Friday, March 2, 2012

Valentines Day 2012 Crafts


I made this wreath using materials that I had on hand. I was looking at the Martha Stewart Living Feb. magazine and she made a big heart out of tissue pom-poms. So I thought to myself..."what can I make using yarn pom-poms?" And this is what I came up with. :) After I made it I went on Etsy to see if anyone had ever thought of it before...and of course they had. :) But I still really love how it came out anyway....I was thankful that it didn't cost me a penny! It did take a long time to make all of those pom-poms though. :)

Oatmeal and Pudding Neighborhood Friends

Kitties, Doggies, and Bunnies


All sold at Blue Windows in Belmont Shore





Last Easter I decided I wanted to give Micah something special in his Easter Basket. I was at dollar tree and I noticed some stuffed animals that were made in China, and I thought...anyone can buy a stuffed animal that is made as cheaply as possible by either machines or factory workers and give it to a child...but how much more special to give one that was made special, just for them. So, I looked at some pictures in books and drew up my own pattern, and made a few bunnies to give as gifts. Next I made just a few and sold them last Easter at Blue Windows. Above were the animals I made for the Harvest Festival at Blue Windows in October, I added kitties and doggies. I am always sewing these days. This year Micah is getting a bigger bunny...so excited to give it to him. I've been so blessed to stumble upon making and selling these. I hope the children are equally as blessed by them and that they look at them when they are older with fond memories of a sweet childhood.

Completed Project 7 months later!






Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Entertainment Center Makeover

We found one! :)  After weeks of searching for the perfect piece of furniture, the perfect one came up on craigslist.  It was only $25 and it was at a thrift store...much better then having to go to someone's home. :)  It is absolutely perfect, and totally from the Lord.  I will post pics soon of the before and after, but here is a pic of the front of it in the thrift store.  This is what I saw on craigslist. Can't wait to show you the finished product...Kev is still putting the doors and knobs on.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still Searching...

I never realized how hard finding the perfect media center is!  So difficult....I have been searching everyday for the perfect piece of furniture...while Micah continues to put his fingerprints all over our TV!  I just came across this before and after picture of a stereo cabinet that has been redone.  This would be PERFECT for us!  It has glass doors and lots of storage...so cute. The search continues...


http://alittleloveliness.blogspot.com/2011/02/buffet-style-before-and-after.html

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tillandsia Plant Chandelier

We have a corner in our bedroom that needs some greenery so I decided to make a Tillandsia Plant Chandelier.  We don't get a ton of light in our place so i decided to go with air plants. :)  I came across this idea on another blog when I was looking online for where to by the plants.   Just hang these candle holders from some twine, place the plants in the holders and hang them all from a cute hook.  So fun!


$3.95 each from cb2.com


Airplants4u.com  

Aged Bird Hook from Elizabeth's Embellishments $7.95. Here is a link: http://www.elizabethsembellishments.com/Aged-Green-Bird-Hook.html 




 Here is a link to the blog that I got this idea from: http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2010/02/diy-airplant-chandelier.html

I'll post pics when its up!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Hunt for a New Entertainment Center





A few weeks ago the Lord blessed Kevin and me with a great deal on a new bed.  We are SO thankful, especially when Micah needs to share our bed with us because he takes up a LOT of room.  While we were at IKEA picking up our new bed frame, we were looking at entertainment units.  I'm trying to not buy IKEA furniture because, since we've been married, only a few pieces of furniture have NOT been from IKEA.  So anyway, we were just checking them out and the only one I actually liked was this
IKEA TROLLSTA sideboard
It is so cute, but I've decided that I really would rather find something vintage and fix it up myself.  So we are on the hunt for something super cool for our living room...before Micah destroys our flat screen (yikes!). Here are some inspiring pics...adorable pieces!