Monday, June 27, 2011

The Clothes Keeper

This week/weekend was a pulling things together kinda time. I finished up some projects and tried to put things away just so I felt more together and I didn't feel like I was lying when I was asked for the 500th time, is the baby's room ready? I think I am about ready to truthfully say yes! I finished up the dresser this week. Which proved to be more difficult than anticipated. It seems that this 500 year old monster (not really...but still super old) did not want to follow the normal drawer pull rules. According to Home Depot there are 8 standard drawer pull widths. This guy's width was partway between the biggest 2 sizes. (I do feel for it is rough being between sizes...) So I ended up having to use knobs on the entire things. Which is fine with me, I had kinda wanted to do that anyways...

So for the big reveal...

Compared to....
Not too shabby! And here is the finished (for the most part...I need to organize that bookcase a little bit...) product for the far wall of the room. (you can see a little of one of my next projects in the mirror, but I will have to go into that one later because I am at a point where I need to run to joann's to get some more upholstery tacks...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thong Stories from the Past and Present- a continuation

Once upon a time I was an incoming freshman student heading off to college. This is one of those stories that cracks me up... and is a bit embarrassing, but I'll share anyway. It is also one of those stories that I sometimes use to remind myself when I have questions from incoming students that I have to remind myself "No question is a stupid question".... because well, let's be honest. Sometimes they are. However; I will also state that I never called and ask one of the admissions counselors, housing people, or academic advisers this question. So there. I still didn't ask a stupid question.

Circles and Drawers!

Hey guys, back for another installment of my crafting summer! I took a break this weekend (from was a super busy end of the week/weekend) but I started up again with some fire yesterday! I finished my quilt! It actually ended up being easier than i had anticipated and should not have been this long drawn out process since February when I began with the first step. I just got too ADD for it all and took over lots of projects in between steps. But I did it!

I'm awful

Oh guys, I stink at this. It's not that I'm not crafting, it's that I often forget to take pictures throughout, or, if I remember, I'm TERRIBLE about uploading them onto my computer. I'm going to make this happen though!

Projects to come:

Christmas decor (yikes....)
OAMC - my new favorite thing
An apron for my friend's bridal shower
Progress on my craft room.

I think that's it. There will be a post up before I'm allowed to sleep tonight!

Sorry I've been so MIA....but I'm enjoying all of your projects!

Monday, June 20, 2011

How I MacGyvered My Thong: A Surprise Craft Project

It started out a pretty normal afternoon. I had just left the dentist and was heading back to my car, thinking about my newly cleaned teeth and the fact that I was going to head out to Joann's. I decided I needed a new project, and figured I would wander around until I found something, once I got there. So as I said, I was walking when suddenly something didn't feel right. I tried to figure out what it was, when suddenly it became apparent. The little string part- the area that probably has the most tension had been ripped.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mamma Mia: The Guests Get Crafty Too!

I have another baby shower recap for you today! After this, we will have one more and a giveaway. SO.... make sure to stop by.

When planning for the baby shower, Allison had requested we make onesies, much like in Offbeat Mama. So Allison & I searched for good deals and onesies (Allison rocked  at this!) and the gathering of supplies began! People really got into it... more than I thought they might, so I was happy. Here I am working on my onesie:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Busy Bee

Hey guys, Blog Hog here... When it rains it pours with my crafting. Maybe it's nesting already kicking in...but really guys, that is just how I am. I get super motivated and wanna get it all done NOW. And I am feeling a little time crunch as well I suppose.

Let's look at my list...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dotty Spotty Glider...Part One: The Footstool

So I finally found the material I bought for the glider! Yay!! So I figured the footstool would be the easiest part to begin with... When I saw that it involved no sewing I was slightly scared, though I really don't know how I could have thought that it would need sewing. Basically all it takes is cutting a big rectangle and then sticking it on. It was stapled, but this crafty girl does not not own a staple gun. Weird. So I decided to play with upholstery tacks. So I bought some cute white circle ones to go with the fabric. And then went to work!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quick Little Project While I Felt Motivated...

So I was a crafting machine last weekend. I decided that we needed to have a better system for our incoming mail. Ok, any system would be better than the drop it on the table and let it pile up. But when I was researching baby projects I wanted to work on (which by the way has grown from my last list...) I saw some tutorials for different organizers for the nursery, living room, recipes...and I thought, hey I can do that. Of course I chose to go without a pattern and just use whatever I had....and so I don't really have measurements for anything. I made the width of the pockets enough to fit a few card sized envelopes and just went with it. And then I had a smaller piece of fabric I used to make a little spot for coupons...

So I didn't really take any pictures of the process...but I layered the fabric and then folded the fabric from the back around to make a binding for the front. I also created a loop that I used to hand up on our key holder. (Look familiar?)
And here it is with our collection of mail from the was not too out of control because we just cleaned... (It is organized with Matt's mail, My mail, Bills to be paid, and case you were curious...)

Friday, June 3, 2011

pay no attention to the stuff behind the curtain...adventures in manly crib skirt making

Oh hey guys...2 posts in one week? I am cruising! Well we just got back from vacation this afternoon and I needed to do some crafting, so away I went! While we were gone I went to a Joann Fabrics...who just happened to be having a grand reopening...and handing out 50% and 40% off coupons. How could I resist? I am a sucker for a coupon... So I ended up finding this adorable fabric that worked with my primary colors theme I am going to incorporate into the baby's room. And it would be the perfect crib skirt to hide all of the stuff I am storing under there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I heart this.

Another break in baby shower posting. Remember in my previous put post I told you my mom is a wedding cake decorator? Well I found this post today.

Go check it out. I will wait. I'm patient. Alright.... I'm not that patient. :-)

I would have loved this as a child. I could have been "decorating" my own cakes a well.

Things like this make me want to pop out babies to spoil. Good thing Allison will be doing some pushing soon enough so I have a baby to spoil. I just need to become more boy focussed in my finds.