I don't know what, but it definitely looks cuter in black & white...
Sunday, November 2, 2014
My Great-Grandpa's Table got a fresh coat of paint and now lives on my patio. I also did some quick cushions (too quick if you notice my dumb mistake). Anyway, I LOVE it. It's in the 70's and 80's. This week... But I work during the day - maybe I can eat a chilly breakfast out on the table? I'll have to enjoy it on the weekends ;-)
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I've had a lot of Craigslist success in the past. I've gotten a few babysitting jobs and even a nannying job. I've only been on ONE interview where I said NO way. I've actually had more success with Craigslist than Care.com....
Anywhoo. I wanted to write this post because I made my first Craigslist PURCHASE this weekend. This sleigh bed frame for $65 (a STEAL, in my opinion). I asked they guy if he'd deliver for an extra $20, and he said yes! Thank-goodness, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get it home.
Ignore my wrinkled sheets. I don't iron them, ain't nobody got time for that!!
I'll be keeping my eye out for some new night stands, hopefully ones that match (each-other & the bed) and I have some fabric for decorative pillows, but I'm saving that task for another weekend!
Above my bed I have some fabric covered canvases covering two windows. The windows have to be covered because I get street light at night and blaring morning sun. It was a quick fix, but I'm trying to think of a better one (bigger canvases?) An ideas!!!??
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A friend found these cute baby sandals and wondered if I could make them (I could and did!). There is a free pattern over at Whistle and Ivy. She even has some videos to go along with her instructions - super easy. For me, the pattern ran too small. I ended up making the larger size(6-9mo.) and if I remember correctly they ended up being 3.5 inches long. The middle size (3-6mo) ended up around 3 inches long.
If I end up making them again I will probably make the top strap skinnier. I thought they looked fine but once I saw them on the tiny baby feet the top strap looks too thick - but sill super cute!
I've also been making washcloths/dishcloths while watching Big Brother (my FAVORITE summer show), riding the bust to work and on my lunch break. What can I say, I like to make use of my time! I found a really good pattern that doesn't require much thinking. Three of these will be included in a gift for a soon to be born a baby boy. I'm not quite sure what I will do with the rest but I figure they are cute little gifts (paired with a smell-good body wash) for people here and there if I don't have anything. Maybe even guests? Who knows, maybe I can sell a few...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Apparently now I like painting my nails.... waiting for them to dry is another story! This photo is after a whole week of wear. I think they held up rather nicely. These colors were from my tub of random colors. I love the purple, but it only matched my outfit on Monday ;-)
In other news... Baby cacti!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Here is may latest bit of craftiness. I still need to work on the whole attaching limbs thing(any tips?). I'm just not sure I have that part down yet... I think it could look a little more seamless. The eyes are sewed on felt circles. I didn't want to use buttons, because I included this in a gift for a baby. and the small safety eyes didn't seem all that "safe" to me.
It occurs to me now that I should have taken a picture for size comparison. This little guy is pretty small. It could stand in the palm of your hand with it's trunk reaching out over your finger tips. I don't know that I will be making anything THIS small again. It was super difficult, but turned out pretty good!