Tuesday, February 22, 2011

furniture redo

I finally got the first -- of many -- projects done for my six year old daughter's bedroom.
I am in the process of redecorating her room, which will eventually consist of a paint job and various other renos.
I am planning a vintage room for her, and was more than thrilled to find this pretty headboard at a neighbourhood garage sale...
The price tag was great ($15), so I grabbed it and took it home.
But the medium oak colour was not one I had in mind for the bedroom's new look.
So I sanded it...
Primed it and painted dark spots...

Painted it white, and sanded/ distressed it to get this...

Lauren is over the moon with her new headboard!!!
I put it up in her room while she was at school today, and she spent the ENTIRE afternoon after school just playing in her room so she could be close to her bed...
Will I ever be able to drag her out of her room when it is all done???

Friday, February 18, 2011

Its coming together!

So yesterday after being pleased with amount of work around the house this week, I decided to spend time on the quilt blocks for Madison's quilt. I had run out of the solid color which slowed down the process a bit , but it's getting there. I do wish I would have a bit more dark colors in it but other then that im happy with it so far.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Buttercup bag

I'm back!
After enjoying nine blissful days and nights in Maui with my hubby and his parents (our gracious tour guides), sans kids, it was back to reality.
Fevers, colds, strep throat, and cold weather.
I really miss running on the beach barefoot in 20 C degree weather!!!
To combat those blues, I have been searching online for some fun purses to make (which lady can ever have enough?), and came across this cutie:

I had two fat quarters of a cotton that I absolutely ADORE, but couldn't think of anything to make with it. I even went back to the store I got the fat quarters from to see if they had any on a bolt, but I couldn't find any.
So these fat quarters languished in my cupboard just waiting for the perfect project....
Meet the buttercup bag!
It only used one of my fat quarters!
It turned out great, and I think it is adorable, plus I even added a couple extras to the interior.
Only thing is, it is too small to fit all my junk in! Wallet, camera, eyeglass case, cellphone... they take up a lot of room!
So thankfully I have another pattern on standby (which you will get to see in the future) that I can use my second favourite fat quarter with!
Now I just need to find a new home for this baby...