Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Taking a break..

So we are moved in to our new house! 
I'm going to take a week blogging break to get things in order. I have 
tons of DIY projects floating around in my head. I just have to unpack first, bummer! 
It's much more fun just to work on the projects, but I can't even get into my sewing room 
right now because of all the stuff! I hope everyone has a productive week! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Laundry Detergent Revisited

I shared my favorite laundry detergent recipe in this post. I found another 
recipe that I love even more!! It's even easier and cheaper to make, awesome!! 
Go here to find the full tutorial. I cleaned out a used milk jug to store my new 
liquid detergent. It is so easy to make! You don't even have to grate bar soap! Just mix three easy ingredients plus water. I've been using it for two weeks, and have had no problems at all. 
Thanks Jillee for the great idea!

Monday, May 14, 2012


 I started working on my lamp shade last week. Instead of a chandelier I'm repurposing an existing tall lamp I have. I'm going to spray paint it black and put in in our new living room. We are moving in a week and I think it will look great in the new living room. We are going to have light gray walls, with gray and yellow accent pillows on our gray couches. I'm excited! I am going to add another row of wire in the middle so there are three tiers. I used all of these circles in the pan above and finished the bottom and half of the top. I just got done ironing some more wax paper. Hopefully I can finish it before we move, fingers crossed!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Teacher Gifts

 I found this cute idea on Pinterest. I found these cups at the Christmas Tree store for $5 each. I bought the bags of mints from Wal-Mart for $1 each. I just made my own version of the card. Check out the original version where I got this idea here. All of my cute paper and stamps are already packed up. So this is as good as I could make it. I think it still turned out cute. 

 My girls had fun at their graduation program. So cute! 

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

mop it up mondays
Skip To My Lou

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What I'm working on...


I have been working on getting together Mother's Day gifts today, and I finished up a car seat canopy for my sister. I might make a tutorial for that later on. 
I've also been busy working on this beautiful chandelier, can you believe it's made of wax paper! I'm probably halfway done, but I'm making mine a little different. I will post pictures and explain everything when I'm done. I absolutely love it!! Click on the link above to see Susan's tutorial. It's very time consuming, but I think it's worth it! Hopefully I have it done before we move in a few weeks. Take care, and Happy Crafting!!