Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cool Garden String Holder

Welcome to my Thursday post called
That's so cool!
Series #3
In this series I'd like to highlight things I've found,
seen or tried that I think are cool enough 
to pass along to you...

A Garden String Holder...

Screw the funnel to the wall and 
thread the twine through. 
No more knots!
So cool!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Guest Post and Giveaway at Sassy Sites

 Today I'm so excited to be a guest on 
stop on over and get involved in my giveaway to 
Homeroad the Store! 
Drawing will be held on Monday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Enter My Giveaway at Sassy Sites!

I'm the Guest Post at
Marni is doing a
 guest post on 
Me! ~ Homeroad 

We are offering a $10.00
gift card to
plus 2 lavender heart sachets!

to leave your comments, not here!

a $10.00 giftcard to Homeroad the Store,
all you have to do is one or ALL of the following:
Comment 1- become a follower of Sassy Sites
Comment 2- become a follower of Homeroad
Comment 3- what you choose from Homeroad the Store?

*leave a separate comment for EACH
The winner will be chosen (via and announced on Sassy Sites Monday morning!
Ready, Set, Go!
See you over at Sassy Sites! 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

French Postcard Toile Eyeglass Case

While working on a project,
I had some valuable leftover scraps.
I thought I'd make a quick little project.
(Cause we all love quick little projects!)
I started with a French postcard from 

I hand copied portions of the postcard onto 
leftover paint cloth fabric using a permanent marker.
Then I cut out a piece of old quilted toile the same
size as my paint cloth for a lining.

I sewed the pieces right sides together on the 
side I want to be my opening. Then I folded the right
sides together and sewed around 3 sides leaving one
open for turning inside out.

After turning it inside out, I sewed
the last side closed. 
(see arrow)

Next, I stuffed the toile side into the paint cloth side.
When it's all finished you will want to iron and steam it flat. 

See, there it is in there...

 And now it's perfect for holding my big sun
glasses, camera or anything else I want to keep
protected from scratches.

(You could make a larger one and it would be a great place for your ipad too!)

Here is a look at another one I made for reading glasses...

The inside is a soft, double thick, striped fabric...

and one more... 


These are available on 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ten Minute Notepad Update

"Ten Minute Update"

Sometimes all you need is a few
minutes to turn something from 
frumpy to fabulous!

Take those old notepads we all
have laying around... Dollar store bargains....

I think I have about 6 left over from Christmas this year. 

The one I used for this project had a snowman at the
top and the rest of the page was white...

I cut off the top 2" of every page, 
leaving me with a stack of white lined paper.
(a craft knife will go through many pages at one time)

 I then removed the cardboard backing and the magnet.

I used decorative scissors to cut one edge of the cardboard
and wrapped it around the top of the pad of paper. 

I punched holes through the stack of pages 
and the cardboard...
then tied it with twine.

I put the magnet back on the other side...

And now 10 minutes later, my 
snowman notepad is on the refrigerator 
and ready for a new season.

Quick and easy!
Add whatever embellishment, numbers or words
that strike your fancy!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Let's Party - My First Linky Party!

Yay! It's Friday

Please join me in my very first Link Party:

I'm calling it...
All roads lead to homeroad!
(pretty catchy don't ya think?)

I'm so excited to be part of this great community of people!
You have all been so supportive to me and to each other.

So now I'm going to give the Link Party a try.
I'm hoping you will all link up your great projects to share
with me and each other!

Here are some pretty standard rules:

  • All projects welcome! Paint, furniture, crafts, sewing...
  • Please grab my button and add it to your post or on your 
    sidebar so we can link.
  • Visit other people participating in the link party.
  • Please don't link up any sponsor sites or Etsy shops
    (we'll do that another time)
  • This is my first try so let's get this party started!...

At almost 300 followers,
I want to thank you again for being such 
great followers and supporters!
 Start linking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Not Your Imagination...

No you're not seeing things...
I've been Picnik creating... 
and I've been a little undecided about 
which header to finally use...

This one was there...

and this one...

 and this one for a minute...
(you probably didn't even see it)

 and this...

 and this...

and I was definitely sure of this one for 
about a nano-second...
(I switched back and forth six times)

Then I was sure I was going with this one...

But at the last minute I thought it was too dark...

So finally.... I decided to go with this one...
I think!!!

(Don't be too surprised if this one is gone tomorrow too...)

Don't miss my First Linky Party
All Roads Lead to Homeroad!

 Friday, March 25th

Come back and Link Up your 
favorite projects!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign...

Can you ever have too many signs?
Most of these I've made, a few bought...
 I guess my family can find their way around!

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