Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Wreath Idea

How is it JUNE 23rd????????  I truly feel like this is the beginning of summer!  I have been so caught up with grad work, PD's and catching up on life that I haven't done the laundry list of Summer todo's....such as:  lay mulch, fertilize, finish planting herbs, etc.

So needless to say it's beyond past time for me to create a summer wreath for our door!!!!  I think I found a crisp clean look here.  That I will be attempting in the next few days.

Fabric Folding

Though I'm new to sewing I have tried to accumulate cute fabric when I find it on sale for future projects.  Somehow my two fabric drawers have quickly become crammed.  Like the rest of my craft/laundry room I'm still in need of some serious organization.  If I opened up my drawers to dump my fabric out they'd look something like this.......

I think I found a solution today with a tutorial on folding fabric onto old comic book boards.  Hopefully I'll be able to score some cheap on ebay or at a yardsale soon and get to fabric folding fast! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

When life gives you new Windows

You put the old ones in the garage and refuse to let your husband throw them away.  :)  Or at least that's what I've done.  I know there has to be a great use for them but I just haven't pounced on the perfect idea yet until maybe today.  A few weeks ago I discovered a huge mirror that was large and beautiful enough......that it wouldn't fit in my house.  But it got me thinking about having a big mirror in my living room to sit against a wall or on a dresser.  I have been on the search since then but then discovered posts about the Krylon looking glass paint.  I decided to google the paint used on mirrors and found a couple posts.  I like the look as a mirror but I'm just not sure it's what I want for my living room space. 
However I need a screen for the basement fireplace and have been too picky thus far to find one that fits.  I love this look and believe I'll be heading to the garage later to measure the windows!!! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Smoothing into the day...

For the past 2 months or so I have enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast every morning along with a hard boiled egg. I started having serious cravings for them and making them on the weekends. Then my sweet Barry took over and began making them for me through the work week. :)
We usually do frozen blueberries, mixed berries, pinapple, mango, or banana with Greek honey yogurt, milk, and extra honey.
This recipe found at This Chick Cooks looks simply divine. I love that she adds oatmeal to it. If I did that I could leave out my egg too.
I would love to buy a juicer and start substituting meals with them but that will have to wait for another day. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rosette Cake Love

New blog love at I am Baker where I found the most adorable tutorial for decorating a cake. I love to bake but for some reason have never gotten into decorating too much. However, this cake is right up my alley (rose obsession), and it actually doesn't look difficult. I'd like to try it out for Katie's shower if she doesn't have a cake made by their yummy baker. It would also be super cute on cupcake toppers!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jigsaw Awesomeness!

I'll know I have arrived into the real world of handiness when I can create a mirror like this. Seriously just created a design on her (AllthingsThrifty) computer and jigsaw to MDF here we have a beautiful mirror!!!! I'm in love with the possibilities here.

Hanging around.....everywhere

I've been lacking in the jewelry storage department for quite sometime. Long necklaces in one rooms closet, regularly worn necklaces and earrings in a jewelry box in our room, and earrings, rings, bracelets in my silver box.
Now that we have our new closet doors I'm trying to think of a way to utilize that space for necklaces as well. I have been thinking of hooks on the door but don't like the thought of them clanging around all the time. I have found this tutorial at Cat on a Limb

that is inspired by Pottery Barn. Again we'd have the clanging but I think if I backed the frames with cute fabric it would be less annoying. :)
I really like the bright color she chose too. I'd probably keep with a shade of orange in our room though.

I'm on the lookout for cheap yet large, lightweight frames now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Braided Tee

Adorable braided shirt. Sarah @ Welcome to the Good Life always comes up with the cutest clothing readorablefying tutorials.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Itty Bitty Ruffle Dress

No, I'm not a master sewer yet, (though I'm hoping my Mom and MawMaw's genes make it superbly easy for me to learn). Right now I'm too scared to do much with my sewing machine (which was a gift for my birthday last year)besides make curtains, aka. sew straight lines. :)
So for now I'm just collecting all these cutey ideas, and someday I'll take that ruffle footing, button whole making plunge!
Today's idea comes from Craftiness is Not Optional. She made this adorable dress for her daughter's "ice cream social" themed bday partay!
Do they come in my size?

Happy Oaks Day!

Today is the running of the Oaks in Louisville. With tomorrow being Derby Day I had been trying to think of a simple yet festive dessert to take to our Derby party, hosted by Elizabeth & Rob.
Thanks to ThisChickCooks I believe I found the perfect batch of deliciousness to munch on while watching the ponies race!

My favorite pie meets a cookie.....sounds like heaven.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Summer recipes here I come! Lime Chicken Fajitas

I love finding new recipes, and I love finding new blogs . SCORE! Because today I stumbled upon both at Dana Made It.
This is completely up my alley with it's fresh flavors and healthy ingredients. I can see this being a great fun dinner for the summer. Just add the patio and friends!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How can I have Smore' when I haven't had any?

Discovered a new blog today with a tasty way of using a jar! Howsweettreats
Anything combining Smore' ingredients has to be devine! I love mason jars! We have them hanging all over our patio and yard in the summer. Now I have an even better use for them!

Peanut to Princess: Tank Top (or any top!) - Boutique Style {Tutorial}...

Peanut to Princess: Tank Top (or any top!) - Boutique Style {Tutorial}...: Adorable tank top embellishment! I'd like to try this on a onesie or little dress too!!!"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Gifts

Hello ruffle butt onesie! I can't imagine anything more adorable than a little babe in this! Make it stop! It's too much cuteness!
I somehow think I could make this even with the low level experience I have. I'd like to make an attempt sometime soon! :)

Paper Mache Bird Mobile
Which reminds me of the fabric mobiles we found in Carmel by the Sea
One Crafty Place has a nice tutorial for this: scroll down the page to find it.
or the adorable Owl Mobile tutorial also on One Crafty Place
A WHAT????? Yes a BUM SPOON!!!! For applying diaper cream. Who knew?

How to make a Tutu!!!! I can see little Elise running around they yard in this!!!

More ideas to keep.....

This is an adorable and cheap wreath to create. I love the clean lines of white and this would be darling just about anywhere. I immediately thought of sweet Annabelle Lee's baby room with the clean cream and white colors. It would be adorable in her room with a few sheep attached to it!
This is darling. Possibly more time than I would want to spend on making flowers and actually making the pillow form but who knows.
Felt flowers (like my flower pin) and felt made pillow.
An easy way to add fabric polka dots in a three diminsional form.

Painted plastic flower eggs
Cute easter eggs idea that we could keep year after year!

Adorable bird canvas tutorial
birds on branches, with cute scrapbooking paper

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Homemade By Holman: S'mores Cupcakes

Hello Smore Cupcakes! I will make you someday and enjoy you to pieces!!!!

Homemade By Holman: S'mores Cupcakes: "Graham cracker 'crust', Hershey's chocolate, chocolate marshmallow cake, toasted marshmallow frosting... these cupcakes are the cake versio..."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Silhouette skirt and matching shirt

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hanging Rose Ball- a la Paper de' Crepe'

Wow! Who knew all that one can do with the Paper De' Crepe? House Of Smiths has created a great tutorial for making these Hanging Rose Balls This looks a bit time consuming, but I can see making several of these to reuse for party decorations! I love the idea of these hanging from trees or our patio!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

You Flutter Me!

Buy two shirts, Get(make) one Flutter Shirt. These fluttery fabric shirts are all over, j.crew, old navy etc. JustAnotherDayinParadise has created a step by step tutorial to make your own! Now if only I could find a tutorial on how to stop time and spend an hour crafting........

I have a few cardigans with these accents and would love to make some of these fluttery, flattering little tops!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011