Thursday, June 24, 2010

I've been on a decorating binge.

It started with cute new curtain panels for the family room from World Market, and has snowballed into new drapes for 4 other rooms! How does that work? I found some awesome decorator fabric on clearance at Wal Mart for $4.98 a yard and I couldn't pass it up. It's the perfect red and I love the pattern. I stitched up these simple panels in about an hour. Didn't even use an iron. Don't tell my grandmother.

New curtain panels are an easy way to freshen your decor. I love looking for deals on yardage of fabric for panels, sometimes I don't even sew. Fold and clip, or swag and hot glue? I've done it! About 3 yards per panel is what I figure considering my rod heights, that also gives me extra yardage to puddle on the floor so I don't have to hem.
WM can be a great resource for fabric. Unfortunately I think most stores are getting rid of their fabric section. So keep you eyes open for some great deals right now. (Don't go walking through WalMart with your eyes closed like you usually do.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Altered Frame

Saturday my scrapbook group had an "Altered Frames and Fondue" night, we all worked on frames and dipped stuff into chocolate and cheese. It was awesome! All 9 girls made wonderful artistic frames. I wish I could show you them all, every last one was truly amazing. I did have to endure a little ribbing that night for having a mini bird nest and tiny eggs in my scrapbook tote, but what can I say. Hehe!

Here are a few pictures of my finished frame. I used K and Company and 7 gypsies paper, Tim Holtz tattered flower die and some other little odds and ends. I'm planning on adding some Altered Frames to my Etsy shop soon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Book Thong Swap

Started working on my book thongs today for the 2Peas swap I am hosting this month. These are so much fun and so easy to make. It's a great craft for using left overs from other projects and easy enough for kids! You just need ribbon, ribbon end crimps, assorted beads, buttons, charms, jump rings, wire and your basic jewelry tool kit.
Happy summer reading!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Mystery Challenge!

Saturday night one of the girls in my Meeet Up Scrapbook group handed me a wonderful little goodie bag full of oddities for a Mystery Challenge. We were to come up with a project featuring some of the items in the bag. I knew the project would have to be grunge/Tim Holtz inspired when I pulled out the first red wire with silver connectors. Here is the finished project.