Sunday, December 9, 2012

BOY QUILT FOR A CHRISTMAS BABY

I've gotten a little off track with the baby quilts, even though having babies is not off track at all. We're in the teens for people I know who are pregnant. Unfortunately I've started school and got engaged, so my excessive free time to make my dear friends quilts is not so excessive anymore. BUT, I have endured. :)


Thursday, August 16, 2012

QUILT NUMBER I'VE LOST COUNT

 Well I think this one turned out pretty cute. This was fabric that I walked by at Fabric Depot and literally stopped I loved it so much. It looks much more red on the blog photo than it does in real life. It's actually more of a salmon color. 

This kiddo is due any minute now. Happy almost birthday Olivia!


Friday, June 29, 2012

LEMON TONER


I've always wanted to make my own cosmetics. My Grandma got me this book for Christmas and I've been looking through it a bit. I decided that since I'm going home and it's going to be a lot warmer there than it is here, that maybe I should bring a refreshing toner for my skin. 

I decided to make the Lemon Toner out of this EcoBeauty book. First of all, super easy. Second, it's au natural. 


Made a couple spray bottles full and labeled them with my sticker maker. Voila! Refreshing skin toner. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HOME MADE LIP GLOSS

Today was one of the days that I tried one of the million projects that I have pinned on Pinterest. I was at Target and just happened to find myself on the aisle that had everything to make your own lip gloss. Perfect!

This is probably one of the easiest Beauty projects I've ever done. Maybe a little messy, but I kept it under control. 

What You Need:

  • Vaseline (I chose the cocoa butter kind, because I like the smell of it
  • Powder blush or eye liner in desired color (I got a cheap one with three colors)
  • jar or container (2 pack at Target for $1.97)
  • stirring stick
Steps:

  • Fill your container just under full of vaseline using a spoon. Make sure to get down into the bottom reaches of the container. I dug a little hole in the vaseline with my stirring stick for a place to put the powder.
  • Powderize your color and pour it on to a piece of paper. Make sure it's pretty powdery or you'll get little color chunks
  • Using the paper, pour the powder into the vaseline 
  • Stir using your stirring stick until all of the color is absorbed and your vaseline is a beautiful new shade
*Note: Adding more vaseline will dilute your color, so I suggest starting with the jar mostly full so that you know what your color is going to look like.





Voila! You have some shiny new colored lip gloss! Great for little gifts. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

BABY QUILT #5


This quilt pattern was borrowed from Elizabeth over at Oh Fransson. It's for my co-worker Dara and her lovely little girl who's about to be born here in a couple of weeks. Hope she likes it!



Now, I'm on quilt #5, which means there are 5 more to go! (There used to be like 6 girls at work who were pregnant, but now there are 10!) Many more quilts to come!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PRECIOUS LOGAN


I gifted this baby quilt to little Logan here back in March. Doesn't she just look adorable on it! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

JEWELRY BOARD


My previous jewelry storage was the screen to a small window that fell out and I found somewhere. It worked ok in that I was able to hang earrings on it - but it looked like a screen. I've been wanting to do something different. 






So I got a bulletin board at Target for like 6$ and took a fat quarter of fabric and covered the bulletin board with the fabric, adhering with with fabric glue. This worked really great for necklaces (previously I had them hung up everywhere, haphazardly around my room). But I still didn't have anywhere for my earrings. SOOO, I thought up this lace strip idea. 




The lace turned out to work really well for hanging my earrings AND it dressed up the board a bit. 


Now I have all of my jewelry easily within reach on a cute little board!


LATE MOTHER'S DAY


For Mother's Day I made my Italian Loving Mother a hand-made tray to put her stuff in. 


I found this tray at Goodwill for 1$. It was one of those really light colored wooden trays so I did a little bit of staining to make it the color I wanted. I just used one of those sponge paint brushes to do the staining. 



I found the paper at PaperSource here in Portland. They had a couple of different map like papers, but I was pretty stoked to find an Italy map. My mom's favorite place is Florence (she lived there for a month), so I made sure when I was cutting the map to fit the tray that Florence made the cut (pun!)



I cut the map paper to fit the bottom of the tray and then deco'd over it. I didn't care that it ended up a little wavy and creased in some spots - it kinda made it look antique-y. 


I was pretty jealous of my mom's tray - so I made one for myself too....


Happy Mother's Day to the best mom ever. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

BEEN DOING A BIT OF CRAFTING

3 days off in a row usually turns into a crafting marathon. Usually on the days I have to work, I'm just brainstorming what I want to do or try on my days off. When I get 3 days off in a row I tend to get a lot accomplished!



I have a large magnetic bulletin board in my room that I got from Ikea a while ago. It's gunmetal grey and I've always wanted it to be more. I finally decided to cover it in some fabric and it really brightened the whole thing up


I will say that when you add fabric to a bulletin board that it takes away some of the magnetism of you magnets. So if you do decide to make this project your own, make sure you have some strong magnets. 



Oh the organized clutter that is my life!


Project #2 is my new interest in Typography. My style isn't very modern, in fact about as modern as I get is the big blocky letters of some typography. But I really liked this poster I found (honestly, I can't remember where I originally saw this!). I loved the lay out and the message though, so I gave it a good copy. I found a Goodwill frame for $1.99, fixed up some of the pock marks with a black sharpie, printed off my mac designed version of the original and voila! My new motto for life - right above my craft table!


Project #3 can't be revealed yet because it's a Mother's Day gift. It's probably my favorite thing I did today though, so check back!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

EASTER BOOTIES / GIFTS


I whipped up a pair of booties for a friend down in San Fran last week. She bought them for a friend having a baby girl.