Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm glad the day's over but here is a project for it.

I didn't have any shirts for valentines for the girl.  I did have two brown shirts that were exactly the same, a heart shirt with lots of stains, and pink felt that matched; sans stains.  I can't say I came up with the concept myself because that would be unlike me. I saw someone attach really cute valentine socks to a little dress to make sleeves, and one giant felt heart . I didn't have cute new v-day socks but She did have a heart-y shirt. I hacked up the heart one and made two rectangles, then sewed those rectangles to sleeves using the bottom hem of the shirt at the end of the sleeve, convenient, then attached them to the brown one.  I cut out the felt and didn't like it plain so added more of the heart t-shirt under it. Liked it much better. I ironed on some fusing to the back just in case then sewed the hearts on. I like it, and it looked so cute on her. I also like it didn't cost me anything extra and total it was only $3.25 to begin with, months ago.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

it's already out of style.

I know, everyone has already moved on to yarn, burlap or felt wreathes. But I decided to make a book page one for my guest room. I really like how it turned out. I also made a cone one for my room, I'll spare you because I don't really like it. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

a friendly little reminder

for the kids of course. 


thanks martha ; }

Sunday, November 14, 2010

duct tape

duck tape duct tape prom 

Is anyone as amazed by this as I am? I'm completely fascinated by their creativity, time, determination and imagination. wow!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

wooden crate

Thanks to Ana, over at ana-white.com {seriously love it there}, I made my own old looking crate out of old fence posts, some new 1x12 and I don't have a router so I bought some cheap handles. I'm so proud of myself. I even used the tarnished old wood screws that were in the fence railing. I don't love the look of old gray fence and shiny new pine together so I added a little walnut stain with an almost dry brush then rubbed it off to get a more similar looking wood. I made it to house shoes by the door as the fall/winter tracks in dried leaves and other weathery things. And I'm sick of looking for the kids shoes that they didn't put away. Thanks Ana!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

over the seat organizer

 cd organizer

I used this tutorial for my dvd holder for the kids movies and then I looked at organizers on line and just winged the rest of it. I don't have peltex or whatever she used for the cd holder. I used a cereal box for sturdiness and glue sticked the fabric on then stitched the edges so it would stay. By the time it's all sewn together, it isn't moving. I used the rest of the instructions except I added it to my organizer not my visor.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

my love of wreathes

I'm not sure if you know my love of wreathes. I'm trying to make one for every season. Haven't got anything springy yet, but just give it time. I will. I have made these or bought and added to them all.