Do you remember the decorative pillows I made a earlier this year? I updated them again for the fall season. I wanted to show you my idea for some pretty fall decorative pillows.
So if you remember the tale of these pillows, I started with an IKEA hack to turn two pillows into three. Next up I made some simple envelope decorative pillows for spring. Over the summer, I made some cute burlap decorative pillow covers for these same pillows.
Now that fall has rolled around, I wanted to add a cover that would add a touch of fall to the living room. I thought of doing something similar to the summer pillows by adding an applique, but I decided against it. I wanted to keep it a bit more understated for fall. Let me show you what I came up with. View full post »
I’ve got another update on the progress in my living room for you today. I’ve made some changes and I’m guessing you enjoy seeing them since so many of you have viewed them and commented in the past. I’m also hoping that maybe they give you living room ideas for your home as well.
I feel the need to first say that I am not a designer or decorator. I did think about going back to school at one point to become an interior designer, but never did. I just enjoy making my home pretty and I enjoy changing things up. My living room, well really my whole house, needs a big freshen up and to be updated to what I think of as a more modern style. We already took down the chair rail, painted the moldings, painted the fireplace, and painted the walls. Huge improvements!
If you have read other posts about my living room, then you may notice that I’ve changed up the entertainment center. Let me show you where it all began and the great progress I’ve made so far. View full post »
Have you started looking for gift ideas for this holiday season yet? I’m not quite there, in fact this is a gift that was supposed to be given last holiday season. Anywho…personalized gifts are some of my favorite things to give to friends and family. I’ve got a tutorial to make gorgeous wine glasses for you today. They would make a fantastic personalized gift any time of the year.
My good friend had the audacity to move away…a few years ago. I still haven’t recovered. She has moved a few times since and we are now only about 45 minutes to an hour apart, but we still hardly ever see each other. First, I started working and got busy. Then she started working and got busy. Now with both of us busy it has been WAY too long since we have managed to see each other.
She gave me the best gift for my birthday last year. It was a HUGE wine glass that she blinged out with “Big Joe” on it. If you have ever seen Cougar Town, you will know all about “Big Joe.”
I wanted to reciprocate with something fun. I found this fantastic Friday Night Wine Glass at World Market. It isn’t nearly as big as “Big Joe,” but I think it will work. This gift was intended for last Christmas, but I never got it made and we haven’t seen each other so I didn’t rush to get it made. This year has slipped by and I thought for sure I would get it done for her birthday. Nope. Gosh, don’t I sound like a great friend. Anyway, I finally got her gift made and I am getting it in the mail…since we don’t have plans or time to see each other for a while longer. I guess it will be her Christmas squared and birthday gift. I better add a bottle of wine or a great gift card for some wine to this gift if I’m covering that many celebrations!
Anyway, I bet you would love to know how to make your own personalize wine glasses. So how about if I stop rambling and give you the tutorial? Sounds good! Let’s do it! View full post »
Hey, hey, hey! I haven’t made any American Girl Doll Clothes in a long time. Had you noticed? Today, the drought is over! I made new Girl Scout Uniforms for my girls dolls. I’ve got all the cute details for you, should you have a Girl Scout and American Girl Doll fans in your house.
I hadn’t made much for our dolls because they have so much stuff. I felt like it was best to stop making things and not clutter up the house more. Both of my girls had leveled up in Girl Scouts. Snowflake moved up to Cadettes last year and Pumpkin just moved up to Brownies.
I had making a new Cadette uniform on my list for a year now, so since I now needed two uniforms, it was time. I’ve got the free pattern for you along with my ideas for the patches and badges. View full post »
Are you ready for fall? I’m slowly getting there. It seems like I have a hard time every year getting into fall, but I love fall. Once I get into the mood, it is one of my favorite seasons. It certainly is a fun season to decorate for and a yummy season, too! To help get me (and you) in the mode and get ready for fall, I’ve put together 20+ great must try fall ideas. Enjoy!