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!!!