Great American road-trip 2012

May 14, 2012 § 2 Comments

Found in a weed-lot by a car-wash in Kansas. Was razor sharp.

Mother’s Day bouquet. Precious.

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Left on the shelf- botanical prints

May 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Botanical prints are popping up all over!  These beauties were $6 each at the thrift store with a lot more in a set available. I’m sure somebody loved them!

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Pinterest project- awesome sauce!

May 11, 2012 § 4 Comments

This took me a few tries, a painted canvas hot sauce love note! I first saw this card and placed it on my pinterest “to make” board. I think it caught my eye because my husband consumes a lot of hot sauce and the Sriracha bottle is so iconic. My canvas is 8×10″ and as always I sketch very carefully to get shape and scale right. The lettering was tricky, I tried to mask my letters with painters tape, but it was so thin that the paint leaked under so I redid the letters witha toothpick. The long skinny letter are my favorite part I believe.

And now it hangs on the “I love daddy” wall.

And always the clothes

May 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

For the little one this time, all like new, shirt $1.49, shorts $1, Stride Rite shoes $1.49, and .99 kerchief. We love our bandanas, for all kinds of uses. I’m thankful for the blessings of other’s largess.

Bag addition

May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Thrifted for $3, this bag appears never used and is the fourth in my collection of the same bag in different patterns. Someday I’ll probably give them away as favors. The colors and size make them great for little girls.

Pinterest project- teepee

May 8, 2012 § 3 Comments

There are so many cute teepee’s used in nurseries and children’s rooms and featured on blogs. You can view some of them here. I used Butterick pattern B4251 found at the fabric store. I really love the 6 sided shape and large size; it is five feet high inside. Lots of children can fit in this one. I got the outdoor canvas fabric at deep discount and along with the PVC poles, the cost of this project was somewhere around $50.This tent folds up really easily and tucks into a corner, and the kids can set it up themselves. I just don’t like the pattern though and am selling this one. A plain tea colored canvas one is in the works now, I like it lots better. Though the pictures are outside, we use it only indoors.

Lace lovely

May 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

A large piece of lace, thrifted for $2. An old tablecloth perhaps? Such lace has been used so effectively for stenciling furniture lately, I did consider that. But the needs of our household run closer to imaginative play. I flipped a quarter of it back on itself, sewed a casing and gathered it on a headband. I added a comb to keep it on and viola, another girly addition to the ever expanding dress-up bin.

Apparently it is necessary for princesses to spin. A lot.

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