Christmas is by far my favorite holiday- so I thought I would share with you some of the favorite things I do in preparation for the holiday. One of my favorite parts of the holiday is wrapping presents. (Yes so much so that I volunteer to wrap other peoples- honestly, I love it- want me to wrap yours??? I am not kidding, drop them off, I'll do it, serious!) We aren't doing many gifts this year, we are trying to give less stuff and give more of ourselves relationally with our time and our talents, but the few things we are giving should look pretty darn cute and festive right??? Here are some holiday gift wrap tips, simple and inexpensive.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
So here's an easy way to dress up some walls with fabric and frames! And the best part about it is you don't have to hunt around for that perfect print you won't get sick of. All I did was buy some large black frame that had matting inside, cut a piece of the fabric an inch large than the whole and then taped it on the back- you could use masking tape or blue painters tape. I also added some fake flowers (that I pulled apart and laid flat) and glued a rhinestone in the center of each flower for some added sparkle. These were for a teenage girl and all three were hung right above her bed. And if you get board with them, an inexpensive fix- change out the fabric! Think out of the box- could you use these anywhere you have a bare wall??? use fabric or dishtowels or an old sentimental piece of clothing??? Have fun with it!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here's a inexpensive favor for a shower, these were used for a baby shower and the tag on them says "Thanks for coming to celebrate this little peanut!" I just had friends save their glass baby food jars, I ran them threw the dishwasher and then cut paper to cover the jars. I just used sticky tape to adhere it to the jar and a dot of glue on top for the button. Then, I filled them with "peanut" m & m's! Easy peasy!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here's another canvas for my sweet friend Annah, she is having a little boy, Will, due around Christmas! This canvas has so many different creatures; owls, birds and their nest, a worm, a badger, squirrels, and even a snail!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Here's the latest canvases that have rolled in, a set of 3 tractors that match the Christopher Construction Bedding from Pottery Barn for Kelee who is due in December. Her little boy is going to have sweet dreams of digging, mixing, and plowing with these hanging over head!
Friday, September 25, 2009
So, my sister just sent me this picture of Joshua Jude's completed nursery with the tree canvas all hung in place, so I thought it would be a fun post to show you all the final product! Didn't it turn out cute??? I love it!!! Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to see the canvases in their element!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I held them together with a pin until I stitched them together and added a button in the center.
Then I tacked them to the skirt by hand, stitching the flower in place and making sure the back flower had some stitches as well, so that it wouldn't flop over once the skirt was on.
Here's how they turned out, they will fray a little when washed because of the raw edges, but I like that look!
Give your hand at it, find something in the closet that's been sitting there too long- a t-shirt, skirt, knit dress, hat, hnadbag or tote, a tank top, a baby onesie- that could use a new and updated look to bring it back to life!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I measured the tin, cut the fabric, ironed it and then ran a bead of fabric glue around the top and bottom of the tin and pressed my fabric on to it firmly, ironning out any bumps with my finger tips.
Then I attached some pom poms, ribbon and well, some more ribbon- and wha-la! In 15 minutes I had myself a cute little storage container for her bows and clips!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here's another set of canvases I just finished for a sweet girl I just met who's almost ready to give birth to another sweet little girl that will have the classiest bedding in all of Bakersfield!!! Honestly, the bedding she chose for this nursery is gorgeous, I would put it in my room if it came in a queen! Here's the bedding and a glimpse of the canvases, I hope you enjoy them Brittney! (That is definitely a perk of making all these fun canvases, I get to meet all these fun girls along the way!!)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Here's another order of canvases I just finished for someone whose nursery theme is Dr. Seuss. I made it to compliment the bedding set from Pottery Barn, and went with a fun color pallet of turquiose, yellow, red, and black--- perfect for a boy or a girl!