I struggled and struggled with what I wanted to do with this fabric... Why? Well...since you asked :) This fabric was sent from South Africa by some dear friends we were so blessed to have as guests for 5 weeks this summer. Having a package arrive from them was an outstanding blessing! Nevermind the goodies inside. Amongst other wonderful gifts was this beautiful fabric. Of course I . . .
Archives for February 2012
This dear lady is hard at work switching my blog to wordpress. It was scheduled to be up and running today. But, they have hit snags. So glad it's her and not me :).Â So, it will be a couple more days. Just keep checking back. It's gonna look soo pretty! And can I get a Woot Woot for Aimee... by Aimee I am so glad to have Allyson here guest posting. This is her first guest post so leave . . .
The winner of the Ramsign is #25...Chance from Designed by Chance. E-mail me! Thanks everyone! So technically I passed 30 quite a few years back. I've refused to acknowledge it. It's time though. My 3* birthday is on Monday. (So we are skipping Monday and going straight to Tuesday) And time to adjust my skin care routines, makeup, and such. As a round facer with good genetics I look much younger . . .
I am excited, excited, excited! I make the switch to Wordpress.org this weekend! Just in time for my birthday...Monday! What a present is that? The great Aimee from... is doing all the hard work. I just sit around and wait, answer a few questions, wait. And then wam bam! It's there. Monday stop by...you will be sooo impressed! And you can always just come by to say Happy Birthday. And . . .
Cause I can. I realize that this blog is about simple, and easy, and good enough, not having to be amazing or perfect. And I am proud of that. But sometimes I like to remember that I can. I can be fancy schmancy with the best of them. Proof positive... Orange Jalapeno-Honey Sweet Tea and Spiced Butter Cookies. What?? Yep. I can. So I did. Smile :). And geesh...what is with me and my long names for . . .
These are the sad pillows that came with my couch. Brown. Sad. (even the picture is terrible.) Not matching my happy home. A trip to Joann's gained me some fabulous fabric. Which I promptly turned into squares, sewed up the sides, and covered up those pillows. Now those same pillows are... So much better! These will go great in my living room that is slowly being updated to better reflect our . . .
I am so jumping up and down today because Bliss from Bliss Ranch is here today! She is snarky (my new word...thanks Jane). And funny. And clever. And talented. And she likes my blog. Sigh. Isn't she just the greatest! Anyways...if you love humor mixed with crafting (you are here aren't you?) then head over to her blog...she's cool! And don't forget the awesome house sign . . .
Blogger tried to put this post up Friday night. Some of you may have seen it while I fought with Blogger about it for 15 minutes. I won. Cause blogger ain't got nothing on me! Here it is...in the time I say it goes. Yes! This project was originally shared with the Artsygirl Connection...cause she is cool and includes me. You rock Marilyn! A quick, simple refashion. Add some oomph . . .
Sometime back I had the awesome honor of having this craft featured over at Someday Crafts. Seriously...wicked cool. But..you all are my peeps (ha, what a dork am I) and you deserve this awesome craft too. And if you read this blog you are crazy enough to start fires in the name of crafts! Levi finished his school lessons early one day and was looking for something to do. I wanted to do . . .
These IKEA chairs that we bought with our table have done their job well. They were inexpensive, sturdy, and fairly classic in design. But I wanted to have a bit of variety in our dining room set. I wanted two upholstered or slipcovered chairs for by the window, and the rest simply white. Using the two black chairs from my set (cause I figured they would be more of a pain to paint) I stapled . . .
for more info on this series go HERE The picture from Martha Stewart... Martha Stewart Living My knock-off... Yep, a little more whimsical and such (read fake and free). But still... from there just hot glue on whatever strikes your fancy. I did a bird on one. Some fake greenery on another. And even some lichen I stole from my faux fireplace. . . .
Hello, Hating Martha readers! I am soooooo excited to be sharing with you today. I'm Melanie, and I blog over at bear rabbit bear blog. I hope that you will "pop" on over and visit sometime. I write about a variety of crafts, sewing, DIY topics, inspirational topics, and I have a weekly link party on Thursday. I've also had a lot of giveaways going on lately- who doesn't love free stuff! Thanks to . . .
I have gotten e-mail after e-mail about this dining room bench after showing you my dining room makeover. And how to do it....I would gladly have given a tutorial for this. But I felt it would be insulting to your intelligence. 'Cause I simply stapled (heavy-duty stapler) quilt batting to the dining room bench, stapling the fabric on the top, fabric along the sides for a skirt, and then . . .
Hey all! Prepare to meet the recipe extraordinairer from Advenures in Dinner. Meet Jane. She's a pretty cool chick. Great name huh. It doesn't have the extra something something like a little ol' L (like Janel) but still, it's ok. Anyways, she's great. And has a great blog. And a great name. And a great sense of humor. And...great, great, great!! So bring it on Jane... I want to . . .
Cross-stitch is beautiful, but it simply takes too long to do. I have more important things I can be doing. Like racing rubber duckies in giant puddles. Or baking up a delicious cake. Cross-stitch doesn't come anywhere near the top of my important list. But it is beautiful. So I decided to find a way to get that beauty without the work. Enter the . . .