Thursday, February 18, 2010

Takng a break...

If you haven't noticed that I've been gone...

I'm officially announcing that I will be taking a break from blogging but I'll be back soon. We are working like mad to get our house on the market. :)

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Monday, February 8, 2010

A new use for an over the door shoe organizer

Do you have craft supplies all over the house?

Do you have bits and bobs that get forgotten about?

Well, read on...

After many years of searching all over the house to gather my dispersed art/craft supplies, I've finally gathered them in one place.
This is no small feat. You see I am a homeschooling mom of three, a Girl Scout leader, scrapbook wanna be, and I teach a free art class out of my home. Yikes!
I have everything from plaster to charcoal, from jewelry making supplies to embroidery stuff, from oil pastel to fishing line! I organized the hall closet just for craft material. The fact that it all fit is all due to this nifty little thing.

I've had these things in bags and bins but the bags got forgot about and the bins took up too much space. I was racking my brain when I caught sight of my closet door, laden with shoes a plenty. My shoes are now on the floor but I did get the craft supplies organized and all in one place. Pretty simple but it works well. I did want to point out one thing though, put the labels on the lower row above the openings. If you put them on the clear part you can't read them because of the way they hang open.

Oh, and we're currently snowed in so my shoes get to stay in the floor for a bit longer.

The South's version of snowed in...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

No Sew Number Pillow

If you've been keeping up with the blogs you've seen plenty of PB pillow knockoffs.
My daughter loves these pillows, too. Since we are currently trying to revamp her much neglected room, we decided to try our hand at these.

Of course, she didn't want the black. Her favorite color is turquoise, so that's what we went with.

I tracked down zippered pillow covers in a khaki fabric at Target for less than $5 each!
They were 100% cotton so I washed them first to avoid shrinking. You could also bleach them but we wanted them khaki, so we went bleachless.

Then, I freehanded a big "2". You could print it out and then cut a stencil. That might be easier but I like to make things difficult and stressful. lol.

After I had my outline, I traced around my number with a pencil.

I painted it with some acrylic paint and there you have it.
I can see that it could do for another coat.

But, the important thing is that our oldest is pleased as punch with it.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Table Top Greenhouse - From Dollar Store Parts!

I'm so excited to share this idea and blog with you all. When I ran across this idea I was floored.
So easy and so cute!

Can you believe this cute little greenhouse is made from dollar store picture frames!?!?!

I know, right? Amazing!

Gail over at Can't Stop Making Things has really hit it out of the park with this fantastic craft.
So, if you are planning on getting some seeds started, like us, or you just want something mega adorable, head on over and get the step by step directions.

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