{personalized pillowcases}

Mar
21
17

I was SO happy when I learned that Silhouette had a new fabric interfacing product, and now had the capability to cut fabric. I was even happier when they sent me some to try, and this weekend I started a project I've had on my list for awhile.I love white sheets, and it's all I use on the beds in our house. I just love their crisp, clean look, and I can bleach them (a lot). On the other hand, they all look exactly alike! I felt like it would be fun to add a little something to my girls' pillowcases so that they had a pillow that was personalized just for them.Personalized PillowcasesITEMS YOU NEED:pillowcasefabricSilhouette fabric interfacing--clean cut OR heat 'n bondribbonspool of heat … [Continue reading...]



{a place for everything…with somewhat simple}

Mar
18
20

Check out this super fun calendaring idea from Stephanie, at Somewhat Simple!.....These are so fun, I am sure you have seen them- but here is my take on it!MATERIALS: All you need is a glass frame, a sharpie marker, a ruler and vinyl stickers if you have them. (If you dont have them, just write the labels yourself with the marker, or email me- I will get you some!)Here is the frame I chose:(My sister actually got it years ago at IKEA in the as-is section for $1.99- I don't know what it was supposed to be for, but it sure fits perfect for this calendar of mine!)DIRECTIONS: First, I painted the frame red and then distressed it by sanding the edges.Then I flipped the frame over to the backside, … [Continue reading...]



{bundle of books}

Mar
17
16
books close 2 copy

As soon as I saw the bundle of antique books held together by string in the Ballard Designs catalog, I was in love. But to pay over $50 for them? No way. Yesterday I grabbed a few secondhand books from the shelf, ripped the covers off of them, distressed the edges with Distress Ink, and tied them together with string. I {love} the way it looks on the nightstand next to the guest bed--the perfect place! This seriously took less than 5 minutes, and was totally free, since I already had everything. It is the easiest project ever! If I could change one thing, it would be the color of the books. I want them to be a little more naturally yellowed with age, so I think I'll head to Goodwill … [Continue reading...]



{brown paper packages made babble’s top 50 craft blogs!}

Mar
17
8

Guess what!Brown Paper Packages has made Babble's first ever listing of...I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of it, especially considering the company of other fabulous bloggers (and ones that I love and have long admired) that I'm keeping.I want {you} all to know how much I appreciate the fact that I was nominated in the first place (thank you to whoever you are!), and for reading, following, and passing the word along.This totally made my day, and I wanted to say {THANK YOU}!..... … [Continue reading...]



{numbered twine balls}

Mar
16
5

Okay, so decorative balls are everywhere.I've always loved the look of them, and wanted to put them somewhere in my house. However, I decided to make mine just a little bit different, and instead of making them smooth, with the twine directly against the styrofoam ball, I made them a little chunkier looking--with lots of overlap.I'm really happy with how they turned out--perfect for my dining room table.Numbered Twine BallsITEMS YOU NEED:styrofoam ballstwine/jutehot glueblack craft paintfoam stampsDIRECTIONS:This is really easy, and literally will take you less than 15 minutes. Don't you love projects like that? It's also quite inexpensive--I made all three for less than $10.I'm so sorry … [Continue reading...]



{scripture book cover}

Mar
15
6

I just {LOVE} this scripture book cover fashioned out of a "sweater" baby blanket, by my friend Jedda over at This Little Project. What a darling idea!I especially like the buttons holding the straps on, and the monogram (of course). And the pocket on the back? SO cute!Click HERE for the tutorial!..... … [Continue reading...]