Tag Archives: Home and Garden

Crafts: A little more homey than usual ;)

12 Nov

Daydreaming Gifts goes Home Decor! Last week I got a phone call about doing curtains for a baby’s room! The lucky mom is due at the end of November and the curtains are the last final touch to she needs for the room. Of course, I haven’t done curtains before so I called up my husband’s Aunt who’s been doing curtains for a long time and see what she can do.

After a week of anticipation and a few lessons from an amazing teacher – I was on my way! Check them out:

I absolutely love this fabric – it’s for a shabby chic style bedroom and I think it fits perfectly. After a few hours of sewing I realized I had enough fabric to make a few pillows – so I did!!

They look a little big in this picture but they are just little throw pillows. I also made the covers a little big so when they were washed and dried they’d fit perfectly. This was my first time doing a slit pocket in the back but I knew I needed to. I’m the kind of mom who wants everything to be able to be thrown into the washer with as little to no hassle as possible! So for my first attempt – I am SUPER proud!

I think everything turned out gorgeous and I can’t wait to give it all to her tomorrow! She’s got me started on a new direction of craftiness and I love it!!

Thank you Natalie!!

Next up? I’ve got a frame to paint, cup cozies to finish off, and half of a candy cane scarf! Stop by on Wednesday and I’ll show you a work in progress preview of the scarf – it was a custom order from a family member and it’s turning out SOO cute – I might have to make one for myself 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Craftaholic in Action!

1 Sep

Today I busted my butt. I was determined to get a list of things done and I accomplished .. almost everything!

I filled orders

I primed frames for my next order and a few new listings

I worked on my storage – these are before pictures

My dad and I are going to do a little more building/cleaning/organizing before it’s finished but at least now all those boxes and baskets are now narrowed down to three, and the walkway path through the storage is much nicer!!!

I also plan on going thrift store/home depot/yard sale hopping & shopping this weekend to find better/cheaper ways for storage. I plan on combining a lot of awesome things I’ve seen on pinterest and other blogs and making it a huge DIY project with the help of my dad 😛

Hopefully my little craft corner will be able to meet the needs of my craftiness instead of overflowing into the rest of the house!

I’ll update with awesome finds and pictures as they come!! Oh and I also picked up a few new things for frames.. I’m addicted I know.

So that was my day – with a little of the usual daily chores, eating, cleaning, and playing with Emma ❤ Right now – I’m sitting back and relaxing since I’ll be working again tomorrow. Hopefully it’s another easy day 😀

If you missed on the giveaway last week and you’re feeling kind of bummed about it there’s a giveaway that one of my etsy friends is in. I’ve purchased from her and my daughter and I absolutely love her stuff. The website is ambersloveonwings.blogspot.com and good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Project 1 of 5

16 Jun

So here it is! The first project of my A Project A Day For Five Days attempt! This project is what every little girl needs. A flowery picture frame 🙂 The picture isn’t the best because I was running out of natural light but I still love it!!!!

I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time but somehow I just put it aside and forgot all about it! Thank goodness for craft challenges or it might have been much longer before I started digging through my drawers finding something to do. I might even make a frame with each individual flower just for fun but it was super easy and a lot of fun to do!

Stay tuned for some more projects for the next four days!

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: The Updated Patio – New Patterns!

13 Apr

I just realized that I loaded all my new patio furniture pictures on my facebook page and didn’t write a post about it! I should be fired 😉 Oh wait, I’m my own boss .. hehe I love my job!

So here’s the new patterns, pillows, and cushions I bought!

Okay don’t laugh at me, I picked up two different size cushions, one is going back and being replaced 😉

Originally I planned my spot colors to be orange and red so they would really pop but after going to store after store and not finding anything lime green seemed to work for me 😉

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Picture Frame Hooks 2!

6 Feb

I completed the set of picture frame hooks and I am LOVING how they turned out! I am going back to the craft store today or tomorrow and buying six more 😀 I want to make a set for a boy’s room, a dog collar hook, a key hook, and a monogrammed one thanks to my sister who has brilliant ideas!!

Sorry for the bad picture quality – the lighting in this room is hard to work with!! But besides that I thought they turned out pretty well! Once I get the rest of them done and perfected I will be posting these on etsy. This was way too much fun to do and a lot easier with E than I thought! She seems to like to sit next to me and flip through the pages of her books while I read them too her and paint (yes I have almost all of them memorized.. we like to read in this family).

I also have a few other plans up my sleeve but since today is STEELERS ARE GOING TO WIN the super bowl day 😀 I doubt I’ll be getting done as much as I hope!

Have a great day!

Love Always,

J

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