Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was at Hobby Lobby last week and found some wall-hanging letters on sale, and decided to make a project out of it. They were already white so I didn't have to pre-paint the letters. If you get letters or anything that isn't primed, I highly suggest you paint them so you don't have ugly wood or cardboard showing when you are all done.
Step 1: Trace your letter(s), right side face down, on the BACK of decorative paper.
I will get my husband to install these as soon as he is home for more than 20 minutes.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Also, it is out baby girl's birthday next week! I ordered some videos for her, but we are celebrating early and they probably won't be here in time. What was I going to do in order to have her open SOMETHING at her celebration? I decided to rummage through our scraps and make a blanket for her big girl bed to match the crib and valence in the room (I can't find a pic of the valence, sorry!). I like matchy-matchy. I'll post pics along the way and when everything is all done. Wish me luck- it isn't every 2-year-old who appreciates a blanket for her birthday... but we'll see!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I also got to rummage through my mom's stash of leftover fabric (she has a drapery workroom- and she's good.)! I picked out this gem from the pile because our chairs had a... nice... damask on it- a cranberry tone-on-tone leafy damask. Not exactly my style, since I lean toward contemporary if given the chance. Considering I was recovering some Queen Anne chairs, I couldn't do ultra-modern (although I should have shown you this AWESOME orange print my mom had! WOWZAS!) because the two styles wouldn't marry well. My husband requested blue, but I wanted something with a good pattern. BEHOLD, a good mix. The blue-green background was perfect, and it had a light blue accent. And it wasn't too froo-froo.
And, shall I mention, it was free.
I followed instructions on how to recover a chair from:
a) my mom, who knows all and is all
and b) HOME magazine had a DIY chair recovering thingy once that I cut out and kept in my stash of "Things to someday accomplish."
Believe it or not, they used the same instructions as my mother.
I also had some suede (once pillaged from my mom's stash as well) that matched the light tan color EXACTLY. Now, let me remind you that I like to lean toward contemporary, just a bit! I thought a runner with a suede border and back would just tie it all together perfectly.
I also finished up all my cute onesie appliques. This one is the elephant, if you couldn't tell:
Thursday, January 8, 2009
and I also have a couple of burp cloths on the menu, as shown by Jill. I used her template, kind of, but I just used my ruler and brain to measure it out. I had some snuggli flannel lying around from making a boppy cover two years ago, so I just used that. I didn't have quilt batting to put in between the layers because well, I just dont' have it! I just put another layer of flannel in between. Just like those rag quilts and such. It will be plenty absorbant- although I have known babies to really, really let those burp cloths have it. Yeesh.
I will have to sew the burp cloths when my babe finally falls asleep- I forgot my thread in her bedroom- aka my craft cupboard. I guess the apartment will get cleaned after all... but I am off to a good start!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I’m a stay-at-home-mom with two lovely little girls, living in the heat of Arizona. I love to sew and craft but I strongly- very strongly- dislike cooking. Or maybe it dislikes me?
I love all things music and interior design, even though you would never know by looking around my place.
I am so inspired by the creative talents of others, I decided to have a place to document ideas to try in the future as well as things I attempt myself.
Welcome to my journal of all things creative!