Monday, March 28, 2011

Laundry Sign

One more project for the laundry room crossed off the list!
 I made the sign using a piece of MDF we had in the garage. I painted the board and then applied a vinyl wall graphic.
 I really like how it turned out and it adds some color to the laundry room as well as fills the awkward space between the upper cabinets.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flower Child Shoes

Another baby gift for our friends. Cute little baby shoes.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New to me Artist

I have been searching for a song I heard on the radio (don't think I have found it yet since I can't remember enough of the lyrics) and came upon Francesca Battistelli. Amazing voice and a great big breath of fresh air for Christian music. I couldn't paste a link to let you listen because they are all protected but if you google it you can see it on Amazon or Francesca's own site. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vietnamese Salad Rolls

I recently had our neighbors/friends over for an Asian meal. The only thing I remembered to take pictures of were the salad rolls because I made them ahead of time. I was too busy cooking and serving the other stuff to get a picture. We also had Singapore crab, Thai black pepper chicken, rice, miso soup and mango pudding. It was a little tour of Asia in our bellies!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Henny Penny and Six Chicks

As I have been sewing up baby gifts I made the adorable hen and chicks pattern in Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings. If you don't know who Anna Maria is go check out her blog. She designs amazing fabrics and patterns. I loved the choice of colors used in the book so tried to follow them as best I could with the fabric I had on hand.

This mother hen can hide 3 little chicks under each wing with the help of hook and loop.

I will say that this project was tedious and somewhat challenging due to the size of the chicks and the amount of hand sewing required to finish the openings. Not my favorite thing to do.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Laundry Room Progress

A few more things completed for the laundry room. I built a laundry folding table to look like an old farmhouse table to fill the awkward space along the one wall. It is counter height for easy folding and the dimensions are 24"x48" on the surface.
Looks empty underneath I know, but that is actually where a dog bed normally lives and is getting updated eventually.
I upgraded our dog food storage with a 10 gallon bucket from the hardware store. The bag of dog food hides nicely inside and I no longer have a blue plastic tote sitting there looking ugly.

I heavily distressed the finish of the wood to look like it had been in use for years in a kitchen.
Here is the view as compared to the new gate on the door.

More changes to come:

- shelf for above the table
- artwork between the upper cabinets above the washer and dryer
- more color with accessories
- coordinating dog bed for under table