Saturday, December 25, 2010

Shawn's Gift

I wish I still had the original photos but they were erased when we changed computers..The small ones were taken from my Costco account...My sister Shawn wanted photos of the Portland temple where she was married..It is a beautiful temple and fun to photograph..Hopefully this is what she had in mind...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Wreath

 I saw this great idea on a blog off of Sugardoodle on printing onto burlap..This site Domestically Speaking and fell in love with it..I used the site Wordle to form the sporadic words..Christmas themed of course..

Once I've discovered how easy it is to print onto
 burlap there is no stopping me now..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I've wanted to attempt to make felt flowers for awhile..It ends up being really easy..I found this website for flowers...

Had a great model too...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Not the same

Remember this project I posted last year that I really wanted to do..Did it..Why does mine look so psycho?!!!....Scary...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

old photos

My parents finally turned their film slides into photos...and I turned a couple of them into art..I decoupaged the 8x10 photos to canvas and voila..

This is my oldest sister Kristi in Venice..
This is my brother in the rubble in Germany..Couldn't have posed any better than this..

One of my parent's wedding photo...There were none in the house growing up..I think cause they just never thought about it..Till now..

Friday, June 4, 2010


Ok...I'm finally trying to learn how to do headbands..Since these are my first I think I'm allowed a little slack on perfection....I have great models which help the look alot..

Our friend Lauren was sweet to model for me..Thanks Lauren..

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Touch up

Remember this window frame..I thought it was too boring so distressed it a little more, threw on some bling and rehung it..With a vinyl saying above it that says it all..Much better..

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Failed project..Win for Anna-Mara

I saw this great idea of making a t-shirt into a cute tunic..Anna-Maria had a shirt that was stained on the bottom and I thought wow.."Let's do it." Well since I don't sew very often and am just learning, it didn't go well..But Anna-Maria has a great new apron..... I will attempt the shirt another day after another trip to the fabric store..At least I learned how to do ruffles..

Friday, April 16, 2010

last window out...

Ok..last window to refurbish.. It went from loving green to a Robin Egg's blue white wash...Now where to put it is the question..

Friday, April 9, 2010

Another fine window..

I decided to leave this window as au naturale as possible..Just a little clean up and it is ready to go...Beautiful...

Family window view

I love this project..Mom and Dad had old windows from the house they tore down and I begged them to keep them intact..After hauling all three up to Issaquah I got to work..This is the first one...I took pictures of the Salt Lake Temple doorknobs and enlarged it for this window..

I was so excited about posting this that I took the pictures with the paint was still wet..Next week I will have finished the next window project..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Let's hang

I saw this craft on Ucreate and just had to try it...The creater uses it to hang photo albums but I thought what a great use in the kitchen with recipes..My friend Sherri had given me a recipe album and the letters and I put them to good use..Love it.
I was going to use this block but it just didn't have enough flavor for me. So I went with the photo block sold at Michaels..This was the block the creater used.

a little polyurethane..a lot of shine...

On the back side I slipped in a scrap paper of a butterfly to change it up a bit..The whole bottom is on a little lazy-susan
Around and Around it goes...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Wreath

I saw this idea on Tatertots and Jello.. Here ....
I fell in love with the wreath and had to do it of course..Working with burlap I am finding is very dirty..There is lint everywhere. It is very easy to make. Just buy a round foam form and wrap burlap around it. This is to cover the areas that might show between your flowers. I cut lots of burlap circle shapes and used some leftover fabric for the rest.. Love it...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Books Galore

My friend Sherri sent me this link and I knew I had to do it...It just took about two books and about a 100 straight pins and hot glue..but it looks fantastic now...The whole project cost me $4...I knew books were good for something...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010


The store I work at is clearing everything out..So of course I'm scrounging for all the freebies to be had..We use this tub for display. It's perfect with a little bit of chalkboard paint and white painted letters..Bathroom here I come...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

i heart you...

I've never worked with burlap before but when I saw this craft on Craftaholics Anonymous and fell in love with it I knew I had to go for it...I first tried with the felt I already had at home but the wire wasn't thick enough so the whole thing just sagged..I bought extra burlap at Joann's today cause I can think of a few future projects for them...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Final Results

It was a fun night with some great friends..As you can see the black and white napkin was the most popular one to use..They came out great...I actually love the floral printed one the best...They were easy to make...waiting between each varnish was the longest part of all...
Here is how to make them..
list of items needed...
napkins..Tuesday Morning has the best selection
tiles..I use the cheap 16 cent ones
modge podge
felt for bottom
1. decide the pattern of the napkin for the tile...
2. Spread modge podge on the top of the tile.
3. Place the napkin on the tile.
4. Smooth out the wrinkles on the napkin, tile.
5. Let dry for about 5 minutes
6. Tear the rest of the napkin off so that only the top of the tile has the pattern. If you don't like how it turned out, this is the point where you can wash of the napkin and start over.
7. once the napkin is dry on the tile, spread polyurethane over the this three times so that it is well coated.
8. Place felt underneath..I put little self adhesive felt circles underneath from Lowes.