Sunday, August 30, 2009

2nd entry for T-shirt Re-do Contest

Here - I cut up an old t-shirt into 4" squares - sewed them together - and "couched" on some funky yarn - and I ended up with a pretty cool looking scarf. These scarfs are all the rage these days. So - hope one of my entries brings me a first place :)
I think that after the contest is closed, everyone should be able to vote on the website. I'll keep you posted.

P.S. isn't Tessah a great model?

"Grease" T-Shirt Re-Do

I entered a contest where you had to re-vamp a T-shirt in pop culture style. Here is the little bag that I came up with - Hope I win!!!! Grand Prize is $1000 Babylock Sewing Machine. Used left over scraps from Dane's quilt. All the black fabric and the "Grease" logo are from the t-shirt. You can enter up to 3 times, I plan on submitting 2 more entries.

What'dya think?

Friday, August 28, 2009

School themed centerpieces

Last May, my Alaska BF, Lisa, threw a party for her Hubby in honor of his college graduation from UAA. She needed a school theme for centerpieces - because his degree is in Elementary Education. I scoured the web for an idea and found this great blog - which I now check out every day.

Here was how Lisa's turned out. (Green & Gold - UAA colors) - I think she did great!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Fun Diaper Cake

My sis-in-law, Jamey, is planning a baby shower for her friend Misty. So she asked if I'd make her a diaper cake - love it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Finally Finished CSQ - Bug Quilt for Charity

So - yesterday I finished a Crazy Shortcut Quilt (CSQ) I started back in March - or maybe February. It was actually my first attempt at this method. It was intended for my high school friend, Maura's new baby, Alistair. With my dad's illness and death this spring/summer, my quilting took a nosedive. But a blogger friend, Judi, at Green Fairy Quilts is heading to Romania to donate quilts to an orphanage....that was the fuel I needed to finish. MAURA - I promise Alistair will get a cute quilt soon. XOXXO
Here it is:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Green Fairy Quilts Give-Away

Check out this blog for a great give-away!!! I'm getting ready to send a baby quilt to Judi of Green Fairy Quilts to take on her upcoming Charity trip to Romania - click the button below to the right to check out her charity and go here:

to enter her giveaway! Happy Birthday to her baby!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


YAY!! See the button to the right to sign up for's Friday Give-Away. I won the cute Whoopsie Daisy pattern. You can see it on their website - yipeee!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Funky Jewlery Organizer - PART ONE

For the past 20 years - my jewelry has lived in a messy ball in my bathroom drawer...but I recently acquired some pretty nice pieces and I thought, HMMMMM ---- I'm about to be 35 - time to quit keeping my accessories like I did when I was 15.

So, I got a 50 cent frame at a thrift store; spray painted and distressed it, raided my fabric/batting and ribbon stash - put it all together - added some upholstery tacks and ~VOILA~ earring/pin holder. On Deck - necklace and bracelet holder...stay tuned :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Exciting Charity - BeadforLife

Hi All - OK today I am featuring a handmade goody - that WAS NOT made by me. This beautiful necklace and bracelet set was crafted by Ugandan women. These impoverished women, many who are HIV+, make the beads out of recycled paper, then craft the jewelry. See the website for more info - you don't have to buy from the website either - you can host a BeadParty. Check it out...

Monday, August 10, 2009

$11.00 bathroom facelift

Add one can of mis-tinted paint from
Fred Meyer for only FIVE BUCKS!!!

PLUS a cool new shower curtain - I purchased for 6 bucks (also at Freddy's) And VIOLA - a great cheap bathrooom facelift!!!
...........this is the kids' bathroom by the way - I'm not sure a Camp Rock theme in our bathroom is the way to go!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thrift Store Re-do


We found this chair at a used furniture store - we thought it would be great in Tessah's Brent sanded it and painted it black - and I recovered the ottoman cushion with sparkly fabric (T loves bats and Halloween stuff - go figure) and got some funky shiny purple and orange plaid fabric for the chair. I can't wait until she gets home to see it :)