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"If you really wanted to, we could go and purchase some of the furniture brand new, you know", said my husband, as he sees me pick up yet another project. It's true. My husband brings in over 90% of the household income, and we have learned how to make do with this arrangement. We've learned to save on somethings, and splurge on others. If we really wanted to, we could put aside money for furniture, home decorations and the "frivolous". I could annoy myself and everyone else, by saying that I'd rather spend that money on my kid's piano and martial arts lessons, but deep down I know that it's a LIE.
Slipcover Instructions! Hi! I’m Rachelle from the blog Adventures In Creating where I do everything from sewing to welding.
Are you a craigslist-er? Craig and I have become the best of friends . He finds me the best deals . And I thank him for that. I found 2 chairs off of craigslist that had awful cushions…
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If you like to paint, I have a really fun project to share today! My inspiration for these vases came from a restaurant in Sonoma called El Dorado Kitchen . I've always loved the fresh, modern design of the lobby and the eye-catching green and white vases that are displayed on white shelves. I decided to make my own cost-friendly version of this design, which included a quick Martha Stewart tutorial and a trip to the Dollar Store where I picked up these three vases. Supplies: Three different sized vases from the Dollar Store ( here , here and here ), dishwasher safe PermEnamel paint in Mediterranean Blue and White (or whatever color you prefer), PermEnamel Surface Conditioner from Michaels Arts and Crafts store , paper towels, paint brush and a mixing bowl.
Closing our DIY Contest is a project sent by Hillary, who made colorful centerpieces using wine bottles. Love the Pop Art feel of them! Tomorrow I will be opening our official voting ballot, where there will be a recap of all entries.
I am SUPER excited about today's post, and not just because I've been working on perfecting it for the past two days, but because i think I have something truly special to share with you guys. If you've been following my page, or even if you've poked around a bit, you'll have seen that I have a number of tutorials on tissue paper flowers, and centerpieces, etc. I love tissue paper, and how easy it is to work with.
Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. You can make a colorwheel effect with a range of solid colors, or choose a variety of patterned fabrics for a louder patchwork effect. Medium-weight cottons work well for this design (check out quilting shops for great selections of solids and prints).
ohhhhhh, i love me a good pillow! i especially love me a pillow when it's anna of the addictive & oh, so inspiring blog noodlehead . anna is a pillow addict, a kick ass sewer, a busy mom, and another one of my fave bloggy pals. here's an example of what is usually a regular email from me to anna: Hi anna, You are ahhhmmmmaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I know that many people hate this holiday- but I see it as a built in chance to tell my hot hubbie, my kiddos (well, mostly Burke since Piper Jane doesn’t quite ‘get it’ yet) and my fantastic family that I love them. Oooh, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for giving little gifts. And, y’all, I love little gifts! Adam is getting a watch I ordered from nomorerack for $8, some mini-butterfingers and a couple of kitchen gadgets, Burke is getting a new set of Cars cars and one of those Grow-An-Animal packs and Piper Jane is getting the sweetest little outfit (the only handmade gift of the bunch). …and a great day to share the tutorial for the “snuggle” pillow.
This is the big bow pillow I made yesterday. I started with this tutorial to make the actual bow. Although I made both the bow and the middle piece much much wider. I wanted a big fatty bow. Really, it’s just a big tube with a small tube wrapped around it.
I had to finish up that 2nd bathroom. There was some vertical wall space that was shouting for me to fill up. So I did. With some little 3-D framed flowers .
This Mother's Day, make something beautiful for Mom. Credit: Megan Reardon Wondering about what to make Mom for Mother's Day?
Being a mom sometimes isn’t the most glamorous job one can have. Being a mom sometimes means walking around with food or boogers on your shirt, and sometimes not getting into the shower till afternoon . we’re busy driving kids to school and activities, busy folding laundry, busy wiping away tears, busy reading bed time stories, busy making it all better, busy cooking meals, busy keeping house, busy cleaning toilets. Yes, not so glamorous indeed, but probably the most important.