Thursday, August 30, 2012

Owl Fall Wreath

Spur of the Moment idea - straw wreath covered in burlap ribbon - raffia pieces cut and tied around the wreath and hot glued the sunflowers and felt owl pieces to complete it.
(everything from Hobby Lobby while fall items on sale for 40% off- total cost - $10.)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simple Simple Vase for the Office

I decided I am going to try to keep fresh flowers on my desk at work as often as I can this school year - so here is the pretty little vase I made last night. You know how I love Starbucks Frappuchino bottle!
I just spray painted a tall one white - added a black and white ribbon that matches the decor in my office - (I have this ribbon around my bulletin board) added a string of stick on beads and a gold letter G.
I will cut some of my roses before I leave for work this morning but for now I added a couple of stalks of bamboo to show it off.

These are the roses I have blooming right now in my flower beds. I cut these last week and they lasted all week.

Monday, August 20, 2012

From Dress to Skirt in 0.5

I have several dresses that I can no longer wear due to just a wee bit of weight gain (basically at the top) :-(
I decided to just make skirts out of them. Here is one I finished tonight - I also had enough to make a necklace scarf to match.
I love the fabric print - but it had a bodice that just screamed "look at me" and I had to wear something under it PLUS a shrug and I still felt subconcious in it. I love Maxi skirts just as much as dresses so this is a winner now!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Drop Leaf Table Redo

I have been looking for a drop leaf table ever since I sold my Parsons Bench and today I finally found one at the local Antique Craft Mall. Can you believe it is even painted the color I already had in mind to match my sewing/craft room? They had an asking price of $125 but I was adament that I wouldn't pay more than $75 and I walked out the door with it!

Now with a fresh coat of paint - it is PERFECT!
I love it!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Our Vows

These are our vows word for word - that I typed up and framed and gave to my husband on one of our anniversaries. It is hard to believe we just celebrated our 13th anniversary. We have this hanging up in our bedroom.

 Our engagement picture
Our wedding

My crazy man

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jumbo Paperclips Redo

I had these 2 jumbo paperclips that have been in my work desk drawer forever. The country apple and strawberry look just aren't my style - so I just never really used them. Someone must have given them to me.
I trimmed around them until they were just small plastic circles so I would still have something to glue on to. The first one actually has a piece that is supposed to be used on a headband. My office is black and white theme - so I really like this one. The 2nd one is just a 3D scrapbook sticker. I am going to put it in whatever book I happen to be reading at home. (which is on rare occasion since I mostly read from my Nook Color. I just used hot glue to put them on.

Simple - but now they are something that I will actually use.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Denim Bible Cover - good as new!

We went to a few garage sales this weekend and one of the things I found was a very battered NIV Study Bible for 50 cents. It was a little sad to see someone selling a bible at a garage sale - but I saw it as a little challenge to make it nice again and put it to use. The inside was fine - thankfully!

A little scrap fabric and a hot glue gun and it is good as new. 
Denim, Cotton, burlap, metal cross -and a monogram G ribbon for bookmark. I sewed the pocket to the denim - other than that - everything is hot glued. 

♥My mission now is to find other unwanted bibles so they can be revamped like this one and given to people who might benefit from them. ♥

This one I plan to keep for Wednesday night bible study so I added my initials with iron on letters.

Marvelous Monday - Link Up

I am happy to be co-hosting with Julie at Jam's Corner - as well as with a couple of other fab bloggers. I hope you will join in - take a few moments and check out some of the projects that have been going on this week. 
                xoxox Pamela xxoxo

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hand Painted Tee Shirt

My friend's granddaughter turns 3 years old this month and I wanted to paint her a tee shirt with a scripture on it. Philippians 4:13 happens to be my favorite scripture and one I quote in my head quite often.

I used to be so good at drawing and painting but I just don't do it much any more and so I'm not as good as I used to be. The good thing about doing stick figures is you don't really have to be good. Anyone can draw a stick figure!