Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trash to treasure

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Sew... what has everyone been up to the last few months? I have been slowly tackling those little household projects that don't ever seem to go anywhere. Last summer my mom and I went to a yard sale and we came across this wonderful step stool, My grandmother had one and I just knew that I had to have it...

It has potential

the demolition

I knew that it needed to be recovered but for the past year it has looked like the trash pile was a better place for it, Instead of a Booster, C-bug uses this as her seat for dinner, so I knew I needed to get motivated and recover it before she was 12... LOL

So here is the kitchen table... a little messy but I figured I better bite the bullet so I went into the studio and remembered that I had got some Oil Cloth a few months ago super cheap and I had just enough to refinish this chair. I wanted something FUN that said Girl but at the same time fit my personality.....

The finished project it took me about 10 minutes to refinish it WOW why did I wait so long, hubby loved it because I added more padding to the seat and the Oil Cloth is easy to wipe which  makes it easy to clean after dinner no more looking at the torn rusted seat.

I think C-bug Likes it and that's all that matters. I would love to see some of your finished projects so feel free to link up and let me see what crafty goodness you all have come up with.

Back on this adventure

WOW I'm looking at the posts and just realized my life has been so busy being a mommy, wife, student, working woman, volunteer, seamstress... that I have neglected my blog. I cant believe its been almost 2 1/2 months since I have had the chance to sit down and write a quick blog. Well that's just not cool, so over the next few days Ill be writing some catch up blogs, about life, mommy hood, crafting, and other fun things that have been going on in my neck of the woods.

WOW can you believe Christmas is almost here... Hard to believe that 2011 is almost over I just don't know where the time went, it seems like before children time seemed to stand still, but between the carpool lanes, the soccer games, the various mommy hood adventures that I tackle on a daily basis, then you throw in the taxi driver, the cook, the maid, the wife and everything else in the world that seems to consume the hours that I'm awake I have figured that there just isn't enough time to get done everything that I want to accomplish. 

When I'm crafting I feel like I'm in my own little world, being able to create something beautiful out of something as simple as a piece of paper, a scrap of fabric or just spending the time being creative. I find that my passion for sewing, embroidering and crafting is the smile that it brings to the person receiving those items . I have always had a small obsession to purses, okay ill admit that my husband might be RIGHT!  SHH don't tell him I said he was right.... That my Small obsession is a little bit bigger than that. I found myself realizing that my creative talents that GOD blessed me with could be useful because instead of buying my own bags I could make them... Ummm yeah can we say that all my tested bags that I prepare prior to a pattern going into the CFC Etsy store ... yeah that tester somehow ends up on my shoulder.... LOL...

I have to say the addiction has gotten cheaper because I make them for myself but hasn't gotten any better because my closets are bursting at the seams. I find that its so much fun to draft up a new bag to go with that super cute outfit that I'm working on. I currently have 9 patterns that I'm working on for the Holiday season Guess I better get moving on that.... Do you think I could wish upon a star to get time to stand still for a few days. I can dream right.

So lets get back in the groove I'm missing my bloggy friends and followers and cant wait to see what crafty goodness everyone is up to these days. I just love this time of year everything has the wonderful aroma of fall, the cinnamon, the colors everything around us just screams holiday season.... As much as I'm not ready for thanksgiving, birthdays and Christmas to approach I'm also like a little kid because this is my favorite time of year.  I look forward to catching up with all of my blogging buddies.


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