Monday, August 1, 2011

Crafty Lady

As you saw from previous posts - I have been doing a ton of craft/DIY projects for my 'coming soon' second daughter but I've done quite a bit of sewing and crafts for other areas of our house as well.  To give you a peek at some of these - here are some pictures and explanations....
This was a $3 purchase at a garage sale.... (love a good deal!)  It had a blackboard on one side and a white board on the other and was framed in an unfinished light wood - which had been well loved by permanent markers by it's previous owner.  I decided to spruce it up with some spray paint then used chalkboard paint to paint BOTH sides of the easel.  I figured white board markers would be too messy for my 2 year old.  I'm super happy with how it turned out!

notice I didn't do a great job of spray painting.....  :)

my daughter loved her new toy!

On our beat up adirondack chair on our front porch was a beaten up 'outdoor pillow' from Crate & Barrel.  To add some color to the area, I made a simple slipcover/pillow case out of some sunbrella fabric (actually, leftover fabric from re-upholstering some dining chairs earlier this year).  It was so EASY and I love the pop of color it adds to the porch.

I also used this fabric in the office to make a pillow cover with a zipper!  My FIRST EVER!  You can tell it's a first but I am so happy I conquered that fear!!!!  (sewing in a zipper.... it's easier than you'd think)

I apologize that this is such an awful picture.... I've been planning on making a cover for my sewing machine for years... I FINALLY got around to it and am so happy with how it turned out!  It has pockets on each end (which really, I'm not sure what the purpose would be) and fits really well!  I don't LOVE my fabrics but I wanted to keep within the red/white scheme that I already have in my office/craft room.  I used this tutorial as a guide for this cover:  Sewing Machine Cozy from Notes from the Patch

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