October 08, 2012

More Burp Cloths!

So I've done a little bit more sewing.  I was contacted by a friend whom I gave my first and last round of burp cloths.  There was a lady at her shower who loved the burp cloths I made her and she was going to be attending another shower and wanted to give some as a gift.  Did that make any sense?  It does in my head, moving on...so I figured up a price and headed to my local fabric store.  She told me she wanted 6 of them so I wanted to get some coordinating fabrics to make it look like a set.  Holy Cow.  So many decisions and I of course wanted them to be perfect.  After combing the store for a solid 20 minutes I stumbled upon pre-cut 5 packs of fat quarters.  THE FABRIC COORDINATED!!!  Problem almost solved...I just need to find one more fabric. That's when I came across this super cute owl fabric.


Luckily the fabric I bought matched ribbon I already had at home.  Score.  Here they all are!  I even had fabric left over.  I'm seeing some of these being made for my baby very soon!  Maybe even a bib or 2?  Tutorial to come soon for those!

October 05, 2012

Coffe Table Revisited

Remember this coffee table I redid a while back?  It seemed like it was missing something.  Since I just made glaze for the armoire I figure I would slap some of the extra on the coffee table. 

 I just took the glaze and wiped it on with a foam brush and then gently wiped it off with a damp paper towel.  Sometimes you might have to add a little more glaze to the deep areas where you want it to show up.

I was able to complete this little update during  one nap time.  I left it out in the garage until the next day to make sure it was all the way dry.



Next up for this room will be some homemade curtains and thick wall stripes!!!  Stay tuned for that!

October 04, 2012

Stairway Gallery Wall

So while our sweet baby was off in dreamland I decided to get my rear in gear and start on our stairway gallery wall.  

  Booooring before.

I've been collecting things for it for a while now and was just always nervous to put it on the wall.  Do I make them all the same color?  Do I make them 2 different colors?  Do I just let them be?  Do I just do pictures? Do I include a few quotes?  Do you see the dilemma?

So on our dear Pinterest it shows you how to cut out paper the size of your frames and tape them on the wall.  Bleh...who has time for that!?  Not I!  Here is my method...

Lay them out on the floor and guess!  Grab your hammer and nails and have at it.  I only have 3 unnecessary holes in the wall and it will take me less time to patch those than tracing and cutting out paper! 

Here's what it looks like so far.  I'm still debating whether or not to make the frames all one color or just leave them alone.  I have 2 small things to hang in that weird blank spot above the bird but I can't find the right nails in my supply so I'm waiting on hubs to help.  I am probably going to cover the bird canvas with fabric too.

I'm also going to rub n buff over this frame and probably cover up the picture, even though it is kind of neat.

What do you think, 1 color, 2, leave it alone?!