Monday, October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Thanks to Amy's Creative Side's Quilt Show I'm entering my first Quilt show. Online, so you can all enjoy it to. Be sure to check out the others!
 This Quilt was one of my biggest projects and BC (Before Children) 

The quilt was made for a dear friend of our as a wedding gift. It stared with the watercolor heart. I had just heard of water color quilts and wanted to try something small. Then I added borders till I got the size I wanted. The stars and flying geese were added to make the right bed size. I had a horrible time with the star points so I appliqued hearts over the centers and LOVE how it turned out! Through the process I learned a LOT about Quilting. Mostly about planning ahead. LOL I had lots of advice from my Mother-in-Love who is an excellent Quilter. 


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rustic Candle Votive

The house was in great shape and I really needed to do something crafty so here was today's project:
I started with sticks and small jars (jars of pimiento spread or cream cheese and pineapples spread)
Then a little hot glue and time, add candles, a cute bow, and there you go!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wedding/Christmas Gifts

This year we have had quite a few friends get married. I would really love to make them all something but it has just been too much. So when I ran across this idea I just had to do it!

First you cut the wedding invitation up into readable pieces. slip them into the ornament. Then add a coordinating ribbon of fabric to keep the paper in place. The ornament will have their names, wedding date, location and any other information that is on the invitation. This will be a treasure with lots of memories. 
This one turned out the best. I used the ribbon that was on the invitation to tie on top.
This year our newlywed friends will be getting a christmas ornament and check for gifts.

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Nothing But Country

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sticker Board

 I'm not sure where I saw this idea, but I loved it! Christopher loves stickers and they make great rewards for chores and anything I want to reinforce. :-)
The original one I saw was made out of a heavy poster board. however I wanted something more durable. So I just cut a square out of a large box and covered the edges with duct tape.  Then added foam stickers for his name. We posted it over his bed so his little brother couldn't get to it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

file cabinet save

We found this file cabinet for free. However it was rusty and didn't look that great. (sorry I don't have a before picture) after being inspired by several DYI blogs I decided a coat of spray paint wouldn't hurt! here's the result...
I can't wait to get into our newly rearranged office!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jar update

We are finishing up our master bath remodel and I wanted some jars to put cotton balls and q-tips in. So I looked through my "jar collection" and cam up with these pasta sauce jars. however as you can see, they say stuff on the lids. Chris didn't want me painting them red of blue like I have everything else. :-P so I found this can of rust-o-leum from another project and sprayed them 

The result was better than imagined! I love them!! very "rustic" yet elegant.

Bathroom sink 

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Today I was craving Ranch Dip...

And of course, there was none in the house and I'd already been to town twice and the store once. so with a little looking I found one online!
It's super yummy and to make it easier, I just put it in my food processor.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

sharing the fun

I'm hoping to keep this updated with fun projects I've been working on. I love looking at all the DYI blogs and hoping to join them.