A lovely springtime crochet bouquet.
A fun party bunting from Creative Jewish Mom. Since I’m in baby crochet mode, this would also be cute decorating a nursery. I have a box of baby goodies I’m shipping out Monday, so this weekend is the final push to get everything done. Yay!
Running really behind on day #3, so something quick.
As you can see, our living room is dominated by the bf’s large L-shaped couch. To add some table room without eating up a lot of floor space, I made a sofa ledge to go behind the couch. It adds 10ft of ledge, but only takes up six inches of the room. 🙂
I’m moving! I had ordered a white bookcase to go in my yellow room, but it now resides in a rental standard white room. Boring. I plan to repaint the bedroom furniture, so once I decided on a color I thought the inside back of my bookcase would be a perfect place to start. It makes the bookshelf stand out, plus gives me a real taste of the color in the room.
The bookshelf is just your basic cheap, white bookcase & the paint is Glidden’s French Grey. I bought the sampler bottle for about $2.50 & painted it with a foam brush. It hadn’t been assembled yet, so it was super easy to paint.
Hurray! I finished a new project & actually got pics of it. I have needed a way to organize & display my jewelry so I will actually wear more of it.
I made it entirely out of things I had around the house, so it was FREE 😀 The only thing I did buy was some Krylon Crystal Clear Clear Gloss. I used rusted nails for the hooks, & didn’t want the rust to transfer onto my jewelry. (Excuse the less than stellar pics. My camera battery was dead, so I used my phone.) Continue reading
I finally made my first treasury.
And my second.
And my third.
I’m learning as I go, & I seem to find things in one treasury that won’t work for that theme, but inspire another.
Here are the three I have made so far. I spent much longer on tonight’s than the other two, but I was specifically looking for items that had not been featured yet & especially from smaller sellers.
The first: Alabama Summertime
Summer theme featuring Alabama sellers
The theme was built around some of my earrings before I realized you’re not supposed to include your own items. Oops. I decided to go ahead & use them because I had built the treasury around them, & I find myself become less flexible as I get older, but I did put them last. After it was published, I noticed I also used the same seller twice. She is one of my teammates, so I picked her shop that way. I didn’t realize it was the same shop when another of her items came up in a general search for summer themed items from Alabama sellers. Since my noob was showing in this one, I had to make another one fast to redeem myself.
Never Too Old For Cartoons
Some of my favorite cartoons, because being a grown up is overrated.
This one was inspired by another teammate who makes Pokemon jewelry.
Bad ass women who haven’t been featured before.
This treasury was sparked by the She-ra & Teela magnets I used in the cartoon treasury.
I should go back to work now… I have several pairs of earrings that need to be listed, & more stuff to be made. I’m like a raccoon with a shiny object, easily distracted & frequently trapped.
It’s the Alabama Accents’ Etsy cross-promotion day 17! For today I will share with you…
Good Old Days Treasures
Leslie Day, Birmingham, Alabama
~Specializing in all things vintage.~
Here we have a vintage shop with an eclectic assortment of goodies. They even have a Ronald Reagan mask like the one in that Genesis video with the Ronnie Superman. It was a tough decision between several things. She has a Trixie Belden book, which I loved as a child. I read every TB book our library had. But, this quilted box purse came out the winner. Isn’t it lovely? Reminds me of my beloved plaid vintage suitcase I use for my shop wares & photos. ♥
From the simple yet brilliant files – glittered clothes pins. I love this idea! I have been working up an idea that involves painted wooden clothes pins, but I have never considered glittering them. I think I would combine the two & paint the pins before glittering. I like that she only glitters the front, because I know me & I’d roll the whole thing in glitter. I just can’t seem to help myself when there’s glitter involved.
It’s the Alabama Accents cross-promotion day 7, & today I bring you…
Jennifer Little, Mobile, Alabama
~growth charts, nursery decor, family signs~
What a cute collection of growth charts, children’s decor, & personalized signs for your family. Look at this adorable bow holder! It’s perfect for your sassy, girly girl (even if that sassy girly girl is in her 30s.)
Alabama Accents cross promotion day 3! Today I bring you…
Laurl Self, Birmingham, Alabama
Hand painted home decor & personalized items.
Her work is so fun & colorful! Maybe that’s why these black & white lamps stood out to me. I love the simplicity of the simple colors with the mix of patterns.