Monday, October 31, 2011

Update a bookcase or Shelves

This is a great trick if you want to change out the back of a shelf or bookcase, just add fabric or wallpaper to change the look.
I covered the blue paint in my kitchen for the holiday by cutting foam core board to size and wrapping burlap around the foam core.
I used tape to hold the fabric in place so I can easily change it when I want a new look.

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I added tarnished silver, book page prints and sprinkled in a little Halloween décor.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wish Me Luck

You’ll be seeing a lot more of me because today is  the first day in 21 years that I don’t have a full time office job,  I ‘m so excited I could scream from the rooftop.  I’ll be blogging and crafting full time, or as much time as my body will allow. Some of you know I suffer from Fibromyalgia and seronegative spondyloarthropy which makes working a full time office job rather difficult. I feel extremely blessed right now that I can do this and I hope this all works out.  So ready or not here I come and I can’t wait to get caught up on all the great inspiration and ideas that are out there in blogland.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Ocean Blues” my latest fabric patterns

My latest fabric collection called  “Ocean Blues”
To purchase or see more of my fabrics
visit HERE

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun Sticker Giveaway

I’ve got a fun giveaway to offer from Next day Flyers
Stickers, Stickers, Stickers
100 of them to be exact
Your very own custom designed stickers
You could use your 2 x 3.5” stickers for labels, gift tags or anything else you can think of.
Sticker Printing
It’s easy  just leave a comment on how you would use them,
for a second chance to win, spread the word on facebook or tweet about the giveaway
sorry, open to U.S. Residents only
ends Friday at 5:00pm EST, October 28.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween nook

I change out my blue bench cushion and pillows for neutral linen and cream colored ones.
I also added some inexpensive halloween décor like the black crows cutouts that are made out of cardstock.

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Added vintage silver and amber colored bowls.

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Changed my mirror out for this oval one, which is actually a mirror too,  covered it with repositionable chalkboard paper, so if I want it to be a mirror again I just peel off the paper.

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Yummy chocolate cupcakes

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Changed the  blue chair to a natural wood one.

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And changed the prints on the side cabinets to chandelier scones.
I love how it turned out and love the rich fall colors.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun Painted Front Doors

There is nothing like a pop of color on your front door to make a statement.
My plan is to paint our plain door soon, once the hot weather is gone, today was 90. Isn’t it the middle of October?
Here are some doors I love.









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All great pops of color. I Can’t wait to do mine.

Mine is Black but I want Turquoise!

Is your door painted the color you want? 

What color is it and what color do you wish it was painted?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

30% off Sale


30% off all Pillow Covers at


just enter the coupon code FMT30 at checkout to receive the discount.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Aged Anatomy Chart


This is a very inexpensive Halloween craft project.
I took some anatomy images and created a large 18 x22 image which I took to my local print shop to have printed. Since this is a black and white image the cost is minimal, I paid under 3.50 for this size.
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If needed trim the paper first, then  wad the paper into a ball to crinkle it, then unroll and flatten  slightly.
To age it, brush on leftover coffee or tea,  the creases will soak up more color providing an aged textured look. I suggest building up layers of color until you are happy with the effect. While the paper is wet it is easy to tear, so just wait for it to dry of use a hair dryer to speed up drying time.
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For the top and bottom piece use leftover trim  or even dowel rods, paint or stain them to the desired color. Attaching the bottom trim will add weight to the paper  helping it hang better.
Just glue the trim to the paper and add twine or leather cord to hang, it’s that easy.


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Cinnamon Stick Mirror



I’m decorating my Kitchen for Halloween, this is one of my craft projects

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I made the cinnamon stick mirror  using a wood wreath form and whole cinnamon sticks found at my local craft store.
I love the rusty orange color of the cinnamon sticks and it smells good too.
Stay tuned for more Halloween projects.


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Etsy Find-Fifi Stitch

Aren’t these the cutest Teddy Bears you’ve ever seen?
They’re made by a very talented artist, and you can find them in her Etsy Store…
Her Bears have been described as:
"This is the ultimate in childhood bears. I am sure that an adult would also need one too ;)"
"Retro and gorgeous!"
 
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I love how they each have their own look and personality, she does custom orders too!


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I love the blue eyes on this little cutie!

She says her little bears might have fluff for brains but they have little personalities sewn into them too, so when your new family friend arrives after their journey make sure they feel at home and watch him or her grow up with your little munchkin.
 
So next time you’re looking for that special gift, why not one of these lovely babies.

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