Monday, June 28, 2010

I Love Clearance Sales

I have a hard time resisting price tags that look like this:

Teagan should be able to wear this pair until she's like 5! With my skinny girl (and capris being cool), we can get away with wearing jeans ---> capris for a LONG time.

They had this adorable flower at the bottom of both legs. It is a super cute flower, but not quite my style & it limits what she can wear them with. Luckily, thanks to blog land, I now thing outside the box, and bought them in two sizes.

A few pokes with my seam ripper & they now look like this. Much more versatile, huh? Oh, and I'm holding onto those may seem them on a onesie someday...or maybe on a hair clip. I have four to play with, so they'll definitely resurface.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wow...I actually did something

I had a burst of motivation & finally did something creative!. I had this old #10 can sitting in my's now been "cutified" and for the time being is storing my sewing notions. Just some paper and ribbon. No mod podge involved! (Oh, and the motivation was actually to clean...and my office is now spotless. And since my office was looking so good, I couldn't just leave this can looking, well, like a can.)

PS--to those of you who know me...NO, I am not pregnant.  I promise!
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Monday, June 14, 2010


Ryan was out of town last week & I couldn't do a thing. I just sat on my computer and watched TV. I may be having "crafters block" -- that's my version of writer's block. That said, we are having to update our Apple application, hicard, for the new 4G phones. So...I did make some invites (after he came home of course). I know some of you are for the update in the next couple of weeks. Here's one of my favorites:

PS--not sure if that's even the right link to hiCard...I don't have iTunes installed on my computer to test it really.  shh...don't tell. 
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Friday, June 11, 2010

T's Room

It's done! Teagan's room inspired by Just a Girl's room (well, I still have curtains to add, but that's no biggy).
The bed is now under the tree and against the wall...not as convenient for our "guest room" but much better for our two-year old.

Here's the view from the door (she loves the birdies!)

And the finished dresser (now that the bed's not there, but butterflies seem a bit high, but they'll work for now)

And the nightstand

T wanted to sleep in there Sunday night, so we tried it out. I said good night, turned out the light, closed the door, & five minutes later she was knocking at the door, "I thirsty!" Hmm...not sure how she got out of the bed. A very high bed. With a bed rail up. In the dark. With no night light. That was the end of the butterfly room for now. She was asleep in her crib ten minutes later, and I'm okay with that. I'm not sure I'm ready for my baby to grow up anyway.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dresser Refinished

So I bought a dresser, nightstand, bed, tall dresser and a mirror at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I paid $70 for the set. I really only wanted this dresser, but she didn't want to separate the I bought it all...with the hopes that I'd be able to sell the rest on craigslist. And I did. But I only sold two pieces. The tall dresser and the bed. And I sold them for $60. essence, I spent $10 on this dresser, the nightstand (previous can see why I couldn't get rid of it!), and a mirror for above the dreser that I know I'll use someday.

And I transformed this:

into this:

Cute, huh? It wasn't all wood, so I decided to spray paint it using the suggestions from here.  Because spray paint is a bit more expensive, I ended up spending about $50 to refinish it all. Still, $60 for a dresser, nightstand & mirror? Not too shabby!  Completed room pics coming up next.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Nightstand part 2

Remember this?'s now found a better home in my office (I always need more storage for my ever-increasing fabric stash). And this one is taking it's place. Hmm...I really want to spray paint that frame pink.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

The Really Big Bib (aka Smock)

A couple of years ago, I picked up a smock at a garage sale for a dime. A dime! It was awesome. T was still little, so we (I) felt it was better put to use as a bib. A really big bib. It was my favorite diaper bag bib--the material is thin, mostly waterproof, it rolls up really small & it covers almost her whole body, so I didn't have to worry about a change of clothing in addition to her bib. Originally, I wanted to try this smock, but why mess with a good thing?  When I finally found a similar fabric at IKEA, I knew it was time to just replicate it!

And I replicated it in two different sizes...I wanted to have one a little smaller to give as a baby gift.

So here's my smaller version. I now need a baby to try it on to see if my pattern actually works (it looks a little narrow on T, but I think that's okay since a one year old should be narrower than her). I also made the bias tape for the first time too...that may not be my favorite thing to do.

And here's the big girl smock with packaged bias tape. T rarely wears a bib, so I'm pretty sure I'll hold onto this one for a smock.

Easily tied in the back so little ones can't yank it off.

Now a question.  Do any of you know what this fabric is called? It's thinner than Oil Cloth (it's thickness is similar to regular fabric), but still has a shiny/plasticy feel on one side & cotton on the other. I've heard about laminated fabric, but haven't gotten my hands on any yet.  This could be it?   Help? 
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pillow #3

Inspired by this. A simplified version, because Ryan likes simple (yes, he cares!).
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pillow #1

Let me preface this post with the fact that I maybe spent 1 hour on projects last week.  Well, maybe 2, but it sure wasn't a lot. you really know my secret.  I don't craft every day.  In fact if I hadn't finished one of my pillows last week & touched up my newly refinished dresser, I wouldn't have crafted at all.  And I'm okay with that.

  I'm also okay with telling you that while May was awesome, I'm not sure I'll ever have such a productive month again!  I now have to work on some bigger projects--my brother's wedding invitations, a couple of quilts, & fully enjoying this summer with my kiddos.  For now, I have a weeks worth of posts waiting (yes, I could post 3 pillows at once, but what's the point?!).  And then it may be a drought for a while.  We'll see.

Here is pillow #1.  For Teagan's room.  Don't mind that the ruffles are crooked.  I didn't.

Inspired by this.
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