Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fabric Note Cards Tutorial

No, I did not go on vacation.. I sure do wish.. I have been busy working on re-stocking my shop and getting ready to stock more on my etsy site too.. I decided to make some of these fabric covered note cards with my scraps.. I LOVE them!

I bought a pack of blank cards from Michaels, you can find them any where..

I gathered my scraps, and I should write a book about what to do with scraps, because I have a TON!

You sew your fabric right to the card.. No special thread and it won't rip the card

Make sure your fabric goes over the sides, you can trim it later.  This is what the inside of your card will look like.  I used white thread for the inside and colored for the outside.

I also added some extra ribbon I had laying around too.

And here are your finished cards.. Great way to give one of a kind cards and a great way to use up those scraps!

Hope you are enjoying your day!  Email me with any questions. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sneak Peak at my Bracelets

Welcome to my new braclets... This is just a few and a sneak peak.. They will be available tomorrow in my etsy shop.

Made with real leather, vintage jewlery and antique lace

They go with anything!

They have all the things us vintage ladies LOVE...

Give me some feed back.. Tell me what you think.  I trust your opinions and advice.
Have a great night!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mod Podge Bird House Re-do

So it seems Sheet Music is coming up on everything now a days..and I must say I LOVE it!  I got a bunch of these bird houses a while back and decided to decorate them up.  This is the first one done with sheet music.. below is what I did.

All you need is some Mod Podge ( I use the matte finish), some old sheet music ( you can find at any junk store) a foam brush and a plate.

Simply cut the sheet music out and measure it and apply your Mod Podge to your item and then lay the paper over it.. Go over it again with Mod Podge so it stays on good and also seals it as well.

And here it is finished.. I think it needs a little more bling, but you get the idea..

This is where I got my inspiration.. I did not do this piece, but I did a small one like it and I lOVED it.. It already sold.

Also I fell in love with these, but was not about to pay their prices, so I made my own the same way as above.  You can use battery operated candles and they work perfectly too.

Sheet music just adds some pretty your place.. These would be so pretty on a piano. 
I am playing major catch up on cleaning and organizing.. We had more snow today and the kids should of been home, but our lovely district sent them any way.. (can you tell I a not too happy about that)  So I am finishing up some project and will a lot more great ideas to come!
Have a great day! Stay warm!

Friday, January 7, 2011

P!nk - Glitter In The Air (GRAMMYs on CBS)

I know the Grammy's happened a few weeks ago, but I have fallen in love with this song and then I found the video on you tube.. Now I know what all the hype was about.. WOW!  This is amazing.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Some New things in the works

Well is this the BEST saying or what?  I can't take the credit for the words.. A wonderful friend of mine, Ronda post this on her facebook page said it.  It is just the funniest thing and so like her, she is super funny.. so I made a transfer and then made this into a pillow.. which I still need to get to her. 

I am working on a lot of new things for the shop and my etsy shop as well.. Which I will re-open on February 1st with a ton of great items, one of which will be this saying on a pillow and a tote bag. 
I will keep you posted with teases of new things going into the store each day..

Finally my youngest went back to school.. Carly is still home but today I think she is starting to feel a little better.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Clock Obsession

Hello, My name is Mechelle and I am addicted to vintage clocks...

Please know.. this is just a few snap shots.. To show them all, you would need a nap :)

I can not pass them up.. it is a sickness and I LOVE them..

OK, now I have to get back to this.. STILL trying to put Christmas away.. One child is better and back at school today, and one child is still home with me and one has never been sick and is doing great...SIGH... Soon I will have it all done, that is what I keep telling myself.. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dresser & Head board Before/After

 Not sure if you all remember this find from the summer.. but it has been painted and is now in my shop.
The Headboard Before..

Then after.. I know not great shots, but It will have to do.  I have had one very sick little girl.. We rang in the new year in Childrens Hospital.  She has a terrible stomach flu and has been very sick.. So I am behind in taking down my tree, packing away Christmas, and re-stocking my store..

My space is so bare... This and the table to the side were the only two pieces of furntire I had left.. Yea.. but uh-oh.. time to get really busy..

I would love to crawl up on the floor with the dog and take a nap.. but soon!  Hope you all had a great New Year and are ready to have some fun in 2011.. Have a great day!