Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Lot of Decoupage

I finally got around to making my second fairy tale lamp! This time it's Alice in Wonderland.

I love how it turned out!

At least I would have anyway.... But this is why you should never craft with a cold (aside from sneezing all over the project...)

I also had time to redo my Ikea drawer thing.

I had it brightly painted, but decided it would look better with some simple decoupage. I used some of my favorite ever basic gray scrapbook paper (Almost out too... sad).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

One Man's Trash...

How on earth could anyone rid themselves of this little treasure?

But lucky for me they did. Browsing the thrift shop the other day I found this for only two measly dollars! So taking off some stickers (that I was able to just peel off with no stickiness left behind) and slapping on a fresh coat of paint, I got this!

Adorable, huh? Wouldn't this just be the perfect addition to a little kids room?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

School House Tunic

Luscious Green Yummy Anna Maria Horner Voile came into the shop and I bought some! Amazingly enough it didn't just sit on my fabric shelf... I actually made something with it! With the School House Tunic craze kicking in everywhere I decided to join in. So that yummy luscious green voile became this:

The original pleating in the tunic wasn't too flattering on me, so rather than take the whole thing back apart to omit them, I decided to sew them all the way down. I really love the little bit of detail it adds, not to mention the fact that I don't look like a balloon!

Not too crazy about this last open mouth photo, but it shows how the sewn down pleating looks. The scary laugh is thanks to Corinnea and Kelly who put me through this crazy photo shoot. Lots of fun though!

Friday, June 18, 2010


I made some aprons! I love them, and think that they're really cute.

I based them off of the Emmeline Apron but made several modifications, and lined them with some lovely white muslin.

They now live in my old shop that I'm slowing going to try and restock.

Also, after reading this post and becoming super interested in the ladies necklace I've decided to start listing where I've found my jewelry. So first up, I got this little beauty that I'm wearing here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood.... A Lamp.

I am in LOVE with this lamp! Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!

And if you don't think it's absolutely adorable, then you must be a dead fish!

Because just look at that little wolf on the attack...

The lamp was the last one that I found in the shop. It was old and ugly and in the sale section. But I rescued it! Jenny had made one a long time ago which opened me up to the idea of doing one, but it wasn't until we got these new stickers in the shop that I had to make it.

Oh yeah, can you guess who I went shopping with???

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


After seeing everyone else make Heather Bailey's adorable little stuffed elephants, I had to give them a try. I used some boy fabrics so that I could send them off to my nephew coming this fall. And as it happens his mom is a big elephant lover!

Now, don't judge. These poor little guys are my first attempts at stuffed animals and I think they turned out pretty darn cute. They're super easy and addicting to make, but they do have lumps and bumps, some showing stitches, and they are a teensy bit crooked.

I couldn't do the whole tiny fabric tail thing, so I stuck some ribbon on their butts instead. I think it's kinda cute, and way easier. So all in all I love them and definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to give some stuffies a try!