Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wool Felt Slippers

This was sent in from Kirsten of Ohio. She made this awesome slippers.
She got the pattern off Martha Stewart. And headed off to the local thrift store to buy 100% wool sweaters. Then felt them by washing them in the hottest water and drying them on high heat. After that is done to the sweaters you can cut them up and they won't unravel. She used scraps to make the flowers. I'm think these would be great for Christmas gifts.

"Not Too Shabby"



Monday, October 26, 2009

Front Door Face Lift

Last week I painted "Welcome" on my front door. I am unable to just vinyl because the front of my house gets so hot and I don't have a covered porch. I picked up a 1/2 pint paint Went on the computer and made a template. Cut it our with an xacto knife.

Traced "Welcome" where I wanted it and stared coloring it in. (Very Kindergartenish. It was a lot of fun.)

"Not Too Shabby"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lovely Urns

I have wanted urns for the longest time. At every house that we have lived in. I have never been able to fork out the money. Even when they have gone on sale at Lowe's and The Home Depot and Target (To name a few places I frequent.) I could never spend the money. I never had the luck of finding any at yard sales. Well this year at Lowe's I found plastic urns. The big ones were $12 and the smaller ones were $7. But they were brown. That's when spray paint becomes my best friend. I bought a large on for inside my house and the small ones worked better on my tiny porch.I used the spray paint the is for plastic on the 2 that will be outside. After they were painted I drilled a hole in the bottom to drain the water. Added a few heavy rocks so the wouldn't blow away and planted some fall flowers.
"Not Too Shabby"
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