tutorials

Decoupaged Christmas Tree Base {Tutorial}

Here is the before picture of the small potted Christmas Tree I got at the flower market, it was $38, and I like that it has lots of different texture in the branches (there are 3-4 different kinds of evergreen in this one.) I wasn’t very fond of the orange-ish red pot with it’s sponge painted…

Sheet Music Paper Ornaments {Tutorial Tuesday}

All the pictures in this post are cell phone pictures so sorry if they aren’t the best! In order to make cost effective and thematically matching ornaments for my front door decor, I turned towards paper ornaments. I started by printing this vintage Christmas sheet music onto regular printer paper, and once it printed I cut all…

Good Vibrations! {a boys swim costume!}

I’m totally posting out of order, and out of season here – but my wall reminded me today that I never brought this home this summer, so I am posting it here now, or it will probably never happen! This is a guest post I did for Melly Sews this summer. The only excuse I…

Felt Fox Pockets

I didn’t really take pictures of the process of making Emmie’s fox coat, because I was sort of combat sewing with the machine I don’t like to sew with, and none of our stuff was here (since it was before our household goods arrived) But I did take pictures of making the fox pockets with…

Anthro Knock Off Sweatshirt

Earlier I showed y’all a picture of this Anthropologie, shawl collared sweatshirt, I decided I wanted to make one for myself, but I wanted to start with one for Emmie, since I am doing back to school clothes for her right now, and I wanted to test the pattern on her first since it would…

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…

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…