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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I was Featured...

I get so excited about features.  I thought my knife block was being featured over at A Creative Princess.  When I pulled up the website however, I found that my whole website was featured.  Terri had pulled out some of my favorite projects and featured them on her blog.  Please go visit her over at a:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dress everything up

Everyone knows about my initial addiction.  All you have to do is glance through my blog and find that Cs are everywhere in my house.  So when I saw a monogrammed knife block on Pinterest, I was hooked.  I started by removing the KitchenAid emblem from the front of the block.  I sanded the entire block and wiped it clean.  Next, the knife block received several coats of black spray paint.  To prevent spray paint from entering the knife slots, I placed post its in the slots.  After letting it dry, I sanded the edges.  Lastly I traced and painted a C on the front on the knife block.  Now I have another C in the house (I am closing in on 60 Cs).

Have a sweet day!!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Are you OCD organized?

Are you accused of being too organized.  My husband, mom, brother, etc. love to tease about my need for organization.  Well the organization craze has made its way to my fridge.  One day I sat down and typed every thing that I could cook without looking at a recipe card.  I printed out the document and added it to a painted Dollar Store picture frame.

I placed some magnets, from my supply trunk, on the back with hot glue.  I placed it on the fridge.

This makes grocery shopping a lot easier.  I give Kevin the menu planning pad and ask him to write a menu for the next 2 weeks.  I then make my grocery list based on his menu.  He gets involved, so no complaining about nightly dinners.

Have a sweet day!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tank Top Tote

I regularly check my CraftGawker app on my iPad2.  I found a project last week that I could complete with no additional supplies.  I started with an Old Navy tank top that I no longer wear.

I first took the tank top and turned it inside out and layed it so that the side seams were lined up in the middle of the top.  The straps then make 2 perfect handles.  I cut off a bottom portion of the top (save it for later).  Next I used a zig-zag stitch to close the bottom of the top.  I turned it right side out and had a tote bag.

I used the excess fabric to make 2 small flowers and some extra ribbon to add a little something to the tote.

The tote bag would be perfect for a day at the beach or lake or filled with activities for a road trip or an over night stay with friends.  Don't worry if it gets stained or dirty, just throw it into the wash.

Have a sweet day!!

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A feature and a half

I was a featured Diva last week over at La Dee Da Creations.  She featured my glittered candle.  Check her out here.  Yesterday she posted about some decorated candles for the 4th of July.  She again posted about my about my glitter candles.  Thanks for the space on your blog.  Check out La Dee Da.

Have a sweet day!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Beautiful

Everybody needs a patriotic wreath.  As always, I saw one made on another blog and can't remember the blog name. 

  -clothespins (about 100)
  -hot glue gun
  -any decorating accessories

Trace a circle onto your cardboard, I used a large mixing bowl as my template.  Then cut out your cicrle.  I used the next size down mixing bowl to trace another circle.  This created a cardboard "halo" piece.  Next begin the glue your clothespins onto the carboard.

After completing the entire circle, I gave the clothespins a clear coat.  I wanted a bit of shine.  I then added some red, white, and blue flowers to the bottom portion.  And finally I hung the wreath with a red and white gingham ribbon.

I think the wreath would be nice for any spring/summer holiday. You could add Easter eggs, fabric flowers, back to school accessories, etc.

Have a sweet day!


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