Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sew Proud

I recently bought myself a Kindle {thanks to my cheer coaching money} and really wanted a cute little case/cover for it...I looked at the stores and didn't see anything that really grabbed my attention {read ugly!!!} so I turned to google and after searching for a little while I came across a tutorial by Aimee @ Home Spun Threads for a DIY Planner Cover...I loved how cute her cover/case was and knew I WOULD be teaching myself to sew... I have not sewn a thing since my junior year of high school {a massive pair of patriotic boxers with Joe Boxer like elastic... FAIL!} I was determined this go around would be different!!!!

Here is my finished cover...I know it's not perfect, but I ADORE how it turned out and plan on making a couple more for a few friends:)




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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ballard Inspiration



I L.O.V.E. getting my Ballard catalog in the mail...It is filled with so many beautiful things and causes such a strong urge to create within me!!! Last night I was looking through the April catalog and this little guy caught my eye...It is so darling! I love the neutral tones and I immediately remembered the little night light I scavengedfound in Mom's garage sale pile...


So this is what I started with..............



And this is my simple ballard inspired after::::





I really like how it turned out...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Wow!!! Made My Day!




I was very excited tonight as I logged on to my blog and saw a comment from Clydia at ThreeMangoSeeds... She awarded me the stylish blogger award!!!! This is my first award:)

So thank you bunches Clydia!!!!

Now to fulfill the two requirements and pay it forward:)

1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you.

2. Share 7 things about myself.

1. I love reading...Nicholas Sparks is my favorite!

2.I knew I would marry my husband {truly} the first time I saw him..

3. I think I would make a fantastic American Picker {except for the next fact}

4. I'm crazy scared of spiders!

5. I am determined to be a sewer by the end of 2011

6. I could eat chips, queso, and salsa every day!!!

7. I love watching my son play baseball and my daughter play basketball...I am a big sports fan! And very competitive....

Now, I am supposed to award 5 to 15 other blogs that I Love/Follow...

{In no particular order}

5. Jami, Kelli, Julie@ Creative Juices

I could go on and on...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!



I got to use ONE of my Christmas presents today!!!! I am uber excited about it too!!! Mr. Luckee and I broke out the miter saw and cut some crown molding to get rid of one of our U-G-L-E-E builder's grade mirrors....eeeeeeeee!!!! I am so giddy about it...I will post pics soon!!!


Have a happy week friends:)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Knock Off Decor equals LOVE

Have you been here yet????



My PBT lamp was featured at the beginning of January...but that was in the midst of my crazy National Board journey and I didn't get to blog about it:(


So if you haven't visited this blog...YOU must!!! Great knock offs...loaded with inspiration and ideas:)


Happy Weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crafting AGAIN!!! Woot Woot!!!

My national board portfolio is in the mail, and all is well with the world in my world...just ask the hubs ;)

I created this little door hanging over Christmas break but haven't had a chance to share it yet!

It was so easy...I SWEAR I took pics of the first couple of steps, but I cannot find them anywhere...I took a $3.00 Wal*Mart frame that I had broke the glass out of...hot glued some polyfill to the back piece of the frame, covered it with burlap...pulling it tight as I hot glued it...then I used black acrylic paint on some rubber stamps to stamp the word home and the cute little heart. I sanded the frame a little, and hot glued the little flower I had in my scrapbooking stash to the corner...then I twisted some wire to the brackets on the back of the frame...I.BIG.FAT.RED.PUFFY. HEART this on my front door!



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