Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Felt It

Do you felt? Well, you should. The internet if full of free designs and free imagination if you're looking for that special handmade gift. Check out this super-easy, super-chic little flower pattern that you can add or subtract from:

Attach it to a hairband and this cute kindergartner is transformed into a pretty, pint-sized senorita:

Attach it to velcro and you can clip it onto a purse, belt, kiddie shoes, or even a dog collar:

My poor boy is blushing!

Check out this cute blog, Yoonie-at-home, for a flower template and some ideas. Happy felting!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Golf is the hot topic around my house these days. I have swung irons around since a small girl, but my husband is a burgeoning player who begs me to come with him to the driving range in the evenings once the sun has hung low enough in the sky to not singe in the triple digits.

So when I was looking for a unique and thoughtful container for my kitchen utensils, I knew I would come out swinging when I landed this rusty, old thing at the flea market. With a little bit of elbow grease, I kinda like it.

And so does the hubs.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Tale of the Three Stools

This last weekend I went to a local flea market with the goal of finding myself one industrial sitting stool to use in my sewing room. I wanted to be able to sit at my raised cutting table, then tuck it beneath the table when not in use.

I found a matching pair with adjustable legs and I couldn't resist purchasing them both. My mom always likes to see my projects whenever she visits and try her hand at whatever I am doing, so the second stool would be handy for her, or a friend.

I loaded my stools up and then returned to shop with my granny cart. It wasn't ten minutes later that I came across another interesting iron stool, with wood slats and a rush backing. The little French girl in me couldn't resist purchasing it too.

I zipped them home and washed them up, then took a sander to the wood slats to bring them to their natural state.