Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Front Porch Signs

Awesome Huh? I just thaught this turned out way cute so I made one for my house too. I will take custom orders for them, just e-mail me.

Awesome Easy Fall Bag

You can totally make this!!!! It's a no brainer and costs about $5 to make. I do have to admit that I found the measurements on a blog, I wish I remembered what one cus I would like to give her the credit. I took pics as I made mine though so you could see the steps. Best of Luck!!!
You'll need 1/2 yard of burlap And 1/2 yard of any cute fabric you like for the inner liner.

Step 1~ Cut out fabric 2 of each (liner and burlap)

5in x 13in

22in x 3in

10in x 18in

& one long 2-3in strip(depending on the size you want) for the flower

Step 2~ add pleats. You need to add pleats to make the top measure 13 inches. This is the hardest step but I promise it looks worse than it is. You can really do it.

*do this for the liner and the burlap on the 10in x 18in squares.

Step 3~ Sew the top to the bottom

I learned the hard way to leave the bottom edge of the liner open. Sew all 3 sides of the burlap and only the 2 edges of the liner.

Step 4~ Sew your 22in x 3in strips in 1/2 so they're 1 1/2 in wide

Step 5~ pin your straps to the burlap and sew right side to right side together around top edge.

Step 6~ turn inside out and sew the bottom seam of the liner.

Step 7~ add flower and Ta DA!!!! Use your new $5 purse till it wears out.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Working on Fall

It's that time of year again... Dang it is going to get cold! I do love fall time it is my favorite season. I think it's because I love the dark colors and the rustic harvest look. I have been busy getting ready for this awesome time of year.

A great idea

I totally hate my knife holder I had it stashed in the corner of my kitchen. I know it is important though so I couldn't get rid of it. I was blog surfing and came across this awesome idea and just had to share it. It only cost me $ .97 for the can of cheep walmart brand spray paint.


I just spray painted it black roughed the edges and added a monogram on the front with a stencil. I love it so much I brought it out from the hidden corner of my kitchen.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a great idea

I wanted to make fabric flowers and I was having a hard time getting the fabric to twist just right, I saw this ugly rug at the dollar store and thought it would work perfect for flowers. Not to mention it was only a dollar and can make at least 50 flowers.

First, cut the strings of the rug apart.

Than, use adhesive or superglue to start the middle of the flower by wrapping around and around tack every once in a while with glue (to much will make it to stiff).

Continue wrapping in a cinnamon roll design until it's the size you want.

If you want to add tooling or lace on the back side and small buttons or beads in the center

Adding flowers to a string of pearls and beads makes a super cute necklace.

Check Out What I Made Today

Vintage Labels

I thought these turned out so cute, I was inspired from the Ballard Designs catalog. They have a print like the cherry one and I made it first. Than I was sad because red doesn't match my kitchen, so I made up the lemon design.
check out they have way cute stuff.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

You Lift Me Up

There are hardly words...

but one word can mean so much.

Blocks are awesome. They can be so original. I have never duplicated a set of blocks that I've made so if you have one of my block sets it is a one of a kind there isn't another one around.

Awesome Holiday Decorations