Friday, February 25, 2011

Old Rhinestone Buttons

Look what I found! Aren't they gorgeous?
You can't believe how excited I was to pick these beauties up. If you're a button collector, you know how hard it is sometimes, to find unique old rhinestone buttons.

Now, this is my kind of bling!

Have a fabulous weekend!
We'll be waiting for the ice to melt as we're in the middle of a record cold snap. Brrrr

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Using What I Had . . .

. . . might not have been the best idea.
It took me FOREVER to get the rusted lid off this can of paint!
So... maybe keeping paint from 2004 is too long? Ha!

Instead of buying more paint, I always try to be frugal and use up what I have first.

Today's project was to get this hutch and dresser painted pink for its new place, in my studio.

Thankfully, the paint was still usable.
Well... only after I fished out all those rusty flakes that fell into the can when I finally pulled the lid off... that added texture wasn't going to be a good thing - ha!

Oh yeah, I have a question...
When you paint a chest of drawers, do you paint the entire drawer, sides and all? I never do.
Just curious.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you're having a wonderful day, celebrating those you love.
We've had a great day! The girls both had super fun parties at school, and have been so involved this afternoon with the Valentine's they received from their classmates. It's so nice to see lots of homemade Valentine's in their boxes.
I love that!

Each Valentine's Day, our PTA hosts an appreciation lunch for the teachers and staff at school.
This year, I made a reusable lunch bag from a felted sweater.
I embellished the bag with one of my ruffly flower pins that can be removed and worn on a jacket too.

The staff and teachers really enjoy this special lunch, and it's so fun to be a part of.

** On a side note, isn't the vintage valentine up top, cute?
It was one of many I received from my daddy this year.
The little birdie holding the heart is attached to a spring so it jumps out at ya when you open the card - adorable!
I'll try to take pictures of the others I got. There are so many really cute ones.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Valentine's - Felted Rose Hair Pin

My girls requested I make my felted flower hair pins for all the little ladies in their respective classrooms for Valentine's Day. . .

. . . and, in red and pink no less.

And the boys . . . well . . . they'll just be getting candy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Pom Pom Scarf

The other night, I made 30 pom poms in Valentine colors.

I strung 15 pom poms together, and ended up with a cute scarf.

A fun and funky accessory for Valentine's Day!

Both my girls are excited to wear theirs on Monday.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Organizing Fabric (Mainly Vintage Chenille)

Finally the last piece of flooring has been installed and all baseboards nailed down - my studio is complete!
Only problem is, it looks like this...

So...I'm in the process of moving stuff out, so I can move it back in.
I was able to get most of my vintage chenille bedspreads organized in the fabric room before I about sneezed to death. Whoo hoo for Benadryl!

I feel like I've barely made a dent in all this organizing - but at least it's a start!