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Saturday, May 14, 2011

MARCH WINDS AND APRIL SHOWERS

I am sick to death of winter. We have had a few nice days, but have not been able to put flowers out because we still have frost at night. So, I decided to make some flowers of my own.

Miss Abby Sue has a friend sleeping over tonite and she LOVES to make things with me. So, we decided that we would make some flower pillows out of felt. I don't own a sewing machine so we decided to sew them by hand. We started out on the floor working together


and as you can see from the picture, this kept happening


so we had to move to the table. During the move, McKenna decided that it was too hard to sew and asked me to sew for her. Sigh. Abby Sue was already in her room playing, so I let McKenna go so the two of them could put on "concert" clothes and makeup


Then, to top it all off, the material I bought for the girls was actually stretchy material, not felt, so I ended up using the stuff I had bought for me. I took a pot lid and made a circle


Then I sewed for 1/2 an hour to get it looking like a pie ready to go into the oven



3 glue sticks later, and we were left with this


We then made a pink one for McKenna to take home. I think they turned out pretty cute, but they are a lot of work. I bet if I had a sewing machine, it would have taken 1/2 the time. Santa, did you hear that mention of a sewing machine??

On a side note, I jazzed up the kitchen some by changing this hardware


I don't know why they would have chosen a silver knob to go with brown cabinets. Anyways, I splurged and spent $50 on hardware. I like how it turned out


I am also slowly but surely finishing my bedroom. I painted the tops of my wooden dressers black to match my nightstands and took the wooden handles off


I took some trivets that I bought at the dollar store and painted them a bright green


I love the pop of colour they bring to my room.

Now, all I need are some door handles. I found some online that I just love


But it would cost me about $100 for all of them. I have looked and looked and that seems to be about how much I am going to have to pay. I tried to spray paint some that I had around the house, but they just don't look right. So, for now, my dressers have no knobs on them. I am going to break down and buy the green ones for myself for my birthday.

On a positive note, a woman came back for a second look at my house. She loves it, but needs to sell her house first. Fingers crossed that she sells hers soon so that she can buy mine!!!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Linky Party

Linky up with my buddies over at Homemaker on a Dime

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

HEAVY METAL LOVE

It feels like it has been forever since I have had time to do any projects. We have been having open houses every Saturday and my spare time has been spent cleaning. ARRRGGGG. We did have a woman come thru who is putting her house on the market next week. She said she hopes ours is still available because it is exactly what she is looking for. Everybody, please cross your fingers and say a prayer for us. We really, really, really want to sell this place.

Now, on to the fun stuff. I have been fighting a bug for the past few days, but today it got the best of me. I had the chills so bad this morning that I called in sick to work. I don't know about you, but when I am sick, I do not take the time to get better. I think of all the things that need to be done and I work on them. I bought this at Goodwill about a month ago for $2.04 and wasn't 100% sure what to do with it.


I have been seeing tables finished with chrome and metal paint all over the place. One of my favorites is over at

Miss Madison’s Charmed Life


that is gorgeous


I decided to try this myself. Except, I wanted to try 2 different shades of metal. So, being a lover of heavy metal music - my 6 year old has a Metallica t-shirt - I got the tunes on and the paint out. The table turned out great, but doesn't go anywhere in my house. I want it in a foyer (which I don't have), so for now it is in my bedroom, looking a little lost.


Do you like the silver and bronze together? It is kind of hard to see in the pictures, but quite striking in real life.

I want a funky black basket with some bling on it to put in the bottom. Shopping trip!!! Or maybe I will attempt one myself. Who knows??

On a side note, I spent all of 5 minutes turning a crappy old frame into a new corkboard for my boo boo


Sometimes the simplest things look so great!!!

So, are you feeling the heavy metal love yet? Going to paint something in your house silver or gold?? If you do, make sure you post so I can continue to bang my head (horrible 80s reference, sorry) Pin It