Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thanks for all the votes! Wow! Round 3!
The final picture is 4ft X 3ft. I used some blue Ticky-tack to hold it up, along with a few tacks!
I love the final result! The styrofoam was superlight, and easy to work with. I would use it again for other projects.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thanks for all the votes! I won the second round!! The pressure is on for the next round!
This was a hard week for me. DecoArt has some great products, and I love paint! It was hard to decide, but after I found this great (but ugly) chair at the thrift store, I decided to paint it. I decided to use fabric paint, but could not find any locally. Then I saw the Fabric Medium by Americana, a DecoArt Brand. I thought I would use it with some latex paint, and Voila`! The chair was painted. And it is not crunchy!
I wanted a little accent, and we have a dark grey couch, so I made a slip cover for the seat cushion. I finished the edges with piping, and added some quilt batting for softness.
Now, it's a great chair to lounge in and read a book...like my model!
Friday, November 4, 2011
When I heard this weeks challenge was Krylon spray paint, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I had found this desk at a garage sale and knew I wanted to use "Banner Red" to paint it. I had to first prime this piece, so I chose Krylon's Ruddy Brown Primer. I had 2 other brands of half used rusty-colored primer, and the Krylon was by far the easiest to use. I love the 360 nozzle and it is very finger friendly!
I had bought the fabric (Amy Butler Lotus) to use as pillows in her room, but wasn't committed to that project. I knew the side drawers would look great in contrast to the desk color. I used Modge Podge to put
the fabric on.
My husband helped polish up the brass pulls, and I painted the groves with some gold glaze. The lamp, chair and Statue of Liberty book ends were all thrift store purchases. The print says "I love NY".
My daughter loves her new desk!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Bet you wonder what happened to me...well, I spent most of this week at the sewing machine, working on Halloween costumes. I made a trip to JoAnn's- and a couple of thrift stores...I am involved in this contest, Mandy and I had two large group photo shoots (today-Saturday), a church Halloween Party tonight-and if that all is not enough, I am in charge of the Primary Program...oh well, this room was cleaned-spotless- Wednesday morning...now, Halloween has taken over this corner of the room, along with school papers, and randomness...oh, and our house is still on the market. we are living life on the edge. we could have a showing at any moment!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Overall, I love how the bag came out, I love the size. I divided my pockets into thirds, which makes things very easy to organize. I also added a magnetic clasp and a key hook, which I love! No more searching for keys! I don't think I would make another one of these particular bags, but I will try a different pattern in the future!
I found this ugly desk on the curb next to my parents house. This was the same day I found 2 armoires. Triple bonus!!! (I sold one armoire as is for $30, the other I painted and antiqued, pictures to come) Mandy told me I should cut it up, and just use the drawer part as night stands. (We bought a king sized bed back in March, and the current night stands were too big). I ran this idea by Michael, and he loved it so much, he took the top off, and started scraping off paint right then. We wanted to paint them a color because Michael is always giving me a hard time about wanting to paint everything black.
We (Michael) spray painted them Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze. I decoupaged the front with scrap book paper. Michael also routered the edges of the top, and we painted the old ugly shiny silver knobs with Krylon Oiled Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
Friday, September 30, 2011
I am so excited to be part of the SEW AND TELL contest over at
this tutorial. I got the lace from this lovely thrift store shirt that I tried to refashion into her size.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I have been looking everywhere for dairy free treats for Addie. I found a recipe on Our Best Bites, and changed it to be dairy free! These cupcakes are awesome, even for the pickiest eaters! They taste great!
1 box white cake mix (Make sure this is a milk free cake mix...very few brands are)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 egg whites
1 1/3 cups water
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream (I used Sour Supreme a Tofutti product found in the health food section of your grocery store)
1 tsp vanilla extract (use clear vanilla if you want a pure white cake)
1 tsp almond extract
Mix all dry ingredients with a whisk, then add wet ingredients. Beat for two minutes until fluffy.
For Cake: Pour into greased, floured pans (fills two 8 or 9″ rounds) and bake according to cake package directions.
Creamy White Frosting
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 tsp, Vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond, lemon or mint extract
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 TBS soy milk
Beat shortening, vanilla and extract with an electric mixer, slowly add half the powdered sugar, beat well. Add 2 TBS milk, gradually add rest of powdered sugar, and another tablespoon milk to reach spreading consistency.
I also used a Lemon cake mix with lemon extract in the icing...it was great!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I made shirts for Addie, Maddie and the new baby Makinley (I hope I spelled that right!) . I added tulle to Maddie's because it was a little big, but now this girl wants one desperately. Addie showing off the shirt I made for Maddie. She wanted to do a photo shoot. If this computer wasn't so slow, I would upload more pictures...
Yarn ball wreath...these things are all the rage in the crafting world. I thought I would make mine with non-traditional colors. I think it turned out pretty good! The whole thing cost around $10. Everything but the yarn was from the target dollar spot, and the yarn from Michael's. I used a few of Mandy's midsized ornaments to cover. You can see Mandy's wreath