Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fabric Rose Lampshade


I just love my rooster lamp, I found it awhile ago at one of my local thrift stores, you can see the post here. Recently I found a nice lampshade for it, again at a thrift store, kind of burlap. It looks much better than the old one I had.


I thought I would dress it up a bit with fabric roses, here's how:

First, I measured the diameter of my lampshade. Then, because I wanted my flowers to be about 3 inches wide, I divided the diameter by 3. That gave me about 13 flowers. I used an old  cream sheet I had and tore it into strips. Tearing it gives it a more shabby look.


Then I made 13 flowers. You can see how to make them here. Make sure you have extra fabric just in case you need to make more flowers.


Then, because I wanted to be able to remove the flowers if I wanted to change it, I  made a circle out of wide elastic. Make sure it fits the lampshade.


Then, just start hot gluing the flowers to the elastic while it's on the lamp.


Go all the way around and you're done. Wasn't that easy? 
I love the way it turned out and it's removeable





Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bring some flowers inside!




I don't have a lot of flowers that I can cut and bring in since I am in the shade but I do have a few. I really love flowers and want to enjoy them inside and out.

 A simple arrangement for the kitchen:


Some for the counter in the dining room:


and don't forget the bathroom:


go outside, cut a few flowers and bring them in to enjoy


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scan-n-Cut 2 Crate Design - Rooster Card Holder




Made a cut file using my Scan-n-Cut 2 of a cute little crate that I saw recently in a Stampin Up catalog. I changed the design a bit as to not infringe on copyright laws.



 I love how the Scan n Cut 2 allows me to save it and adjust it to any size I want. This one I used to hold six 3 inch cards with matching envelopes.


I stamped the sides of the box,


 draped a paper doily, added a rooster I cut using my Cricut, a red checked bow and this sweet heart that says "made with love"

I made 6 little cards with matching envelopes

I think it's a perfect gift for a friend.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scan n Cut Bunny Card



Love making bunnies with my Scan N Cut 2

I designed this svg which can be used for either cards or decorations


I made a card with matching envelope...


I used the draw feature to write" Happy Easter!", I can't believe in all my stamps I don't have an Easter one. Well, I really don't need one with the Scan n Cut 2.


I found this sweet trim at a yard sale




The envelope is 8" X 8"


Easter is on it's way.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bunny Love




As I started to put out Easter decorations, I realized that I have a lot of bunnies! They work so nicely with my cottage garden style but they are also soooo darn cute. Here are most of mine - some are
strictly out for the Easter season.

These are the Easter crew.....










These are also for Easter but they are small salt and pepper shakers




and these are my everyday friends....









Bunnies in every room of the house! 
How about you - do you have bunny love?

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