Thursday, July 5, 2012

Digital Photo Frame Re-do

While shopping at Goodwill this past winter I came across this digital photo frame still in the box. Enclosed was a 'thank you' note that indicated it was a promotional giveaway. The price on the box...$2.00!!!! I quickly snatched it up! Knowing I would find a use for it! It was stashed away until I began working on the picture boards for our sons graduation party. I quickly realized that I had way too many photo's I wanted to share. That's when I remembered this gem!
A few pieces of red grosgrain ribbon, some glue and the camera card (full of an additional 150 pictures) and voila!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY Graduation Card Box

For our son's graduation party I knew I wanted to make a unique card box. He has always been an avid outdoors-man and his love of camo was evident in his decorating of his graduation cap! I couldn't resist the opportunity to replicate his creativity! Thus the "matching" card box for his graduation party!!

 

Monday, July 2, 2012

DJ's Graduation Party

Our oldest son graduated from high school last month and we celebrated with a party this past Saturday. Lots of work but tons of fun was had by all. We are so proud of him!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Front Deck Up-Do Part 4

Ok, so this isn't exactly on my front deck...but it is in the flower bed in front of the deck! Someone had thrown this out in the trash and hubby saw it and knew I'd be able to rescue it! LOL! (he really 'gets' me!) I knew that I had to paint it my fave shade of blue!




Thursday, June 28, 2012

Front Deck Up-Do Part 3

I found this great little ladder and decided to add some cup hooks to mount my stars. The barn stars were definitely showing their age and crying out for a new coat of paint!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Front Deck Up-Do Part 2

We have had this patio set for YEARS!!!!!!! Notice the forest green colored chair? Boring! But the set was still in great shape. We've gone through several umbrellas over the years (thanks to wonderful west winds). I of course got so excited about repainting it that I didn't get any good "before" pictures, oops! I disassembled the table and coated it with primer before I remembered to take the before pics! I'm on the look out for the perfect umbrella! I just love the new bright summery green!!!





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Front Deck Up-Do!

My front deck has become so blah....so this will be part of a "series" of little spruce up projects, additions, re-do's, etc. to help make it a little more interesting. We spend a lot of time on the decks (we have 3) and they have all have become neglected over the years.
We used to have a chiminea on the deck for years, we used it for quick marshmallow roasting and heat. After several years the clay cracked and we had to get rid of it. We have a traditional fire pit in the back yard, but sometimes you just want to make a quick s'more! :) Hubby and I found this at a garage sale and decided it would be the perfect addition! We've already enjoyed using it! We're planning on giving it a new coat of paint, but will probably wait till after Fall-when we're not using it!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Final Graduation Blanket

I embroidered so many blankets for graduation gifts this year...I know that I won't be planning on any in the near future! This is the final blanket-for a grand total of 16!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Congrats KC 2012 Grads!

Our oldest son graduated from high school this year (YEAH!!) and I knew we'd have several graduation parties to attend...in addition to throwing one for him! This winter I purchased several 50" x 60" Holiday Time Plush Throws on clearance after Christmas. Since my son's school colors are red and white my brain immediately began thinking "graduation gifts"! I used a 2" collegiate font (slightly reduced), I didn't want a solid font as I like the look of the plush showing through the letters. The design has just under 25,000 stitches.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baby Shower Gifts for Anna

Close up pic of the baby gifts/decor. The banner was made to match the baby's room, each letter was completed in the hoop!!






Baby Shower

My niece and her husband are expecting their first baby the end of this month. I was asked to bring along some decorations for the shower....well....I ran out of time to shop, so I turned my gifts into decor! LOL! Hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!! :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hunter's Headband

Trying out a font "converter" on my new machine.....the "u" may be a little too funky for a boy...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bubble Chandelier

I just adore the look of these "new" Bubble Chandeliers! They're all over the internet and HGTV programs!
MEA - Sausalito Residence eclectic dining room
I'm saving this idea for my "Dream House"!
After doing some internet surfing I was able to find both pricey and less pricey options.
Premiere Luminaire http://premiereltg.com/ had similar styles that ranged from $380-$3,400. Other sites had them up to $12,000!!!
Then I found this great DIY link! http://froufroufashionista.blogspot.com/2010/05/bubble-chandelier-diy.html
Definitely drool worthy!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gifts for Macy

Another vinyl lined tote and embroidered cup.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome Simon!

One of my colleagues was blessed with a new addition to their family this past Christmas Eve!
I decided to do some internet searching to see if there was a pattern out there to make another bag similar to the leopard bag I made and lo and behold I found one on Little Lizard King. The pattern was similar to the one I whipped up on my own, but hers only had the one handle and I really like that so I used it on this bag. I also chose to line this one with HeatnBond Vinyl to make it leak proof! I bought several rolls of this when it was on clearance at JoAnn's a while back. Now I've got the perfect use for it! I see many more bags in my future!
The applique patterns for the burp and bib are from Planet Applique.
The Elephant is holding a minky style blanket that I embroidered with his name and date of birth.






Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Massage!

Another embroidered T-shirt gift for my fave massage therapist! :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bus Driver T-Shirt

Isn't this a funny saying? I couldn't resist making this for my sister who starts her debut as a school bus driver today!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Leopard Bag

I thought it was time to post something besides embroidery projects! But don't worry they'll be back tomorrow! :)
I made this little bag out of two fat quarters and some ribbon. Nothing fancy, just a little gift bag to fill with goodies. The hardest part was the box pleat corners and if you've made them you know they are super simple! Of course I could always add a monogram or something before I give the gift. ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing everyone a blessing filled 2012!