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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Baby Booties



This is my first try at Baby Booties.  I had felted a sweater for another project and used part of a sleeve to make these little booties.  I used the pattern from HELLO My Name is Heather.  They are super-soft and pretty cute.  I'll be trying some out of felt and maybe even some soft leather!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baby's First Tutu


Our friends Chad and Amy are having a new little girl very soon.

I made her very first tutu and matching headband! I used a graphic from Graphics Fairy to make the little card that says "Baby's First Tutu".  The entire tutu and headband cost me $4.00.  I found the white tulle in 6" rolls in the bridal section at Hobby Lobby and it was 50% off.  I used about 33 yds of the 100 yd roll.  I used some elastic I had and made the 15" waistband.  I bought a bunch of flowers at Michael's for 40% off.  I used 4 flowers out of the bunch of 10, so they cost me about $2.00.  I used 2 barrette clips at about .25 each for the flowers.  I cut a pair of too small tights up for the headband.  I can't believe they sell the nylon headbands for babies when all it is is a piece of white pantyhose cut up!  So save your white or black pantyhose with runs in them to use as infant headbands.  Just adorn with a clip on flower!

Tutus are a lot of fun to make and they are SUPER easy.  You can get directions at Plum Tickled.

Saturday's Thrifty Finds!


Today there was a swap meet at one of our local churches.  All this stuff was FREE!  I'm so excited!


I found a cute FREE Mercury Glass Pumpkin!


A FREE trophy vase.  I won it for best deals of the day!  lol


Some FREE square wood plates.


FREE Outdoor candle holders


FREE Blue striped pillows - originally was thinking of using them for forms, but realized they match my GW finds of ticking shams!  Going to the guestroom!  I also found a "secret" item, new in the box, which is going to be a Christmas present.

Off to visit my friends now at the APA Thriftshop!  I will actually have to PAY for stuff there! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sleeping in Gotham City - A Batman Bedroom


This weekend we made our grandson's bedroom into Gotham City!  It was definitely a family affair, we had 6 people in and out working on different parts - no before pics, since the primer was half way on when we arrived.


We painted the room a beautiful blue, then the buildings, trim and doors in black.  The windows and bat signal were painted with yellow and topped with 2 coats of glow in the dark paint, so when the lights are out you can see them glow!  The outlet covers are going to be changed out for black ones after the next trip to WallyWorld.

My wonderful husband is the artist and sketched all the buildings and bat signal.  He also added a little Batmobile to the street around the base of the room.



We put up Transformer curtains and got some vinyl superhero stickers to add to other parts of the room. The bedspread is batman.  I think our little fella is excited!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chloe's Pink Tutu




My sweet little friend, Chloe, just turned 2.  We are going to see her in a couple of weeks, so I made her a foufy little tutu.

Judi over at Plum Tickled has a great (almost) no sew tutu tutorial.  The sewing consisted of sewing together the ends of the elastic. 
The only thing I did differently is to deconstruct a silk peony flower, taking out all the plastic and sewed it back together with my sewing machine.  I hand stitched some little pearls in the middle. I attached it to a brooch pin so it can be removed or used on a headband or hat.

UPDATE - I made a matching hair bow. 



Hope she loves it!

I'm linking up to Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What is this Neptune Cherub Thingy?


Ok, found this weird little Neptune cherub thingy at the thrift shop the other day.  It is cast iron.  He has a rack growing out of the top of his head.  Any ideas of his original purpose?

Here's what I did with him!  He got a coat of Krylon dove white and a distressing.  He will now hold the mail that is to go out to the mailbox.  Kinda cute now!


Refurbished Armoire


We bought an old ugly 70's armoire from Craig's List.  This thing is SOLID wood and HEAVY.  Reminds me of my parent's old furniture.



 We rebuilt the inside to hold our 24" flat screen.  Super-Hubby repurposed one of the drawers to flip down for access to the dvd player.  We spray painted the hardware with Krylon Brushed Aluminum and it looks really nice against the black.






At first I thought stripping it was the hard part, but that's before we moved it upstairs to the bedroom.  I feel like Hercules now.

Here it is!  I think I'll watch a movie....zzzzzzzzz....


Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Animal Protection Association Thrift Store



Today I went over to visit my friend, Cheryl, at the new Animal Protection Association Thrift Shop.  It was the last stop on my Saturday morning thrift shop run.  I ended up spending about 5 hours there.  I was making table vignettes and as soon as I would set one up, the people would snatch up the goodies.  Then a huge TRUCKLOAD of stuff came in with soooo many goodies!  What fun it was!

They have some cool Derby stuff, just in time for the KY Derby Festival!



A pretty cool Michael Healy Brass Door Knocker.


Gorgeous Bill Blass down coat.  I hope we won't be needing down coats anymore until like, um, December.


Fun pillows with the sunshiney smiley peaking out.


"Vintage" type writer - which means I'm vintage. Seriously!


Yes, I can see her in a few coats of satin black paint. 


Cute Humpties!


Ahhhh...windows.  I did bring one of these home.  Watch for a future project!


There were 5 of these chairs.  They needed work, but for the price, somebody will make them beautiful!


Easter baskets galore!  Love the lamb looking out the window.


Americana


Across the shop.


If you are in the area, check out the store.  It's open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon - 6 p.m.  146 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN.  They will NOT be open on Saturday April 16 during Thunder over Louisville.