Saturday, April 23, 2011
So one of the best perks at my new job is a little something called sample sale. Twice a year we get to shop all the samples of clothing that we have received. Well last week was my first sample sale, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! 20 minutes to shop, people who take your items to the checkout as your arms fill up, and it was so organized and well put together. In my 1st 20 minutes I was able to fill 9 large shopping bags! We were also able to go back after work hours and at lunch!
So after I hauled my 14 bags of clothing home I realized I had no where to put it all.
I do have a nice size closet, but the hubs and I share it, and my side was already pretty full. That's what happens when you work in retail! :)
So I decided to clean out the work/junk room.
YIKES! Amazingly I found a space for everything!
Time to paint.
This room is 5 x 9. We went to Home Depot and bought a bunch of shelves, and then I filled it up!
I love this wall cling that I bought, it fit perfectly over my little dresser.
I even still have some space left. I love that I can have all my cloths out for all seasons, especially in Northern MN. You never know when we may need to pull out the sweaters!
Now there is just one more item that I need for this room, other than a mirror,
how did I forget to buy that???
But this is what I really want.
I just may need to order it!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Well I bought some new fabric yesterday out at Hannah Johnson's.
I could not resist this new line by Riley Blake!
Both flowers are removable, and there are 2 pockets on the inside, one with a zipper.
The pattern is my own design, that is half the fun!
Lovin Riley Blake designs!! Sew cute!!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Not bad as is, if it were 1972. So I spruced him up with some spray paint!!
It took a few coats, but luckily it was nice outside today!!!
Love Estate sales! I also got 8 yards of fabric for $1.50! Score!!!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today was the 1st day of Snowman Hill's spring sale!!! I went right after work and got some great new things for my front porch!
This one was my creation! :)
Spring is finally on its way!!
Be sure to go to Snowman Hill and get some great stuff!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I find inspiration everywhere! I had taken this picture of this lampshade cover at a shop in Minneapolis a few months back just waiting for the moment to strike, and today it did! Now I don't have any lamps that this would work with, so I pulled out an old window instead!
Here is how I made it!
Plain old solid pane window. Cut burlap to fit the glass, iron.
Then I got several scraps of fabric, ribbon, zippers, buttons & trims and started pinning my flowers on the burlap.
I made the stems and leaves and pinned them down as well.
Now sew everything on! I used a variety of stitches to give it a different look.
Once you have everything sewn in place, a few of the flowers were too bulky to sew, just use hot glue instead. Now its time to put it all together!
I used super 77 adhesive spray to attach the burlap to the glass pane. Now I know the burlap doesn't cover all of the glass, so I took some long scraps and used my ruffler foot to make 4 ruffles for the edges.
What a fun spring project! Now I need to figure out where to hang it, I think it will go best in my bedroom.... I just need to find some wall space!