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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Class Prep for Do Me A Favor

Feeling good tonite!  Finished up the instructions and the kitting of my upcoming Do Me A Favor workshop on October 2nd.

Here's a sneak peek at the projects
This is the perfect little sack to tuck a yummy treat down into for your favorite goblin!
This little handled box is ideal for shower or party favors, but also makes a great container for a gift card and a few sweets for someone who's celebrating something special. 
This treat sack is roomy and can hold many different treats and gifts including special gifts direct from the North Pole.
This little pouch has a pocket in front to tuck a little note or gift card into.  It would be a great little favor to announce a new arrival to your friends and family or the folks you work with.

What a great weekend.  I did a little thrifting, a little antiquing with a friend, a little teaching at ETC, a little traveling {and dancing}down south with my hubby and a little shopping.  Found the best looking potion jars for my Halloween display; an old suitcase to add to the stack in Preston's old room...need only one more now; a great Halloween apothecary jar for only $12 at Jenaye's Ross store in Tucson {the one I found locally was $35, which is why I didn't buy it when I originally saw it!}; an old wooden tray that I cannot wait to slap a coat of paint onto; and 2 boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments {1 red and 1 teal} for a buck a box. 

It's gonna be hard to top this past week, but I am up for a challenge, so hello October!  :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Polkadotted Pumpkins?

You heard me right Frani {and all you other polkadot lovers}.  B Chic {Burlap class}is this Saturday and if you need something stinking cute to display for fall, sign up and join us!  :)  While the cute Jamie Andersen and I usually team teach this workshop, with her hubby fighting for our freedom, she's a bit busy with the daily duties of three little ones.

Here's the project.

We will make three little burlap pumpkins and embellish them up, or as Jenaye would say "junque" them up!  I learned this technique a few years ago in Arkansas during our annual girls trip.  While Keeping the structure the same, I changed up the coloring technique and added all the polka dots and embellishments.

And, I MUST admit.  I really hate taking them from my house to display at ETC this week.  Seeing them on my table reminds me of a few things: {1} Fall and cooler weather IS coming {2} The annual girls trip is almost here and I can hardly wait {3} When antiquing with a good friend one day I found this killer silver tray.  We were both eying it...but she let me buy it.  Now that's a TRUE friend...thanks Earleen!  

Hope to see you local gals {and maybe even you Mr. Dale, if you need to do something creative on Saturday with Ernestine}!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Don't be a scare-dey cat!

Join me for my Do Me A Favor workshop tomorrow night at ETC.  We will be making 4 favors: 2 Halloween, 1 Christmas and 1 everyday general favor.  Here's a sneak peek at the Halloween ones.

 This is a squaty plastic container filled with Tootsie of my personal favorites when it comes to candy!  It's adorned with a few circle punched shapes and a picot trimmed ribbon.  A perfect size for gifting to folks at the office, visiting teachers or an entire classroom!

 This little brown paper sack is folded to create two for a mini card and one for the good stuff {aka candy!}.  The printed paper is from the new Echo Park Halloween line that I aDore!  Stinkin cute gals {and guys...including you Dale!}.

Hopefully with fall and winter projects and products arriving at ETC we can count on some cooler weather!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Time to add a fresh coat of paint

to anything that is standing still in my home!  :)

I am looking to add some spunk to pieces of furniture that I have just purchased and others that I have had for Y E A R S!

I am loving all the colorful pieces of furnishings on Pinterest, so I guess I can blame them for my new additiction.  I stopped in one of my favorite thrift stores, Epic,  the other day and laid down $8 for this little gem.  I just loved the shape and honestly, I love anything made from REAL wood.

After a few coats of paint and wax and some new fabric from ETC, I transformed that plain chair into a fun little chair that will become my inspiration for a room makeover.

Yea, with Preston and Ashley's recent wedding, I am pretty certain he won't ever be coming "home" to our house to live.  I talked myself into changing up the room that the "not so little guy now" grew up in.  I have some BIG plans to add some repurposed items to give it a whole new look.  And I am gonna start by hanging some old wood windows I picked up recently.  These windows came out of an old school here in the Valley.  Hopefully it will turn out as good as I invision it!  I will be sure to keep you posted.  :)