Monday, May 28, 2012


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Coming out!

Any of you who check my blog here and there have probably realized that I stopped posting. That's because I started up a new blog! I finally got it up and running and started posting. Come check it out here!

Also, come like my page on Facebook. I started up a page on there and it's looking a little bare. But that's where I'll update any time I make a new post on my blog so you can come check it out.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Little Guy Tie

I went searching for a kids tie pattern online last week and this is the one I found over at Very Homemade. Her instructions were great, with fabulous step by step pictures! All together a great tutorial! 
I love the way it turned out, Charlie is such a stud muffin in his little guy tie! I can’t wait to make some more for him!
To get the stripes, I just cut out 3 long pieces of the turquoise fabric, ironed the sides under, and sewed them on diagonally before sewing the tie together.

I found it very helpful to iron each of the pieces between steps.
Here’s some more pictures of my little stud!

Hey look, mom, it's a chew toy!

This is my Clark Kent look.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cold Brewed Coffee

As promised, here's my post about cold brewed coffee! I am so in love with it! I love the convenience of going to my fridge and pouring a glass of iced coffee, compared to brewing it and chilling it. Head over to my other blog to get the recipe!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Little wooden jewelry box - DONE!

I finally finished the little wooden jewelry box! I actually got the painting done a couple weeks ago, but when I taped off the drawers, paint leaked under the tape, and there was a lot of touch up work to be done. So I finally got it done, and I got pictures taken. 
First I had to peel out the ugly velvet from the inside of the drawers. It was glued in with some crazy industrial glue, and was horrible to get out. I ended up chiseling away at it with a knife, and then soaking the drawers in water, and scraping the rest off. Once the drawers were dry, I painted the insides a pretty turquoise color. 
 I roughed up the outside with some sand paper, then wiped it down with a damp cloth. I taped off the drawers so that only the face would get painted. I stuffed the inside with balled up paper so it didn't get sprayed.
The handles came off pretty easily. To paint the handles, I stuck them through a piece of card stock, then gave them 3 coats of spray paint. They had tabs that go through the drawer, so it was easy to remove them and mount them to paint.
I didn't have any scrapbook paper I liked for this project. So I got on Google, found a design I liked, altered it, changed colors, ect, and printed it. Then I cut out pieces to fit the top of the dresser and inside the drawers, and Mod Podged them in place! I love the look of it. I can't believe that I never thought about printing designs to Mod Podge. Duh!

I love the way the jewelry box turned out. Emma seems to be fascinated by it.