Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Wreath, Hooter Hider, and Baby Blankets

The last few weeks I have had many the project to keep me busy!
This is a Halloween Wreath that I made out of ribbon, got the idea here
(Dummy me forgot to take a picture before it snowed/rained)

I made this "Hooter Hider" for my sister who just had a baby in August

The below blankets were made for my new friend Annie, she is expecting her first little girl any day!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm On A Roll!!

Well since I have been in the mood, I figured I would just keep the juices flowing and work on updating some curtains that I found at my favorite thrift store, Mile High Thrift! I paid just $5 bones for both and then the other night I found some great fabric in the clearance at Wal-E-Mart for $1.50 per yard. The two ending up together was actually an accident, they just happened to be sitting next to each other and I thought "HMMMMMM!" Today I just decided to give it a go and here is the result! I am actually a little in love!



Up Close

Over All Look

Now I could have lined the orange fabric but I decided I liked the Sunlight coming through and showcasing the pattern!

Stay Tuned for the other fun things I have been doing!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Life!!

Amidst all the other projects I am working on this one was a first. I found this coffee table at my favorite thrift store for $7.95 and swooped it up, it had great lines, it seemed very sturdy and had tons of potential! Compared to the couch I am working on this seemed like it would be a much quicker project so I made a stop at Wal-Mart for spray paint, sand paper and got started right away!

80 grit Sandpaper
220 or Extra Fine Sandpaper
3 Cans Spray Paint in Ivory Satin
Tack Cloth (slightly sticky to remove sanding dust)

First Step

Using the 80 Grit Sandpaper I sanded the entire table down just to give the paint enough grit to grab onto. This table was pretty worn so it didn't need any really heavy handed work, but some pieces need a lot more sanding.

Second Step

Use a Tack cloth (Wal-mart or other home improvement section) to remove all sanding dust completely! This is an important step as you want the paint to look smooth going on.

Third Step

Apply first thin coat of paint to surface (follow the instructions on the paint can you are using to know how long it will take for the paint to dry) I used one that allowed for multiple layers if they were given about 10 min to dry after but no more than an hour.

Next repeat Step 1 & 2 using a 220 or Extra Fine Sandpaper in between each layer of paint. For this project I didn't have one entire day to work on it so I did this over a few days.

Last Step

After the final coat of paint had completely dried I used the 220 Sandpaper to distress it just a bit around the edges of the table. I also used a hammer and some other hard objects to add a little more character to the table i.e. dents & scratches. I did not use a sealant on this table but you would want to if you were using it for eating off of.

I am not a professional in this area but I did a lot of looking online and talking to those whom had done similar projects before, to know some of the tricks!!

I am pretty happy with the end result! Honestly I didn't mind the table before the paint but I LOVE it now!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

From Drab to Fab!!

For those that have kids getting ready to start school, or like mine who already have, it can be expensive getting all the supplies!! Well, we are on a tight budget and Lexi wanted a messenger bag that cost 34.00! I thought that was ridiculous so we found an inexpensive one from Wal-Mart for $9 and with a fat quarter and some ric rac and a button I gave it a little make-over! It only took me 10 min and a total of 1.75 extra to make hers stand out a little! She was happy and so was I!!! I forgot to get a before picture.

Fat Quarter of Fabric .99 Cents @ any Craft Store

Free (cause I had some scraps at home)

.75 cents for One big lime Green button

Total for a revamped messenger bag 11.75!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Michelle!!

Here is the latest of my aprons! I made this for a friend, she won it on my blog a few months back and I finally had the time to sit and work on it! I LOVE the way it turned out! I was gonna wait until she got it in the mail to post pics but I am just too excited! I am terrible at surprises!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Kamdyn

I know this could ruin the surprise but I made this quilt for my sweet friend Heather's new little girl Kamdyn and I just wanted to share! Heather picked out the fabrics and I hope I made something she will be happy with. Congrats on your sweet little girl and I can't wait to hold her!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Make-Over Cont.

I don't know that this counts as something crafty but it is still something I love to do. I made over a bathroom and guest room in my parents home! The before pics are on my regular blog.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fun Things

This is a skirt that I made Grace a few weeks back

This quilt was for my sisters Birthday back in February

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I few weeks back I finally finished the last of the 4 aprons I gave away in my first Give Away! I had started it months ago and then it was "misplaced" and I finally found it and finished it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Latest Project

I have had many projects that have been waiting to be finished or some that even need to be started but after spending months prior to Christmas under the light of my sewing machine I have been a bit of a slump. But today I finished an apron that has been on my mind for several months! I have yet to name it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And the Winner Is.............

MICHELLE H. from Las Vegas!

Congrats Michelle! I am so excited to get started on your prize just give me a hint of colors you would like and if you want a blanket or an apron!! :)

Thanks to everyone that entered and don't worry I will do another one soon!! :)
Love to you all

Friday, January 9, 2009

Give Away ! Blankets/Quilts

I wanted to post a little taste of some of the blankets I have done. They are great as gifts for baby showers, birthdays or they are great to curl up with!
The "Jack"

The "Little Mann"

The "Little Lady"

"Fall into You"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Give AWAY!!

So I figured I better have the rules to the give away on here as well. If you leave a comment on this blog you are automatically entered to win an apron or a blanket (colors of your choice). IF YOU blog about the give away you get two extra entries, if you add a link to my craft blog to your blog roll you get three extra entries! The contest ends January 25th!

***Please leave your name and what city you live in on your comment!!! 

The "Amy"