Friday, August 10, 2012

Wine Cork Letter

Made this for a friend for her birthday. was super easy, I just hot glued the corks together and glued some wood scraps to the back to make it sturdy.  Also used the trick I saw on pinterest and used coke tabs as the hangers.

Summer Wildlife

Here are just a few pics of the wildlife we have been enjoying this summer

my husband and his first king of the season

there were so many ducks and babies to watch the kids and I spent a lot of time on the dock at mom and dad's watching them

Dad's Retirement Party

My father retired in June and we had a little pig roast for him.  I used a lot of ideas I found on pinterest.
made this cakepop try and made carrot cake pops

I set up a photo booth

had a table to write memories down at with old pics hung up above it

made the signs for the pig roast

used the new glitter vinyl from expressions vinyl

made airplane cake pops (dad is a pilot and retired from faa)

used dad's helmet for some fun pics

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recovering Old Chairs

Ever since I can remember my grandma has been sewing.  She has made us outfits that we have designed, fur hats, recovered furniture, prom dresses, and wedding dresses.  So when she came to visit in June I had a project ready for her.  I had bought 3 old chairs at garage sales and picked out a fun piece of material.  She finished all three of them in 3 days.  It was cool that she could do this for me, but it meant a lot more than getting a few new chairs.  I will always have the memory of her sitting at the table sewing the covers and helping me add color to the living room.  She is an amazing woman and I am so proud and lucky to have her as my grandma!

my grandma finishing the last section of the chair pad
I will always remember these hands sewing everything from chair cushions, to fur hats, to wedding dresses

I wanted to capture this because it brings back so many memories

I bought two of these for $45 at a garage sale

I bought this one for $10 at a garage sale

I think it turned out pretty cute

This one is my favorite, I can't wait to put them in my living room