Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Treats

A few treats me and mom made this year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Needed a little change

Oops. This is what I said to husband when he came home to me pulling down the wallpaper in our main floor bathroom. Ahhh. This is what I said to myself as I cut off my pony tail. Sometimes you just need to jump start a change.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Three Little Pigs

This is my baby with two of my friend's babies. This was the first time they had all been together so a picture was in order...and I thought it would be fun to dress them up. I made them little fleece piggy hats and a piggy nose. Oh, and it was fun! Let's just say the above picture, which is heavily tweaked by my husband, was how I thought the photo shoot would go... below is how it actually went. But honestly, I love the below pictures just as much... if not more. It was an amazing visit... I am so glad Max and I have great friends!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Popcorn Owls

My and my mom made these little guys for Halloween.... I love them!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Quilting Hoop Displays

I love quilting hoop displays... I'll be honest, I have one myself, but it is kind of a flop. I did all white lacey fabrics in the hoops on a tan wall, and the wall is pretty large and my grouping looks too small. I'll have to try again with funner fabrics on a different wall I think... and maybe it can look as good as these photos...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Birthday Present

Here is my latest project... a birthday present for my sister who is soon planning on moving out. It was my first time using spray paint of furniture. I think the finished project looked great... but it took 4 cans of paint, so a more expensive option then buying a can of paint.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Photography... Set Design

Since Max was born I have developed a new hobby... photography! I am not very good at the lighting... or focus... or really anything photography related (although the above two photos my husband photo-shopped for me, so they look great in those respects), but I am having lots of fun with the "set design". (I don't know what else to call it)
Here are a few of my favorites...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY Touchpad Cover

I just purchased myself a touchpad! It's so fun... I now know what angry birds is : )
I saw a cover for it online, but it just wasn't my style, so I decided to make one. My first try was a failure. (pictured below) I thought I would pad it... but it ended up being so big, and the point of a touchpad is that it is small and portable. Another mistake with my first try was the way I tried to hold the touchpad in. I did two folds... and it was just too precarious.

With my second one I thought of the idea to use a book cover. I bought a book at the thrift store that fit my touch pad. If you want to make one yourself make sure your book's spine is thick enough for your device to fit into. I then took out all the pages.

Next I sewed my cover with a pocket on the one inside cover and four elastics to hold the touchpad in place and one elastic to close the cover together. The tricky part was putting the last piece on... the inside spine. I ended up sewing it on the side that has the four elastics and then hot glueing that seem to the book spine, then folding the other side over and glued that down to the other end of the book spine. In the end my hot glueing was a little messy... I should have taken my time, but Max was crying and I wanted to finish the project... but besides that I love it!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great Pillow Tutorials

So I am looking into making a few pillows... I am trying to bring a little more gray into my living room... and I found a few great tutorials so I thought I'd share them:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Feature Wall Panels

I have had this idea in my head for a long time... then the other day I decided TODAY IS THE DAY! I got out the primer and primed three panels.

I mixed the first color with the green paint in the room already, a little bit of grey paint and white paint. The top color I used the same paint with more white and a little gloss paint. I stenciled the wall using a Martha Stewart stencil. The trim was 20$ on sale at Home Depot. On a personal note, I cut the trim by myself! Usually I would get my husband to do this part... but not this time! I took a picture to prove it! : )

I put my metal circle wall art in the middle square and I am planing on finding two candle sconces for the outer squares.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Small Bathroom Reveal

I realized the other day that I never posted the final pictures of our little bathroom. I gave so much lead up... click here and here to see a few of these posts.

We added a sliding door, pot lights and a fan to this little bathroom. I kept the walls a bright white so make it feel airy. The wallpaper I found at a garage sale for 1$. It was just enough to do that one wall... I love it! Originally we were going to do tile behind the mirror. We were in home depot and had all of our tile, grout, tile glue, those little spacers, and tile trim picked out and then we realized this project would cost well over 100$ and take a lot of time, so we nixed the idea. Instead we bought a piece of plywood, stained it and varnished it many times. I still used the tile trim on the sides... It gave this project such a finished look. ... well, without further ado...