Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Laundry Bag

I got a few minutes of free time last night to make this quick, cute laundry bag.
I picked up the bag from Michael's a few months ago.  It sat and sat while I tried to figure out what type of image I wanted to add to it.
I knew I was going to hang it in the bathroom, so I didn't want anything too girly (given that I'm outnumbered in my house!).  I chose this great image from The Graphics Fairy to use.
I printed my image on to TAP paper and simply ironed it on to the front of the bag.

Super quick and easy and I love, love, love the look!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Shopping the House

Sometimes it pays to "shop" your house.  
Case in point, I found this ironstone tray in my basement during the week.  
At least I think its ironstone.  These are the markings on the back. (The previous owners left a lot of old treasures in the house.)
Anywho, I brought it upstairs, gave it a good cleaning and pondered what to do with it next.  A quick trip to Marshalls solved the problem.  I picked up this little crate with faux greens in it. Perfect!
While at Marshalls, I also picked up what could quite possibly be the cutest summer straws ever.  There were $1.50 on clearance. Woo hoo!  Can you see the little crabs????
And a trip to my local Marshalls wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Dollar Store, which is right next door.  They already have autumn items out.  Yes, I picked up two pumpkins in July. Please don't judge me.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Staying Cool

It's been scorching here the last few days.  I'm not complaining (because I know what's right around the corner), but the heat does nothing for my creativity.  Last night it got a touch cooler and I was able to make a few more French match boxes.
I picked up these little boxes from Hobby Lobby.  They are slightly smaller than actual match boxes from the Dollar Store.  I used French book paper and these great religious images.
I also whipped up some new tags for my Etsy shop.  Found this wonderful image on Pinterest.
Another great Hobby Lobby find are these blank enamel tags.  I used some rub-ons that I had in my craft room to make these two. Both are available in my Etsy shop.

And remember a few weeks ago when I said I was going to try and make my own rub-on transfers using a YouTube technique?  Turns out I don't have to.  Turns out Michael's sells something called Smash Paper.  You can use it to create your own rub-ons, printing right from your computer.  Woo hoo!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Upcycled Again

Remember this wood letter desk I upcycled a few months ago?
Well, I upcycled it again over the weekend because the original image I had used peeled off.  Grr...
This time I painted it white and used the Mod Podge method to add my image.  I'm loving the white so much better than the grey I first used.  The image is a favorite of mine from The Graphics Fairy.
I added this little embellishment to the front using some French book paper.
And I'm in the process of lining the inside with vintage sheet music.

I think I'm going to get a lot more use of this now!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Junkin' Finds

Whenever I visit my sister in Virginia, she takes me to this great outdoor flea market.  Unfortunately, it was raining when we went last week, but I still managed to score a few goodies.
Loving these bunny baking tins.  I hate, though, when people put the sticker on the front of an item.  I scrapped it off, but there is still some sticky residue.  Contemplating painting these white or adding to my vintage Etsy.
I found another set of vintage, Tupperware salt and pepper shakers. The first pair I found sold out in minutes on my vintage Etsy.
Lastly is this teeny-tiny tin.  It has some rusting on the inside, but that's okay.  I'm planning on adding a pretty vintage image and turning it into an ornament.

I think I spent about $5 on everything.  Score!


Monday, July 6, 2015


Been so busy with family visiting and us visiting family that I've only been able to eek out some BINGO glassine sacks.  I'm behind in everything - including my blog reading.  These will be headed to my Etsy once I have a chance to breathe.