Thursday, March 15, 2012

Getting the Remodeling Urge =)

I'm starting to get that itch.  My house has been the same for too long, I've got to change something!  Now my mother usually responds to this by getting an entirely different house, but I'm going to try and satisfy it by fixing something.  I still have things to accomplish here.  Right now, I'm thinking about my fireplace.  Here it is:

I despise the gold box, (getting rid of all the brass in the entire house is a definite goal of mine).  Now, I'm usually a fan of red brick, but I think this room just looks too busy, especially since we moved the office into this area.  So what do you think of this?

Ok, I know this is a terrible photoshop picture.  But I was looking at some options, like this Brick Anew thing, and I found a picture of someone who had a fireplace just like mine... check out their before and after!

So, what do you think?  Should I go for it? 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Toolbelt Giveaway!

The Giveaway is done!  I used the free number generator, and mpooh was the winner!  Yay!  Thanks everyone who is following my website, I hope you're having as much fun as I am =) 

Like Totally 80's Party =)

I'm helping my sister plan a gala fundraiser for our kid's school, and the theme is 80's!  To get everyone in the mood, we decorated the lobby yesterday!  Check it out!

I found the idea for using the tablecloths as streamers here.  It's really dramatic, especially in person!  The checkerboard backdrop is covered with bright geometric shapes, we have pac-man and guess who to represent the games we'll be playing.  It's like totally awesome! =)  Next up will be centerpiece planning and then I suppose I ought to consider dressing appropriately for the party. =)  Should be fun!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Super Hero T-shirt Refashion

My nephew Barrett asked me to make him a Captain America costume!!!  I'm so excited, not only because it's a fun project, but because he actually asked =)  I'm so happy he knows I like to make stuff!  So here's the beginning of my project, a basic t-shirt refashion!

I got 4 t-shirts at Michael's.  A blue one in his actual size (a little big so he can grow into it and I can add more cool stuff to it) and some XLs.  I cut strips from the bottom of the red and white shirts to make into the stripes at the bottom of the shirt.  Using the old hems made it so easy!  I cut them 4.5 by 8.  After I sewed the strips together, I just sewed them to the shirt at the right height.  I didn't cut the blue shirt at all so that he won't feel any of the piecing, and so my next step doesn't show through.

Iron on a star and stitch it down, and the first part of the costume is done!!!  Next step... add some muscles!!  I think he'd love just the t-shirt, and it took me less than an hour to make today.  But for a costume, we need more!  I'll share soon =)