Saturday, March 11, 2017

TV Cabinet

It's not really a "craft" but wanted to share.   I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

I've been trying to think of a way to hide my TV.  I hate when the TV is the main focus point in a room and I hate having the TV on when company is over.   Well I started browsing the web and found that Pottery Barn sold a TV cabinet that was 2 mirrors and behind it was your TV.  When closed you didn't even know the TV was there.  Problem is, that cabinet was $600.   Yikes.

I thought about mirrors but they are so heavy.  I started doing a search on line and found the perfect thing.  At Wayfair I found 3 canvas prints that go together as a set.   Now the challenge was how to make a cabinet.    Well, I stared at the pictures for about a month until I finally got up the nerve to tackle this project.  I took this back and forth off the wall no less than 6 times....oh and once even fell off the ladder.    But needless to say it's finished, it's perfect and it didn't cost $600, in fact I like it even better than the one I saw at Pottery Barn.

I originally hadn't planned on putting a top to the box but had to add it.   The pictures wouldn't close correctly and I needed to add that part so I could put a magnet to hold it closed.

I'm getting closer!

It's perfect.   Now I have to take it back down so that I can stain all the wood.   I know, should have done before I mounted it but I wanted to make sure it was right.  

Cords all hidden and wood stained.   I love it!

IKEA Hacks

I've been busy trying to reorganize my sewing/craft room.   That's a bigger challenge than it sounds.   Once it's all done I'll post pics of the finished room.  For now I want to share my 2 IKEA hacks.   

I'm pretty pleased how it turned out. I know not every has bolts in their sewing room, but I also sell on etsy. I purchased an IKEA wardrobe frame, actually it was in the clearance section. 

Next I purchased shoe racks that fit in a wardrobe that's not as deep.  When I was talking with the IKEA salesperson he kept arguing that I'm buying the wrong shoe racks.   "I know, it's not for shoes, it's for fabric."  He just looked at me like I was nuts.    Well, maybe I am.   I did have to add 2x4 boards to give the metal shoe shelves better support. Bolts of fabric are just too heavy.

First I painted some 2"x4" boards cut the same width as the shoe racks. 

I had originally cut and painted enough of them to support the front and back of the shelf.   It didn't seem like the front was really needed once I put the supports in the back.  Only time will tell if I need to add the front supports.    If I do I'll probably use 2"x2".

Here's a close up photo of the shelf with the wood support in the back.

.....and the moment you have all been waiting for.......the finished product.  

 I couldn't be happier how it turned out. Now I'm going to have to stalk the clearance and hopefully find another one.

My second IKEA hack was my cutting table.   I purchased 2 Kallax shelves.    I also purchased 2 furniture dollies from Harbor Freight so that I could sit the shelves on the dollies and easily move my table around.   NE Furniture Mart has a great clearance section and I found a table top only for get this.....$49.   Steal of a deal.   

My cutting table is perfect.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quilts, quilts and more quilts

I think I've found what I truly love to do.   Quilts.   I love to design and make up my own patterns, of course based of a standard design.    So far I've been making them for my kids and grandkids.    Here's some that I've made

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bay-Bee Shower

Time to have a baby shower.

First decision was,  theme.  Before I could decide on a theme I needed to figure out a good shower favor.   Pinterest to the rescue.    I found a great idea of giving honey as a favor.   Then I started researching ideas for a honey bee themed party.      First decision made,   Baby Bee theme.

2nd step.  Now that we have a theme, let's get busy.   I decided baby food jars would be a perfect size.   Baby food jars hold 4 oz.,  now to find jars.    My daughter and niece have little ones so they were able to give me a few but they usually make most of their baby food.   I posted on facebook what I was looking for and received a response from someone. Don't you love social media!  She had gotten them off of craigslist and was going to organize her garage.   I was welcome to them.    Found honey dippers,  little tiny bee charms and bee fabric!

Ok,  time to tie it all together.   Centerpieces and other decor.    Who ever invented Pinterest was a life saver and a genius.



Diaper Cake

Diaper cake doubled as decor for Food Table

Watermelon baby is also Pinterest!

Party Favors

 Party Favors doubled as Centerpieces for the Table

 Added some yellow and black circles for color and Bit of Honey candy for fun!

Decorated up the drink jar that contained, what else, Lemonade.

Gotta stay with the yellow and black color theme. 


 You've also have to have some Pollen Punch,  aka Water.

Guess how many Honey Combs.    

 One of our fun games.   Our other game was Bingo,  that was a big hit.

Goodness gracious, I almost forgot the cake.   What else

A Bee Hive Cake

 A very happy Niece and Mommy to Bee

I love it when a plan comes together!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wedding Quilt

I made this quilt from a jelly roll for a special couples wedding.   It was so easy and loved how it turned out.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Baby Monthly Stickers

Have you heard of monthly baby stickers.   If you haven't you are missing a great idea.   Boy I wish I had these when my kids were little.

Capture the changes in your precious little one using these adorable monthly baby stickers! They grow so fast, but these stickers will help you track all the changes in your angel from those delectably chubby cheeks all the way down to those tiny, wiggly toes.

Take monthly photos using these stickers and you will have a perfect keepsake that encapsulates a year in your baby’s life. When you’re done, slap it in the baby book and voila! A charming focal point for a scrapbook page.

What you need to know:
• 3 1/3 inches in diameter, so the size of the sticker will not overwhelm the star of the photo (your cutie-pie).
• Reusable! Stick it on a white tee shirt or body suit for photos, and then wear it on something else later in the day.
• Perfect for scrapbooking! Use it as a monthly photo sticker before adding it to a page, or put it straight in the book – it’s your choice. 

Perfect as a shower gift, too!

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