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?