Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Make an Ice Wreath

Here's something anyone can do! It's not quite cold enough yet in Utah, but soon...
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Monday, November 24, 2008

No more pictures...

My piece of junk camera is broken again so I can't show you what I made this weekend. Last time this happened it self-repaired after a few days. I'm hoping that happens again. Pin It

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chair Makeover?

UPDATE: These chairs are all sold! I can't believe it! There were 40 for sale and they are all gone! So sad for me.

So I recently found these chairs on KSL Classifieds, and I'm thinking that with a paint job they could be cool with my future Big Sur Dining Table. I can't afford the table right now, so my temporary solution would be to put a cool tablecloth on my current table, and use these chairs with it. I'm not sure yet what color I would paint them, but below you can see what I've been toying with.
Original (kind of a pukey yellow matte finish):Black glossy paint on seat and legs (my counters are black granite so they would go nicely):Black seat with chrome legs:Orange seat for a pop of color (is it too much?):I think I'm liking the full black one. White is also under consideration. But I'd love to hear what you think.

The chairs on only $2 a piece (that's not a typo), so I might just buy one or two to experiment with, and if I like them I'll buy a full setting. Pin It

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Redefining the "Dress Shirt"

I love finding new uses for old things.
Turn this:Into this:Find the tutorial here. For more free patterns and projects, check out Whip Up. Pin It

Lunchbag: Orange Blossom

This one's a little smaller and less angular than my last bag, and I think I like it better. Still lightly insulated with wipeable vinyl interior and exterior.
So I finally got this bag finished up, and I was ironing it smooth again with a paper layer over the vinyl to prevent melting to my iron, when I slipped up and let the iron make direct contact with the handle. So sad. So the handle has a melty spot on it now! It's barely noticeable, but it means This bag will have to be discounted, dern it.
So if anyone wants it, let me know. I'm thinking $5.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Looking for:

Masking tape in cool colors. I got this image from an email by Apartment Therapy, which referenced Design Within Reach, but on the website I could find no such thing. I'd love to send my Etsy packages this way. I have found masking tape in some other colors, but these are the coolest and I'd love to have them. Has anyone seen them? Pin It

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend Project

I found only a little bit of time this weekend to work on fun stuff. This is another lunchbag that I'm making, and it's just starting. I'm sewing it together in a different order this time, and I think it's going to work out a little better than the last one (as in tidier finishes).

The colors available for handles are limited, by the way. I think chocolate brown would have been nicer for this one, but I had to settle for tan. Pin It

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spotlight on...

Audrey Kawasaki. I just discovered her work and oh my is it beautiful. So beautiful. A little bit of Mucha with a modern twist.

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DIY: Framed Fabric Butterflies

I found this great tutorial today. I think this would be beautiful in my sister-in-law Megan's room (in reds and pinks and yellows). And if you have a Cricut machine, you can cut butterflies out with that in no time flat.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Drooling for Dining Rooms

I'm soooooo lusting for a dining room table with independently styled chairs. I'm sure there's a better way of saying that... just check out the photos and you'll know what I mean.
These images are mostly from Apartment Therapy and decor8 (see links in right column).

As for myself, I've got my eye on the Big Sur Dining Table from Crate and Barrel:
Maybe with the JAKOB chair or SNILLE chair (in blue-green or white...or green from IKEA
Or I even think these have potential, if I painted them glossy white or glossy black. Or orange. I found these on KSL.com for a mere $13 a piece.
I must also say though, that I am so grateful to my husband's kind and generous grandparents who gave us their old table and chairs, which has been serving us faithfully for the last 3 years. Pin It

DIY: Paper Lamp

Oh my goodness, this looks so cool. Here is a tutorial on how to make a paper lamp! As soon as I finish my recycled T-shirt mat, I'll get right on it.

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Camera Gift Card

Wow! Have you seen this yet? It's a Target Digital Camera Gift Card! I'm constantly amazed at the shrinking size of technology. These start at $50. It's 1.2 MP and you get 40 free prints too. Pin It

Beautiful Mobiles

I just have to share my friend Patti's gorgeous mobiles, found here in her Etsy shop. They are so beautiful. You can also buy them as a DIY kit.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

More Fun Finds

Here are some more fun finds from The Spoon Sisters.

Designer sandwich bags:Zing! Spoon - A Utensil for Flinging Food:
FingerFood Party Plates:
Cool Jewels Ice Trays:
All edges brownie/lasagna pan:

I'm not a smoker, but these are still funny. Smoking Mittens:
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Food Pyramid lunch box

I love this idea! You can find it here.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pouch Party

I've been tying up some loose ends this weekend, finishing up a few things, including these two pouches, which I've added to my Etsy shop.

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