Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Every Girl's Crazy 'Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

I've always thought it was easier to find irresistible girl's clothes than boy's... until now! I know, I know, it's an old idea if you are familiar with the world of Etsy or applique, but it's my first attempt and I'm in LOVE! I made this one for a work friend, but if you are expecting a little boy you can be sure that one is coming your way!

 He'll look so handsome!

Another first, a pint size ball cap to keep the sun off his sweet cheeks.

 the ensemble

My favorite part! Who doesn't want one of these?!?!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Centerpiece

I came across this picture in All You and was just waiting for an excuse to make these adorable little pots.  A request from my Mom's sneaky secret sister made it happen.  They made the perfect centerpiece for her Easter feast.  
Here's what you need...
4" clay pots x3
white craft paint
grass blades (The article suggests real but I used an artificial grass bush)
glue gun 
string (not pictured above)
oasis floral foam
4-5 stems of daisies for each pot

Here's what you do...
Paint the pots white.
Hot glue grass blades around the bottom edge.  
I added a few loops of string to the bottom of the pot to cover the messy glue.  It looked a little cleaner
Next, fit a soaked piece of oasis floral foam snugly into the pot.  (Hint: I covered the inside of the pot with an small bit of aluminum foil just in case water would happen to try to escape.)
Finally, fill the pots with your daisies.  I found it easiest to start at the bottom and work my way to the top, making sure that they all ended up about the same height. 


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The BIG One

So recently I have been working on a SUPER BIG project.  It has taken up nearly all of my energy and, as a result, almost all of my time!  My blog posts have been few and far between. My house work has been delayed, or rather, forgotten.  My poor family didn't get a homemade supper for about 12 straight weeks. All this because my creating has been so focused on this one mammoth sized project.  Here it is...

    You must be thinking, "That's it?"  This is an easel that found me at an auction not oh so long ago.  The auctioneer pathetically begged the crowd to give him a buck, one whole dollar, for a heaping pile of junk.  Sympathetically, I raised my hand and became the lucky winner.  As I loaded up my treasures I found this easel.  It was in pretty rough shape but just charming enough to deserve a second life.  I added a simple curtain to cover the strange area at the top and gave the chalkboard a fresh coat of chalkboard paint.  But enough about that, on to the gigantic project.  Look closely at the picture...

   This is my family! My husband, me, our Little Miss, our pretentious dog, Brew, and our newest addition, and my latest creation, a baby! Yep! I'm pregnant with our second!  Week 15 is approaching and I'm feeling better every day.  My energy is slowly returning, thank God!  Just in time too, I can't stand to be one with the couch when its this nice outside! We are so excited to meet this new little blessing face to face!