diy painted canvas tote

Category: DIY | September 28th, 2012

everyone needs to try out the good ole freezer paper on canvas tote thing at least once in their lives. :) i had a random bag laying around and thought i’d make miss P a little simple bag to call her own. if your toddler is like mine then they will love carrying around this random big bag and filling it with rocks and baby dolls. but really this is such an easy DIY and a great way to personalize something small. AND makes great gift ideas~Christmas is coming up!

materials: you can find freezer paper at just about any grocery store. i think i got mine a long time ago at walmart. i used an exacto knife but you can easily cut out your design with scissors too.
1. i used photoshop for my template but there are so many other options to use like a word document or even be awesome and freehand it with pencil and paper.
2. if transferring onto freezer paper then it’s easier if you tape your template to the paper. make sure it’s on the non shiny side!
3. figure out where you want your design and iron it on….shiny side down! go slow so you don’t have wrinkles like i got. oops.
4. now the fun part. go ahead and put cardboard or something behind where you’re painting so it does not bleed through on the other side. and be sure not to put too much paint since it might bleed under the paper like mine on a few places. oops again. but imperfections are pretty too. :) let it dry completely. i ended up just waiting over night but it was dry by the time i went to bed.
5. carefully peel off the freezer paper and ENJOY! easy as pie. :)

depending on how much you already have on hand this is a pretty inexpensive project and you can do it in one sitting (or in my case during the little one’s nap) not including the” waiting for paint to dry” time. you can do this project on all sorts of fabrics. even all those old t shirts you don’t wear anymore can be revamped with a little tlc and freezer paper. :) have fun!


Category: everyday | January 14th, 2010

busy week. i love my work. i don’t really consider it work, although it is, but i love it. :) i have been slacking on some blog love. so here’s a fun one! i had several picture frames and nothing in them. they used to be silver, but for this project i painted them gold. annnnnd threw in some color and a little glitter and bam! fun christmas present to my bestie! we all deserve a chance to fly… dream. good mottos. :) love you lady!!! here’s some pics….although i think they look better in person! oooh and i must give some credit to my hubby. he helped with the clouds. :)







loves it! can’t wait til she hangs them up! i want to do one too…hmmm what ever so motivating word should i choose?? what would you choose?? well here’s to a great rest of the week and weekend. excited for the days to come. i have so much to do. starting with cleaning the studio. it’s a mess.

ps. molly was posing for me yesterday….she wanted to show everyone her ball.
she loves that thing. and i love her.

off to clean! have a great night! pps. i am soooo behind on style school. i need to get with. i am looking at everyone’s projects and getting inspired. keep it up classmates!!

peace and love

every girl needs a tutu.

Category: DIY | January 10th, 2010

just a few pics that are inspirational…i made these for some of my nieces. :) can’t be too girlie. and thanks to my mom who gave me tons of tulle to work with. leftover tulle will be in future projects. hmm…
pink and purple tutu
orange and white tutu
baby tutu
purple tutu
orange and pink tutu
i heart my nieces. they seem to enjoy the other toys too. :)
alphabet bean bags
plush blocks
sweet face
precious. i get to see this face quite a bit now. :)

had a great weekend. super busy, long hours, but totally worth it. painted the new youth room (yellow, orange, brown, and light blue), and hopefully will get the kid’s church room painted soon. neck is a little sore. lol church was great. i heart sundays. excited for this week to come. it’s going to be a good week.

OOOOOH and style school started today!!!! ahhh i’m going to be extra busy now for the next 6 weeks!!!

peace and love

lots of letters in the alphabet

Category: DIY | December 15th, 2009

praise the Lord I am done with this project. :) took me quite awhile, not gonna lie, but yay i’m done and can’t wait to give them to my nieces!!! i got this awesome project from miss Ashley over @ lil blue boo, and thought it would be fun to do one for each letter of the alphabet….man 26=a lot.
weighing beans
my lil weighing device came in handy.
bean bags
all the cutting, ironing, painting, sewing, ironing, filling, sewing…whew. :)
bean bags2

bean bags3
yay for being done! ahhh can’t wait. i sure hope this makes learning how to spell fun! thanks again Ashley! now i must tackle the rest of the family’s gifts. where to start…..have a great tuesday!!

peace and love