Friday, July 30, 2010

Pearl Pillow

I discovered how to make these satin flowers while looking at neat hair accessories on etsy. They are super easy, all you do is cut circles out of satin, then take your circle and hold the edges close to a flame so the edge will melt. I started making the flowers not knowing what I would do with them and then my mom suggested a pillow. It's not done yet... but getting there.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The UnKnown Room

I have never had a porch before... it's an unknown space to me, but I am excited to figure out the function of this space. Right now our porch is being used for construction storage but in the future the main purpose of the space will be a sitting place for us to watch the passer-byers and a space for guests to use, to put on their shoes and such.
I have a few inspiration photos below.

Country Living
How these photos have inspired my porch plans:
1. use of greenery
2. wicker or bamboo furniture
3. use of fabrics
4. fun rug
5. a rustic feel

Drywall Time!!!

This is drywall being delivered and then the first sheet being put up. This is so exciting for me!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My New Neighbor.....

On August 6 I will have a new neighbor... well, a 2 blocks away neighbor. My brother just bought a home! I am so pumped! It's an older home, like mine... so I can't wait to see what he does with it. I have already been playing with the real estate photos to give him some ideas.

(my husband made fun of my angles... he is a 3D artist for a living, I am a waitress... and for a waitress I think my 3D skills kick butt.) One thing that is kind of hard to understand from the photos is the stairway to the basement. Currently it is accessed from the kitchen... in my plans I switched it to be accessed from the dinningroom.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yards Are Like Mullets

I find that yards are usually like mullets.... business in the front (grass) and party in the back (garden, patio, deck...). But I think this trend is changing. On my street there are a few house that have these amazing gardens in the front yard and my husband just emailed me some pictures from his friend's front yard. (Pictured below) I love how the planters double as benches.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Love It!!!

One day I would love to attempt something as elaborate as this.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Easy Earrings

Time for something that is not house related!
I made these earrings.... ummm, maybe I should say I assembled these earrings... in about one minute. The trick is to have a grandma who will crochet you little flowers! (Thank you Grandma Thiessen!) Then I just hooked them on to earring hooks and glued a pearl in the middle. Voila!