Monday, January 18, 2010


When ever I have a free moment and there's a Goodwill near by, I am magically drawn to visit! LOL! My last trip there I picked up this adorable little case for $1.99. I don't know what it was used for in it's previous life: but I seem to be obsessed with boxes, containers and such. I think it's my deep need for organization. At the time of purchase I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the case. When I realized it was the right height for paint containers I was eager to see if my meager paint collection would fit. Can you believe it...I have 22 bottles and they fit PERFECTLY into this adorable box! Successful shopping combined with organization...what more could a girl ask for?!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Craft Robo Vinyl Lettering

I am having sooo much fun with the Craft Robo!
My friend gave me oodles of vinyl pieces and scraps to play with.
I've love this saying and have been wanting to add it to one of my studio walls. The only problem, was that I insisted on centering the phrase...which put the last word smack dab over that knot in the wood. Oh well...over all I'm quite pleased!
So easy and so much fun!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ruffle T-shirts

I've fallen in love with the ruffle t-shirts showcased all over blogland! So of course I had to recreate the idea. The general idea is to purchase two t-shirts of the same color and make the ruffles from one shirt to sew onto the other. But I was looking for a little more "POP" than the tone-on-tone. So I used patterned t-shirts to make my ruffles.
I made three shirts total. Two were for gifts and one for myself. On my shirt I made the ruffle longer-because it was a fave T of mine that had a small hole in dire need of being hidden! I hand sewed the decorations on the gift t's and used the sewing machine on my own. The difference? Well, it was actually faster to hand sew but neater to machine sew. Therefore, I would definitely machine sew in the future for gift giving!
What great way to recycle old T-shirts!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Busting out the Craft Robo!

After much encouragement from my BFF I dusted off the CR over Christmas break and re-learned how to use it. I'm looking forward to cutting some vinyl words for my studio walls in the near future. But, in the was time to plan a bridal shower for my niece. I stumbled upon some adorable wedding dress favor boxes. But at $1.00 each it didn't seem practical. So I searched the web and landed at where they had the EXACT pattern. I paid a total of $2.36 for the file and had ALL of the other materials already on hand. I cut the patterns from medium weight white cardstock, embossed with my Cuttlebug, creased the joints, filled with Valentine M&M's, and tied the ribbon around the waist. No adhesives needed!