Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pomegranite Juice

Can you guess what this is?

My sweetheart husband is so thoughtful. One day about a month ago he stopped for gas on the way out of town, and bought a bottle of juice to drink on the drive. When he finished it, he save the bottle just for me because it was such an unusual shape. He brought it all the way home, and when he gave it to me I was tickled pink. It had pomegranite juice in it once, but now....
It is the newest addition to my snowmen collection for Christmas.
Ain't it so sweet? He is such a wonderful guy.
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Stool Cover

I made a stool cover for my sewing room stool.
This is a small stool we found in Germany during the semi-annual large trash recycling days. It is a tree trunk cut horizontaly, and three spindle legs attached. It is very sturdy, and very heavy, but not very comfortable.
I used denim scraps, and pieced some longer strips for the sides. Then just added a casing which my 12 year daughter #3 sewed while I supervised, and ran an elastic thread through the bottom. Much nicer for my tushy now. LOL.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Swap Bot

This will be my blue washcloth in excange.

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Swap Bot Fun!

I have been swapping on swapbot for about 2 months now and this is my latest swap.
It was for a hand knitted or crocheted wash cloth in blue.
Bonus me. I got blue with a ladybug stitched into it, and because I like red I also got this multi-colored with red.
It's really nice to get something nice in the mail once in a while.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway ~ $300 Value!!!!

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway ~ $300 Value!!!!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

CraftLeftOvers Swap

Just Look at all the wonderful goodies that came stuffed in a bitty envelope. It was only 6x9.
3 felt sheets, wire edged ribbon, flowers, a piece of beaded fringe, a piece of stretchy knit, lace, yarn, a lovely stick pin and that is not even half of it.

Bloggers are so sweet! Thanks so much Kim.

Broken Dishes Break My Heart.

When we lived in Germany I would often visit the shops, and flea markets looking for antique dishes. I have a whole cupboard full of them, I love them so. Anyhow, on our move home several were broken by either the movers or the shipping process. I simply did not have the heart to throw away broken dishes this nice.
So, a few weeks ago I found some old clay flower pots in my husbands yard and decided I would finally try and do some mosaic flower pots from those broken dishes.
Here is what I started with. It was really difficult even hammering up all those broken pieces into these tiny bits.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Jars and Jar Lids

Spaghetti, pickles, Starbucks, olives, bullion, no type of jar is safe from the MOD PODGE!
These are just this years crop of upcycled jars, I didn't buy any new, but recycled them all from my own kitchen.
I have so many I don't have enough stuff to fill them up right now. HA.
These are the matchy ones from my sewing room organization project.
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Daughter #3

Some of our lovely sea shells from the beach. A lot of these came from this year, but some were from last year.

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Chair to Match

This is my sewing chair. I covered this in the fabric from 1979. I didn't like the plain black, but do like the armlessness of this chair. So....Mod Podge to the rescue.
Full front view.
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Mod Podge Central this Week!

Just a cereal box from Sams that I covered in the fabric from 1979. I use this one to store small skiens of crochet thread.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bulletin Board & Tin Can Storage

This is a lovely bulletin board I picked up at the local thrift store for $2.50. It was a plain thing, so I covered it with this very old piece of fabric and painted the edge trim a glossy black. Before I did that however, I scanned it into the computer to print some paper to do these tins for matching table top storage. I covered a couple of jar lids but didn't get those photographed.
Here are a few binder clips from the paper, and a couple of clothespins also. When I say old fabric, I mean really old. When my dad was working in the Air Force overseas he brought this along with a similar one for my sister back from the middle east in 1979. Ha.Ha.
How's that for some stashbustin. I used a bit of the fabric on the two cans to the left and a paper on the two cans on the right. I think I like the paper best. I still have a few little scraps of the fabric, so we will see what else I can create from this.
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