Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday Market Skirt

 image from Simple Bounty
image from HyenaCart
    Isn't this skirt cute? It would make a great Spring or Fall skirt! I really want to make one sometime in the near future.

     Sandi Henderson has offered the pattern free here. She doesn't give yardage requirements since it is supposed to be made from scraps, but to use 11 different fabrics, and to make a medium, you would need 2/3 yards of each of the 11 fabrics, and of one of the fabrics you would need 1 yard. This works out through an XL as well...
     I can't wait!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simplicity 2600....Hopefully

     So after a 4-H trip last weekend, I have decided that I need a duffel bag.....a cute one of course. I was TRYING to not start a new project....but I bought fabric for a cotton Butterick 4919 today....heehee. So much for not starting a new project. I definitely am adding this to the make-one-day-list! So cute!

     So Butterick 4919, I looked at Hobby Lobby yesterday and didn't find anything. So I checked Hancocks today and I found some $1.97/yd fabric! And its a cute multi-blue stripe! Super cute! There were 4 7/8 yards, but I'm supposed to have 5 1/8 yards. So I got it anyways and I'll just make it work. :) These patterns are often too long for I'll try to tweak the length before cutting.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gingher Scissors!!

 I graduated high school recently (YAY!). So Mrs. Nancy got me these scissors! That was a HUGE surprise!! She got me 2 smaller ones and 2 bigger ones. I can't remember the exact size...maybe 9" for the biggest one. It's the perfect size for my hands though! I can't wait to use them! I'm so glad she got them for me because I wouldn't ever get these for myself. Even with gift money. Thanks Mrs. Nancy!!!
I think I might make Butterick 4919 in a cotton in the shorter length. I've seen a couple of pictures of it done in cotton and short around bloggy land...I think it would look good!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Antique Spoon Plant Markers

     How awesome are these? Can you just see several pots lined up with herbs in them with these cute little plant markers? This might just be my next project! I even have a stamping set!! Now if I can only find some old spoons....hmm....

P.S. Tutorial from Shrimp Salad Circus
P.P.S. Idea originally found at How About Orange

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May Goals

     So I'm gonna start posting about my unfinished projects once a month. Hopefully that will help me get my rear-end moving and get everything done! (yeah right, but I can always hope!)
P.S. I got this idea from

May Goals
  • Color Wheel Quilt (I started this 1.5 yrs ago...that's shameful!)  
  • Union Civil War Jacket for Bryce  
  • Brown Dress to Skirt (or generally just something wearable)
  • White Slip
  • Fix Darts in Grandpa's Old Shirt

Monday, May 10, 2010

Butterfly Art

    I've never posted this, but I've had it completed for a long time! I wanted to put it in a shadow box...but those are expensive, so this works just as well! I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies. And I punched them from magazines. I got the idea from a blog somewhere...but I'm not sure where....hmm....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

1940's Vintage Vanity - Restored

     So I've had this vanity for almost a year now. I discovered it on one of my adventures in my Grandma's garage. Apparently it used to be my Mom's and Aunt's but it was too tall so my Grandma cut off the legs (ACK!!!). But, since my Grandma keeps everything....she still had the legs she cut off! Haha! So, I glued those back on and filled that in. and Then I painted the whole thing the same color as the trim. I think it looks pretty good if I do say so myself!
     I still need to get a chair for it, so I'm gonna look at Goodwill or Salvation Army for that. I also lined the drawers with some cute scrapbook paper! I think it adds a little bit of interest! :D
     So anyways, I painted the whole thing and then was browsing Craigslist for a bench and ran across an almost identical vanity! From the 1940's!!! So I gave my Grandma a quick call....and apparently it used to be my Great-Grandma's vanity! Which totally adds to the cool factor! :D haha!
    I'm happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to use it! I wasn't going to use the mirror at first, but I'm glad I did!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Scrabble Necklace

     So I gave this to my grandma for Christmas....and I JUST now got it back to take a picture of it! :D I used the grandkids' initials and put them in birth order. I think it turned out pretty cute! I didn't think she liked it very much, but she wore it to church this Sunday! It looked really good with a black skirt and a white blouse.
     There are a lot of tutorials out there for Scrabble Tile Pendents. I googled it and looked at several different tutorials to see how different people did them. Anyways, I didn't want to ruin our scrabble set, so I ended up looking at Michaels and found some little blocks of wood that had letters in them and everything! I used Diamond Glaze, but I couldn't find it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I ended up going to a scrapbook store for it. For the letters I downloaded a font that I liked and just sized it to the tiles. A tip for putting the Diamond Glaze on the tiles.....Don't get too much on there, you don't want run off; also, you can't hardly pop the bubbles, so just drag them off the side of the tile. I found the bails at Michaels, just glue those on with super glue.
     The pearls were an experience! I've never used head pins before. It really helps if you have the right tools!!!