Monday, February 20, 2012

Quick Inspiration

My house is in great need of some decor and organization, but the budget is pretty tight right now so I'm having to get creative. 

I don't know about you, but things tend to pile up all other the place in our house: preschool papers, mail, calendars, sticker books, etc... I was getting kind of tired of it and wanted to purchase an elaborate shelving system to help with the problem. There really was nothing that I could find that was worth actually spending money on within my price range so I improvised for a bit. I found an old bookshelf that wasn't in use and brought it over next to our desk. I started piling things on it with the intent to make it look neater, but alas, this is how it looked most days:

 I finally decided to do something about the eyesore it was becoming and grabbed some fabric from my stash, cut it to the dimensions of the shelf, sewed it, and then found a tension rod lying  in my closet that was needing a home. Mission accomplished! Much better for now.

 Then I whipped up a quick pillow for my living room chair because the colors worked perfectly together.

Sometimes it is easy to add a little bit of "new" to your life without having to break the bank. My next project is to tackle my closet and start shopping my current wardrobe.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

We made the ever popular Valentine's found on Pinterest to give to Aidan's classmates. Super easy. I took a pic of him, added text in Picnik, sent it to 1 hour photo at Wal-mart, picked up the pictures and candy from the store, made little holes, inserted candy.

Upon finding them this morning, Nora was crawling on top of the table trying to pull all the suckers out of each one as I hurriedly snapped a pic for memories sake. And...we were 15 minutes late to school...again.

Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Heart Stamps

Super quick and easy project. Got this one off the internets....and I had all the supplies! Just need a couple toilet paper rolls and some rubber bands to make little heart shaped stamps, some paints, and paper. We spent the afternoon making Valentine's for our friends....simple, cheap, easy, and cute.

Big Button Beanie with Ribbed Stitch

This hat came together beautifully. I just made it up as I went, but knew I wanted to add a ribbed look on the bottom that gave it a more "knit" look. I really like how it turned out and hope the little boy who gets to wear it enjoys it just as much.

Want to know how to get that ribbed look? I'll share a pattern soon for this sweet little baby hat.