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Sunday, January 29, 2012

My iPhone matches my purse!

I really like Vera Bradley bags!  This hipster style is my favorite for hands free thrifting trips.
This island blue pattern is so fun...loving the aqua and lime together!

This is my iPhone all decked out to match my new purse!

I took an up close photo of the fabric and saved it as my background.

The translucent cover came from the cheap bins at Office Depot for $5.99.  Most covers that I see are $25 at other places.
I cut a rectangle from scrapbook paper, used a corner punch to round of the edges, colored in the leaves with a lime marker, used rubber stamps to do a monogram, cut out the camera hole, and popped it in between the case and phone.

This was a fun quick craft for a Sunday afternoon!

This style has a deep side pocket that I slip my phone into when I am out and about.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Organizing in my craft studio.

I put up two old curtain rods that I had in the attic in order to hang fabric for projects I am currently working on.
I left the ends long so that I could use the rings for trim storage.

I got another lunch box at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall yesterday!  I will probably put die cuts in this one.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cover those ugly books!

I got the new PB catalog the other night and inspected every little detail!  It is filled with post it notes on about every page...ideas that I can do with out buying anything.  There are some things that just are not pretty that you have to use everyday.  My teaching textbooks are one of those things that never  get put completely away and are an eye sore because of there bright commercial covers.  I noticed that some of the books were covered in brown paper in the pictures of the catalog.  Don't now why I had not thought of that before now.  They look much better on the shelf in the office now!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Carolina Stitcher inspires!

If you are a stitcher and haven't visited Faye over at Carolina Stitcher, then you are missing out on her beautiful hand work.  She is the fastest stitcher I have ever seen!  She always has great ways to finish her work.  I am always looking forward to see what she posts.  Today, Faye posted a give away!  In her post she highlighted her sweet zippered project bags (which is part of her give away!).  I fell in love with those bags and couldn't get to the cloth store fast enough this afternoon.  I made the two bags in less than an hour tonight.  They were super easy!

I will be going back to the store for more supplies tomorrow !  Thanks for the inspiration Faye!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Day paint project

 This little entry table was made by my husband about 22 years ago.  It was one of his very first pieces of furinture that he has made.  He gave it as a gift to my mom and I recently retrieved it from her to use in my house.
 I used ASCP in duck egg blue and dark wax only.  I heavily distressed to show the nice stain color underneath.
 I played with stuff on the table for two hours!

I like!  My first project of 2012!
Linking to several parties this week: Wow Us Wednesday

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The ceiling fans came down and the new Ikea lights went up on Saturday.  We used a track system so we could place the lights exactly where we wanted them.  Yes, there is a hole where one of the fans use to be!  We will get a plate to cover it on our next trip to Lowes.  The old carpenter's toolbox was another junk'n find on Friday.  This table and room has been a fun project since Thanksgiving.  It has really been a whole family project! I still need to tweak a few things... need another candle for the second lantern, etc.

Happy New Year to everyone!