Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Next Big Project

Ok, so it's not THAT big, but I am so excited about it! Last summer I found this bench at the D.I., and knew that it would be perfect for our side porch. Well, it has sat on my porch just begging to be redone, and now it is finally time! I am going to sand it down and give it a nice fresh coat of paint in a fun color! You will have to wait and see what the finished result is to see what color I'm thinking!!

Monday, May 2, 2011


I made some pretty fabric flowers myself last week. My hubby and I were going to the Military Ball, and my dress needed a little something to make it extra special, so I decided to go with some pretty flowers!

I made three different styles of flower. For the large flower I cut out lots of circles, and then folded them in half or in thirds to make it look like lots of petals. Then I added some black netting to make it unique, and finished it off with a pretty black bead and some pearls.

For the medium flower I cut a long strip of fabric and then twisted it and wrapped it around to form the flower. Then I cut two little black circles and burned the edges to make it ruffle a bit for the center and finished it with three pearls.

For the small flower I cut several circular shapes and burned the edges, then layered them and finished it with three little black beads and a pearl. All in all they were really easy and fun to make.

So what do you think? Did they add that extra pizazz to my dress that I was looking for?

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Sister's Got Talent!

Look at this GoRgEoUs necklace she made.

She came home for the weekend from Cedar City, and whipped this together in no time. Talent I tell ya! And isn't she just beautiful!

Here is a closeup of the white flower. The other pictures didn't show the detail very well.

Here is another beauty she made this weekend. Love it!

I LOVE all of the cute flowers that you see around these days. I must make me some stylin' necklaces like these soon! AND wouldn't these make great Mother's Day gifts!

Now you go and give it a try, and then come back and share what you have created!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thrift Store Chest

Awhile back I was shopping at the D.I., our local thrift store, and I found this lovely gem! I had been wanting some sort of storage for blankets in our living room, and this was perfect!

It looks like it was homemade, but it had some sticky foam on it, and didn't have a finish on it. So all we had to do was sand it down and stain it! (When I say 'we' I mean my hubby!)

I think it turned out quite nice, but what do you think? I think that I might still put a clear coat on it, but we will see!

Note: after looking at these pictures, I might still make it a little darker.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Hello! I'm back and I'm excited for some changes that I am making to this blog. I will be making this a craft blog, showcasing much much more than just jewelry. I have taken a step back from making and selling jewelry, and will focus more on other kinds of crafts I'm making, thrift store finds, and other various DIY projects. I plan to post often with fun ideas that inspire my creativity (and hopefully yours too!)

Have a great day!