Thursday, June 10, 2010

Garden Bicycle

Now that summer break is finally here I am so happy to be working on all of my winter ideas! :) I've been wanting a bicycle for one of my flower beds for years, but have never come across one reasonably priced. I mean who wants to pay top dollar for something that's going to be a lawn decoration? Anyhow, hubby mentioned something to his parents a while back and lo and behold they had an old one sitting in one of the old outbuildings by the barn. Well, I was so excited! All it needed was a seat and TLC. Then last weekend we had town wide garage sales and hubby found another old bike for $5.00!!! WITH a seat! I haven't done a thing to it, other than park it in one of the flower beds by the studio! Now it just needs a basket with some flowers and a new paint sky blue....hmmmmmm.........

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"New" Sewing Desk

I found this desk at a yard sale for $7.00. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the work on it to redo it...but thanks to my sister I bought it and It fit my embroidery machine perfectly!
After using it for a couple of months, I came up with a plan to "beautify" it. I used two sheets of scrapbook paper, left over paint and some glass knobs I picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago. This is the result after less than $14!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Retirement Coffee Cup

A great teacher and colleague retired this week and I thought this would make a fun gift.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Embroidered Beach Towels

I found these great beach towels to include with the nephews birthday gifts. Just added their names and voila!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Embroidered Travel Cups

Two of my nephews had birthdays this month and I thought they'd enjoy these travel drinking cups. I purchased the "blank" cups and kiwi paper from Allstitch and used a free font I found on the internet.