Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Finds

After seeing the weather forecast for this past weekend, I thought my plans for a fun morning of flea market and yard sale shopping were turned to mush.  But to my suprise, I got up Saturday morning and found that it was a beautiful morning.  Daniel had class, so Elizabeth and I headed out towards the Fair Grounds to hit the flea market first. 

I've been in search of two end tables for our bedroom, but haven't had any luck.  Well, Saturday was my lucky day!  Our budget was $100 for a pair, but of course I was secretly hoping to find them for under $50 (even less would be great).  I found one that I liked with a price of $35, but knew there was a few more vendors that I wanted to check out.  The next one that I found was really similar, just a bit larger in size, with a price of $45 on it.  The man told me he could do better and I said that I might be back.  I knew there was another booth that I wanted to stop by before I made a decision, but had no luck.  So, I went back to the first table that I found.  Knowing that the rain would be here later in the day, I figured they would probably come down on the price a bit.  I asked what her best price would be for it and she said $25.... SCORE!!! 

I then made my way to the other booth (meanwhile saying a prayer that the other end table would still be there).  When I got there, I didn't see the man that had told me that he could do better on the price, but saw his wife.  I asked her what the best they could do was and she said $35. 

Still more than I wanted to pay for both, but still came in under budget at $60 for both!

I LOVE the lines in these pieces.  Look at the old hardware! 
Isn't it gorgeous?
My plan is to paint the tables Ivory and the hardware ORB. 
Can't wait!  More pics to come after our bedroom is complete!

On the way home, I could see that the storms were coming in, but there was a church yard sale that I wanted to check out.  In hopes that the rain would hold out, Elizabeth and I made our way there.  As we walked up, the first thing that caught my eye was this tray.  At 75 cents, I grabbed it! 
Won't it be gorgeous on one of the Ivory end tables? 
I assured my husband that it would go on MY side of the bed!

Another thing that I've been searching for is a Cheese Dome to make one of those Cloches that are all over the blogs lately.  Well, I finally found one.... for $2!!!

And again, once I get this project done, I will post pics!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my finds!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

And the winner is..... Jenny!!!!

A little over a week ago, I reached 50 followers, so I decided to have a Suprise Giveaway to celebrate.  Entries were accepted for a week.  Last night at midnight was the deadline.  Up for grabs was an adorable Quilted Flower Onesie in size 0-3 months that I embellished. 

To choose a winner, I used, however, I couldn't figure out how to save a copy of the results to post on my page. So, I'll just announce it!

And the winner is.....

Jenny said... I'm a follower, and I love all your ideas and projects! I just bought by first can or ORB this week!

Congratulations Jenny!  I do not have a way to contact you, so please send me your information to

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! 
I will be having another giveaway when I reach 100!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Too cute pants

A few weeks back, I was looking on etsy for an apron dress pattern.  My friend, Brigitte, is dying for one for her little girl and wants me to make her one.  That's when I came across Romeo and Me.  I was thrilled to find her store!   She had just what I was looking for in an apron dress called the Madeline Knot Apron Dress.  While I was there, I also purchased a pattern for pants called Claire Mighty Ruffle Crop.  This was the first time I had purchased a pattern on PDF, so I was a little aprehensive.  However, to my suprise, it was very easy to follow. 

I thought I would give the pants a trial run.  I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday, so as a thank you to my friend Brigitte for watching Elizabeth so I could go to my appointment, I made Tennyson, her daughter, a pair of pants.  I loved how they turned out.  I tried them on Elizabeth long enough for a pic.  They were so quick to make.  It literally took me maybe an hour!

I can't wait to see them on Tennyson and make Elizabeth a pair, too!  I haven't made the apron dress yet, but I know it will be fabulous!

Be sure to head over to Romeo and Me at Etsy!


Another Goodwill Rehab

I just LOVE finding deals at Goodwill and other thrift/ junk stores!  Especially when they are ugly!  I know that sounds crazy, but I love finding the beauty in things that others' might just overlook.

This is another one of my finds.....

The tag says $3.99, but I snagged it on a 1/2 off day.  So, I only paid $2 for it!!!
I know... it looks awaful the way it is.... all scratched up.  The hooks were so bad.  They had all tarnished in some weird way that none of them matched.  There was tape all over it and all kinds of sticky stuff on the glass.

To fix it up, first I took it apart... hooks and all... and gave it a really good bath.
Then, I got out my trusty can of ORB. (You know it's my favorite)
Next, I spray painted the hooks and screws with ORB.
For the frame, I wanted to paint it a nice creamy color.  Krylon makes a beautiful shade called Ivory.

Oops!  But I accidently grabbed the can of Krylon primer.  And I was wondered why it was not looking very good.  Went back inside, got the Ivory paint out and went to town spraying again.

Once everything was dry, I put it back together, cut scrapbook paper to fill in the frames, and here it is.....

I love this rehab!  She'll probably land in our bedroom.  We're in the midst of painting our entire house and I've really been wanting to incorporate some blues in our bedroom.  I think this will be the perfect addition.  Once we're done, I'll post some before and after pics.

I almost always take my pics outdoors because I love the natural light.  Right after I took this pic this morning, I looked to my right and this is what I saw. 

We finally got some rain last night and my irises are finally blooming!  I love spring!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My new logo!  I've told you about my friend Amy before, but I just had to give her another shout out today.  She suprised me with a logo for my blog!  I absolutely LOVE it!  I think it goes so well with my layout and background. 

Be sure to head over to Amy's blog, Crafty Mommy Madness, to see what deals she has posted today!

If you're interested in Amy creating a logo for you, message her.... I'm sure she would love to create one for you for a small fee.

Thanks again Amy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Suprise Giveaway to Celebrate 50 followers!

Well, I know I said I was going to post a tutorial for an interchangeable headband today, but that will probably not happen until tomorrow..... sorry! 

Instead...... I'm hosting a Suprise Giveaway
to Celebrate 50 followers!

What am I giving away?  Remember the Quilted Flower Onesie I posted last week? 
Well, it is up for grabs for one lucky person.

It is a Gerber Organics onesie in size 0-3 months.  Yes, it's pretty girly, but even if you don't have a girl, you can give it as a gift! 

To Enter:
 Follow me and leave a comment. 
Already a follower?... leave a comment telling me that you are a follower.

Extra Entries:
1.  Blog about this giveaway and then come back and leave me the link where you did.
2.  Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and come back and tell me that you did.

Giveaway closes at midnight on Friday, April 23. 

Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Framed Bow Holder Tutorial

What to do with all these bows! 

We love bows in our house!  Unless we have a bow on Elizabeth, everyday there is at least one person who says "What a handsome boy you have there!"  Seriously???

Today, I am showing you an easy tutorial to do a framed bow holder to organize all those bows.

Picture Frame
Glue Gun

Step 1:  Take frame apart.  Discard glass (or save for another project).  If there is a piece of cardboard in between the glass and the backing of the frame, save it to use for this project.  If not, cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the frame.  An easy way to do this is trace the piece of glass.

Step 2:  Wrap the cardboard with fabric and hot glue.

Step 3:  Cut ribbon in lengths long enough to wrap around the edges of your fabric covered board.  Place the ribbon where you like them on your fabric board and glue ends to the back.

Step 4:  Place in the frame and cover with the backing.

Step 5:  You're done!

Here she is all dressed up!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for an interchangeable headband tutorial!




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Turtlenecks turned T-Shirts

Ok... I loved the Turtleneck To T-Shirt so much, that I raided Elizabeth's drawers for turtlenecks that I could turn into t-shirts.  I've had a hard time finding decent short-sleeved shirts out there without all the cartoony screen prints, so this has been the perfect solution for me!
                                        Here are two more t-shirts that I made. 
This one, I made just like the white one.  Click here for a quick tutorial.

The pink one was made the same as the previous shirts, except that I didn't do the pleated sleeves.  It will do, but I like the pleated sleeves SO much better.  Be sure to check out my previous post to see my cute little model!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilted Flower Onesie

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE embellishing onesies?  Well, here is another one.  I actually made it last year for an auction being held at church and it didn't sell.  :(  How sad.  But, I can see why.  Honestly, I didn't put a lot of thought into it.

Sorry for the quality of the pics.  These were taken before I got my new camera that I love so much.
Not bad, but believe me, it could be much better (and is now)!  I cut out several flower shaped pieces and attatched it all to the onesie by sewing the button on.  The flowers petals kept falling over the button and really looked pitiful.

A few weeks ago, I got it out once again and came up with a way to keep the flower petals back away from the button.  All I had to do is run my sewing machine over the petals to make a quilted look. 

What a difference!

I love how it looks now!

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