Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
We had a flood in our house last winter and we decided to take the opportunity to replace the floors on the entire main level of our house AND put in a completely new kitchen. Oh, and we are doing most of the work ourselves. We did hire someone to do the tile, and that is going in this week. I will post more photos later, but here is a before and after sneak peek.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 9:29 AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
I saw the open wide zippered pouch tutorial on Anna Graham's blog, Noodlehead, and I finally made some of these cute bags for my daughter this week. It was a pretty easy pattern to follow, and I think they turned out great!
I used a Cotton & Steele Paper Bandana print by Alexia Marcelle Abegg (bottom), what I believe is an Art Gallery Fabrics denim (middle), and Robert Kaufman Flame by Carolyn Friedlander (top).
I dug through my craft room and found some suede cord to tie onto the zipper.
I mixed up the fabric, and next time I might try to do some piecing on the outside.
I love the small one the most. I am going to make one for myself today.
I bought her book while I was at it. I think I might try the fabric bracelets project next.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
tutorial at Notes from the Patch. They are nice because the little packs of tissues for your purse pop right in and they look better than a plastic bag. Here is the link to when I made them the first time. I have also made this as a teacher thank you gift, too.
I put each one in a paper lunch sack, folded the sack closed and zig-zag stitched across the top. I also stitched across a little scrap of fabric and then tied the fabric. It's my favorite way to wrap gifts.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 10:20 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I have been wanting to try making some wine totes to use as gifts or to sell for some extra spending cash. Well, I finally got around to it.
I bought this pattern from Pattern Play Designs at Craftsy which was really easy to use. For my trial run, I used some scrap fabric and painter's drop cloth. Because the drop cloth was heavy fabric, I did not use the batting called for in the pattern. After I cut out the pieces, I printed a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, held it up to the window and traced it onto the drop cloth fabric with a sharpie pen. Then I sewed the bag together.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
I updated the kids' bathroom.
I normally don't like literal beach decor. Whites, natural fibers and a shell here and there says coastal to me. But I saw this shower curtain on clearance and I broke my rule because I love the bright coral color.
We did a faux board and batten look on the walls. I put laminate plank flooring in all by myself, and I love it (hint: don't get the cheap planks. I paid a little more for these and they were much better quality). Laminate planks float over the old floor, and they seal together so they are good to use in places where there is water. I had to take the toilet out to install the floor, but the Home Depot guy told me how to do it and it wasn't hard at all.
I painted the cabinets with white Annie Sloan chalk paint, and put new knobs on from Hobby Lobby.
I painted the light fixture with an oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
And I bought this iron turtle soap dish on our vacation to the Outer Banks.
My photos aren't very organized, but if I find the before shots I'll add them to the post.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 4:37 PM