Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Super easy Shelves!

I have been working on getting my crafting area organized so that I could actually use it. First up was the sewing desk... it is this strange little nook at the top of the stairs, just big enough for a computer, but since all of ours are kept downstairs I got to turn it into a space for me. With help from Ana White's blog, I made these fun shelves to hold all of my sewing/crafting things (ok, well not all of them, but most of what I use often). Take a look:

(sorry for the bad photo, there isn't much light in this part of the house)

I also build the same type of shelf for Bug's room. Now he can get to all of his books and pick out what he wants read befor bed.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New lamps

I picked up two of these cute lamps at a local hotel sale, they were brand new and in the plastic.
I loved the classic lines and they were a great steal at only $6 each.
Now I am torn on what color to paint them, because they won't work in our room in thier current color... the choices are between Black and Silver. Any help deciding would be much appreciated!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I've been searching the internet for cute/easy boy things to sew. While there are hundreds of dresses and skirts and even cute pants for girls, there are very few things out there for boys. I did find a few tutorials for really easy ties. A Traditional tie and a Bow tie. I was super excited to try them out, so with some cotton calico fabric for Valentine's day (and the super cute owls Bug picked out) I whipped out these cute little guys:

They took less than a half yard to make both ties (with the same print) Although you still need to buy the half yard because of how you cut the fabric.

The bow ties were the easiest, though I did substitute velco for the bow tie hardware she mentioned, I figured if my almost 1 year old wanted it off, I didn't want him to hurt himself when he tried to ditch them.

I hope you guys find the tutorials helpful!

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