Thursday, April 29, 2010

Junior Table!

I found this at one of my recently-found websites that I have been drooling over! Literally..everything I see on there.. I WANT to build! It has gotten me SO excited. SO, with a BEAUTIFUL day I ran to Lowe’s, purchased some wood that they pre-cut to size for me, and came home to build. I had a saw of my own for a couple diagonal cuts that I needed and I am getting a sander next that part will have to wait.

As I said, the boards were all cut to length for me at the store, so I just had to measure and cut a few angles, pre-drill a few holes, and screw it together. I’m going to sand paint and weatherproof it next, but I just couldn’t wait to share!!

From this:


With the help of this:

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Through this!


To This!!


He LOVES it, and so do I!! We had lunch on it right after. It’s a little small for me, but I can still sit :)!!

The wood cost just under $20 and the box of screws was about $5. The instructions for the medium size table says 6 2”x4” @8’..but actually you only need 5 if you get it cut right!

Check out this site if you haven’t! I can’t believe it took me so long to find! Well, she has only been at it for 6 months I guess..but it’s AMAZING!!

Knock-Off Wood

I {heart} knock-off wood!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I found this website a few days ago-

Knock-off Wood

and it really just blows my socks off. Ah the ideas. Ah the inspiration. Ah the excitement and desire and …it just makes my blood boil with enthusiasm and the desire to create!

I know I am not the most …diligent in posting my crafts. I honestly don’t do as much as I would like..LOVE to do. I am a SAHM of 2 with a husband in school. Living in a small, 2 bdrm town home with not much space..literally. My husband and I both have our hobbies that take up space in our living room for another year and a half. Seriously -

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---------------------------------------------and this is his.

This isn’t a very ‘fair’ pic. His table is usually very clean and organized, unlike mine which is usually a HUGE mess!!

But, besides his model planes and RC cars and planes,etc..he’s also a car man! Which I actually really appreciate because it saves us TONS of money.

We do it because it’s all we’ve got. We don’t get after each other, much, because..well, we both know how important our hobbies are to us. My friends say.. ‘I really don’t know how you guys do it’. We just do.

So, one day, as we have talked about, I will have my Craft room and he, room/garage. Until then, I make do and am happy for what I’ve got!

Until then, I will craft as much as time and space allow. My next project will be out of wood! :)


I want to make a few more of these cute notebook covers for birthday gifts! It wasn’t hard. I found the idea over at The Pleated Poppy. I know she sells them..I don’t know if she has the pattern or not, I tend to see something and just wing it! Not always the best thing, but sometimes it turns out! I know a couple things I want to do differently for the next. But I still like it! I’m combining it with this idea at The Creative Homemaker for my General Conference notebook. I’ll take notes each General Conference - tabbing them as I go, and when I’m done with that notebook, I’ll take it out of the cover and change it out for a fresh one!

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(General Conference is a Meeting held bi-annually in April and October for the LDS church. An opportunity for all to listen to the Prophet and Apostles speak via satellite. Weekly we attend our Church meetings at our local church buildings. You can listen to the last Conference HERE if you would like to learn more.)


Sewing Machine




I am loving these. I feel like they just make everything look so much cleaner and nicer!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Baskets

Last year I attempted to make this and it didn’t turn out so well. This year I got bigger piping and used thicker fabric so it would go faster. I like the way they turned out, and so did my son! He’s been carrying it all over all week!

If you want to see a cuter one..I got the idea from HERE last year! I make the first one the same way, and the second I stitched a little different to give it more of a basket shape!

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