>Knock-off Ballard Designs Book Bundle

>If you got the latest Ballard Designs Catalog, I’m sure you couldn’t help but notice their book bundles. Seriously, they was at least one every few pages! I’ve seen many bloggers knock-off this design, but in case you hadn’t seen them, I thought I’d show you mine. It’s so easy, it seems silly to write … Continue reading

>Sunday Features #5

>*sigh*…it’s Sunday. Which means another school week is looming. Why do weekends always fly by…? On another note…I have some lovely features! Hannah from Young and Crafty followed a pattern (which can be verrrry frustrating) to make this beautiful shirt! I I love decorating with books, and Judy from DIY by Design shows you a … Continue reading

>Romantic Winter Vignette

>If you read ANY blog, you’re reminded ALL the time that Valentines Day is coming. I love romance, and love, BUT I really don’t like pinks, reds, and hearts. I just don’t! I wanted to make a romantic, wintry, vignette to quasi-decorate for Valentines Day. Here’s how it turned out: See that book bundle? I … Continue reading

>Gray & White flower pouf pillow

>OK, I know. Another pillow? I think it’s all of this snow outside…I just want to be snuggling inside! Plus, once my sewing machine is out and set up, I want to use it before I get to my painting projects again 🙂 I had a lot of fun with this pillow…and it didn’t frustrate … Continue reading

>Elegant Pillow

>I think there’s a theme here…we had another snow day today, and I made another pillow! 🙂 This pillow is much more “formal” than my other pillows I have been making, and I tackled a zipper this time! I was ready to throw it across the room a few times, but I think it’s very … Continue reading

>20 Below Thursday #5

> Are any of you in the northeast? If so…you’re probably affected by this big storm! It took me 1 1/4 hours to get to school (when it usually takes 25), it snowed much more than expected, so I had an early dismissal this afternoon (2 hours early), then we got a dumping of ice, … Continue reading

>An Ode to Buckley

>If I hear there’s a pet party going on …you know I have to be a part of it! I don’t have any kids…so Buckley gets all of our love and attention. This little boy steals my heart everyday: This picture was taken of us the day we got him from the shelter, in April … Continue reading

>Sunday Features #4

>Is it really Sunday already? These weekends go way too fast! We had our biggest turnout for “20 Below Thursday” this week…and that makes it so hard to just feature a few projects! You can check out ALL of the inspirational projects linked up here Jennifer from Peas and Crayons shared this amazing bathroom transformation … Continue reading

>20 Below Thursday #4

>Happy Thursday! I am so excited to see your awesome thrifty finds and projects…and tell your friends to come over too! The more people we get to the party, the more traffic you get to your site as well 🙂 Here’s the rules: You must have the button on your blog, either in your sidebar, … Continue reading

>Flowers with vintage buttons

>There’s cute flowers all over the blogs lately! I decided to try my hand at some… and I’m really happy with how they turned out! They’re so easy to make…you can definitely make some in no time! Start with a silky fabric, and follow these instructions (click on the picture to see it enlarged): All … Continue reading