Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just a little something

I haven't posted anything in a while, because...well, I haven't done anything in a while.  Well, nothing big but I have made a few small things...little additions to the house.  I needed a wreath for the door but I wanted it to match what the inside of my house looks like or at least what I would like it to look like.  I wanted simply, subtle, vintage inspired, frenchy shabbiness.  Wow, that's hard to find.   So I did what any broke stay-at-home mom domestic diva would do and I made something myself.  On the cheap!  I found a clearance wreath at the craft store for $1.99 and I had a bunch of Osenburg fabric from Wal-mart.  I love this fabric...if muslin and linen had a love child, this would be it.  It's cheap.  It's oatmeal colored and has beautiful color variation in the form of speckles with a nice texture.  Did I mention that it's cheap?! 

I also wanted something for the door of the guest room/office.  I cannot seem to leave this room alone!  It's a sickness I tell you...OCDD ( obsessive compulsive Decorating Disordered) but I'll talk about that another time.  So anywho, I decided on a wreath because it would be the perfect fit I already had everything to make it and I had a wild hair and needed it done RIGHT THEN!  Can you say instant gratification junkie?! 
So with the help of a dollar store wreath form, a stash of osenburg fabric and some fabric glue I had a wreath for that door as well. 

Sorry but this photo is NOT doing what it's told!

Be careful, these fabric flowers are addictive...I now have about 10 extras sitting in a drawer!  They are so simple to make...I like my rough and shabby looking so I just ripped (yes, I said ripped...another great thing about osenburg or muslin) about a 1 1/2 inch wide strip and pinched a bit in my fingers to start and twisting the length of fabric as I went just rolled the fabric around the pinched fabric...then glue the last 1-1/2 inch of fabric to the underside of the flower to keep it from unraveling.  Jami at Freckled Laundry has a very helpful video tutorial on how to make them...hers are much more perfect looking than mine.

Here is a list of some linky parties that I will be participating in this week!  Have a great weekend everyone.



Friday, October 15, 2010

I am a huge decorating nerd!

Okay,  I am just a little  bit excited.  Okay, let's get real...I'm bouncing off the walls here people.  As you know I just starting "blogging" (I'm still not convinced that what I do once every 2-3 weeks can be called blogging) and an amazing decorating blog that I have followed for a while now featured me and my mantel on her blog yesterday.  She has several blogs featured for their mantel decor and MINE was one of them.  Pinch me! 

It's official, I'm a decorating nerd.  I can't help myself...I'm really am excited by this. 
Go check it out here:  The Stories of A-Z

Go check out all the amazing work these ladies did with their Halloween decor this year.  I can't believe the creativity!