I am not a seamstress. My sewing machine ALWAYS wins a battle. I always lose. It’s not fair…but there it is. And lately we have been fighting. And, as usual, I am losing. My sewing machine has decided to take a timeout. Darn thing. But, I had this cute jacket that I wanted to make pretty… So, I set out to do so without my sewing machine. Take that! I used vintage collar lace, fabric scraps, . . .
Archives for May 2012
Cork Tic Tac Toe board--quick craft If you came to the impromptu Pity Party last night...thank you! You made my night. That...and winning the CeCe Caldwell paint from Refresh/Restyle! I really was fine, more dramatic then I intended. Typical of me. I don't realize how much my mood comes through on a post. There had been one too many people I heard have a bad day. I thought to myself "You . . .
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of éclos Skin Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ack!! I had to cover this picture with my hand while I was writing this post. It's me...no tinted moisturizer...no sunscreen...just dried hair. Sad. And, I apologize for making you go through the horror of seeing that (and don't I look tired!). But, it's for a good cause! I want to . . .
off topic…have you read this blog…Thistlewood Farms? I do. So, it’s cool. The way she writes about boring, everyday things. Tutorials, crafts…salamanders? Is…exceptional. And…challenging? And so, I set out to write this post about…wreaths… with all the beautiful, wonderfulness that I possess. Like her. Yeah, I’m not that cool. She’s a pro. But…I do have 2 20 minute wreaths with tutorials for you . . .
Sometimes there are cute things that simply need to be created because they are adorable. This owl art is one such thing. Does it serve a purpose? No, not really. Does it need to be created? Nope. Does it have an important place in our lives? Not exactly. Is it something we wanted to make? Yes. And sometimes, that one yes is all it takes . . .
I’m excited about this here project. It’s one of my fav’s! I love, love retro sets! The chrome…the vinyl…the oldness. It’s just lovely! Sadly, it’s rare to find a set in great condition AND suitable for modern homes. I mean, that’s the nature of oldness! Recently a friend picked this set up for me. $25…wow! It was in decent shape. Some rust on the chrome, knicks and cracks in the vinyl, and just . . .
Do you live in the backwoods of WI like me and don’t know that there is now paint that paints upholstery? Well fine…maybe you knew. I didn’t. I just found out. I put my discovery of upholstery paint up there near the discovery of the hot glue gun. Near, I said…near. It is oh so very cool. The possibilities!! I got the opportunity to try this lovely product from Sunshine Joy out… in Caribbean . . .
Hey readers!! So glad you are here! Meet Kim...she has a great project to share with you all today! She also has a great blog full of tips, DIY, and real life. Happy Monday to all you Hating Martha Fans! I'm uber excited to be here... really, I'm thrilled I was asked to come out and play! Who am I? Well, I'm Kim from Tiaras and Bowties. I am the crafty queen of my castle . . .
(if you are here to enter for the giveaway or for Bloggy Olympics info...click HERE!) Janel: Torch passer extraordinaire!!! (has a nice ring to it...doesn't it!) Here’s a real, honest to goodness picture of me. Not a silly one. I had my husband take one…he did pretty good, I think. Here’s my info. My what-for. My biography. Cause I am an athlete participating in the Bloggy Olympics. I hope you . . .
So………… ANNOUNCEMENT #1 I have exciting news. Of epic proportions. (imagine drum rolls, swinging people, loud music, and colorful flags) This summer Hating Martha is joining 16 other blogs to host… The Bloggy Olympics!!! The 2012 Summer Olympics are coming soon and we are so excited! To help get in the spirit of the Olympics and to add a bloggy spin of our own we will be hosting a 6 week Bloggy . . .
This blueberry cupcake recipe is on the ridiculous side of recipes. Not necessarily simple, plain blueberry would be simple. Blueberry pancake, not so much. Not healthy. But, sometimes...sometimes you just want to make a cupcake. Sometimes it is your happy place. The place where stress moves aside for a bit. What's your happy place? These cupcakes taste like the real thing. Like blueberry . . .
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of POWOW Messenger for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Hello lovelies... I rarely do product reviews. But, I will if the product is something I want in my life anyways. Then...doh...of course I will review it for you! And you know this girl is honest...good or bad :). I will tell you if the product stinks...or doesn't stink! I have . . .
Meet Gertie…she gossips. She is quite a beautiful gossip bench, isn’t she? Except for the gossip part. But, this is what she looked like before she came to my beauty salon… She was uh guh lee!!! I gave her a nice coat of DIY chalk paint in tomato red. Then, I added white paint in places. And sanded and sanded and sanded. Finally, I rubbed in oak stain all over her paying special attention . . .
I love toadstools. They are happy, silly, and quirky. They make me smile. I plan on making this toadstool mini terrarium into a little necklace. I have to get the perfect chain for it. Yes, that is how small this thing is. It is teeny tiny. The photo doesn't show you that, does it. Oh, the magic of photography! But anyway, I wanted to show you this little craft. It . . .
Hey guys! Beth from Adventures in Homeownership is our guest blogger today! She has a fun sewing project to share! I'm honored to be spending time on Hating Martha today! Janel's ability to make beautiful things every day is inspiring. Speaking of inspiration, I had some old throw pillows that definitely needed some. They're very comfortable but since I have bright accent pillows for . . .