Monday, May 30, 2011

Ooops! Oh my!

Hey!

So do you LOVE my new layout?!
I do!
I finally cracked down and had this super sweet gal make me a custom blog layout and I love love love it!

It seems the boring bug is going around a lot lately.

This t-shirt. Boring. So boring so, I paid $6.99 for it at TJMAXX.
That store and I have a love/hate relationship.
I love finding fun things to tear apart and make new.
But I hate digging. Hate it. Well, sometimes, when I'm kid free, not working, not sleeping, not eating/driving, or anything of the above.. I'll make a slight appearance and see what I can destroy.
By destroy, I mean, tear apart.


And yes, I am sucking it in. I only wished I looked that way on a regular basis!


The after



I cut about 3 inches off the bottom. In the top picture you can see it's long.
I cut that section into 1 inch strips and braided. And braided. And braided. I don't braid. My baby girl is bald. This was a challenge.
I used liquid stitch around the collar and called it a job well done.

All the credits go to this gal who says it was an "oops" but I say it's an "ooh-la-la"






Sunday, May 22, 2011

*New Design Layout*

This sweet lady I came across online is designing a new blog layout for me and I could not be more excited to show it off!

Please be patient with me! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Xoxo,
Abby



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From Frumpy to Fantastic!

When I moved back in with my parents I became rather bored. I no longer had a space of my own or crafts to do .. I wanted to do something that would make a statement.
Something bold.
Something daring.
Something not me.

I asked on a Facebook post if anyone had stools or ottomans to let me have .. When my mom told me she had one in storage. She promptly went out that day and found it.

It sat there ever since.

Until today.

I took the ragged, paint dripping, sittin' in a corner, wooden stool to a whole new level!

Hope you enjoy!


A hammer and muscles can do a little damage ..


Spray paint the legs "Lagoon" blue and let dry. Paint. Let dry.
Repeat until the can is empty or finger is cramping.



Cover seat in fabric of choice ..
Go bold.
Go daring.
Go for the gold.



Reassemble stool/new-improved-never-gonna-look-the-same ottoman and enjoy!


This project took me roughly 3 hours to do with drying time and a bowl of chocolate ice cream in between!


-Abby








Sunday, May 8, 2011

Headband Tutorial!



Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Mothers out there! I hope everyone's was filled with love and lots of relaxation!

I recently went thru my camera and found a tutorial I made and completely forgot to post!
Don't tell anyone :)

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Start by raiding someone's hair accessory drawers.. My drawer was my Mom's.
(HI MOM!)


Next grab a fun fabric .. This happened to be one that I made a dress refashion for Charlotte when she was smaller.



I next cut it into 3 strips and made into rosettes


Next step is to wrap it in a fun ribbon ... making sure to glue it every so often. This is where you can hide blemishes and it helps hold it together.

 I then cut 3 circles of fabric and laid on top of one another and glued to each other.
I put a glob of glue and sprinkled a few silver beads on top. I glued the rosettes on..burnt the edges to the flower .. and wa-la!

The end result is a super cute headband!!


Place it on your model and bribe her with brushing her teeth :)


Saturday, May 7, 2011

*Personalized Stool*

My daughter just turned two a few weeks ago. With that said, she is obviously not of my height so getting up and down off of my bed is a challenge for her. I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and stumbled upon mini stools. They're plain jane, nothing fancy to them but it is the perfect height for her to climb up.. or get into things she doesn't need to be in. I should have thought that one thru a little more ;)

Long story short .. this is what I came up with!

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I spray painted the stool hot pink and let it dry for at least 24 hours.
I then put a heavy dose of Modge Podge onto the top..

Next I laid down scrapbook paper .. zebra print :) and did another doseage of Modge Podge to let it seal.
 (I also cut the paper down to size)

While it was drying I cut my daughters name out using my Cricut.. I placed her name on there.
It's a lighter shade of the pink .. more Modge Podge ..


The grande finale! Her brand new stool made all while she was asleep! :)


I also added little pads to the bottom of it so it wouldn't scratch the wood floors :)
This child was like a kid in a candy store with her new toy!

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