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Friday, June 28, 2013

Projects, Projects, everywhere!

I had so many projects get done the last 10 days. Having to start all over decorating a house again after only being in our first purchased home for 2 years, I feel like I just finish doing all of this. Oh well. Such is life. :)

These were the curtains I did for the bathroom. I loved this material and it only took a yard. I did tab curtains similar to the tutorial found here, I used thick interfacing rather than bias tape. It was quick and easy. I didn't bother lining them. The goal was just to avoid giving the neighbors a show every time I took a shower. Mission accomplished. 

The paper on canvas photo was my dad's Father's Day gift. It's himself and my late grandfather when my dad was 4 or 5. I found the picture in the middle of a bunch I scanned in when we lost my grandpa suddenly 3 years ago. This week was the anniversary of his death and was also the first opportunity I had to give it to him. He kept thanking me over and over for it. My dad usually isn't emotional except when it comes to his daughters and his dad. They were very close. 

I figured out some ribbon holders. Since having to downsize from our house to an apartment I need to figure something else out. These were simple. I just cut a hanger in half and bent the cut ends up just slightly. Slid the ribbon on and hung it. Kind of simple, but it works for now. 

The crocks were originally purchased to use as utensil holders and I had always meant to decorate them, but never got around to it. When we moved in to our apartment there is like 8 drawers compared to the two I had available in my house so the spatulas and spoons could go in a drawer. The idea for these were born after several searches on Pinterest for antique crock pots. I used ink and stamps from SEI then sealed it with some spray on acrylic. If you rub it, it will smear, so I will have to figure something else out later, but for right now, it works wonderfully.

Our room. I had wanted to do this in our house, but just never got around to it. In an effort to limit the number of nail holes in the walls I turned to the vinyl that is better suited to walls and won't peel the paint. I order it from Regional Supply. They are cheaper than ordering direct from Cricut and it cuts out beautifully on the LPF. The pictures are more examples of the scrapbook paper on canvas. The paper and embellishments also come from SEI. I'm kind of a scrapbook snob. 

I love the scrolls with my clock. We got it on sale from a furniture store that is closing. It's close to two feet in diameter. I've packed it around for 4 years. 

I'll be linking up with Amanda Jean over at crazy mom quilts. Go check out the other projects!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Quick and the Dirty... ok, it's just Quick

It's a small and simple finish this week, but a finish none the less. And this one isn't actually for me. I had made one similar to it a couple of weeks ago, and after posting it on facebook, one of my dear friends I've known for about 12 years, (has it really been that long Angie?) requested one. 

These scarves are so quick and simple. Since I'm trying to use up my extensive yarn stash before I buy any more, these are good ways to do it, especially since doing the scarf the way I did uses two different colors and a size Q hook. The is a plum and charcoal gray. Love it! It's done and all ready to send off to Idaho. Hope she enjoys it, whether it's used for a summer accessory, or for those bitter cold Idaho winters that are sure to come in a few short months. It snowed in Idaho this week BTW. 

Linking up with Amanda Jean

Friday, June 7, 2013

Just a little something

It seems like I've been doing a lot of projects lately involving babies. It could be the fact that in the last 6 months 16 friends and family members have given birth, so I've kind of got them on the brain. In the last 3 months I've added 3 nieces and 2 nephews. So, when my sister-in-law asked me to do the headband for her baby's blessing day to match the dress she bought, I was more than happy to do it. I saw the dress itself once and then had her text me a picture of it. It was hard to see on the screen of my lame phone that I've had  for almost 5 years, but we made do.

There's a certain level of difficulty that comes from not being able to physically have the dress in front of you to match it, but I think it came across pretty well. Other than having to shorten the elastic right before the church service, it went over pretty well.

Baby "K" didn't pull or tug at it at all, and it stayed on her head and turned out just how I wanted it. Because I work graveyards I was able to work on it while at work so I walked in one night with my styro-foam head and put it together.

Mom loved it, and I felt good doing it. 

Linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts. Head on over and check out all the amazing finishes. I love her linky parties. They always motivate me to get stuff done!