Friday, February 20, 2015

Egg Wreath

For years I have been eyeballing the egg wreath at Joann’s Fabrics (Probably since college! Ha!).  Every year during Easter, it comes back out and I never end up buying it.  The traditional and Earthy look of the wreath is totally my style; however I could never bring myself to buy it.  I always felt like it was just a wee bit to much (even on sale) and by the time the Easter stuff was more than 60% off, they would be sold out.  Two years ago, I finally decided to make my own.  So glad I did!  Mine turned out a million times better and probably a little cheaper too!

As I said, I made this TWO years ago and I am just now bloggin’ about it … I am so lame!  Haha!  After I made this, when plastic Easter eggs went on sale, I stocked up … For some reason I probably have (35) 1 dz packages of eggs!!  Looks like I need to make a wreath for everyone I know! 

I purchased a simple green wreath form at Hobby Lobby.  I hot glued the plastic eggs to the wreath form.  I started adding eggs to the inside of the circle first, then skipped to the outside.  I wanted to make sure that I kept the “round” shape of the wreath, then I filled in the rest of the wreath.  The filler eggs were glued on a little less “perfect”.  (I did NOT put eggs on the back of the wreath form, only the back and the sides.)  Once all of the eggs are glued on, I spray painted the eggs, the wreath form … the whole thing.  Of course, some of the darker colored eggs take a little bit more paint than the others; so if you think about it just buy white plastic eggs (they’re usually the same price anyway.)  It’s so much easier to hot glue the eggs and THEN paint.  Do not try to paint your eggs before you hot glue them … trust me.  Once everything is painted, just shove moss in-between the eggs with a little hot glue.  I used the Spanish Moss from Dollar Tree … But I think it might have been cheaper to get the big bag at Hobby Lobby with a coupon. 

A burlap bow offers a simple finishing touch. 







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Friday, January 9, 2015

Hello Fabulous Rooms!


I worked on two really big orders last year, oh wait ... it was the year before; I am just really slacking on my blog posts! Ha! … and I know you probably can’t tell that I have a lot of time wrapped up in these orders, but if you sew, you can probably imagine the amount of time I spent on these.  Getting over 50 yards of fabric was a bit overwhelming! I wish the pictures where just a little bit better but it’s okay … you get the idea.  If i lived back in Waco I would definitely be driving to this customers house.  I've seen bits and pieces of this custom home and I am dying to see the inside of it.   

Both of these rooms are for two little girls who share a Jack-n-Jill bathroom.  The Mom wanted these rooms to coordinate but not necessarily match.  I loved getting to work with all of these fab fabrics! Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler and a few more.  I made two duvet covers, tons of pillows, four sets of curtains, and two dust ruffles- all complete with custom ruffles.  Did you see the ruffled shower curtain {HERE}? Gahhh! It was sooo stinking cute!!  The custom headboards and coronitas really complete the look.







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Thursday, January 8, 2015

L's Big Girl Bedroom

Do you remember the fabulous pink, black and white damask baby bedding that I made a few years back? {HERE}  That room was the most fabulous baby girl nursery that I have ever seen … and I just thought it couldn’t get any cuter.  Well, the little girl has grown up and moved into her big girl bed … her Mom has over the top ideas and executed the design at a very professional level.  Love working with her!

I made the pillows, dust ruffle, and the overlay that goes at the bottom of the bed.  I also made the table to the right of the bed; super simple - three legged table, Modge Podge fabric to the top, staple the “skirt” to the edge of the wooden top and then finish off with trim that is hot glued over the staples.  Most of the pillow fabrics came from Hobby Lobby, and I really like how the pillows look against the simple white coverlet.  Everything in this bedroom is absolutely adorable … the furniture, the gallery wall, the bedding … on and on … every detail is perfect.   

Stay tuned for baby girl number two …  EEEEK! So excited about that room! 









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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lady Guadalupe Pillows

I have recently become obsessed with the Virgin Mary and/or Lady Guadalupe.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am currently enrolled in RCIA classes to become Catholic.  My fiancĂ© is Catholic, and I am following suite with his denomination. 

I was browsing around Joann’s Fabric and I came across some semi decent Virgin Mary fabric … now that I have furthered my search, I don’t think there is ANY fabulous Mary fabric out there; or at least, nothing that I like … So, I improvised and cut around the actual Mary image.  I used fusible webbing and sewed scrap pieces of fabric together to make a few pillows.  I would have to say that they turned out pretty fabulous!  I gave two of them away and kept one for our house.  It fit perfectly on our vintage orange chair. 



While I was whackin’ and stackin’ on the Mary pillows, I had the idea to add a Mary to a simple tshirt that I purchased at Joann’s Fabrics.  I am always wearing these solid tshirts around the house … you just can’t beat it for about $3 each.  Sometimes I jazz em up … sometimes I don’t. 



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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dogs Everywhere!

Ever heard of the term "dog poor" ... Yeah, that would be us.  Actually, we are not poor at all; but we have so many dogs and the bills that they incur make me feel that way some days.  But we wouldn't get rid of any of them; they are truly members of our family.  We have five dogs, yes- FIVE.  Mr Z has two dogs and I have three; now we are one big dog family!  However, all five of them do not stay in the house; only the three small dogs that are under 20 pounds stay inside.  The other two stay in the "non hobby shop" -- the "non hobby shop" will be a post for another day.
Mr Z didn't have a "cute" water dish for the pooches ... Ta da! I whipped one up out of an old soda crate.  

 
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Monday, January 5, 2015

Simplest Wreath Ever

We really don't use our front door very much; therefore I wanted to get a wreath on the back door that was welcoming without being as fussy as something on the front door.  I kept mulling it over in my head and couldn't come up with anything until I spotted this simple grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby (For some reason, I hadn't seen this wreath before).  Hobby Lobby always comes to the rescue!  That's why it is my favorite store! 
Not only simple-- but cheap too! Got the wreath at 40% off and the burlap ribbon was 40% off too!  I think I made it for less than $30.  Tied on a burlap bow and BOOM! - Done! 



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Halloween Cards :: EEK

Are you ready for Halloween?!  I have my Halloween projects going on and I feel so ahead of that game, that I have decided to host a pumpkin carving party! Cute idea, right?  Nothing major, just having a few people over to carve pumpkins and eat a few snacks.
Last year I purchased the EK Success pennant punch and I just HAD to use it on my Halloween cards.  I am in love with this punch --- I want to put these little pennants on everything.  The punch was great for the cards and turned out to be the perfect size.





Last year, I didn't have a Halloween wreath .... What is wrong with me?!  However, I do have one in the works for this year.  Since I didn't have a Halloween wreath, I added a simple wooden bat and a simple sign to my existing wreath. ((I made that sign too ... Apparently, I never blogged about it?! Oops!)) 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FFA Subway Sign

I was more than happy to make this subway art for a friend of mine; considering that FFA was my life in high school.  

Scroll down to see some FFA throw back pictures! So funny! 












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