Thursday, February 25, 2010


The flowers are starting to bloom here in the Willamette Valley!

I adore spring!  The beautiful daffodils, tulips, and lilacs!  Everything just seems to come to life.

Here are a few shots of the beautiful flowers coming up in my yard.




I found these 'kissing cousins'
The tulips are trying to push through!  Check out that pool of water.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

B is for Brooklynn

When my friend Becca told me she was pregnant (about a year ago), I decided I wanted to make her new little bundle a quilt.  My grandma quilts a lot and after talking to her  I knew I was up to this challenge.  I hinted to this quilt back here.

I scoured books and the internet but couldn't find one that I really liked, so I made up my own.

The squares are 8X11, I used my Cricut (love) to make the template for my flowers and the letter, the dragonflies were freehand.  I decided to use flannel because it is super soft (and on sale!).  All of the appliques are handstitched and secured with fabric glue.  Boy does flannel like to fray.  And stretch.

I loved it and can't wait to swaddle her up in this cozy creation!


 The DIY Show Off

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another Jar Candle Repurose

I did a project a little while back and turned a jar candle into a pen holder.
See it here.

This time the jars are smaller,

I start by removing all the labels (don't forget the ones on the bottom),
then place the jars is a water bath and let the wax melt.


Then scrape out the wax and wipe it clean with a paper towel.
I glued some black cardstock in the bottom of the jars, 
then filled them up with my button collection.


Cute and practical!  What could be better?
I hope everyone had a love filled Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh Martha!

I finally broke down and bought the Martha Stewart 24 pack of glitter.

I LURVE it!!  I can't wait to start makin' some glitter stuffs!

The colors are true and vibrant and the pieces of glitter are itty-bitty.

Stay tuned for many glitter related posts and maybe even a glitter dusted giveaway!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I wanted to make a fun banner with glitter, so I did!

I used an old cereal box and traced letters then cut them out.  After they were cut I used spray paint and gave them a good coat of white so none of the print would show through.  Once the paint was dry I covered each letter in glue then sprinkled on the pink glitter.  I put each letter over a paper plate so I could contain the mess and save the leftovers.  I let the glue dry overnight, then glued each letter to a piece of ribbon.



Now she hangs on the mirror in my bedroom.  I think it's so pretty and it reminds me to go for my dreams.  Nothing is out of reach!