Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

February 14, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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Happy Valentine's Day!  I have been having so much fun making Valentine's Day cards for my friends and family. Here are a few of the Valentine's Day Cards I made this year: After scanning the vintage early readers for cute images, I used my sewing machine to sew the images onto cardstock that I had previously folded and scored using my bone folder. Next I glued patterned paper to the inside of the Valentine using rubber cement to cover the exposed string and make the Valentine look more neat and clean. For this Valentine, I printed off  a Niagara Falls WPA poster image...

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Before & After: Jewelry Organizer

February 2, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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Last night I decided to make a jewelry organizer for my bathroom, since I have a habit of getting knots in my necklaces and misplacing my pretty pins.   I found this old picture frame in my craft room.  It was missing the glass and I have been holding on to it for just such an occasion.

First, I wrapped a piece of cardboard in pretty tissue paper.  Next I added ribbon and Chantilly lace and  secured everything on the back with duct tape.

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DIY Stationary

January 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past Christmas, I made stationary sets for some of my friends and family.  I hand stamped notecards then added pretty vintage postage stamps, upcycled floppy disc labels, thrifted vintage greeting cards and lots of random stickers.

I put their stationary in hand painted boxes which the exception of my friends Dawn and Nikki.  I put Nikki's stationary in a cigar box and I put Dawn's stationary in a vintage...

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Tiny Stuffed Owl

January 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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This weekend I decided to attempt to make a tiny toy owl.   I was inspired by a postcard that I received from Dawn from Skunkboy Creatures.   Katie at Skunkboy Creatures is so creative and makes the cutest stuffed animals.

I think my first attempt turned out okay.   I am not sure what I will do with it now but my dog June sure likes it and thinks I made it for...

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DIY Tiny Baby Pillow

January 11, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Right before Christmas, my very pregnant friend Jillian had another baby shower but this time it was here in Starkville.   Although I had already given her a gift, I didn't want to show up empty handed.  So I decided to make this quick and easy tiny baby pillow using thrift store fabric and one of Ben's old t-shirts.  Both the t-shirt and the fabric were super soft, which I think should be perfect for their new little baby.

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DIY Winter Wreath

January 5, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This holiday season I decided to make fun DIY decorations for my house.   I made this green and silver winter wreath using this tutorial from Design*Sponge.  Mine doesn't look a lot like their wreath, but I am happy with it.  I love the way this wreath looks on my front door and it was not hard to make but be advised that it takes longer to make than one would...

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Christmas Crafting

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I have been so busy trying to finish making Christmas presents and finish decorating my house this week.  My craft room has seen better days, but who cares?  It is Christmas after all.   I will be sharing some of the things I have been working on soon.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday...

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DIY Gift Ideas: Decoupage Coasters

December 3, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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Christmas is in 22 days, so I have decided to get started making gifts.  Of course I can't tell you who will receive this lovely present but I can share with you guys how to make these easy DIY Decoupage coasters (Thanks for the idea Nikki). Supplies Needed: 4" x 4" tiles (I used 10 tiles to make 2 sets of 5) Paper Mod Podge Bone Folder (Optional but it is helpful to smooth out any bubbles under the images) 1 roll of 1/16" thick cork (Available at craft stores and most hardware stores) Spray Adhesive sheet music, vintage images, scrapbook paper or wallpaper Minwax Polycrylic Protective...

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My Little Notebook

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I am pretty in love with the new little notebook I made for myself.  I used WPA poster images for the front and back covers.  I filled it with all kinds of fun paper, pretty tarot cards, guest checks for grocery lists, some images from a calendar Ben bought me and a couple of vintage National Audubon Society bird cards.

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DIY Bridal Brunch Decorations

November 11, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Nikki and I were in charge of the decorations for my friend Katie's Bridal Brunch on the day of her wedding.  I am proud to report that both the bridal brunch and the wedding were beautiful and so much fun. Here are a couple of our DIY Bridal Brunch Projects: 1.  Candy Bar Wrappers These little candy bars are Hershey's Nuggets in milk chocolate.   I used  Martha Stewart's Miniature Love Candy Bar template for the K and...

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