Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweetheart Valentine Flashcards

I bought these darling little flashcards from The Pretty Little Studio a few weeks ago. 
They are so adorable. However, I'm having a hard time deciding what to do with them.
Have you ever had that problem? You know that there are a billion choices but you just can't seem to settle on one. So, I'll ask for help. Any suggestions ladies?   

Have a great weekend and stay warm,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reward of Merit

If there is anyone that you want to say, "kudos" to, here is a cute and easy idea
for you to create. I found this cute graphic on The Graphics Fairy's blog. 
If you haven't been to her website , you really need to check it out. She has amazing clipart. 

I glue it to an extra piece of matte board that I had and added a few and easy.   There is also a space at the bottom for you to write their name in and to sign yours.

I have a lot of seam binding for sale in my Etsy shop.
I really do use it on everything.
(more colors to be added soon)

Happy Tuesday!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vintage Seam Binding

I found this vintage seam binding in a warehouse last year.
 Since then, I have used it on everything.  It's great for so many things and it adds the perfect touch to gifts, crafts, tags, scrapbooking, etc. It's silky soft, comes in a wide array of beautiful colors, it's washable and you can even dye it.

It's addictive. If you want to try some......
I added these to my Etsy shop today and also took some down to The Mercantile Mall.
Take a look!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Banner

Valentine Banner
Banners are so much fun to make! I've been wanting to make one for a while now so I finally sat down and taught myself how to make crepe paper rosettes, cut the triangles, and got busy creating. They're pretty easy to make, especially if you have a lot of scrap paper and trims already at home.

I hope you like them.

I made two of them. One is listed in my Etsy shop
 and the other will be at the Mercantile Mall in my space. 

Have a great week!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Lampshade Makeover

Here's an easy way to turn a blah lampshade into a beautiful custom shade. You can find great shades at garage sales and thrift stores for next to nothing. Your really just looking for a great shape. You can cover everything else.

First, I ripped the trim pieces off of the shades so there wouldn't be any bumps. Don't toss it.... you can use it later. Then I  cut my fabric into fat strips, with the top being slightly smaller than the bottom. Each lampshade will be different. You can always cheat a bit and cover gaps or overlapping areas with pieces of trim.  

Next, I used spray adhesive to cover a section or two at a time. Be sure to work in a well venilated area. Spray adhesive is really smelly. I used clothes pins at the edges to make sure there were no gaps at the top and bottom. When this dries, go around and finish edges. I used spray adhesive but then I went back and used the trim pieces that I ripped off of the original cover to finish the edges.

Finally, I added different trims to hide the messy edges and to give it personality.

Happy hump day!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Happy 2010 everyone! 

I've been MIA because my imac decided to crash Christmas Eve and I just got it back last night. If this has ever happened to you, you know how upsetting it can be knowing that you probably lost all of your stuff, including years of precious photos. Luckily, I sent it off to a data retrieval company and for a mere $80 they found everything and put it on a new hard drive for me. What a huge relief! The first thing that I did today was to go over to the MAC store and purchased a back- up hard drive. 

So if you haven't done it lately.......back-up everything on your computer!

Have a Happy Sunday


If you are ever in Milford, OH...

come see my booth that I share with my friend Brenda. 
The Mercantile Mall
100 & 104 Main Street
Milford, Ohio 45150