Monday, April 25, 2011

Chair Re-Do

I scored a free chair last week and finished the re-do today.  I am really excited about how it turned out.  It was fun to do.  Although I do have to admit I was a little sad that my home decor doesn't include any "springy" colors.  I was really wanting to paint the chair a creamy yellow or robin's egg blue.  Next time...
 And after!

I used Satin Black spray paint and  fabric from JoAnn's.

~by Elizabeth

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A new dress for Spring

I had a lot of fun sewing this little spring number. I love the colors and the fabric- probably because they make me feel "springish" and I am SO sick of wintery weather. I used a McCalls pattern and added my own little touches.

(My little lady was happy to model it, she loved the ruffles and that it spun well.)
~by Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 15, 2011




I made these adorable pants and a skirt for my friend Scarlette (I have to admit I wanted to keep them for my self)

New Sash and Bow for Easter

Here's my little lady ready for Spring. I made her the white dress for Easter last year, and am reusing it this year, except with a new bow and sash. Her brothers are wearing green, navy, and white; so this is what I came up with to have her match. For her sash and bow I made rolled rosettes out of taffeta, the little blossom flowers out of organza (I singed the edges over a candle), and added some pearls for embellishment.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

That's what little boys are made of. Our family will be welcoming a new little boy this summer (our 3rd. 3 boys and 1 girl), so I have been busy sewing. It is still early, but I figure I better do it now while I still feel like it, since my motivation seems to go down the more this belly of mine grows.

My boppy pillow was in serious need of a new cover. I traced it to make a pattern. One side is polka-dots and the other is stripes. Most covers have a zipper closure, but since I hate sewing zippers I opted for ties instead. I really like how it turned out.

I've never used one of these car seat canopies. But I thought they seemed like a good idea, so I went ahead and made a reversible one.

Flannel blankets. Just 2 pieces of flannel sewn together.
I saw this idea online and loved it. So I got out the wonder-under and made this handsome little onesie.
Another flannel receiving blanket.
Burp clothes. I used flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other.
My babies tend to be very spitty and drooly, so I made bibs galore. These are cotton on one side and terry cloth on the other.

Now all I have to do is wait for this little guy to make his appearance!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day (Day 14)

Last year I saw this adorable Valentine Idea on BRASSYAPPLE I loved it. I showed my girls who did not forget this idea.

Here is my Version:IMG_0203_2122


Of Course at 13 life would not be complete without those finger hearts.


Haileys Valentine 2011B

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 13


Supplies: Wood, Saw, Stencil,metal embellishments (I used a Cricut) Paint, Crackle Paint.

I put this above my door last year, it was a fun statement. after Valentines I added hooks on to it for my daughters bedroom.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 12

Small heart banner, You could use paper, card board, I used wood bead board that my friend had kicking around in her garage. We used my scroll saw to cut them out.
Simple yet Sweet!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 11

I found this Amazing Vintage spin Game when searching on Google for Vintage Valentines I have been trying to figure out what to do with it every since then,


This is what I came up with I LOVE IT!!!!IMG_0158_1837

I bought this clock at goodwill for $1 It was oak with gold trim (Perfectly ready to be updated, in my opinion) I printed out the game in the correct size and turned it into a clock. How cool is that?

Day 10

Homemade Marshmallows to go with your Hot Chocolate to melt your heart….IMG_0130_1629
My sister made these, she used Martha Stewarts recipe She just cut them out with small Heart shaped cookie cutters.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 9

I was Feeling inspired by a Box of chocolates, So I had my Hubby cut a few of these hearts out so that I could make this Box inspired door hanger.IMG_0129_1628

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 8

Have you seen these Yummy Cake pops from
they are not only adorable but also delicious. My sister and I attempted to make the simple version of them yesterday, I had extra cake leftover from my 8 year olds birthday so it worked out perfect. (My sister did the chocolate dipping-the hard part) I have to admit its and art. We decided to rub edible glitter on them for that special touch!
I found these instrucions :

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 7

Valentines Magnets
IMG_0133_1632Not so Idle hands Blog has instructions to make these cute glass Magnets, To add my own Valentines touch to one of them I added lace.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 5

Cuppie Doll
So while my husband was watching a movie I took some of my leftover supplies and made my own doll for display. No extra cost,  this is a doll I picked up at goodwill several years ago she has been part of many photo shoots so I was happy to find a use for her again.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 4

Go the the scrapshoppe blog to learn how to make these cute banners
My Tip:
If you do not want a permanent indent of your letters take the chalk and put it on its side over the whole project then erase the chalk, (as seen above)  Also, when you are painting your chalkboard paint.  First paint it horizontal then paint your second coat vertical.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 3

Several years ago my sister helped me fall in love with
When I was browsing for Valentine Ideas I found this with a free download:
I made my own version and loved how it turned out. (14 days for 14 days of Valentines)

A list of Compiled Ideas I found online for you to use:

Back Rub

Pie of Your Choice

Candlelit Dinner for Two

Breakfast in Bed

Night without Kids

Foot Massage and a few unmentionables :)

1 hug

3 kisses.

10 minutes of cuddling.

breakfast in bed.

dinner and a movie.

20 minute massage.

a candlelit bubble bath.

a clean kitchen.

a picnic in the park.

One free car wash

A romantic dinner for two

A chocolate splurge

A 5 minute, knock-you-off-your-feet kiss

A night of stargazing

One hour of uninterrupted free time

30 minutes of cuddles

A movie date to any movie of your choice

A romantic candlelit bath for two

A night of romantic pampering

A weekend getaway

A free wish

A quickie

A romantic rendezvous of your choice

A night at home of kissin' and lovin'

A romantic picnic for two anytime, anywhere

An afternoon of getting to know each other again

A day of games and fun

An intimate fantasy

A session of truth or dare

One evening of dancing

Shower for two

A one hour massage

Dessert for two

Breakfast in bed

An evening of uninterrupted conversation

One escorted date to a restaurant of your choice

One big bear hug

One evening treated like royalty

24 hours of no arguments - no matter what!

Dinner and a movie for 2 in bed...

One kiss and make-up session

Personal servant for one day

One late night craving delivered

Your choice of one household chore completed

One bedtime story

One breakfast date

One Lunch break Date- I’ll get the sitter!

One revealing fact: My biggest dream

One revealing fact: What I love most about you

One revealing fact: My deepest desire

One cultural event

One evening listening to romantic music

One shopping spree

One body painting session

One morning of rest

One semi-formal date

One night out on the town

One picnic in the park

One get out of the doghouse free

Free access to the remote for one night

One evening out with the guys

One perfect date

This coupon is good for 2 loads of laundry

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2

Valentines Chalkboard Magnetic board:
1. Dollar Tree Serving Platter
2. Chalkboard Paint
I found this Recipe online for how to make your own Chalkboard Paint
1 Cup Paint (I used my sisters leftover Pink paint from her daughters bedroom)
2 TBL White none sanded tile grout
It worked better than the spray can I was impressed. However, Do not pre make this Grout does harden when wet. I learned this the hard way
3. Cute Vintage Valentines……..
Okay mine are not really vintage. But I am in love with these, I have never laughed so Hard.
If you go onto Google and type in Vintage valentines in the images line  you get hundreds of these adorable valentines some for free to download and some for a small cost All worth the smile.

I can sew so I must be doing something right! LOL