Came up with these designs for my Niece....
Monday, October 29, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I have finally finished our coffee bar....it's been set up for quite some time now but I just recently put all the wall stuff up. We are LOVING it and, ya, just loving it. I found the coffee bar itself at a store called The Dented Can in Leslieville, Alberta for $55 bucks(woohoo) and the white picture at the top as well(it was $10). The shelf I found at Winners for $16.99 and the birdcage on that was from Idon'tremember for Idon'tknowhowmuch....it was on my bookshelves and I moved it. The two small white frames were garage sale finds for a couple bucks(I painted them white) and the picture below is of me(my hubby took it) and the frame was $16.99 from a small town store in Fairview. On the coffee bar itself we have a Nespresso(fathers day gift) and a Keurig. A coffee holder from Winners($15ish) and a black place mat from urban barn. Have I already mentioned how much I love it......cuz I do ;)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was involved in a home party this past weekend. A few of us who craft came together and had a sale at a friends house. The turn out was great and we are already excited for the next one in the Spring. We have decided to have it twice a year.
It was really fun setting up and as you can see my beautiful jewelry box took center stage(there is a blog post on how I distressed it). For any of you out there who craft and sell your things on line or at markets this is just another way to do so.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I really wanted to have a fun case for my iTouch so I bought a clear hard case and did a little DIY. This was my first one so I did a little learning on it but I am very happy with the outcome.
I used the craft glue to glue all the fabric down and then I used the Amazing Goop for the edges and to attach the rhinestones and butterfly. I would have used the Amazing Goop for everything because it works so much better but it is very hard to spread. You may have noticed I did not cut out the camera or volume adjust holes......I really wasn't too concerned about them :)
Lesson to learn from me....do not glue anything to the inside, I did(I actually wrapped my fabric around it) and then it wouldn't fit on my iTouch so I had to do some altering.
If your interesed in attempting your own here are a few things you will need...
A hard case(soft cases will not work)
A really good glue(I recommend the Amazing Goop or something similar)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Took my oldest to Wee College
Visited with some of the moms there
Picked up my kiddie and visited even more
Lunch with the family and some general tidying of the house
Shopping with a friend(found some retro fabric at a thrift store)
Took my oldest to dance class
Threw together supper
Went to friends house to watch Bachelor Canada....
LOVED IT!!! :)
Exchanged names with some of the girls there to start a gift exchange
Went to bed a bit too late....
Monday, October 8, 2012
Did a Haul video for YouTube
Cleaned up our Livingroom/Kitchen
Had a friend stop by for a visit
Went to my parents for Turkey Dinner(Happy Thanksgiving!!!)
Did some dishes
Visited with family
Had another friend stop by once we were home
Edited/Uploaded a video(the haul)
Watched TV and ate junk food with my hubbie
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I did a little decorating for a shower thrown at my church and love how it turned out.
The three frames where painted, distressed and decorated by myself and I also made the burlap and lace banner. The two candlesticks were a darker brown so I painted them with lavender then a top coat of sheer silver and distressed them to match. Simple, easy and inexpensive projects to do and I feel like they add so much to the table.
Monday, October 1, 2012
I purchased this jewelry box at The Salvation Army Thrift Store for 5.99 and turned it into something I love. I will be using it to display my jewelry at upcoming farmers markets/craft shows.
A couple close ups....
What you will need....
I lightly sanded the box before applying a coat of white paint. After giving it time to dry I applied a coat of the blue(which I am in LOVE with) and also let it dry. I then took the courser of the two sandpapers and did my distressing to the box. After, I took the finer sandpaper and
smoothed it all out.