Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This is shelving made from old shutters from Follow Your Heart Woodworking. This would look great in any room.
Here is a trunk made over into end-of-bed storage from The Vintage Magi:
Old bookshelf made into nifty storage by Remodel Aholic.
I don't know where this one came from but I really like the look of it. It is made from two old windows and two dresser drawers.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Saturday, July 27, 2013
3 - 15 oz. cans whole kernel corn (drained)
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. light miracle whip
1 c. diced red bell peppers
1/2 c. diced red onion
1/2 bag (10.5 oz.) Chili Cheese Fritos (crushed)
Mix all ingredients except fritos and chill. Add crushed fritos just before serving.
This fills an 8x8 square dish.
Friday, July 26, 2013
PDF Papillon SEWING PATTERN for a Toy Stuffed Animal Puppy
PDF Baby Doll SEWING PATTERN 16 inch "Penny" Jointed Toy Cloth RagDoll with Sleeper
PDF Mouse SEWING PATTERN Stuffed Animal Toy
Puppy Dog SEWING PATTERN for a 10" Terrier Jointed Mohair Stuffed Animal
Be sure and visit Springtime Designs to see all the patterns.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I love the look of antique animal and vegetable prints. The ink drawings have such character to them. I was looking at one of the pictures I found and saved to my laptop. I thought how nice this would look if I somehow could cut it out and make it stand on my mantel. I have sewn paper before so I thought it would be easy and it is!!
Here is what I did to make these great Paper Pets.
1 – First find a print you love that is not too busy, keep in mind you have to be able to sew around its outline. Make sure the image is not copyright protected. I chose paper cats.
3 – You will need heavy card stock paper to print your image on. I have used card stock that looks like brown craft paper for my cats. I like the antique look it gives my projects. You can choose whatever color you want.
4 – Now print your picture on the card stock. Remove from printer and rough cut around the image leaving about an inch on all sides.
5 – Place your rough cut image on top of a blank piece of the same color card stock. Sew just inside the print line around the image, leaving the bottom open.
6 – Cut out your image along the print line. Make sure you cut the bottom straight so it will stand up.
7 – Now slightly open your paper image at the bottom and lightly stuff the inside with fiberfill. If you have a stuffing fork it will come in handy and make it easy to do. Make sure you use very small pieces of stuffing. If you over stuff or use to large of a piece at one time you may bend and crease your image. Only stuff it half way down.
8 – The stuffing should make the open section stay slightly open and stand by itself. You can glue a piece of paper in the inside over the fiberfill if you want but it is not necessary, unless you intend to show off the bottom.
10 – Now stand your chosen print on a mantle, (that is where mine is), shelf or cupboard. This makes a great decorating addition and because it is so easy to make they make nice handmade gifts or even place cards at your holiday dinner table. Just write each person’s name on the back and they can take it home as a keepsake of time spent with family and friends.