Pendant Spoon Light

I just had to give a big

SHOUT OUT

for this amazing project that was linked up to the

#25 “I Turned the Daunting Into the Do-able” link party.

Have you ever seen a Pendant Spoon Light?

Feast your eyes on this amazing project
that Lorraine from Miss Flibbertigibett made!

Amazing isn’t it?

Miss Flibbertigibbet (I’d love to know how Lorraine came up with this name)
has a very easy tutorial showing us how this Pendant Spoon Light was made.
Easy and cheap!!!
But it will cost you a few calories :-).

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Amazing Stenciled Sub-Floors

I always enjoy seeing Carrie’s posts from Lovely Etc.  in my in-box.

This morning…. her post is nothing short of AMAZING.  Check out these stencil floors…. I’m tellin’ ya…. AMAZING!!!!

STENCILED SUB-FLOORS!!!

OMGoodness I love these!

Head on over to Lovely Etc. and give Carrie a BIG THUMBS UP!!

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Annie Sloan Paint Does It Again!

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a BIG surprise for you!

I’m featuring Angela from Button Bird Designs!

You will be amazed at what she did to this chair.

What!?!?! You’re painting what?!?!

My girlfriend the Nester sent me a text asking if I wanted this chair, if not it was going to Goodwill.  My response was…”Is this a JOKE????”  Of course I wanted the chair!!!!  I immediately went to her house, put it in my car, and then drove directly home and put it in my sewing room.  I love this chair, I spend almost every morning around 5:00am-6:00am on it.  It’s my prayer, reading, meditation, and thankful chair.

I had big redo plans for the chair.  I might recover it with some funky fabric, or glue yo yo’s all over it, maybe a doily chair.  I just couldn’t decide, so I started with the legs and went from there.

I had big redo plans for the chair.  I might recover it with some funky fabric, or glue yo yo’s all over it, maybe a doily chair.  I just couldn’t decide, so I started with the legs and went from there.

I honestly don’t know if this was vinyl or leather but I accidentally got some paint on it.  Actually I think I did it on purpose to see if it would stick.  It did!!!  Have I mentioned how much I love Chalk Paint???

I called my husband over who was busy cutting some bushes.  “Guess what I am going to do!?!?! I am going to paint this chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!”    For twenty minutes he told me a thousand reasons why it wouldn’t work.  The one he was most fixated on was that as soon as I sat down, it would crack all over.  I looked at him and smiled reallllllllly big and said, “WELL LET’S JUST SEE”.  He walked away shaking his head.  Meanwhile, I had exactly 4 neighbors, 3 kids, and the mailman tell me it wouldn’t work.

Duck Egg Chalk Paint

A little sanding and glaze on the legs and then some wax over the paint…….

I have been using my chair every morning for over a week now.

No cracking.  Sooooo glad I went with my gut!!

Thank you Angela!

So what do you think?  It turned out amazing didn’t it?  Is there anything that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can’t do???

If you haven’t visited Angela at Button Bird Designs you’re missing out! Her blog is amazing and she is a very talented lady.

Thank you Angela for sharing your chair with us today.

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s

One of my MOST favorite things to do in the morning is get a nice, fresh, hot cup of coffee, slip my glasses on (because I can’t see a darned thing up close anymore) and BLOG STALK! What’s this you say?  It’s clicking on a blog, that takes you to another blog, and so on…sometimes I get so deep in “clicking other blogs” that I don’t even know the blog I started from!!! I could sit for hours and do this…kinda like Pinterest :).

This morning, I came upon a crazy quilt that I was mesmerized with and I just had to show it to you..WARNING: No Christmas Theme Here…. Just a whole lotta lovely Tiffany Blue.  Tiffany?  Are you thinking Audrey Hepburn? Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Diamonds? New York?

Now, check out this amazing work of art by Susan from Plays With Needles .

Susan Elliott 2011

 

Absolutely amazing.  Susan’s project was 3 years in the making.  She has such wonderful “story book” posts that go along with her artwork from reading the book, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to visiting Tiffany’s in New York.  She even beaded in an heirloom that reminds her of her mother.
So, while you are waking up this morning and getting that coffee or tea on board you have to take a walk over to read Susan’s story that inspired her to create this beautiful work of art.
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The Cottage Market

I’m so excited to be featuring Andrea this morning from The Cottage Market.  Not only does she have a fabulous blog, but she has to be the nicest person in Blog Land!  Let’s see what Andrea has for us today.

 

Morning to you all!  I hope you all have a Wonderful Friday.  Can you believe that yesterday kicked off the 25 days before Christmas count!  Only 24 days to go!  When did that happen????  Ready or not…here it comes! : )  I have a little project for you today that I hope you enjoy.  I think you might have just about everything in the house to make one!  Hoping you will enjoy and put your clever and unique touches on them : )
 Paper Doily Wreaths
and 
Ornaments…
 Let’s start with the basics…
You will need Paper Doilies (size of your choice…these are small ones…4 inches round) I used a wooden base but you can make a base out of cardstock and the same for the smaller pieces…same results…I just happen to have these on hand.  You will also need some fun embellishments…glue of your choice.

First thing you need to do is to cut tons of your paper doilies into 4 sections (you really get your monies worth by getting 4 cones from a doily)
Now keep on rolling.  By using the center as a guild…curl and place both ends over each other and glue (remember the back is not seen so if it is not picture perfect…no worries) Repeat this over and over again till you have the amount you need to start creating. I used approximately 60 for my two layer one.

Now take your circle and start layering…for the top version  you will need to do 2 layers…I started with my 2 inch circle and worked around…making sure that the cones were placed snug together for a nice full look.  repeat…repeat…repeat…till the entire circle is filled…

like so…now move on to the larger circle…
 I drew a guide circle for the size I needed to follow…it does help a ton when you are doing the lining up so I would suggest drawing a line for yourself…now just keep on gluing them to your round surface..I used hot glue (I’m addicted to it…I might get a few little burns but it is just so quick!

Time to attach the two pieces together using hot glue…
Make sure to depress the two with a little pressure : )

Time to embellish…I took a 1 1/2 inch wooden round…painted it white and then coated it in clear crystal glitter…the i took a 1 inch circle painted white and added a vintage earring and viola!  I bet you can think of a million and one centers that will be fabulous!

Here is a sample of the smaller version…This is just one layer created with a 2 inch base…attach a ribbon hanger and these would look gorgeous on a tree…as a garland…snowflakes on the window…suspended with clear thread from a mantle…well you get the picture!  

Display any way you would like and I sure hope you have fun creating them…you can do this with large doilies…medium…whatever size you would like.  I just loved the small ones because they just look so petite and pretty and allows you to make smaller items to adorn those little areas.  I also love that you get 4 cones to a doily…very cost effective!  I also love that the cones are very neat : )  

Hope you create some for your Holiday Season! This is a good one for just about any time of the year…just add different centers and you are ready to go!

ENJOY!

See you tomorrow and tons of 
(HUGS)
to one and all!

 

WOW! Thanks so much Andrea.  I LOVE THIS and I’m sure I’m not alone.  Head over to Andrea’s Blog – The Cottage Market and while you’re there, check out her Etsy Shop.  I’d show you what I have purchased, but then I’d be spoiling a special Christmas gift for someone who’s name I can’t say because she reads this blog! Yes…you know who you are…..

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!! I’ll be back VERY soon to show you all my fabulous thrift finds.  You’ll be soooo jealous when you see this one particular item…..I’m still pinching myself.
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Framed Accordian Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial

Looking for the parties to link to?
“Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able #9” CLICK HERE
Christmas Craft Tutorial CLICK HERE
Christmas Gifts and Ornaments $10 or Less CLICK HERE

 

I’m so excited to be featuring Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane Boutique!  Like many of you in Blog Land I’m an avid follower.  Between the two of them…they keep their blog hoppin!  So grab a cup of coffe, a soda or whatever your pleasure is and enjoy this wonderful, inspiring project!

 

Hey there PQ readers!
We are excited to be here today to show you our framed accordion pumpkin:

  
But first we want to introduce ourselves…

We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi who run an eclectic blog {Lolly Jane} of crafts, DIYtips, home improvement projects and occasionally, a recipe or two.  Come visit anytime! 🙂

We  how fall has transitioned from orange & browns to creamy whites, deep chocolates, grays, blues, greens with natural elements like twigs or wood.  With that in mind, we created this simple front door decor to display throughout November. 

To make your own,
you’ll need an extra large shabby frame, grapevine wreath, 15″ burlap {ends trimmed in V shape} and of course the cute accordion pumpkin to hang in the middle 🙂

{Accordion inspiration from these cute paper accordions}

Creating the pumpkin was a snap but a bit time consuming because of all that folding.  Well worth it, though!  The supplies used for this was 4 sheets of gray card stock, a sheet of fall paper, foam board to mat it on, lots of hot glue and a stick from the yard.

To begin, cut out a pumpkin shape (freehanded) from fall printed paper. 
From there we cut 20 strips (2 strips glued together create one row) of solid gray card stock.  We had 10 rows of accordion strips, cut thicker for the middle and thinner as you worked your way out, and began the tedious folding of the strips.
We then began glueing onto the printed pumpkin shaped paper, one strip at a time. 
It’s easiest to start in the middle and work your way out:

After the strips were glued together, 
we snagged a stick from the yard and hot glued that to the center of the accordion pumpkin:
To make the accordion pumpkin extra sturdy, we glued it to a foam mat then cut the excess mat off.  From there we simply assembled the frame (tied a burlap bow around the wreath/frame) and tied jute around the stem of the pumpkin onto the burlap bow:

That’s it!

Easy project but makes a big statement when you walk into Kelli’s cute home:
A huge thanks to Mandy for having us today! 

We would ♥ to catch up with you on FB or Twitter 🙂
Or simply stop by our blog anytime!
XOXO

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Upholstery Heaven

I have always loved COLOR and TEXTURE and FABRIC.  I could spend hours in a fabric store and be happy just touching all the different fibers, dreaming of the chair I would recover and the headboard and the settee…..the problem you ask?  I DON’T KNOW HOW TO UPHOLSTER!  I’ve been dying to take a class.  I can’t seem to find one offered here in Fresno. They seem to be offered everywhere else, EXCEPT Fresno!  Ugh. I could go to Long Beach and stay at my son’s and d-in-law’s and enjoy my g-son for 6 weeks while  I take a class.  I’m sure they would LOVE that! ha! 🙂

I ran across this blog late, late, last night and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. The blog is called Fiber and Fire.  It’s run by a mother (Patricia) who lives in Arizona and her daughter (Andrea) who lives in Salt Lake City.  How they coordinate this, I have know idea. But it’s working for them!  I can’t describe any of these pieces more than just plain FREAKING AMAZING!  You can also follow them on Facebook OR you can click on their button on the right hand side of this page (all the way to the bottom) and it will take you straight to their website.

Ready?  I’m tellin’ ya you are going to die and think you’ve gone to heaven also!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I just say, “I TOLD  YOU SO!!!!!” Head over to Fiber and Fire and click on the pics. You will be impressed by the detail on these beauties.

If you live in Fresno and know of  a place offering upholstery classes, please contact me.

I’m working diligently on a project.  Can’t wait to show you soooooon!!!

Don’t forget tomorrow is

NO CHORES + NO GUILT = FRIDAY!!!

so get everything done today my friends.  It will be soooo worth it.

 

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