Saturday, February 27, 2010

~One of my FAVORITE ways to decorate~

...vinyl lettering

So many possibilities. So many things to say. So many places to put it.

Go get yourself some. It's a good thing I don't have an unlimited budget or this stuff would be EVERYWHERE in my house!

Writings on the Wall

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Front Door Vinyl

I have been wanting vinyl on my front door pretty much since we bought our house.

This year for my birthday my little sisters bought me this welcome vinyl for me from Scribble It - go check them out - they have very cute stuff! I love it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

my newest project

a friend of mine introduced me to our local habitat for humanity a couple of months ago. i went and loved it. what is it? it's like a salvation army, goodwill, or di. things are donated and sold and the money goes to habitat for humanity.

she's known i've been wanting an entertainment center. something substantial and hides everything (her tv is on an old dresser she found on the side of the road - and it looks great!). so last week told me there were some good pieces over at the store and that i should check them out.

i went and fell in love with this thing. it's an old buffet. but i love it. it's going to go in our living room and replace the free entertainment contraption we got when we moved from our apartment a few years ago.

i have to wait till it's a little warmer to paint it so look for some after pictures coming in the next month or two. i'm envisioning red. with some black hardware. what do you think?

should i paint it red or be safe and do the standard black???

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Activity Bags

After a church meeting last week my friend told me about this blog Chasing Cheerios and the activity bags she made. I thought they were super cute and a good idea for all the times we're at the doctor's office, meetings, car rides, etc. and I need something for her to entertain herself with.

I looked around for the zipper bags but then I saw my friend use these. So with my new sewing machine I decided to give it a try.

Here's how they turned out:

First I went and purchased 4 placemats from the Dollar Store.

Next I folder them and sewed up the edges.

I left room at the top and folded it over and sealed it down with velcro.

Then I used handy dandy Heat 'n' bond with the Impervious font and some really cheap fabric from Walmart to add one, two, three, and four unto the fronts of the bags.

Now they're filled with crayons and coloring books, stringing activities, puzzles,etc. They sit in the basket near our garage door ready and waiting to be picked up and taken with us wherever!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Etsy Shop

After going back and forth several times and then doing some more himming and hawing I finally decided to go for it and open up an Etsy shop and sell some handmade accessories.

Thanks to the teaching, talents, and prodding of friends I thought I'd try it out and see how it goes!

The site is: It features bows and flowers attached to clips which can be worn on headbands, alone, clipped on bags, etc.

Check it out if you are interested and feel free to pass it along to whomever you'd like :)

Have a great day!