Monday, January 31, 2011

It has been awhile since I have posted. As always I am always working on projects. Lots of them! If I am not working on personal projects I am working for a lady that has me produce items. On an average week i will make 3-4 full nursery sets, including: Skirts, bumpers, diaper stacker, diaper bag, and pillows. Normally I have a few orders for custom art work, and mobiles to match the rooms. Anyways, I will show you some of the stuff I have been working on. I will start with the newest and work my way back words...

These were a product of necessity. I hate maternity pants! Well I cut up some old pants and an old tank top. A few minutes with a sewing machine, and ta-da! Comfortable maternity pants!

This was just some old fabric cut into squares . Then I hot glued the heck out of them!

Same principle I cut out a heart with the jigsaw, and hotglued fabric squares. Then I put it on top of a DI frame for $2!

This is the inside of the heart from the wreath.... My front entry table needed a festive decoration.

While Wyatt is young I need to take advantage of the fact that he has no choice in wearing ridiculous costumes. So for christmas I whipped up this little number. Love it!

Well, we were really excited to be hosting Christmas this year. We didn't have nearly enough beds though. So I decided, heck Wy will need a bigger bed someday. So I hit the Home Depot, came home with $50.00 in lumber and built this bed. All it needed was a few coats of paint and we were good to go! I ended up using the rest of the paint on my vanity!

Before: Found an old desk at D.I. for $15! It had potential so I snagged it.

After: A lot of sanding and a little paint. Turn a desk into a vanity. I just took and old mirror and painted it.

This was Wyatt's costume for Halloween. I loved the way it turned out, he was my little prince charming.

I was feeling ambitious and took on a few costumes this Halloween. I wish I had taken pictures of all of them. This was the Mad Hatters Hat, and featured below was Alice's dress. We also had a King of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, as well as one of the playing cards!

Here are some of the Fall decorations I put together this year . I hit the D.I. and grabbed a whole assortment of vases. After cleaning them up I wrapped a cool textured linen and wrapped them with twine. I love the look, then I just added fall foliage! Super cheap!

This was an old D.I. frame, a grapevine wreath for $4.00, and leftover fall leaves from decorations!

My friend Melissa was over one afternoon, and she is an amazing stylist, as she was lowlighting my hair, I kept staring at the bare looking entry way. We discussed it, and she thought an entry way table would be cute. From there I had a vision! I went to Home Depot left with $19.00 in lumber and threw this beauty together! I used stain I got from Ikea from a previous project!

With the leftover wood from the entry table, I made a shelf for the bathroom, and used the extra molding to make a frame for the mirror! Love it!

This is an overview of my family room. It has been finished for a while but I love it. I always incorporate the festive decorations on the shelfs . It is an easy way to incorporate the different seasons. Oh and there are NOT windows behind those curtains. It was just a huge empty spot and I didn't have a ton of money for huge art pieces. So I found fabric I loved and suspended the panels between curtain rods on the top as well as the bottom.

This is an after thought to Wyatt's room. I loved the way his room had turned out but it seemed empty to me ... So I came up with this fun fort from the leftover fabric from his room. Just some PVC pipe for the frame and we were good to go!

This was a fun project, when we moved to our new place, we found out my younger brother Luke would be moving in with us! We had 3 days to turn and unfinshed basement, into a habitable living space. I found a carpet remnant for $50, and we took curtains and sewed rod pockets on either end of LOTS of sheets. It created a cool look, and covered the concrete and 2x4"s. After that I hung some lanterns from the ceiling that I got from IKEA for $1 a piece! For the headboard I bought a piece of "As Is" boards from IKEA for $2.99! I mounted it to 2x4"s and TA-DA headboard! I wish I had before shots, because it was BAD!

Monday, January 24, 2011

That is a risky guess.

Well today I was out running errands and a lady approached me and asked " When are you due ? ". I figured if I look pregnant enough, that someone would feel confident enough to ask, (Granted, some people are just stupid) I am far enough in to announce it! I am about 11 weeks in, and looking about 18 weeks! It looks like are two kiddos will be almost exactly two years apart. We are thrilled about it!

Told ya.