DIY

Paul’s Dresser

Wow are you all going to think the only thing I do around here is make dressers…….. I am actually starting to think the only thing I do around here is make dressers! As part of my mad dash for more storage before we head to S.Korea, I knew that I needed a new dresser…

Last Class and a Side Table!

Tonight was my last class EVER for my bachelor’s degree! Now I just have 2 exams standing between myself and graduation, can I get a WHOOT!!! WHOOT!!! I have been very naughty and sewed an Anthro-esque pseudo knock-off top for Emmie the day before yesterday, when I should have been tidying my house, but didn’t want to. I…

I Can’t Keep Up!

So we all know I am terrible at keeping up with what I do, vs posting it on the blog, right? Today was a total example of how behind I am, we sold a vanity dresser on craigslist that I refinished for Emmie’s room last summer, and I still have as of yet to post…

These Poor Fingers…… {photo of the day}

My Hands, they are both the tools of my trade, and victims of my abuse. This week I managed to get blisters, a 1/4″ splinter under the nail, stain, paint, sand my nails (not in a good way!) callouses, burns, and general aches and pains due to too much use and abuse from embroidering for…

Emmie’s Bed

Oh my goodness, this week……. I was working on a project for the sew along for Project Run and Play for last weeks theme of pattern remix, and then my sewing machine died…….. Well, it didn’t DIE die, but it started acting up and I just can’t make myself sew something badly (the lower looper…

Isaac’s Footlocker, part 2 / Tutorial Tuesday

I wanted to start off saying thanks to all the people who have followed me recently, welcome! I hope I am exciting enough to keep your interest (tell your friends!) The kids are on spring break now, and I am loving having them at home! Isaac went with Paul to work yesterday, so Emmie was…

Isaac’s Footlocker, part 1 / Tutorial Tuesday

I got Isaac a trunk at an estate sale for $10.50, which was killer considering it was an original WWII era footlocker with it’s original insert and everything. I decided that it would be amazing storage for the bottom of his bed in Korea, but there are going to be several phases to the trunk’s…

Homemade Monday!

I feel like I need to add a DON”T LOOK MOM!!!! disclaimer since my mom hates it whenever I paint wood! (Not all wood is good mom!) But really this will work out better for the house plan in Korea, the walls will be so light, that the dark would just look so stark against…

Estate Sale Frame

I’m sorry about the rubbish photos, but I decided if I didn’t document this with my iPhone (at night) it wasn’t going to happen. (Seriously the story of most of what I do, if the big camera has to come out, it goes undocumented) I don’t know why some of the pictures are centered, and some are…

Turning a Bowl Into a Lampshade

The lamp that inspired my glass shade, is this $199 one from Pottery Barn, I really love the pressed glass fluting, and the shine associated with the mercury glass look. While out estate sale-ing We found a lamp base and a bowl, and decided to see if we could Frankenstein all the pieces together to make…