Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spoonflower Fat Quarter Sale

Spoonflower is having a 2 for 1 fat quarter sale on any fabric and even 2012 calendars, which make great tea towels.
The sale is going on now until December 2nd.

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My 2012 Chicken Calendar found HERE

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my 2012 Retro Flowers Calendar found HERE

Visit Spoonflower to find many great fabrics designed by talented artists.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Please join me for the Holiday House Walk at
December 5th-9th


I'll be the last stop on the tour no.13
see ya there!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Soda Chalkboard

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Finally, I’m done with the chalkboard.
I made it out of a metal side panel from a vintage soda cooler and a piece of MDF cut to size painted with chalkboard paint.

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The custom chalk holder I made out of a wood cup/finial found at the craft store, I just painted it and added tiny magnets.

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I also made bottle cap magnets.

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I love the red picking through the aqua color.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving tablescapes

Decorating the natural way can be an inexpensive way to decorate for thanksgiving.
Use items like branches, berries and other items found in nature.
Here are some examples of simple yet gorgeous tablescapes.







Halloween Pumpkin Arrangement

Branch centerpiece

Leaf Vase with Pumpkins


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vintage style miniature wreath ornaments


I found a really cool vintage funky green crushed velvet bedspread for 2.00, it has a small spot on the center but I didn’t care because I knew I was going to use it for fabric.
I’ve made several throw pillows and now the little wreath ornaments.


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I cut a small slits a little wider than 1/4 inch on the end of the fabric, then tore the fabric into strips.
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The wreath shape was cut out of cardboard, a fast trick for cutting out the inside is to cut a slit and then cut the inside, when your done, use clear tape to seal back the edges. It so much faster this way.
Just wrap a strip around the cardboard wreath and secure with hot glue. Then add any embellishments you like.



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They make great tree ornaments, magnets or gift package embellishments.
Fun, cheap and easy to do.



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Winner of Chalkboard print

Charity Donovan was the winner of the print giveaway, her final print choice was “let there be peace on earth.”
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Turquoise pallet shelf


We’ve all been seeing so many things made with pallets lately and I love the fact that they’re free and that they can be saved from ending up in the landfill.
Just recently I found a print shop not far from my house that has a ton of free pallets, in all shapes and sizes.
I thought I would first try a pallet shelf, and because I wanted to add a little color to mine, I just thinned down acrylic craft paint with water. The more water you use, the more transparent the color will be, just like whitewashing wood only with a color. When it was good and dry I sanded down any rough areas which gave it a worn rustic look.

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I love mine in turquoise, but I think these would look great any any color.



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Friday, November 11, 2011

A Big Thank you

Thank you to all that have served our country, past and present.
You’re bravery and courage to defend our country is never forgotten.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chalkboard Print Giveaway

Today I have a giveaway for one of my new chalkboard prints, and the choice is yours.
Great holiday gift or keep it for yourself.
Here are just a few…….

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You have 3 chances to win.
 
1st chance: Visit PRINTPRESS FMT, look around, then come back here and leave a comment on the one you like.
2nd chance: post my giveaway on your blog.
3rd chance: spread the word on your Facebook or twitter page.
 
Please leave a separate comment if you’re entering more than one time.
 
A random number generator will pick the winner.
Giveaway ends November, 15th at 5:00 pm EST.
 





Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Repurposed Vintage Doilies and Frames

Ever wonder what to do with vintage crochet doilies and table runners?
I love them but don’t use them in my d├ęcor and wanted to come up with something  to showcase their beauty.
Vintage wood frames and vintage doilies make a lovely combination.
Here’s what I came up with.
 Tip: you don't need to use a square doily for a square frame, most of the doilies I used were round. I also think they look better when the center of the doily is off center in the frame, it also makes it easier to attach to the frame.

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Staple and stretch the lace over the backside of the frame, make sure you stretch it rather taught, the tighter it is the better it will look.
I also used an old wood window frame, if you don’t have enough room on the middle cross bars to staple, you can also use a fast setting epoxy to adhere the lace to the frame.
When you’re done stapling or gluing, trim the excess doily with scissors. 


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It was a fast, easy project, I hope you try it.


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Sunday, November 6, 2011

chalk paint frame

I’m probably the last crafter on earth that hasn’t tried chalk paint, what can I say I’m always a little behind on things. Because my budget is tight, I wanted to try and make my own and
I found a great tutorial at No Minimalist here blog.
I already had plaster of paris so that’s what I used. It was so easy, I can’t wait to do a larger project with this homemade paint.
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the gold frame was nice enough on it’s own, I’m just not a fan of gold frames.



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I love the soft plaster like finish it has, and it looks great with one of my new chalkboard prints.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Emily Henderson- Holiday Gift Guide

Emily Henderson, host the HGTV’s SECRETS OF A STYLIST and one of my favorite shows has a great holiday gift guide she’s put together, it’s packed full of great gift ideas and eye candy.
My ad for FLEA MARKET TRIXIE is also in here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011