Here's my $4-$5 version! The letters are from Hobby Lobby. I'm not a huge fan of the shape of the letter "O" here but it was my only option. I just wish it were rounder. That's the perfectionist in me! But it still works.
Cute?? I think that's a yes!
Heart image I found on the internet.
White vinyl from Wal-Mart. Price: $9.99 maybe?
Wish I had a Cricut. But I don't so I did everything the old fashioned way. So I printed out the heart image, cut it out, traced it onto the vinyl, and cut that out. All this took a steady hand and lots of concentration, especially since I was watching Erin Brockovich. I love that movie!
But I digress...
Peeled off the backing and stuck the heart on the plate.
But I didn't like the white so I dug out some black acrylic paint and added at coat of Modge Podge for shine.
Not my favorite project, maybe it's the shape of the heart. But it will still be displayed proudly. :)
Next, I cut a piece of cardboard and covered it with the fabric.
Into the frame it goes. The glass is behind it.
It took me a while to get it the way I wanted. I used hot glued to attach the buttons. But being the perfectionist that I am I kept pulling up the buttons and regluing them. But look how cute it turned out!
Tah-dah! One down, four to go :)
Everybody always has to see what's going on.
Looks like I've got some work to do!
But eveyone out there in the crafty bloggys makes their sewing projects look/sound so easy! So I decided I needed to broaden my craft horizons.
Silly me. Once again, I forgot to take pictures stage by stage. Basically, I started out with two scarves, sewed them into one long scarf, and bunched up the fabric as I sewed (complicated, I know).
And here's what I got!
Look out, world! Here comes another beginning sewer! :)
Filling the sky and the earth below,
Over the housetops, over the street,
Over the heads of people you meet.
I really do. And once it's all over it's hard for me to put away all the fun decor! Parting is such sweet sorrow. There's always a bit of an empty feeling once the house is back to 'normal.' So, instead of going back to normal I transitioned to winter! Normal can wait. :)
Thanks to this buffet that my mom was willing to part with, I have lots of nice display space! Pictures above the buffet are from our wintery yard.
I so love this piece of furniture. I managed to keep out some winter colored Christmas balls (blue and silver). Oven safe serving bowl from Wal-Mart.
Pine and berries aren't just for Christmas since I can still see pine and berries from my windows.
My polar bear that sported poinsettias for Christmas now displays some piney sprigs.
Snowmen and snowflakes in white and silver.
As you can see, MoBear approves of the new winter decor.
Yay for winter decor!
After just a little rearranging in our living room we decided we needed some more cabinets/tables/furniture to fill up the empty wall space. Here's the cabinet we found at a second hand shop for $20. We still have about 7ft of space to fill on the other side of the TV but we're working on it!
I hit up Goodwill today for the first since October! I managed to walk out with only 4 items.
I love the pair of shoes I got! They look like they might be old(ish), plus they (kinda) fit if I ever found a reason to wear them. :)
Another post coming tomorrow--yay!!