Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sillouette Envy

Oh my gosh I know I have written about it before but I just can't get over how many things the Sillouette can do.  I really don't know how I am funtioning without one.  I was recently at Ted's Montana Grill and love their "saloon' retro type decor.  They have frosted glass on the doors to the bathroom with of course Gentlemen or Ladies on the door.  I thought how cute would it be to make a little retro like sign to hang on the boys bathroom door.  And how easy it would be to make with one of these Sillouette machines.  I have drooled over so many cute projects made with it, I just can't take it anymore.  I am not one for gadgets, well ones that require alot of parts or ones that require continually buying pricey cartridges that you make one thing with and never use it again.  I love the versatility with this one.  Enough said it is just AMAZING!!! 
So I thought I would share a few sites (and some new bloggy friends) that are giving one away this week.

My Repurposed Life
Vintage Revivals

From the Sillouette blog
I thought this was hysterical
They have endless tutorials and free images each week
AHHH I am in LOVE!!!

Look at this one using fabric, how stinkin cute is that. 
Yes it cuts fabric too. 
Amazing right?
  So you need to go over and check out this machine on the Sillouette site even if you dont' win the giveaway each one of the sites hosting the giveaway are offering a discount code. 

Praise God for YOU!!!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring fever

I know for most of you in this country you can't wait till spring, cant wait to see green grass and frankly no more white stuff.  I know too well how you feel, that's why I moved south.  Ha! Anyhow we do have a change of seasons here in Tallahassee, everything gets brown, trees lose their leaves and it rains alot during the winter months.  I have been cooped up with two sick children as well as myself this week so I've been really jonesin for some spring weather.  Well it has arrived the sun is shining, temperatures are hovering around 70'.  Oh but I'm still cooped up with the sick kids so what better to do on a day like today. 
 Window shop on the internet. 

Take a look at what I found just waiting to be knocked off. 

Couldn't you just see a cheapo pair from Target all bejeweled?  Bet I can beat 80bucks, yikes!
Loving the turqouise and brown, I think I might add some turqoise goodness to my brown wedges. 

and these were just fun and sasssy!!  Love the red ones with a yellow polka dot dress.  Mmmmm now where to find a yellow polka dot dress that doesn't make me look as huge as the sun itself. 

and these well they are just wrong, are they sandles? are they a boot?  Yuck they are just ugly, sorry if I offended anyone, that's just my opinion. 

Well that's all for my window shopping for sandles now onto sundresses.  I may just have to break down and something for myself for a change.  I"m thinking some pretty springy printed fabric (possibly polka dot,huh?), maybe in yellow, or celery green.  Ohh or a pretty cornflower blue, or bright coral.   Its been a while since I have been fabric shoppin, I bet Michael Miller has something just waiting for me.
What style???? Some sort of wrap dress, full at the bottom, maybe halter top, or maybe strapless with a retro bolero jacket, cute little cap sleeve.  Oh maybe I'll make two, hehe.  One at a time Kirsten, one at a time. 

Ok back to reality I have to actually be able to find my thread in my studio right now so it off to purge and organize. 

Ahh I will embrace spring for all it has in store.  It will be 100' degrees before I know it.  So I open my windows and let the sun shine in. 

Praise God for YOU!!!
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

With a little love

I have a new system to keep me motivated to get my house under control.  I have a tendency to doing things 150%, which is a good thing sometimes.  But most of the time it means something is always lacking majorly in my life.  When I am creative I am 150% creative, leaving cleaning, organizing, even bill paying to wayside.  When I'm on a cleaning kick that is all I do and burn myself out completely.  So I'm trying to find the balance in my life, work on things a little at a time instead all or nothing mentality.  With that being said with my organization challenge under way, 52 Weeks of Organizing, I have decided for every organizing project I do I am going to do something creative.  Since I got all those cords under control last week I put together this Valentine mantle as well.  I'll apologize in advance, I tried really hard to get a good picture but the lighting in this room is less than desireable.  Its warm and cozy but not much for picture taking. 

 With a little organizing..... with a little love

I printed these out from Tip Junkie free printables, two of them are 1Chorinthians, the one on top written in scroll I did on word, don't remember what font though

added our wedding photo (wow we were so young), a tin heart I had laying around, and my Willow angel

added a LOVE banner out of cardstock and fabric that I had

I was inspired by Tater Tots and Jello for this, I'm thinking it needed a little more of the black damask showing, maybe the ruffle heart a little smaller.  All made out of scraps of home decor fabric.

Don't ya just want squeeze her face.  Of course I had to add our baby "Lucy"when she was a baby.  Oh how I miss those days

and a photo of our three sons when they were small and loved each other. lol  No looking through all of our pictures as they have gotten older it has been harder and harder to get a picture of them all together. 

With a little organizing .... With a little love

handmade projects

Praise God for YOU!!!
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