Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Linky Party!

I've joined a linky party once again!  
Stop on over to
and check it out! 

Coffee Filter Pendant Light!

I stumbled upon Our Humble A(Bowe)d back in December and saw the post about Amanda's Coffee Filter Light.  I immediately knew I needed to try to make this beauty for my new house's entryway!

I stopped by World Market and picked up two chinese lanterns just in case the first one was a Craft Fail! I had a package of coffee filters and my glue gun and was ready to go!

Here were my supplies needed for the project -- notice the must have Diet Coke was included!  :)

Here it is just after starting! I worked from the bottom up and just went around and around and around and around!

Here it is about halfway done and at this point I had to run out to the grocery store to get more coffee filters because I ran out.

Finished product on counter top and then next to a vase with flowers in it, to give you an idea of the enormity of this baby!

Here is the finished product hanging in my entryway of my new home!  It looks fabulous and people comment on it every time they see it!  Sorry for the poor quality pictures.

I absolutely love it!  It was a true labor of love as I think it took me 5-6 hours to complete start to finish!

Blog Feature and Etsy Treasury List!!!

I received an email today saying my Riboon Wreath had been featured on an Etsy Treasury List and in a blog post!  How fun is that!?!?

Stop on over to Yellow Bird Yellow Beard to check out the blog post!  Then head on over to Etsy to check out her Treasury List of all things HOT PINK! Super cute stuff!

Thanks to Yellow Bird Yellow Beard for the feature!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wood Photo Blocks

Here is a project that I have been making for a few years now.  I saw these for sale at a craft fair and thought to myself, "I can make that!"  So, I set out to create my own wooden photo blocks. I use one in my kitchen to hold my grocery list.  It can hold photos, lists, notes or even recipes!  Here are a few of my favorites...

Stop over to my etsy shop hippity hoppity and check out the rest of the photo blocks along with some other cute stuff I've got going on!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Etsy Shop is open!

My Etsy shop finally has some goodies in it again!  It's been a long time since I've had stuff listed.  Go ahead and check it out at here!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ribbon, Ribbon and More Ribbon!!!

So my latest project was inspired by She's Kinda Crafty and her ribbon wreath.  Here is an up close picture of some of the ribbons I used.

This project took a TON of ribbon -- like 14 spools of ribbon -- and some tedious gluing time!  In the end it was all worth it b/c I just love the result.  I wish my pictures were better at showcasing how gorgeous it really is!

Finished product is below! Check out my Etsy Shop - Hippity Hoppity where this wreath is for sale!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New chairs finally arrived today -- it only took 3 months!!!

I moved into my new house back in early March.  My living room in the new house allowed for more furniture compared to my last house, so I began the search for some chairs. I finally ended up doing a custom order through North Carolina Furniture Direct who has a great selection of fabrics for Flexsteel furniture.  I took three samples home and instantly knew which one was the winner!  I gorgeous floral design with aqua blue, darker aqua, brown, green/chartreuse, rust and cream.  I moved my previous armchair to the corner by one window and the halfwall that separates my living room and dining room.  Here is an upclose picture of the fabric, Laguna.

Here are some pics of the chairs in my living room. I pulled a small table I had in one of my guest bedrooms to place between the two chairs.

Thanks to my mom and her mad sewing skills, I have two cute little roll type pillows for my new chairs. She used the same fabric as some that was used for my kitchen/dining room curtains seen below. I need to take some new pics of my kitchen as I've now decorated above the cabinets.