Saturday, January 23, 2010


Inspiration these days is ALL over the web.. one site that I always find myself finding inspiration on is Potterybarn and Pottery Barn Kids. Sometimes I wonder we get our inspiration from them or if they get it from us!! So many decorating ideas they feature can be found all over the web and on blogs and can be created at home for a fraction of the cost. I thought I'd post some pics of great ideas that can be done yourself.. and you won't even have to pay shipping!! Doing a blog search for pottery barn tutorials will have you spending the better portion of the day looking at crafty ideas on how to make some of these items, or a varitaion of them. So when you get a chance, request a Pottery Barn catalog or browse the website and get inspired!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Little Goodwill

Everyone knows I LOVE Goodwill... When the snow is flying and there are no garage sales to be had, Goodwill quenches the need to thrift. Lately, I have been a little disappointed with them though.. the prices have gone way up and there are fewer deals to be had. I guess that's the price you pay for thrifting becoming so popular. This morning I was looking around my kitchen and thinking about how many items I have WERE good deals from Goodwill and I thought I'd share. All of these items were either .99 cents or $1.99.. Great bargins in my opinion. The above pic of the coffee tin was .99 cents!

Blue Plate: $.99
Red Apple pic: $1.99

Franciscan Ivy Pitcher ( original, but with small crack in the handle ) $1.00
Floral Bowl : $.99

French blue Towel hook: $.99

Each apron shown here.. $.99
Stop by your local Goodwill or Salvation Army and see what you can find!! ( Remember to dig,dig,dig!! )

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lovin' the Felt!!

Well for the last week, I have been working with felt. Such an easy craft and so many ideas!! I like that it is something I can sit in bed at night and have my basket of felt, thread and a needle and create a ton with little mess or supplies to whip out. Today I thought I'd inspire you with some pictures of felt crafts from Martha Stewart's website.

Not everyone is a Martha fan, and I have to admit there are a TON of great ideas out there on the craft blogs, but for those of you who don't check out the Martha site, maybe after seeing these ideas, you will!! The goal is to be inspired!!
Cute Felt Bear with a pocket for the tooth fairy!! Felt Fortune cookies.. great idea for Valentines day..

There are a couple of patterns for Felt Coasters

Felt tissue covers... I am obsessed with these and give them out as little gifts a lot!!

Adorable felt heart tote.. great idea for the kiddos to carry around all of those valentines they get at school, or even as a gift bag on Valentines day!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tooth Fairy Takes a Break!!

Well, it's been cold and snowy, and I have to admit not very motivating!! All I want to do is get caught up on the Tivo and crochet.. actually it's pretty nice!! I have a million half finished projects, not yet ready for pics, but I did finish a project last week. My 5 year old had a very loose tooth and I had a half finished tooth fairy pillow.. the idea was one I found on another blog, but can't remember which one ( if you know who I can credit with the idea let me know!! ). New Years Eve, that loose tooth finally fell out and I had to tell her that the tooth fairy did not work on holidays ( bad mom,I know, but I wanted to finish my pillow!! ) New years eve, I finished stitching and stuffing that pillow, and wouldn't you know it.. the kid decided she didn't want to use it!!! My 7 year old also had a currently loose tooth and she is VERY excited to use it, so all efort was not for nothing!! lol.. Here is a pic of the finished pillow, it would make a great gift for a little girl or boy and the options are endless with what type of picture you could sketch of your very own tooth fairy ideas!!
And I have been ..working on the granny squares :)