Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Old Barn Door

This barn door is going to be the top of my new kitchen table!  I will let you know how it turns out!


Copy Cat

I totally admit it!  I am a HUGE copy cat!  Here are a few of “theirs and mine” pics!  I am terrible about giving credit to the “theirs” pics.  I never can remember where I got them from!  I promise to do better at that!

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DSC_7599mine, I need to learn how to do that dark staining around the edges!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Some of my Halloween Embroidery Files

Here are a few of my Halloween embroidery files.  All of them except the skeleton are appliqués.  That means that where you see the background there would be fabric.  You can choose the thread colors!  Appliqués with a name or word or two are $8. 




Saturday, July 17, 2010

From Pallet to Bed!!

We are in the process of turning my 2 year old son’s room into a big boy room.  I started with the canvas on the back of vinyl flooring.  Notice in the final picture how much of Bessie, the cow, I lost due to my terrible measuring!


I had found this picture of a bed and wanted to copy it!  I can’t remember which blog I got this picture from! 


One day last month I went to my husband’s work to have lunch with him.  As I was walking to my car I noticed their LARGE trash pile.  It was calling my name!!  My poor husband!  I may not be invited to lunch again!  I found this large pallet and asked him to bring it home.  To my surprise he did!


First Scott (and Nicholas) reinforced each board with a screw.


I found these 4 inch casters at Harbor Freight for $3.99 each.  I needed 6.   I was able to use Sodderbug $$$ to purchase them so that makes me happy that it didn’t come out of our household budget!


Nicholas handed me the screws and I screwed them on!



We carried it into Nicholas’s room and this is what we had. 


I had not measured it and thought I would not mind if it was a little larger than the mattress but it took up way too much space in him room.  So… we took it back out to the garage and completely undid everything we had just done.  We cut 10 inches off the width and the last 3 slats.  Then put it all back together.  I think it was totally worth it!  Nicholas is sound asleep in his new bed!


He loves that Bessie is right next to his head! 


I might turn the bed tomorrow so that it is on the right wall and not covering up so much of the canvas.  A funny note about the comforter… it is from my college days!  Inside of the comforter is my older comforter from middle school age.  My mom had taken two sheets and sewed them together and put my old comforter inside.  So it is 21 years old! 

Just a reminder, my blog has a new place but I am double posting until I get you all over there!  Here is the new location:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More Wooden Blocks!

So I have gone a little wooden block crazy lately. I do most of my photo editing for these on picnik. i just print them out and mod podge them on!

I have a new blog now!  I am double posting until I get you all over there!  Here is the link to the new one:  Sodderbug

My Boy and his Patch!

Scott draws tractors on Nicholas’s patches to get him to wear them with!

Here is a pic from Mother’s Day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sweet Treat Ceramics

Check out this super cute plate I had made for my in-laws! My friend, Anja, made it! To get one check out her website!!

She turned this:

Into this:

Isn’t it just the perfect gift!!??
Don't forget that I have moved my blog to a new location but am double posting until I get you all over there!  The new location is

Wall Mural on Sheet Vinyl

My son is almost 3 and we are starting the change his room from a nursery to a big boy room. The theme will be farms and I wanted to start with a wall mural. We are renting our home so I wanted to paint it on something that will come with us when we build our home. My friend, Anja, who is an amazing artist, recommended I paint it on the back of sheet vinyl, or aka linoleum flooring. The back of it is paper so it is actually white easy top paint on. I just used my acrylic paint and had at it! Well, to tell the truth, Anja drew it. Then I just painted within the lines. She really made it beautiful when she went back and added highlights and lowlights. To hang it my husband used drywall screws and large washers along the top. Shhhh, don’t tell our landlord, we promise to fill in the holes before we move out. You have to make sure the screws are going into studs because the mural is quite heavy! Last, we (my husband) put trim molding around the edge to make it look framed! Check it out!! I LOVE IT and so does Nicholas!

Isn’t it just incredible?!?!?!?

Don't forget that I have my blog in a new place!  I am double posting for a little while!
Here is the new place:  /

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shout out to my “followers”

PLEASE come to my new blog site and become a “follower” there!  You can still be a follower through Google Friend Connect or you can sign up to get email updates!  If you love my new site as much as I do, you can find my designer, Melody, here!

Here is a pic of what you will see:


See, still Sew Blessed!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My New Site!!

Click here to go to my new blog location!


Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks to the amazing, wonderful, makes me smile during a tough week, can't say enough about,  Melody Watson, I am sooo excited to tell you that I have a new blog site!  I have changed domains and now my business, Sodderbug, and my blog are in one place together!   I just launched it today so there may a few things that need to be tweaked but hopefully it will go smoothly!  Please follow me there!!  Check it out!!!

Just in case the link does not work the web address is:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shutters and Block Letters



Burlap Egg??

Ya, this one did not turn out quite as planned.  It looked pretty cool in my mind when I pictured it.  It is kind of ugly and large and I don’t think it will be on display in my house!




Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Burlap Curtains

We are in a rental house right now so I soooo don’t want to spend much money on window treatments!  The burlap is $2.99 at Hobby Lobby and I used my 40% off coupon so it was $1.80 per yard.  I splurged and bought 12 yards!  I made curtains for my living room and craft room and still have a lot left over to do more with!!!  I used this tutorial to make them and it really was super easy!  Life to the "T" tutorial

I forgot to take a before pic so I am posting a few random pics!

My son, Nicholas.


My daughter, Reese and my son, Nicholas.

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  Don’t know who this is behind the mustache!  Pics next week of this project!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Clip Board Fun

I need to add more ribbon to the top but I am liking it so far!  The clip board was $1.99 at Michael’s.


Wooden Blocks

I saw these somewhere in blogland but can’t remember where!  If it was you… I am so sorry for forgetting!  Let me know and I will give you credit! 


I HAD to copy them!  Here is my first attempt at it.  I got a little mouse (the name of my little sander) happy!  Next time I won’t sand so much and I will sand BEFORE I layer on the Mod Podge!




And (a very blurry) Me!