Monday, February 27, 2012

First Re-uphostering Project

Tada!!! Here is my new chair! I decided to go to the D.I. (the local thrift store here) and purchased the chair to the left for $20. I spend about $40 for the fabric I needed (roughly 7 yards) and an additional $4 for the buttons on the back cushion. Here's how it turned out! I bought my fabric from because they have such good sales and free shipping with any $35 purchase or more at any time. Total time spent on it= roughly 10 hours total :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free lanyard pattern with cell phone holder

I don't know about you, but I have to wear my keys everywhere I go at work and pack my cell phone. I decided to sit down and make me a new lanyard that would hold my cell phone too! Here's what I came up with! Super simple to make
You will need:
* 38 inches of your favorite 1.5" width ribbon
* 5.5 inches of thick elastic (2 inches thick)
* Swivel Fastner
* Matching thread
* Scissors
(Everything I found at Hobby Lobby... I'm sure any craft store would carry everything)

First fold the ribbon in half and sew as close to the edge as you can. (I used my zipper foot so I could get close.) Stitch down both sides

Second, meet both raw edges of the ribbon together and loop through the swivel. Fold over and sew. (sorry the picture for this step wouldn't upload!)

Third, cut the elastic in half so you have (2) 2.75" pieces. Place them on the inside of the lanyard and sew close to the edge. (I have done one side below)

Fourth, Sew the other side of the elasic on. I apologize once again for the horrible photos. I took them with my cell phone and uploading them just wasn't working right. Please message me if you have questions!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Projects

St. Patricks Day table runner!!!---Here are a few of my latest projects! I ended up going to Hobby Lobby and bought some St Patty's day fabric and made this table runner. I cut strips 2.5" wide and 11" long and pieced them together. The border is also 2.5" wide.

Baby Shoes-- I ended up browsing Pinterest and found a really cute shoe pattern so here's my attempt at making them. Wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be :)

Peg People Ornaments--- These are the ornaments I made around Christmas time to go on my tree for my girls. I wanted an ornament I could make more of for an expanding family, but was safe enough if kids got ahold of it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peg Princesses

Hello! I just added new items to my Etsy shop! Here they are.... hand painted peg princesses. I'm so excited how they turned out! You can check them out by clicking on my Etsy link on the left hand side. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Josie Fox Photography

Check out the WONDERFUL pictures by Josie Fox Photography! I take my little girl here to get her pictures done and she is absolutely amazing, she is also having a fantastic giveaway right now!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Subway Art

Here is some free Subway art! I had fun designing everything on Microsoft Publisher and figured I'd share it. I've designed one for almost every month. I'm still trying to figure out how to post a link to download them. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Long time no see!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've been on here. I've tried so hard to find time, but of course.... I've slacked off again. I'm going to have to make it my personal goal to get on here every other day :)

Here's a few cross stitch pillows I've been working on for each of the holidays. I'm trying to figure out little ways to spruce up my house with out having an over load of decorations I have to put up and take down every month.