Monday, April 2, 2012

I LOVE THE goodwill !!!!

I found this great side table at the Goodwill for $2.99 so I cleaned it off and didn't sand it since it was in great condition.

I then bought some nail head trim nails for .74 cents online from Joann's and nailed away.  They were really hard to get into that thick of wood without bending so there are a few that are a little off :/

But it looks fantastic with my chair and a splash of teal pillow !!
The color is Lagoon 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sorry for the delay in no postings last week !! The camera battery has been MIA so thank goodness for Amazon and it's $5 replacement !! Hope you all enjoy !!

Happy Birthday Tablecloth to sign

I recently attended a birthday party for a sweet little boy Ellius.  His Mother Emiko had hand stitched him a tablecloth for everyone to sign for his birthday's for years to come.  Here is my version of it.....

First off I purchased a $5 flat twin sheet from Walmart. I then cut the side that had the longer edge just to match the other end of the sheet.
 I then chose my fabric and ironed on this fabric interfacing from or amazon carries it as well.
After I iron it on I then peel the backing off and place it on my silhouette to cut out the letters

 This is just a quick pic of the screen
 I then just cut out by hand all the flags to go on the birthday banner and also used the interfacing on this so that I could quickly iron it on to the sheet/tablecloth for easy stitching.
 After I ironed them on I then took Rick Rack and just pinned it along the fabric banners to look like the rope they were hanging from and I carried it down the sides to the seem of each end...See Below.
You can use whatever you like for the side decoration.  I used these red balls on one and I used plain brown Rick Rack Ribbon on the other.

Here is the one I finished for my 3 yr old.  I haven't added his name yet but will in the future.

This is the completed one for my sweet almost One year old who will have this for all birthdays to come !! (Sorry Chamber aka 3yr old) Mommie was a little late :) but thankfully we have about the same people that attend each year so we may sneak some extra signatures with past years....shhhh

Here is the side on the 2nd one.  ENJOY this was easy to make from start to finish about one hour...including where I stitched around each flag and sewed on the Rick Rack..and what a great gift for a first birthday party to someone !!
I am linking up to the parties below !!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Initial Towel

First off I chose 2 coordinating fabrics from Hobby Lobby

 Then I cut 2 squares out that would fit on the silhouette mat and used the silhouette sewable interfacing that irons on. You use the iron on the hottest setting and make sure you get all corners and sides fused well.
 You then will see that once you pull off the backing of the interfacing it leaves a clear film on the fabric
 I then put this on my mat ready to go into the silhouette.  I use the cricut mats you can purchase from the store and cut down to fit the silhouette since it only accepts 9inches in width.  (these are only $11.99 for 2 verses silhouettes $24.99 for 2
 I then have 3 the letters cut out from the machine
 Now they are ready to be ironed onto the towel, or blanket or anything of your choice !!!
Here is a blanket I did for a friend to give her niece.  I acutally ended up once they are ironed on sewing the letters on with a decorative stich for more security to item.

ENJOY !!!!

Design Dazzle

Monday, February 27, 2012

Valentines Puppy

 I saw this in a book and just thought I would share my creation !!!
I first used a cookie cutter to cut out the pound cake hearts then stuck a fork in them

Then I mixed vanilla and chocolate icing and dipped the hearts in them.  I used caramel and softened it in the microwave and used a spoon to flatten it.  Then I cut out the ear shape with a butter knife.  I used white icing and chocolate chips for the eyes...Red hots for the nose and Candy hearts for the tongue.  I used the oreo cookies with one vanilla and one chocolate side and crushed those for the puppy spots.

These were such a hit at my 3 year olds Valentine Party for school !!! ENJOY !

Friday, February 10, 2012

Houndstooth old Oak kitchen table affair

I had a friend throwing away this old oak kitchen table and chair set...I of course entertain alot and thought I could do something with it.  I sanded down the table and used Red Rustoleum paint and rolled it on the table and chairs. I did have to use a brush in some areas.  It took about 4 coats and hours and hours of drying time.  I then cut out the houndstooth stencil on my silhouette machine and used contact paper that you use to line your cabinets since it is only about $7.99 for 12ft vs silhouette vinyl or craft vinyl which runs $9.99 for just 2 24 inch sheets.

My husband had to help me layout the pattern because it did literally make me cross my eyes..
I then rolled over the stencils with the aqua blue paint which was a valspar paint since it can be tinted.  After 2 coats and dry time...I then used the clear coat from Hobby Lobby that runs about $39.99 unless you use a off coupon.  I then mixed equal parts and poured it over the tops of the chairs and table top.  It says to allow 24 hours dry time which I allowed about 48 hours and that still wasn't enough time because the chairs did crease and have leaves stick to them once I placed it outside.  Other than that it has held up great with rain and snow...Good Luck and Enjoy !

Goodwill Lamp FInd

 Lucky Day at the Goodwill I found this lamp for $5.99 and this oak picture frame for $3.99
 I then primed them both and spray painted them black
 Added a piece of fabric that I had left over from some curtains I made
Then I took the electrical cord out of the lamp and acutally ended up removing the top lightbulb holding piece..then with gorilla glue..I added and made a table !!