Tuesday, March 9, 2010

my fun little lamp shade

Remember my ruffle fetish, well it hasn't gone away. One night I got in the crafty mode and started hot gluing brown satin ruffles to my shade. I originally thought the cream and brown stripes would be cute but then I didn't like it! So I started to add flowers in between to fill in the space. I think eventually the whole shade will be covered in its ruffles and flowers, but I only make a flower when I feel inspired to do so!!! :) But I don't hate it now so we will see.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

What can you do with a chair???

When things like this happen....

Then things like these happen...I have new accessories for the mantel! I can't wait to paint them an aquay blue with a dark stain! (It's in the works!)

I knew the old seat pad could be used for something! And then I remembered my old blanket box with a crappy looking lid from little children climbing all over it.And lastly for the two chairs that survived! they got a makeover! My seat cushions were pretty nasty, so I recovered them! But now I only have two chairs at my dining room table!! LAME! I have been looking all over for chairs and I just can't find the perfect ones. So I have decided I am going to find 4 old ones from random garage sales paint them the same aquay blue as my new mantel decorations and beat and stain the heck out of them, and then add a black and white hounds tooth seat cushion to each. But now I just need garage sale season to get here!!Look how nasty that seat cover is above!! I found this fabric at hobby lobby and I LOVE the way they turned out.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

I've been in a Funk...

Not a crafting funk because I have still been crafting away, just an I don't want to sit at my computer and write about my craft funk!! I know I am pretty lame! But thanks to some lovely friends, maybe I am feeling it again! This past week I got together with some of my favorite gals and we crafted a little! We made these adorable butterfly necklaces that my Friend had found! Some made them for them selves others including me made them for our little girlys. Madi wore hers today and she looked darling!!

These were really simple! The hard part is just starting. We used rectangle scraps, diamonds ribbon, brads, wire, leather basically whatever your little head can come up with! My favorite part of my necklace is the two leather butterflys. We cut the shape of a butterfly out of leather and modge podged sheet music to the butterfly. I knew that my necklace was going to moo so I made sure the words on it were " love you" and "sunshine" Because well I love her and also one of our favorite songs around her is You are my Sunshine.
And then this is a flower necklace that I made for my self awhile ago, it's not as bright as the other one!! So I don't feel as silly wearing this one around! In fact I have actually worn it twice!! Yahoo!!
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