Monday, September 26, 2011

New ETSY Listings

I have 4 new listings to share with you! It is time to get decorating for fall!! 
Polka Dot Pumpkins!

 Birdie on a branch with fall leaves

patch work tote bag

And finally, a recycled wood post pumpkin!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hand painted Owl Rock Magnets

Since I have become addicted to Pinterest, I have come across many things that I have wanted to make. One project was these adorable hand painted rocks that look like little owls. 

Tonight I finished them up! 
My kids had a great time helping me find the perfect "owl shaped" rocks.

 I glued magnets to the back and they make the cutest little addition to the fridge! Or in my case the tree I drew on my chalkboard!

 For now they will hang out here, but soon you may find a group or 2 hanging out in my shop!
Thanks for looking! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Etsy Listing Monday!

Happy Monday!!! My new goal is to update my Etsy shop on Monday's! Here are the latest things that I have made! Thanks for looking!
Burlap & Muslin Ruffle Runner

Burlap Patched Pumpkins

Owl Appliqued Pillow

Pumpkin Sign

Perfect Size Purse

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Washboard Table

A few weeks ago I made this table from old washboards & bead board. I painted the boards green, and once they were dry I applied a coat of stain that I brushed on and wiped off. 

 I have a huge collection of these old wash boards that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago, I need to find uses for them before the hubby makes them disappear forever!
Unfortunately the table is too big for where I had intended to use it, so it may end up in my holiday open house!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Old window turned memo board

I had another old window in the garage that I decided to use for my craft room. 

One pane was already broken, so I removed that along with one other. Then I covered the rest of the glass with sheet metal, covered 2 with paper and one with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.

I added some shelves with some old wood, and now it is a great memo board to help keep me on track for the fall craft season!

I had to have some fresh hydrangeas from the garden!

The perfect little spot when I need to take a break! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Burlap Ruffled Lampshade

Mike brought home this old table lamp, it has sat in the garage for about a year, it was in the pile to go to the dump until today! 
It was one ugly looking lamp, but with some paint and burlap you would never know she was a roadside cast off. 
Here is how I made the lampshade.
This is what it looked like before. I spray painted the inside just to make it look new. I left the fabric on the as a base. 

I cut several strips of burlap, approx 3 inches wide. 

I used my ruffler foot to ruffle all of the fabric, doing it by hand would have taken forever!

Then I started gluing! I started at the bottom, pressing it and gathering a little more as I worked my way around. 

I continued gluing strips all the way to the top. 

Once I was done adding all of the burlap, I cleaned up all the loose strings. I pulled them to fray the edges, and then cut them off. 
I wanted to cover the glass, so when I saw this piece of burlap scrap that I had, I knew it was perfect. I cut out the circle and placed it over the glass and then put the lamp back together. 
All finished! Perfect for my cozy little corner!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I got mine, did you get yours??

Flea Market Style is in stores now!
This is such an amazing magazine!! It is even better than last years edition and that one was awesome! 

 So many fabulous ideas! I just had to share a couple.
Between this and my new found addiction to Pinterest, I will get nothing done today!