Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solar Lights


I suspect a pack-rat has been visiting my porch every night and eating up my plants. In order to deter the creature I made some of those solar lights I've been seeing all over Pinterest. I didn't do ANYTHING other that take apart the lights and pop them in a small Mason Jar.

Solar light before

 Jar + top of solar light (no tools required)


 AND I think it is keeping the packrat away!! I have lost 6+ buds and now LOOK... Flowers on the way!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Bloom


This is one of the few cacti on my porch that is NOT being gobbled up by some awful creature (my guess is a packrat) :-(

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Remember this find from last week? It's been upgraded (read-on)!


First I pulled off the ugly pink vinyl fabric. Underneath it was more pink. This time a pink velour type fabric, which I am assuming to be the original. I also found some labels.


From what little I could find online. My piece is a reproduction piece from the mid 1950's. It hails from Michigan (like most of my family!).


I don't know what this label is from. Maybe the people who ordered it? Reupholstered it? Anyway, I'm guessing this chair was in Illinois at some point in it's life. I couldn't seem to find an information on the name.

I purchased my very first "power tool" and got to work. I didn't want to deal with taking the original fabric off and replacing the pad, since both were in great condition... and I wanted this to be a quick project. So I put my fabric over it. Luckily it was fabric I had in hand (remember this project?).



It is not perfect, but it works for now. The chair itself has some scratches and dings that I want to take care of later....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Designed & Stitched by ErikaJean

I have always used patterns done by others.... this time I decided to switch it up. I designed this beet with the mad beats and stitched it up on a tea towel.

My music notes suck, but other than that... I love this little guy! There is a saying next to him that I found online. It's trademarked so I didn't post it. It is the vegetable version of "Let-us turn-up the beat."

I wonder what the beet has on his iPod?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gossip Bench / Phone Table

My mom and I had the day off work today (Thanks Caesar Chavez!) So we did a little shopping and stopped by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We came across this cute phone table / gossip bench and I just HAD to have it! It was a good deal and in pretty good condition, so we purchased it and squeezed it into the car.


I am going to have to get a few more babysitting jobs before I can afford the fixing up materials I need (and I have to research what I need). But I can't wait to get my hands on it. I might go-ahead and do the reupholstering first so I can live with it ;-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Fluffy sugar coated marshmallow deliciousness. Is there anything better?

I decided to make some bunny shaped peep garland. with a quick Google search I was able to find a template. I used felt that I had on hand, which will make my stash a bit smaller (thank-goodness!). I did have to buy some beads for the eyes and noses though. 

These will probably get hung up at work.


Update: Okay so I made some more and just used puffy paint for the eyes and nose. SO much easier. Why do I always try to make things more complicated than they have to be?? Here they are drying...


Do you like Peeps?