Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I think the hardest part in any project is getting that vision. But once you have it watch out baby!!
I couldn't decide on my paper for the longest time.
And then I chose these. I LOVE the way this turned out. It is so bright, cheery , and fun!
I also love the paint color! Alot better then those green on green stripes right???
Next up curtains! I love love love what I am doing for the curtains, I just need to sew them dang it!!! And also a little old hamper makeover.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Garage Sale Chair
In July I bought this chair at a garage sale for $3.00. My original plan was to sand it and restain it a darker color and change out the fabric. It has just been sitting in my front room for months. The original fabric on it was so dirty and ugly. FINALLY this week I took the dang 10 minutes and switched out my fabric, I decided to keep the wood the same color and I really like the way it turned out. Not bad for $3.00!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
give thanks center piece
This month for our little crafty get together with my ma and sisters, we took a tip from TIP JUNKIE and made these EASY fun "give thanks" center pieces!!!
This is a way easy cheap project. We cut circles from scrapbook paper, and then used sticker letters to spell out various sayings, such as give thanks, bounty, grattitude, gobble etc. You could really use whatever you wanted. My mom and one of my sisters even did sayings on both sides. The sticks are just painted wooden skewers like bbq skewers and the pumpkins were all free from an old patch! Turned out way cuter then I thought they would. I love having it on my table!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I love getting mail!! Especially when it is something good and not another stinkin bill!!! Today I got a big old box of this!!
A BIG FAT BOX OF FELT!!!
To make one of these...
So fun huh?!? Mine is going to be "Mia's pet shop" for my little Mia's Christmas gift, problem is I have a bazillion little projects started!! I NEED to get all caught up so I can begin on all my Christmas projects!! If you want to make one homemadebyjill has an awesome tutorial on her blog HERE or Missprettypretty has patterns and whole houses that you can buy. They are about $200.00 bucks each (which really with all the hand work and little detail I don't blame her!) But there is no way I can fork out that kind of dough for one, so if its a hit and Mia uses is alot maybe ten years from now when she knows the truth about Mr. Clause I'll bill her for my time and efforts! Until then Mr. Clause enjoy being the hero once again!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Recycle your sweaters!
I love the Fall!! I swear everyone becomes more crafty and inspired!! I just had to share these darling sweater vases! So cute! And so Easy!
came up with these and has a tutorial for us too! Go check her out! I am getting pretty behind on my dang project list! I just keep running into ideas that are so darling! I need like a week alone with no kids and no responsibilities, just me my glue gun, sewing machine, and some fabric!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
I have a confession...And a Friday Linky
It's actually really funny! A little over a year ago I thought I had this BRILLIANT idea! I was at the park with my kids and I sat there thinking I should start a craft blog. And on the blog I will post all of the crafts I do and instructions for them, then my kids and I will forever have record of what we have done, but also all of my friends can know how to make it all too! I seriously thought I was a genius! I seriously thought I was the only one who had ever thought of such an amazing concept! So I started it and then I started googling craft blogs and searching the Internet! GUESS I AM NOT THAT ORIGINAL with the whole crafting blog idea! HOLY CRAP! I could not believe how many people are out there crafting and blogging! It is insane! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I blog for a creative outlet from my everyday duties as a mama! I blog to create and to be inspired by everyone else's creations! The worst best part about a crafty blog is when you have this great creation idea in your head and you just haven't gotten to it yet and then days later you see it on someone elses blog!!! It ALWAYS amazes me because it makes me realize how we crafty insane ladies all think somewhat alike! It is really so weird I can see a perfect something in my head and then minutes later find a replica on another site and I think did I copy that or did we really both think up the same thing, more or less. Does anyone else do that???So inspire me! Share your blogs and let us all come stop by! Anyone can add their crafty links! If you are up to it add the Friday linky party button to your blog and come back next week too! Happy Crafting!!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Kind of Fun
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Free Prints for you!
The other day I was at the bus stop with my little girl. Me and the other mama got chatting and she was telling me about her sisters new etsy shop Couture Prints. (which is way way cheap! so you probably should check her out and do a little Christmas shopping!) Anyways my friend was saying how her sister designs different digital prints and then sells them on Etsy. So I went home checked out her shop and thought, Why am I not printing and framing my own prints of random sayings??? So I sat down and made a few, and it was way fun! I have a few saved and I thought what a fun Christmas gift to get printed and framed for a friend or a sister.
Fast forward to the other night, I was blog hopping around and I ran into THIS cute blog and found this SUPER cute Thanksgiving saying!!
How cute is this??? LOVE it! if you go to her blog she has a PDF format saved for you and you can print your own!! Nice of her! Plus she has tons of other way cute ideas to check out to!
(I have something to admit...Did you know that I had no idea this was a poster from WWII??? Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, it was intended to raise the morale of the British public under the threat of invasion. It was little known and never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and now printed all over, for decorations I have seen it in TJMAX, Ross, and tons of etsy shops! Kind of interesting huh? Now that I know the history I like it even much more! )
Anyways! So my question is what kind of creative computer programs do you use to scrap book, edit etc??? I WISH I had photo shop but I don't, and even if I did, I am not sure I have the brains to figure that baby out!!! SO I use Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. I bought it for ten bucks a couple of years ago and I LOVE it! I use it for everything. Invitations, cards, name tags, paper dolls, crafts, all kinds of things. In fact after I saw miss craftily Ever afters print, and even though she was giving it to us for free fifty free, I still wanted to try one out and see how close I could get...
because I think it takes courage to share your ideas and talents with everyone! It's scary putting yourself out there! So I am thinking this would be cute printed, matted, and framed as a little reminder to share what you got!!!