Monday, February 22, 2010

Growth Chart

I have been holding on to this piece of scrap wood knowing I would find a use for it eventually!  My son tore our paper growth chart so I made this one!  It hangs in my daughter’s room.


Peg Board in Craft Room

I gave the peg board form of organization a shot this week and LOVE it!  A 4 ft by 8 ft piece is $16 at Home Depot and I had them cut it into thirds for me (free).  I think it was a pretty good deal considering I will get to make 3 of these.  My daughter wants a pink one for her room.  I think I will use the other one in my 2 year old sons room for him to hang up his tools.  Maybe then I won’t step on them all over the house (not likely!)!  So here is what I was attempting to copy.  It was on Just a Girl.


The board comes already white.


I found some things around the house to put on it and then spray painted it! 

pegboard (5)

pegboard (3)

pegboard (12)

pegboard (8)   

I am still trying to figure out the best way to hang everything but I am VERY happy with it so far!!  :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tassel Branding

Tassels – After rereading the Nester's book, The Ultimate Tassel Guide, for the 100th time, I remembered that she talks about branding them or doing something to them that sets yours apart as yours.  I came up with a clip on the bottom to hang accents on.



Craft Night with my mom and sister!!

Last night my sister was in town so we had a craft night!  I brought stuff over to teach them how to make a couple of things!  Here is one:

My sister’s (who has 2 boys) family rules


My family rules… take note of the last one!!  I had to put it on there even if it is only just a dream!!!!  Keep in mind I have a 2 year old and 5 year old!


heehee!  :)

My Valentine

My husband hit it out of the park today!  I got a card and a gift certificate and it totally made my day!  My husband is NOT a romantic guy so this was HUGE and I soooo appreciated it!  Here is a picture of the french toast I made for breakfast!!



And I got these flowers from my Dad!


Happy Birthday Daddy!


Button Crazy, GIVEAWAY and tutorial (short version)!!!

So I am a little obsessed with making buttons!  I love them even though I have no idea what I will ever do with them!  Oh wait!  I will put them in Sodderbug charms!!

31688_lg   64237_BabyGirlDots

64310_HorseshoeBandana   1251252

DDS-17711_lg   LEM_1863_lg

LI527-Tickled-Pink_lg   MI347-Hooked_lg

1a button (5)   1a button (6)

GIVEAWAY!!!  Have a fav? Don’t care for one?   Let me know!  Leave a comment!  I will giveaway 1 charm to someone who leaves a comment Thursday!  Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact the winner!

Want to know how I made these?  Short version:

I went to Blackberry Paper online.  Found a paper I liked, right clicked on it and saved it to my desktop.  I went to Picnik, uploaded the picture, added text, a border, resized to 125 X 125 and saved it.  If you need more details leave a comment and I will add a full tutorial. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A few charms from my giveaway and for myself!

Picnik collagenew

Top row, first pic, my charm!  It says “I Love Scott”!

Check out top row, number 3!  Ultrasound pic!!  LOVE IT!  My friend, Mary, has the 3 boys in the next pic and is pregnant with a girl!  This is her Valentine’s Day present from her husband! 

Third row, second pic, his Nana made this hat for him and this charm is for her!

Bottom row, first pic, a super special freebie!  Her husband is currently deployed so I made this for her.  I told her it will be her Valentine’s Day since her husband is away serving his country!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nester Knock-Off

I know  this is not nearly even kind of as good as the Nester’s but I had fun making it!!!  I love how it turned out!  I bought her book (only $10), The Ultimate Tassel Guide, on how to make the tassels and it was totally worth it!  The topper is a Christmas ornament.


Here is another one I did.  I used scrap fabric and tore it into strips.   The topper is a finial off an extra set of curtain rods.


The tractor was a Christmas ornament and it hangs in my 2 year old son’s room!


This ornament was gold and I spray painted it black!


This one was brown and I painted it black too.