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 {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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

updates on the guest room

This is more on the guest room in progress. I made the headboard out of an old door that floor lamp was previously painted purple but I wasn't a fan so now it is off white and glazed the bench is two big chunky side tables from a yard sale the tufted seat is made from an old sheet the kids ripped a hole in and old egg crate foam.  The buttons aren't so much buttons as the are fabric covered chip board circles hot glued to where I tufted.. Nice. It isn't perfect but this is my fave project as a whole.
This lamp shade has had a makeover also I found a little project to copy here.
An old sewing pattern, mod podge and then a little ribbon hot glued to the edges. I like it. I left the original lining on so it wouldn't be totally sheer.

getting back in the mood to blog

I'm still around, i went to Arizona for a while then we had Halloween and I've been feeling blog challenged lately. I hardly even check others blogs. sad day. I'm still crafting just give me a few hours and I'll post some pictures up. Hopefully I'm back.