Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yes Please!!

A SUPER talented sister in my ward is offering a free pattern! Cassi owns her own business, called Polka Dot Posh. I actually started following her blog a while back before I even knew she was in my ward, CRAZY! I love everything she does! Check out her awesome website and etsy shop!

NEW! PDF CROCHET PATTERN- Wooly Newsboy Beanie- 0 to 4T

I have a new crochet pattern available! This beanie was my number one seller last winter and now you can make one too! With easy to follow step-by-step instructions it makes it a perfect project for beginners! Make it as a gift of to keep your little one warm and toasty this winter.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Antique Chair



this project cost me a whopping $0! 

The chair I got for free at a Garage Sale that my sister and I had. She found it in her backyard and told me I could have it. (Which I really, really wanted!) She put a "free" sticker on it at the sale (which I didn't know about!) But to my luck it was still there when we were done!  Thank goodness! 

I looked for a while for the right fabric but couldn't find anything until I went to a swap with my sister and found a white lace table cloth. It was perfect! I used yellow fabric I already had to go under it and replaced the batting and gave it a new paint job! I love it! I had it in my house for about a week before I decided to sell it. I only made $5 but it sold within 2 days it was just a fun little project to keep me busy.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


This is actually a double feature. My very good friend gave me this necklace when I was helping her back-up her home. (She used to live 4 doors down.. but now likes 45 minutes away. ;( tear*) Anyways.. Bou was playing with this necklace and she said we could ahve it because she was planning on giving it away anyways. 
So basically it's a score! My hubby's brother is getting married next week and her colors are green, white and black so this necklace is perfect! It just needed a little more glam. So with some green nail polish it went from this:

To This!

don't you just love it! I sure do! Thanks for the necklace Elise!

This is the second feature, I made this jewelry holder from some cupboard doors that we're on a dresser that was my grandmother. (That dresser is still in our room, it is just a vanity now!) I love it! Can you tell that I love pearls also?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Book Wreath

1 stryofoam wreath

2,848 folds + 356 sewing pins

 = One Beautiful Book Wreath

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Its a Girl! & 2 Boys!

My Cousin is having triplets! As soon as I found out I got started making her babies some booties and on Saturday my mom threw her a shower.

The buckets are baby formula cans with paper mod-poded on. I LOVE how they turned out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shell Wreath

My sister Jenny found 2 wicker wreaths at a Garage Sale for 25 cents and wanted to make a wreath out of them. Our Grandma had given her some shells and we both made one! I love the way mine turned out, Jenny is so sweet to always share her crafts with me! Her wreath is similar but with much bigger shells. If only I had a picture of hers too! I love them1

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Like New

I got this swing for my birthday a few years ago and have already made a new cover for it once. I won't even tell you how much that one cost, because it is just too embarrassing, I can't even believe I spent that much. 

But as you can tell the paint is fading and not looking so good.  It was time to update it. So I used some left-over paint from a fench that me and Logan did. Bought some sheets from Goodwill and ..

Ta-Da! Isn't she b-e-a-utiful!? I love her! She is so bright and spring-y. I got two different sheets and together I spent about $3.

Totally worth it! My swing looks brand-new! And I love it!

I made my baby this dress out of an old Bedskirt from Pottery barn. It cost me about $1. Isn't it the cutest thing you have ever seen?!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Button Bouquet

This may be my all time favorite craft. I ADORE my button bouquet. The only thing I purchased was the wire to hold the buttons together, which was $2.50 for 3 yards at Michael's.. then I found the exact same stuff after I already purchased it for $2.00 for 6 yards at Wal-mart! Dang, what was I thinking!

My sister gave me all the old buttons because she already had like a million. Ahhh don't you just adore it!? (PS. don't you love my clock wall?! I will post about that later)

Monday, May 17, 2010


was: $8 Goodwill Table.

now: Baby's tea set table.

I found this small table at Goodwill for $10, and of course I had a coupon so it was only $8. Who even knows what this was used for, its to short to be an end table, side table, coffee table or nightstand. No idea. But I love it! Its just right for Baby. I actually really loved the color that it was, but it didn't match Baby's room and the stain was heavy and pealing, so it had to go. I sanded it down to the wood, and I am really glad that I did, because it had 3 different coats of stain! This thing is solid wood and very heavy. Isn't she just a beauty!? Baby that is! 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Shoes

I made these blue ones first and I really love the way they turned out.

But my second pair I like even better! The yarn was a little thiner and I think it looks way better! Now only if I had a little baby to put them on..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pin Cushion

I actually saw this on another blog and just knew I had to make it. 
You can find it here.
I choose to use a small frame (99 cents) and an old outdated pillow (99 cents!)

Spray painted him white and cut out a part of the flowers and used the insides from the pillow.

and ta-da! I LOVE it!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lamp Shade

I might just be my most favorite thing in my whole home. I love this lamp. The lamp was given to me by my husbands Grandmother (his Grandfather has a matching one! How special!) All the fabric was scrap fabric from my sister. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I re-painted all the brass parts, silver and gave it a good cleaning. What did it cost me? Not a thing!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

High Chair Seat Cover

I found this Highchair at Goodwill and it was marked 29.99 except that the 9 was smeared so it was hard to tell what it said. I asked a worker and they said it was 29. I thought that, that was too much to spend (even though it was an Eddie Beauer one from Target that retails for around $200) I had also been looking for a wooden one for a while but passed it up because it had Dog bites all over the bottom and was $30. I came home and told the Mr. about it, the good man that he is encouraged me to go back and buy it. This time a different worker told me that it was $25 (score!) plus I had a 20% off so I only paid $20 for it. Whoo Hoo!!! I made a new cover for it, that only cost $2.00, sanded and stained the whole thing. I love it!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hair Bow's

I did not made all of these, but I did make a good portion of them. I did not spend any money on any of the bows (the ones that I made) they were all from scrap fabric. The rest that I did not made were either trades or gifts. I love them all! The frame I got from Goodwill for $5, it had a picture of a baby tiger.. random! But easily re-purposed!

My Sister Jenny Crafting with me.

Easter Wreath

Thanks Chantal, for yet again an adorable craft! I love my Easter Wreath that only cost me $2.00!

Here is Chantal's. I love how hers is bigger and has more eggs.
Check out her blog!

Love Letters

Every couple needs Love letters, and well, the Mr. and I did not have any. 

This Love Letters will do just fine though. They were made from some wood that I already had and the fabric was brought from Goodwill on 50% day for $2.00

Oh how I Love these Love Letters.

Children's Chair

My sister's Father-in-Law owned his own construstion company and on ocassion they would demolation things. He always kept the usable things, and me and my sister, Chantal and Jenny benifited from these ones. Her mother-in-law is a super Genius and someone I wish to be just like. She can do just about anything.

She drew the blueprints for these ADORABLE chairs and taught us how to do everything.. every step of the way! The only thing that I had to purchase was the fabric, which for 2 chairs costs me $18.23. 

I adore it! One is in the nursery and the other is in our Family Room. The baby loves them too!

These are Chantal's.

and theses are Jennys.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Doll House Bookcase

The Mr. and I made this for our Daughter as a copycat dollhouse bookcase
 from Pottery Barn that you can get for $300. 

We spent less than $20.

We used an old bookcase that had been our shed for a while collecting dust. It was originally from Wal-Mart, the kind you put together yourself and made from partical board and has the look-a-like wood ironed on. It costs around $20. We used L brackets to attach the roof, we just had to bend them a little. This projects took a couple of days but was well worth it! I LOVE the way it turned out!

Display Bear

This bear was made out of an old favorite skirt. I found the pattern online for free and bought the stuffing at a Garage Sale from some ugly old pillows- it cost me 25 cents!

I loved this skirt when I fit into it, but that was 6 years and a baby ago, it has just been sitting in my closet hoping that someday I would fit into it again. I figured it was time to give it up and give it to Goodwill for someone else to enjoy. The next few days I was so sad that I had given it away and even considered going back to Goodwill to buy it so I could made something out of it. Call me crazy! Well, imagine my surprise when I found it in my closet the next day! I was so excited and got to it right away to made our little girl a bear. Now my skirt will be loved for many more years! Whoo Hoo!

Butterfly Chandelier

A Copycat from Pottery Barn (Theirs costs $85)
Mine costed.. 75 cents!

I used an oil shield for cooking that I got at The Salvation Army on 50% day for only 75 cents, painted it white and added the butterflies with sewing thread. I already had card stock paper and the butterfly punch, it took me a few hours from start to finish.