Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WOW, is this the coolest thing ever or what? I am always looking for things to do with my sraps of fabric. I LOVE this map! Found it on pinterest, but the tutorial of how to do it is here I am going to have to get my girls to help me with this and make one of these for family room. I am crazy for anything that uses scrap fabric.

I am in LOVE with this bedding.. No way can I afford it, it is from Anthropologie.. I found a great blog where the gal could not afford it either so she made her own..I went today and found my grey fabric.. Used my joann's coupon and this will be my winter project..Want to know how to make this for your bedroom? Go here to find out.. What a great tutorial.. Don't you just love Blog Land?
Hope you all are having a great week!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thrifting and Garage Sale finds

SO I have been thrifting and garage saling this weekend.. Found some FAB things.. This Mechanics Creeper is going to made into a coat rack.. Just taking off the wheels, adding some vintage hooks and a hanger on the back and she is done..

Found this awesome old light fixture for a dollar.. I loved the glass and just the whole thing.. Great with a battery tea light in it.

Great old leather bench.. Just need to tighten up the feet and throw on some cool pillows I made and it will be ready for the shop.

This is not old, but I painted it white, added some glass votives and candles and it makes a great centerpiece.

This was cute, not old, but One can NEVER have too many laundry hampers with kids in the house!

Loved this old took tote.. The wood is great.

Found this desk for $5.00.. Painting it white and adding a stool and it will be ready to go.

This is one of those things you keep walking back too. MY rule is if I go back twice, I buy it, I love the old graphic and the clocks works too.. Just painting the frame and down to the shop she goes.

I need to be in a support group for old windows.. Really.. It is sad!  And I found a great old sturdy wooden basket.. Yes, Yes Yes.. painting this one white, or grey.. have not decided.. But definatley making a liner for it too.

You can't go wrong with old drawers or wooden boxes.. Love the dark wood.. yes the girls who paints it all white, loves dark wood too, sometimes :)  Add a ton of old lace and doilies and this gal was happy!

I was only to grab like three jars, but the man told me take the whole box for a dollar.. So I did :)

The two old baskets and the teddy bear were great finds.. Soon to be shoe baskets and magazine holders.. I also found two great old doors from cabinets, which I am making signs out of.

Set of Italian stacking tables in MINT condition.. Love these!

A table someone had made, but still I loved it.

And old pop bottles.. I found a yard sale that had so much MAN stuff.. I ended getting a few bottles because I love the graphics on them.. and they remind me of my childhood..I think they would be cute on a table used as bud vases..

I mean look at that.. The man taught me how to tell how old they are and here's some trivia for ya.. On every old Sprite bottle, there is a National Park on the bottom of the bottle.. Had NO idea..

Also found some of these old bottles.. Soon to be cleaned up, add some lace and vintage jewelery and clock faces and they will be at the shop too.. Two are two very old hard to find lavender color bottles.. Love them  too.

And lace and doilies.. Really when is enough enough?

Here is a dresser we are getting ready to work on.. A chair heading to the shop and chandelier waiting for the prisims to be put on..I was too embrassed to show you the rest of the garage, lol.. It's sad! I am stocking up as Garage Sale season will soon be over and I need a good supply to get me through the winter.. Well to keep Paul busy that is :)

OK, this is my favorite.. The pictures are terrible, sorry.. I found an old sewing machine at the junk store that did not work well.. So I painted it white (big shock) and I am taking it to the shop to use for display in my sewing booth.

It turned out so much better in person.. I will try to get a better shot.. Well the first week of school is done, everyone loves it.. My son loves playing on the JV soccer team and being in High School (how did that happen?) They are all spending the night at friends houses and for the first time in 14 years my husband and I will have the house to ourselves! Hope you all are having a great week and weekend.. I will be back on Moday with some new sewing stuff and a few before and afters.. Have a great Night!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

College Space Saver Pocket Curtain

My niece Olivia, left for college this morning... I remember when that sweet little girl made her way into the world.. I can't believe she is off to college and a new phase of her life.. Feels like I am letting one of my own go..  Anyway.. She has little space in her dorm room. She had this wonderful idea to cover her closet door with a curtain full of pockets for all her hair things etc.. the little things we ladies leave all OVER the dressers.. Well with no dresser space what do you do in a dorm room?

We started with a white shower curtain and added some fun..

Lots of color and lots of USE!

The old denim pockets are great too!

Antique lace and grey polka  dots...

We also personalized her towels.. I made tags to sew onto the towels that were fun and hip.. She loved them.

Very easy to spot your towels with these tags :)  I wish I had a picture of Olivia to put on here.. but she promised to send a photo of the curtain hanging in her dorm room.  I'm just telling myself she is on a long sleepover.. Where does the time go?

This was the morning in my backyard last week.. It was so pretty and peaceful and for once I had batteries in my camera!  My son, steals them for his xbox controller!  Hope you having a great day.. We are getting ready for school to start here next Tuesday. Way too much to do before them! Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School

We have been busy last week getting ready for school.. We are making a few of these fabric bookmarks.. too cute.

These are not mine, but I made some of these for the shop last year and they went over pretty well.. Think I will make a few more of these for the shop.

I am in LOVE with this table runner.. Going to try to get a few of these made.

Made some new headbands for my girls for school, from Happy Together's tutorial..

And I just LOVED this old picnic table I found on Pinterest..
We are spending this last week of summer having fun, getting organized for school, cleaning out closets and rooms and swimming.. Next week my kids go back to school, so I will be back in FULL swing.. Lots of projects half finished.  Enjoy your last days of summer!