Saturday, May 30, 2009

Yard Sale Finds!

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This is a taste of what I found. Oh the deals! I got some cute clothes for my 4 year old girl, some books, lamps, and toys!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It keeps your ice cold

I bought this last week at a yard sale. Isn't it ugly?? It holds ice and is insulated. I paid a $1 for it.
I spray painted it and like it a lot better now. I think I might put the word "ice" in black letters on the front. Maybe then people will know what it is when I set it out for a barbecue.

EDIT: Here it is with the word "ice". I used some black rub-on letters that I had.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

This platter, simplify sign, and 5 videos for my kids was $5!
This box of wood was $3. Wondering what I plan to do with wood blocks and wood frames? I want to make more of these...and these:
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Cake Pops

I saw these HERE and had to try it out for a baby shower I am throwing tomorrow. These are really REALLY yummy. But they are also time consuming. I felt like it was a lot of work for food that was going to make me fat. (Shouldn't I spend the afternoon working on food storage?) Did I mention they are delicious? I am not much of a baker. I thought I better put them on here to document that I actually made the effort.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tag/ Ribbon Blankie

I made this in about 20 minutes with leftover flannel and extra ribbon. It was so easy! Aubryn helped by picking out ribbon and pushing the pedal on the sewing machine. She was so proud of herself. I got the idea from nanny goat. (hers is cuter!)
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Custom Art

A friend of mine made a room into a massage therapy room in her house and asked me to paint something that matched the stuff she already had. She bought the canvases at Big Lots for $3 each. I looked at her pillow and curtains and painted the following paintings. I have not seen them hung on her walls yet. I need to get there soon for a massage!

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shower Curtain Extention

Before we moved into this house I bought this shower curtain on clearance at Target. I really liked it! I decided to use it as the decorating start for my master bedroom and bathroom. Well, after we moved in, it turned out that my shower and tub were bigger than the standard. And now, almost 2 years later, I finally did something about it.
It is hard to see in that picture how short the curtain really looks.

I bought some fabric that I liked with the curtain . I cut two 14 inch strips and sewed them together. Then I hemmed it with hemming tape. Have you ever used that? You just fold over the fabric, put the tape between, and iron it. Then it is hemmed! (look really close in the picture below. There is hemming tape being sandwiched there.) I took this newly hemmed piece of fabric and sewed it to the top of my shower curtain. Is this making any sense?
This next picture is looking down on my ironing board. I cut small pieces of ribbon, put hemming tape at one end, folded it, and ironed it. Then I had 12 little loops that I sewed on the top, back of the new top of my shower curtain. These are what I used to hang the shower curtain with. I sewed them a couple inches down, so that when it is hung you do not see them.
After I teetered on the edge of the bath tub and hung it up, I thought it would have looked really nice to have a thin black stripe where the fabrics meet. But it was 1:30 a.m. Maybe another day, or night.
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