Monday, September 30, 2013

Sun Burst String Art Birthday

Hello Blogger Friends,

I felt like making string art card.  Therefore, I assembled these cards over the weekend.  I had so many string art pre made from a few years ago so these cards were pretty quick to put together.

My first one.

I love how it turned out so I made three more.

I normally don't care about yellow but for this card I love the yellow one.

I am going to enter this card to

Make It Monday - anything goes

Have a Marvelous Monday!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Crochet Autumn Square

Good Friday Blogger Friends,

I am on the roll of making another crochet afghan.  This one is not for me.  I offered my friend, Rachel, to make her a crochet afghan.  Rachel loves Autumn colors and these are the colors and design that she chose.

Enjoy this beautiful Fall weather.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Butterfly Note Card


I wanted to make a Fall card but it turned out more of a Spring card.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Crochet Circular Shrug For Me and Faye


I saw some pretty crochet circular shrugs on google search.  I saw this pattern here.  However, I couldn't make the shrug based on the diagram so I changed the pattern from 6 petals to 8 petals.

It turned out more like a sweater than a shrug since I added the sleeves.  It looks really cute on her but she didn't really like it.  She didn't even give me her best effort post.  I think it was because of the color.  She likes a deeper blue color.

I really like how it looks on Faye so I made another one for myself.  I used cotton yarn for mine.  I heard that the cotton yarn stays in the original shape better.

Thanks again for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets


I am sharing a completely different thing today.  My kitchen cabinets are a little over 7 years old.  They are not too old but they are not new either.  We installed them our self when we moved in.  The cabinets under the sink needed paint badly.  I wanted to paint the cabinets white but Victor objected to that and I didn't really wanted white cabinets either so I waited.  Then I stumbled upon this video.

Instead of used the expensive mineral spirit to clean the grease off.  I used white vinegar and water to clean the grease of the cabinets.  Then I sand the cabinets as much as I could. That was the hardest part.  The fun part was the painting. 

 This is the area under the sink before I painted.  The  color was golden oak.
Here is after I painted with Bombay Mahogany.

O.K, so the finished pictures don't look  good (blame my camera and my photo taking skill)  but my actual kitchen look much nicer than before.  Everybody that saw it, loved it.  I really like it. It looks like we had a new kitchen cabinets.  How long did it take me your were wondering?  I didn't do all in one time.  I cleaned and sand two doors a day.  I didn't want to over whelm myself and lose interest in doing the project so I took it easy.  Therefore, it took me about 10 days. Thank goodness I have a small kitchen.  I only had 16 doors to work with.  This is suppose to be a two days job.   But who's counting days? I'm counting the $$$ that I saved.  :)  I don't know how long this will last.  I painted many coats hopping this will last me a few years. 

That is it for now.  I need to go and finish painting Faye's room.


Monday, September 16, 2013

You Make Me Happy Card


Today I'm sharing a card that Faye and I made.  I did the cutting.  She made the punkin. She even sponged the edges to give more depth.  She did the stamping too.

  Some of you knew Katie from Katie Sew 4 Fun.  Last week Katie surprised Faye with two Fall dresses for the American Girl doll.  Aren't they adorable?

I got Faye another American Girl doll, Ivy,  for her birthday last month.  Back in March the company offered free shipping so I ordered the doll and kept it hidden until Faye's birthday.  Children  birthday is very simple in our family.  They like pizza and ice cream cake for their birthday.  As for Victor and I, we never celebrate our birthday.  I don't get it.  We never blew birthday candle.  How come we still get old? lol

I thought Saige was pretty but this Ivy doll is even prettier with the black hair.   The doll looks so pretty in the dresses that Katie sent.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Elegant Butterfly Card


Sharing a quick yet very elegant card.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Doily Card


A quick card made with left over quilling flower and origami bow.

Summer is still around. The temperature is still in the 90.  Many people complain about the heat I on the other hand enjoy every minute of it.  

That is it for today.  


Monday, September 9, 2013

Pink, Red and Black Quilling Frame


Someone asked for red flowers and black frame.  I couldn't resist the hot pink flowers with a touch of white on a black frame. 
Thanks for cheeking in with me again.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Duck Tape Tom Shoes


I tried this duck tape tom shoe last time but they didn't turn out good.  I decided  to give it another try  and I got it this time.  I crochet chain stitch for the edging.

Click here for the tutorial.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Super King Size Crochet Afghan Finished


I started this super size crochet afghan a few months ago.  I didn't expect to finish it so soon but I finished it; however,  I do not like it.

I think it has to do with the colors and the design.  Plus it is so big. How big you were wondering?  It is bigger than the king size flat sheet.  I finished the edging using the crab stitch.

I am keeping this for now but I will definitely be taking it a part next year.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Just Because


I'm loving the new stamps that I got from Flourish Stamp.

Enjoy your day off for we are celebrating Labor Day here in the states.