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Thursday, September 22, 2011

More decor and more!

my new shelf before my "update"

After update

From the front

I had an accident while putting this thing together and lets just say, the back was no longer usable after it had to be removed so that I could fix my mistake.  My husband was kind enough to help me fix the mistake but it was pretty wobbly with out a back.  A trip or two to Lowe's and I put the new back on, which is great because if I want to turn the thing (really hard to do because without my additions it's 250 lbs!)  it still looks nice.

I made a couple of patterns on printer paper, cut them, traced them, and cut out four copies
(you could use more and it would be super full and cute too!)

I folded each piece in half and glued two that were folded in half to one that I had smoothed flat.

glue the last one on like that

The word "family" came off of one of those collage pieces of paper that I tend to pass over. 
Thought it was cute here.

Made a bow out of wire and rafia, the wire just let me make a different shape.

I inserted a wire all the way through a long piece of rafia to make it stiff
enough to hold the curl after I wound it around a pencil

Sam deal with the big one, I used a sharpie to "stitch" the patch on.
Can you see the metal pumpkin? It's a place holder I found at michaels, I love it!

Thought that you could see some details better this way.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall decorating. Because I can.

Fall is my favorite.  All of my favorite colors are in fall, reds, golds, browns... you get the idea.  Some of my pictures didn't quite turn out, so in the mean time, we're just gonna have to make do.

Before you decide that you totally hate me, cause I'm awesome, keep in mind that I didn't make all of these this year. 

I saw this on a blog post (somewhere... it was a link party)
I was able to make this for around $5 how sweet is that?!

I went back and added leaves to these.  Emma actually made an acorn too, just a quick hand stich for both of these, and the owls, and other pumpkins.

The spots on the curtains are rosettes that are left over from my wreath, I hot glued them to clear ribbons, then just pinned them with small silver straight pins so I can quick change 'em out when I'm done with my fall stuff.

More rosettes for my other window