Monday, April 29, 2013

"S" is for Scripture Sign (and a winner)

Paint: scripture sign

A special request from Megan for her boys bedroom, a slightly modified version of a verse from Luke:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"G" is for Giveaway #2: The Handbuilt Home

Giveaway #2: Ana White's The Handbuilt Home

Surprisingly Random House sent me another copy of Ana's book and since I already have a few copies I'm giving away one copy to a lucky reader.

This book is packed full of projects you can build yourself, for your home with your own hands.

I can attest as I have built a few pieces from the book myself and have many more pages earmarked.

The cutest kids step stool on page 92:

The kids adirondack chairs on page 179:

The Farmhouse headboard on page 136:

This giveaway will be open until April 29, 2013 at 12am and only shipping to a US or Canadian address.

Good luck!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

"B" is for Birch Log Votives

Craft: birch log votive holders

Create a simple, natural looking votive candle holder using birch logs and prefilled votives.

Or make 50:

Friday, April 19, 2013

"T" is for Teacher Appreciation Gift

Craft: teacher appreciation pencil holder gift

Make a teacher appreciation gift that's useful for both teachers and the students.

A wood pencil holder filled with pencils for students to borrow:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"K" is for Kids Bookend Kit

Build: kids bookend kit

Build with your kids and make a personalized bookend.

Pretty Handy Girl Blog

And when you're done building let the kids paint their new bookends: 

Or build the bookend then give it as a gift along with a set of acrylic paints and a few brushes:

Stop by Pretty Handy Girl for all the details and as always lots of diy projects.

I'm linking up to:

Sawdust Throwdown @ Sawdust Girl
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

Monday, April 15, 2013

"P" is for Polka Spot Table

Paint: kids play table makeover

A little paint and stain gives new life to this little kids table and chairs:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"S" is for Sequined Monogram

Sew: sequined monogrammed pouch

Every little girl (and big girl) needs some bling on their monogram.

These pouches are for 5 year old twin sisters Catherine and Margaret:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

"I" is for Inventory Sale

Shop: Inventory Sale at Make Me That

It's a little secret but I've had an Etsy shop, Make Me That, for about 2 1/2 years now.

Honestly I really only use the shop for custom orders BUT I just filled it up with lots of inventory!



In the spirit of Spring cleaning and making way for new materials I'm having an inventory sale.

Lots of handpainted wooden signs, zippered pouches with ruffles:

A few boys canvas aprons, tons of key fobs:

Go see for yourself, there might be something just right for you!

Friday, April 5, 2013

"M" is for Monogrammed Lumbar Pillow

Sew: diy appliqued lumbar pillow

Make a decorative lumbar pillow from drop cloth canvas, a printed monogram and an Ikea pillow form:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

"A" is for Aprons #7

A new batch of work aprons in the shop just in time for Mother's Day.

Do you know a hard working lady who needs an apron for crafting, woodworking, gardening, or just about anything?  This is for her.

A fellow blogger and apron customer, Pretty Handy Girl, left this unsolicited comment after receiving and using her work apron:

Thanks Brittany, so nice to hear real customer feedback.  Love her analogy to Secret deodorant!

These work aprons are definitely made for women with pretty fabrics and bright colors but built strong enough for a man with the rugged drop cloth.

Click over to Ana's shop now to order your apron in time for Mother's Day.