Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Make overs and Inexpensive Crafts

If you like to look at people's make overs and inexpensive crafts you might want to check out Between Naps On the Porch and Living with Lindsay. I am always amazed at the creative things people come up with!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter at the Thrift Store

I found this unusual glass candle holder and white bowl at the Goodwill. I just removed the silk flowers, soaked the glass "ball" in hot water and the old yucky candle got soft. Then I poked the candle with a fork and it came out easy as can be. I polished the glass up, filled it with pastel jellybeans (a brand no one likes enough to snitch) and placed it on the flipped over white dish.

Of course I added a candle from the Dollar Tree and I was done. Have you had any fun thrifting lately?

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shelf Makeover

A while back I found these two dirty white shelves at a yard sale for $2 each. I brought them home and spray painted them with Rust-oleum Espresso paint (love the color, paint is a little runny).

I am experimenting with what will go on them- I don't like the bird in here. The shelves needed a little green or a plant. So, I glued moss on a styrofoam ball and put it in this old "pot" and then it didn't fit on the narrow shelf... I'll keep trying.

The cute little giraffe paper cut was made in about two minutes with my Quickkutz silhouette- I know some of you true artists, scherenchnitte style, cringe at the thought- but I'm human and can only do so much! I placed the giraffe over a little piece of paper that I had sponge painted gold. Pretty easy stuff.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Stitching

Here is a little spring sampler.

Here is the free pattern.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sweater Makeover

Goodwill had a sale. All sweaters and shirts were $1.59. I liked this striped sweater vest, but it was too short. So, I took it over to the men's section and matched the sweater to a large men's shirt with similar fabric to the sleeve binding.

Then I measured the bottom of the sweater. I cut the bottom off of the men's shirt and made two strips that I sewed together and then sewed this onto the bottom of the sweater. That is about as clear as mud, but if you sew- it is really easy to figure out!

I used the bottom of the man's shirt so that I wouldn't have to do any hemming! Clarissa is modeling it for me (it looks so much cuter on her!).

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Crochet Project Number 2

I saw this cute flower on the web and made one for my sweater. I added some beads for a little sparkle. Wouldn't it be cute made with a finer yarn in bright colors and sewed onto a little girl's sweater?

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Metal Button Hair Clip

To make these hair clips you need buttons and bobby pins. Solder or hot glue the buttons in place and then you can wear them.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lack of Posts

Well, I'm slowly pulling out of my annual winter blues (I think). I've been busy with my new stake assignment. I'm stake food storage specialist... I don't feel like I'm accomplishing very much.

Our stake covers all of West Texas. As you can imagine, the economic diversity is extreme. We have many stake members that speak only Spanish. I decided to start a website but I don't feel like it is overly helpful (many people don't have computers). I am trying to find a sister to translate this into Spanish and I'd love to find someone to help post about things.... here is the link if you'd like to check it out!

Only about 13% of our stake has their food storage! So, I'm open to suggestions. (The nearest church cannery is five hours away).

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