a PayPal link under each craft item posted for sale, if you see something you can’t live without just click that link to purchase. From there you can give us your info and any personalization details or requests you have. Thank you again for helping us on this adventure, we hope you enjoy it as much as we are!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thank YOU from the JAG Girls!

Happy New Year! Welcome to...We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2010 will be a truly blessed year for you and yours! 2009 marked the start of the JAGged Edge Boutique. It was a dream we cultivated through emails and long nights of brainstorming and it inspires our passion for all things crafty! Want to learn more about the JAG girls? Check out the Meet the Girls link in the side bar or just click HERE!

Thank you for being here with us and making our journey so much fun, we couldn't do it without you!!

Considering it is the 1st Wednesday of 2010 I am sure you are expecting a new...
But to kick the year off we are going to take a look back and review all the project goodies we brought you in 2009 before we give you even better goodies in 2010! All the projects shown in this post are still if you see something you can't live without just click the item name or the picture shown below to go to the original post. From there you can click the Buy It Now option on the posting or use the Email the Girls link on the side bar to contact us!

Personalized Baby Blanket

Snuggly Bunny & Blanket

Bible Bags

Girls Crayon Apron

Personalized Scrapbook

Snuggly Blanket

Boys Crayon Belt

Personalized Photo Mats

Custom Handbag

Handcrafted Dolls

Personalized Purse

Polymer Clay Jewelry


Quilted Snuggle Blanket

So there ya have it...a look back on all our 2009 projects that are still available to you! Also, don't forget to check out our DIY & Decorating Ideas too! Crafting inspires our daily lives, that's why we are here...and hopefully in the process of sharing our ideas we will inspire you too!!

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But most of all...Thank you to those of you who have been here since we launched in August '09, to those that joined us along the way, and to those who are visiting for the first time today...Thank YOU for sharing this journey with us and be sure to stay tuned for new crafty goodness coming your way in 2010! With Love,
JAG Signature.Jess , JAG Signature.Abbie &JAG Signature.Gin

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don't be afraid!!!


Everyone has creative juices, I know some of you think you are not creative but it's not like a special power...we all have it!!! And we all do it, we find something that we like and think I bet I could make that, or see ideas that we just wish we could duplicate. Me personally, I think everything should be bedazzled...It just makes life fun!

I blame my love of bedazzling on Gary LeVox (the lead singer of Rascal Flatts) Every bit of him is bedazzled anywhere he goes. This picture is just 1 example, but usually his pants are studded or have some sort of a crystal design. My favorite part is that they are all "normal" clothes, nothing out of the ordinary but there is always something added to them to make them stand out! He really should be the face of the Bedazzler!!!

I have come to love iron-on's, appliques, and especially rub-on's. I have come to learn that there really isn't anything you can buy that can't be personalized or made "better!" It just takes some effort and a little elbow grease!

Seven and I "fancy up" (as she calls it) her stuff all the time. From her backpack and some school supplies to clothes and even her dolls. It is so fun transforming things! Here is my latest project. We took a girls trip to Minnesota back in October and made a stop at IKEA. Oh how I love that place! We don't have one here in KC so getting to go there truly is a treat. I could spend all day just wandering but I did manage to pick up some Christmas presents while we were there in October. They have great kid stuff and one thing I found that I absolutely loved was the Mala Paper Holder. And then they sell the Mala Paper Roll to go on it. The holder is $5.99 & the paper is $4.99 so for less than $10 you have the perfect kids gift!! That is what it looks like when you buy it but it's too plain for me. It's nice pine wood that is finished very well so all you need is a can of spray paint. I bought 3 sets when we were there in October. 1 I painted pink, the 2nd I painted white and black and then drew a checkered flag design on part of it and the 3rd I tried my hand at some zebra print. All it took was 1 printed picture off the internet of a zebra print, 1 can of spray paint and some sharpies and here was the final product...
And of course an A for a personalized touch!! :)

I know there has to be something laying around that you have thought if only it had this or I wish this was different....get over the fear and try it...start with the cheap things that can be easily replaced and work your way up. Trust me, I have had to trash many things that I tried to customize!! It's a learning process but you have to start somewhere...and just think, customizing makes it 1 of a kind...nothing better than that!!

Thanks for stopping!!!!

JAG Signature.Jess

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snuggle Time!

All thanks to moving our daughters room and fully redecorating it earlier this summer I have found my passion for quilting again! I did some quilting in High School and shortly after I graduated and loved it. On those projects I just did the piecing part and paid to have the quilting done because I was a little nervous about taking on such a big project! I have gotten a little more brave over the years and decided when we redecorated our daughters room that I would quilt her a cover for her new daybed. Piecing the quilt was a breeze and she got to help so she thought that was great. Quilting was a little harder but mainly because I have a standard Brother machine, granted a great friend of mine was nice enough to give me a walking foot which made quilting much easier but there just isn't a lot of space to move around with a standard machine. I managed to do it but I think it will be a while before I take on that large of a quilting project again!

Instead I got the idea that I would make a quilted snuggle blanket for our little sister. She was adopted by my Mum & Pappy (Hubby's parents) from Ethiopia and come home to them earlier this year. So technically even though she is 19 months old already this will be her first Christmas here with us! I am so excited, she has brought so much joy to our family and it has been so fun watching her grow! This blanket was made especially for her but can be customized however you would like. The blanket measures around 35" x 50". I used all high quality cotton fabrics for the front of the quilt and backed it in fleece. The blanket is finished with satin binding and for an extra special touch I monogrammed the first letter of her first name on the back of the blanket to add some color. Check it out....

If you are interested in getting yourself or someone you love a Quilted Snuggle Blanket please let me know, I would love to help!! You can use the Email us link on the sidebar or use the Buy It now button below and I can work with you to iron out all the details, pick fabrics and colors and all that jazz!!!

Thanks for stopping by The JAGged Edge Boutique!!!!

JAG Signature.Jess

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I found a great new pattern!!


I really wanted to make my niece's aprons to go with their birthday presents but I was apprehensive about finding a pattern. I have learned via Seven that finding a kid apron that "fits" is not easy to do. Every kids head is different and there are so many out there that don't adjust to accommodate that. I was SOOOOO pleased to find a new pattern that is 100% adjustable! I did a little dance in the pattern section at Joann's!

So I used both of my niece's December birthdays to try out the pattern and I have to say I am so in love with this pattern. They had 2 styles - flat front & gathered. I thought I would try my hand at the gathered look to make them more girly. I did them both at the same time and total it took me about an hour to complete them. I used the same two fabrics and just alternated the fabrics to make 2 coordinating but not matching aprons. Here is the finished product....

Here is the pocket detail...

And a closer look at the bib and the straps...

It is 1 long strap that fits through both sleeves inside the bib so they can make the neckline as long or as short as needed and then the remainder of the strap ties in the back...BRILLIANT!

And here are the girls wearing them!!!
Jordyn - The 4 Year Old Birthday Girl!
Sydnie - The 5 Year Old Birthday Girl!

Do you need an apron for your little squirt or would you like to order one as a gift???? Just chose the size you need below and I will work with you personally to customize your apron needs! Thanks!

Kids Apron

JAG Signature.Jess

Friday, October 16, 2009

Polymer Clay Please, Hold the Cheese

I was the lucky recipient of some polymer clay a few weeks ago. As I sat and chatted with the friend that gave it to me, I squished it around in my fingers wondering what I could with it. I've played around plenty with clay, but not polymer clay. I thought of the cheesy things I've seen made with polymer clay. Oh, yes-I said cheesy. You know the stuff--don't pretend you didn't think the same thing when I said polymer clay! And even cheesy stuff has it's place in our lives, but not always does it work well on your neck with your new favorite scarf.

I felt challenged by my new gift. The challenge? Coming up with something that someone would wear with minimal research of designs already out there.

I went to the store and picked up some more supplies and got to work. I guess work would hardly be the word for this project. I had a GREAT time making these necklace pendants, but I've also always enjoyed making things with things like clay and playdoh. I was like a kid in a polymer clay candy store. Then add to the fact that I could paint it--I was sold!

So here's what I came up with...

Each pendant is made with polymer clay and is either completely painted or has painted accents. Then each one has 2 acrylic gloss coats on top of the paint. And includes a sterling silver stem to hang from a chain.

I have these ready to send out and a few more that are waiting to be finished. Want one? I'd love to sell one or more to you for $8.99 each (including shipping, does not include necklace). OR if you are up to the challenge-let me know that you would like to try it yourself and we can talk about the details. If you are looking for something specific in color or design-let me know!

(Includes Shipping)

JAG Signature.Abbie