Friday, December 4, 2009

Pottery Barn Knockoff

Oh Pottery Barn, how I love thee...but dang it! Why can't you be just a wee-bit more affordable? I was browsing through the pages of the Pottery Barn catalog when I saw this wreath which was super cute!

But for some reason I just couldn't justify spending $79 on a cute wreath. I have seen other bloggers do imitations of things and I thought that I could try my hand at making this.

JoAnn's just happens to have plain wreaths on sale...I bought a 20" Canadian Pine Wreath for $1.99. Then I made a stop at WalMart to get some blue & silver ornaments for about $11, and picked up some green floral wire for $1.79. Here is what I came up with:

Not bad for less than $20 and I still have some ornaments leftover. I have to say that I am happy with the way it turned out!
Edited to add:
I think I am addicted! I made the red & silver wreath just for fun...I'm not sure where it is going to go. Then my neighbor came over the other day and said how much she liked my wreath...When I told her that I had made it she asked if I could show her how because she wants to make one for her door too! Last night she came over with her 2 daughters and we had a little arts & crafts class. I made the purple, pink and green wreath last night in class. They all walked out with their own wreaths and they all turned out great!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some finished projects

So, I have been blog lurking and loving all the crafty stuff I have been seeing and wanted to try my hand at a recycled/upcycled something.

I browsed through a couple of local thrift shops and found these two skirts/dresses...

...and turned them into this:

I love the outside fabric! I wish I had taken a good pic of the inside. The inside is a dark green cordouroy and I used the outside fabric to make 3 good size pockets. I have to say I love how it turned out!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bad Blogger

I have been a horrible blogger lately and I know it! I have lost my mojo and I can't find it!

I've gotten some crafting done and I actually remembered to take a picture of one of my projects. I made a purse for one of my friends and I just loved the fabric!

I got this fabric at JoAnn's and they also had the same pattern in fleece so I made myself a fleece blanket out of this too!

I've got more projects done and will try to post about them soon...hopefully!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chair Redo

So I took a little detour to the thrift shop to see if I could find a chair to set up my sewing machine at my desk instead of the kitchen table. I found this beauty for $7.99 and when the cashier rang it up it was 50% off! I didn't quite care for the wood color and the seat with stains on it isn't quite my taste but I saw potential and for 4 bucks who could say no?
A little primer, spray paint, new cushion and fabric and viola! New chair that is super comfy and stylish too! (well, at least I think so!)
I love the way it turned out...I may sand it down a little for that shabby chic look but for right now I like it as it is!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shabby to Chic

...Or at least I think so! I had this dresser in my room and have always thought it was butt ugly! So, I have been checking out some other blogs where they take old, busted crap and turn it into the new hotness and I figured I could try my hand at it.


I love the "distressed" look of it! I love the turqouise color! I just freakin love it! I added some new brushed nickel handles, and got the lamp at Target on sale for $12 and I love the fuschia with the turquoise.
Now I am looking at my ugly desk and thinking...the next time we have some sunny weather I've got some painting to do!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Saw this post on 3 hearts and thought I would do some shopping of my own...
I totally need one of these bags:

These sunglasses are just too cute:

This dress:


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Don't Wednesday

Jenna’s Journey Blog

*I don't like Jon Gosselin anymore...what a jerk!
*I don't Twitter...maybe I should
*I don't wear makeup often...sometimes I wish I could be more high mantinence...hmm.
*I don't like it when people with scary feet wear flip-flops...crunchy, corny feet are best left under cover of socks!
*I don't like the smell of patchouli...nothing against hippies but it just smells funky and makes my eyes water!
*I don't want my best friends to move so far away, even though they have been living far away for the past few years. :(

For more I don'ts head over to Jenna's blog

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I don't

Jenna’s Journey Blog

Jenna over at Jenna's Journey came up with "I Don't Wendnesday" so I thought I would play along.

*I don't eat mashed's a texture thing and they totally gross me out!
*I don't like being too hot, I would rather be cold!
*Just like Jenna, I don't eat is grody to me.
*I don't wash my car very often...once or twice a year if I'm lucky...poor car!
*I don't get the "Bump it" I already have poofy hair I don't want it any poofy-er!
*I don't blog as much as I should, but it has been way too hot to get anything done so that is my excuse!~

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not so much sewing

Well, I haven't gotten much crafting's just been way too hot...and I've been just a tad (okay, a LOT) lazy.

We got a new kitten to cause trouble around the house. His name is Finnegan.
I hope to get back in the swing of things soon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crafty Swap

Back in April I joined the Crafty Mama Creations swap and I sent off my package on Monday. Jen got her package today so I think I can show what I made for her:

On her survey, Jen said that she loves black, red & white so this is the combination I came up with. I really like the way this apron turned out...maybe I will have to make another one for me!

Jen also has two little ones and I didn't want to leave them out of the fun. I bought a cute tank top and cute t-shirt and did a little applique-

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Dress

Spring should *hopefully* be just around the corner and a I know a little girl who could use a cute little spring-y dress. I love the color combo of this fabric and I think this pattern is really adorable! I am pretty excited at how this dress came out.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New York & Birthday

Did you know that in upstate New York they have buggy parking at WalMart? I didn't and I wouldn't have believed it if someone had told me. I think this is one of those things that everyone should get to see once in their lives. Too cool!
Well, New York was cold for the most part but there were a couple of warm days and I had fun visiting with my friend Sarah who I miss dearly!
Then after I came back home I celebrated my 25th birthday and so many people made sure to point out that I am now a quarter of a century old. Thanks so much for that! LOL!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My First Quilt

I have finished my first quilt and absolutely LOVE it!

It is already in good use for those cold winter nights (which have been many lately! Yargh!)
My cat Furrgus also is making good use of it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Bag

Here's a new bag I made which is going to be used as a diaper bag for the mommy of a little boy. I made two for her to choose from with different themes to the fabric. The top picture is the doggie themed bag and the lower picture is the Pirate theme.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Freezer Paper Stencils

I am officially on the "I Love Freezer Paper Stencils" band wagon!!

How freaking cute is this onsie?!?! I want to make one for me too!!!! I think I am going to stencil everything. My family better hide their underwear cuz I am officially addicted!!!!