Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trick or Treat!

This is my favorite time of year! I love Halloween. Maybe a little too much for the age I am? Nah! And now that I'm a mom, it's has been taken to the next level. Recently it was time to figure out what the little tadpole (HA!) was going to dress up for Halloween. It didn't take me long to think of a crayon! Love it! I had left over pink felt from this project which would work perfectly. I picked up a little black felt and grabbed a zipper I had on hand and off I went. I took chest and length measurements and basically made it up as I went along. Here it is!

The only thing I would change is I think I would have made it a little longer but I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quick Table Upgrade

So since I refinished some kitchen chairs, here, I am still loving them! Unfortunately getting/finding an updated table is on the back burner right now. So in the mean-time, we have mismatched kitchen furniture. Now I'm not totally bothered by this. It certainly isn't keeping me up at night! Ha! My table takes a beating everyday. But maybe I could make it just a tad prettier? Under a strict budget??

So there I was searching blogs (again) and stumbled upon this blog called The Big Dill. She has this awesome idea of a fitted tablecloth. Here is the tutorial. So it inspired me to do the same thing to my table. I have a perfect table for a fitted top. Here we go! Here is the before:

Again, not horrible! I don't hate it! I went on a search for a vinyl that would match the room and waited (and waited) for it to go on sale. With coupons I got what I needed (1 3/4 yards) for less then $8! Woo hoo! (enter happy dance!) So once I got the time, (hooray for nap time!) I got it done in one afternoon.

Here is the finished product:
The lighting wasn't great so I apologize for the bad pictures but I think you get the idea, right? You can see the scalloped egde better in the close up. It's a nice maroon color that goes great with my window treatments. Can I say love it!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Travel Pillow

Why do travel pillows have to be so ugly! No thought what so ever goes into them. Wouldn't it be fun (and more cozy) to have a pillow that actually looks like you would WANT to put your head on it? I don't think I'm asking for much.

Now that my little one is a tad older and a great traveler, I wanted a pillow for her (and me!) to be able to use in the car when she is sleeping. It's actually more like a wedge than anything I guess. I still can't imaging how any child can sleep in a car seat!

Anyway, I wanted to make a colorful fun travel pillow! This is what I came up with. Heck, I wanna use it! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Halloween has to be one of my most favorite holidays! I look forward to decorating, carving pumpkins, and making the house all spooky! Over the last season or 2 I've noticed "glitter" decorations. Now not being a "glittery" kinda girl, I didn't take a second glance. But recently I have seen a couple of things that aren't so bad. So I decided to try it out. So here it goes.....

one dollar store plastic skull

Some Mod Podge and silver glitter I had on hand and........

He will be added to the arsenal of spooky decoration though I may be kicking myself later for all the left over glitter I'll find around the house. We'll see if he makes it to next year!