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Monday, July 29, 2013

Millie's patchwork wall and room makeover

 We finally got around to doing the patchwork wall that my little and I had been 
talking about for ages and we love it! 

Most importantly, she loves it.

These are some of her treasures on top of her antique wardrobe.

She had a blue gingham Pottery Bark Kids valence and red gingham painted finials from there as well, that had hung on her window since she was a baby. I painted those expensive finials with Duck Egg Blue ASCP and threw a vintage tablecloth that I'd had over the rod. Didn't even sew it! 

 her window art that she and I created a few years ago. We found the window in my Grandma's attic and the best part? It was already pink!

one of my favorite spots on the wall with the sweet bird

her pink dyed coffee filter "m" that I made and gave her for Christmas 2011. 
I'm thinking about offering these in my Etsy shop. What do you think??

another of my favorite spots on the patchwork wall. It has the word "dance" and both of my girls dance

love the framed sewing machine and Eiffel tower. 

I had most all of the frames in my stash for ages, except the yellow {a .25 cent thrift store score!} and pink{that Millie painted herself!}

we spent about two whole days working on this and it was totally worth it and fun to spend the time with my girl! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Old footstool

I've had this old stool sitting around for a few years and now have finally gotten around to doing something with it. It was from a thrift store and I scored it for $5.00! It was covered in ratty old blue velvet, had dark wood legs, and had springs popping out.
I fixed the springs with my trusty staple gun, stapled burlap over the velvet and pieced together this awesome French repro grain sack together and used some old tattered curtain fabric I'd found in my sweet Grandma's stash. I love it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

button letter art: Pinterest inspired

Millie and I had been inspired by some images and tutorials we've seen on Pinterest such as

and this:

so we decided to make our own. She actually did most of it
I helped pick out buttons, mostly vintage, that would match her
Millie did all the placing of the buttons herself.
We repurposed an old print and frame that I'd bought a long time ago
from Bed Bath & Beyond and we had a ton of  buttons from 
Gma would love what we'd done with them :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

ruffled burlap wreath

this is a ruffled burlap wreath that I made for a sweet high school girl
and a charity auction that she was gathering items for! The beneficiary is 
Oklahoma Project Woman, an organization that helps all women, 
despite financial ability, have access to breast health care.
Her high school chose this organization for their annual service project.

torn linen bow with robin's egg blue seam binding

love this bird's nest! I wove some shredded vintage sheet
music through it...

I hope it helps bring in lots of money for this wonderful cause!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

up for air...

It's been a LONG time since I've posted much content with any substance. 2011 was a tough year, one of those periods of time where everything just keeps happening and piling up to the point where you feel like you're drowning. We lost Grandma in May, after just two short months of finding out she had stage IV pancreatic cancer. Grandma was pretty much my mom, my best friend, and a part of our immediate family, all in one. I am so thankful to have had her here in my life and even more thankful for the eternal life she and I both have through the loving grace of our Savior, which means I'll see her again! Now that 2012 is moving on, I feel like I can finally tread water and get a breath. God has taught me so much during this season of life and I'm thankful for it. 

I want to try to have posts with more substance, ones that can help others in different ways. Things that I've learned  that have helped my family and I. One way, and something I get asked all the time is 

"How do you find such awesome stuff at the thrift store?!"

So I thought I'd begin a series of posts on that topic. Anyone can learn to do it! For all you impatient girls, well, you're gonna have to get some patience first! I'll give you a couple days to find it before we begin. While we're waiting, ask me some questions, specific ones on thrifting that you'd like me to try to answer and I'll do my best!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Blog Guidebook 2012 calendar

Have you heard of the The Blog Guidebook?
 If not, you must go there now! 
They're a great resource for blogging with tons of tips and resources for blogging and you can have your blog listed in the guidebook and search for other blogs by category! 
Last year they had a calendar for 2011 available for download, that I LOVED and this year, they've done it again! It is so pretty! You can either download it or order a printed copy. 
Check it out here: The Blog Guidebook 2012 calendar!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My shirt dress was featured!!


my cute dress tutorial

as seen here in this post!

Every Thursday she has a link up party to show off all of your diy fashions!
Go check it out!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I was featured!

Millie's bulletin board that I made using vintage sheets

Thursday, February 24, 2011

frame memo boards

These are going into the booth at Serendipity Market next week!

vintage frames turned memo boards, painted by moi'...
I used aqua paint and whitewashed this one
allowing some of the antique-y gold to show through

each has a few clothespins stamped with vintage script...
now I need to make one to keep!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"pillow of the week" at BeColorful!

My pillows and Etsy shop were graciously featured on BeColorful!!
 How awesome is that to have a "pillow of the week"! She also paints amazing furniture, not to
mention she's a cute little, sassy girl!! Thank you so much!
You must go there. now.


Friday, February 4, 2011

snowed in projects

with all this cold weather & snow & having to stay in (because of  the
weather and taking care of two sick girls-blech!), I've been able to get
some things done. This is one of them...

I spent hours dying and drying coffee filters in the oven.
{my family keeps asking why are we having filters for dinner}

trying to achieve the perfect shades of blush-y pink and coffee-stained cream

hung with off-white vintage-y looking seam binding

I think it was worth the effort...
love it
I'll be adding one to my shop
& putting one in Millie's room
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