My DIY projects and home decor attempts that hopefully help me to "fluff my nest!"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flower Pins

I made these flower pins using my Sizzix Big Shot and the Flower Folds and Scallop Circle dies. The Big Shot cuts out the flowers from the fabric and then I layer different sizes of flowers and lightly sew them together. I just keep adding layers of flowers till I have a look that I like and then I hot glue a pin on the back. I use a button covering kit to make my own buttons out of coordinating fabric and then hot glue a button on the front. They are super easy to make and would make awesome Christmas or Birthday gifts for girls of all ages. I have one on a tote bag and one on my purse. I'm making some small ones for my neighbor's 2 year old little girl in the form of hair clips. I have so much fun making these flower pins, somebody might need to stop me!

Linking this post to Today's Creative Blogs Get Your Craft On

and also Strut Your Stuff Thursday


Monday, November 16, 2009

What to do?

When I found this awesome cloche and urn at one of my favorite local 2nd hand stores, I was SO happy!! I fell in love with it immediately. Then I committed the cardinal sin of shopping. I left it in the shop and went home!!! Now of course you all know I thought of this incredible piece ALL night! The next morning I went as quickly as I could to the shop, all the way thinking someone else had seen it and taken it home. When I got there, there it was! I felt at that moment I was meant to have it, I suppose to rationalize me paying what I did for it. It wasn't horrible expensive, but more than I usually will spend on a whim. But, it was MINE!! The saleslady asked me what I was going to do with it. I told her I was going to put seasonal items in it and change it every season. I got it home and filled it with polished stones. The concrete urn is quite deep, so I needed something to fill it up. Then I used some knobby starfish and then some sea stars on top. I love this and have had it on my dining room table since early summer.It's very large and very heavy. I know I am way late on my autumn decorating. And part of the reason is I can't bear to put my sea stars away!!
I love how they look in here. Maybe any of you reading could give me some ideas of what to put in my urn and cloche. I'd love some inspiration!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thanksgiving card

Here is a Thanksgiving card I made to send to family members I won't see at Thanksgiving.

This is a notepad I made to write down all my lists that I use to keep myself organized for a big event like Thanksgiving. It's slim enough to fit in my purse so I have it close at hand if I need to jot something down.

On the inside there is a little pocket to keep receipts or other things in one place so I don't lose them. Both the card and the notepad are super easy to make. The notepads make great gifts for teachers, friends and neighbors.

Linking this post to Kim at

and also to Kimba at A Soft Place To Land DIY day