Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scrapbooking, Smiles & Giggles

This is my newest page.  I just wish I had some more time to work on it, but somebody woke up from their nap before I could really finish it.  Oh well.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Netherlands Poster

This is my latest project.  For a long time I have been looking for a large map of the Netherlands, but I could never find one I liked, so I made my own.  I have been spending a lot of time cutting out everything and trying to glue everything down just right.  It might not be perfect, but it is good enough for now.  I still want to do something to the background because the plain white is bugging me.  I just don't know what yet.  The map could also use a better frame, but that can wait.  I also need to find a place for this to hang.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Touch of Whimsy...but Ignore the Wrinkles

So we put Moose's toddler rail onto her crib a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn't lift her in and out over that high railing anymore.  Her crib had this nice wooden front that never needed any crib skirt (It also meant that I could never put anything under the crib), but the railing doesn't have anything and just left this big wide ugly opening, so I had to make a little bed skirt.  I couldn't resist adding a little bunny onto it.  Do ignore the wrinkles!  I was too excited to put it on so I did not iron it yet...and it really needs it, but I think I might add a little fluffy tail onto it still.

Please do ignore the wrinkles!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Another Little Scrapbook Page

I've been doing a lot of sewing, so I haven't had much time for scrapbooking, but I did have time for this quick little page.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Black and White Curtains

I have put making these curtains off for way to long.  My in-laws were coming to stay with us and I knew I couldn't put these off any longer.  I've had the fabric cut down to size for months, but I just haven't been in the mood to sew them.  It's the first time I've ever put in the circle things.  They were supper easy to put in, easier then sewing a straight line!  The circle things make them look so fancy.  I love how they turned out, even though the house fabric is kind of crazy!  Our family room feels so much cozier now. I like how they still let in a soft glow when closed, but I don't have to feel like my neighbors are looking at me while I play my dancing video games.

It isn't easy to take an interesting picture of the curtains hanging...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Before and After

We rent the house we live in and I find the lamp in the dinning room rather ugly (of course my husband thinks it is just fine).  One day I was just browsing blog land and I saw a picture of the same lamp and the fix the person came up with and I knew I had to try it one day.  So I did.  I used some poster board I had and some scrap fabric and tape and really quickly put it up to see what it would look like.  I think it is better, but I'm going to have to redo it.  You can tell where the extra fabric folds over and the seam where the poster board overlaps.  I didn't realize how much light was still going to show through.  What do you think?