Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shabby Chic Baby Rocker!

A few months ago my cousins had their first baby!  She is PRECIOUS and is the first baby of the grandchildren on my Mom's side of the family.

I had planned on refinishing this sweet rocker for her baby shower, but life kept getting in the way.  I finally got it finished for Christmas!

This is the best before I have of the rocker:


I tightened up some of the wobbly areas and filled in some of the holes.  Her room is light gray, light pink, and white.  So I primed the chair in gray so it would show through when I distressed.  I then painted it white and softly distressed it.

I was a bad blogger and only snapped one poor quality photo.  It turned out so cute though!


Here is my sweet cousins' baby girl sitting in her new rocker on Christmas morning!


She is possibly one of the best babys I have ever met.  She never fussed no matter how much we passed her around.  We were all fighting over who got to hold her!

Also, I'm about to begin a big makeover in my current office and make it not only more suitable for crafting, but more grown up looking.  I'm majorly obsessed with gray right now, so this is a sneak peek at my new craft room color!



Cheers!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Double Wine Tote Bag!


A few nights ago I was trying to decide what I wanted to make for my cousin's Christmas gift.  I had already made her a cute pillow for her apartment, but I wanted to do something else.

Then it dawned on me - she loves wine!  Why not give her a bottle of wine in a wine tote!

But then I had another great idea - a double wine tote!!

So as usual, I ran to google for answers and found an amazing double wine bag tote tutorial from HashiWorks!  Yes please! She even has a pdf file you can download with step-by-step instructions!

I loved these so much I have made three so far!

This is my favorite!



I'll be adding a flower embellishment to this bag tomorrow.



And this is the bag I made for my cousin.  She is a BIG Georgia Bulldogs fan, so I made it in bulldogs colors.  It matches her pillow that I'll post later!


Each of these took me about 1 1/2 hours to make - but I'm a real slow sewer.  I'm sure some of you pros could knock these out in no time!  These would make great gifts for anytime!

I used the wooden dowels from Lowes with the green end - I spent $3 in total on two dowels and had enough for three totes.  You use less than 1/2 a yard of fabric for the inside and outside, and I used fabrics from my stash.  So in total, each tote bag was about $1!  The contents are what cost me money!

Oh, and I took these to the wine store with me to pick up some wine, and they loved them!!

Cheers!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Anthropologie Apron Knock-Off!


IF YOU ARE MY SISTER-IN-LAW STOP READING NOW!

Haha - ok, I know I wouldn't stop reading even if someone told me not to, but I tried.

I'm really excited about this Christmas present!! It just turned out so stinking cute!

My SIL pointed out this adorable apron from  Anthropologie  a few weeks ago:


It really wasn't that expensive - $37.  But I figured I could make it for a fraction of the price and use the money saved to buy other goodies! ;)  In total I spent $10!

I had no idea where to start, so I used this apron tutorial as a basic template and adjusted measurements and details as needed.

This is the first time I have made and used piping - but I love it!! It adds such cute detail!




Look here - I even made a super creepy dummy out of a pillow, my bra, and a turtleneck! Hahaha! I can't stop laughing at how creepy it is.  I tried to get a photo of the apron on me, but that wasn't working out so well, so creepy pillow it was!


Right now I have the rosette that Bonnie made for me on the top.  I'll be making a different flower more similar to the inspiration photo, but I wanted to put an embelishment on for now!

I'll be making more of these for other family members, so I'll post those when they're done!

Here are the piping details:


More Christmas goodies will be on their way soon!

Cheers!
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