Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tea for two

Whats classier than a set of teacup and saucer? Few things I should think :) But seriously teacups are everywhere and not just since a certain pop artist started dressing up and parading around with one but, well, since we were kids...does anyone remember riding in their 1st teacup and saucer?
Cup and saucer ride
I went antiquing recently and decided I would follow in my mothers foot steps and purchased my 1st teacup and saucer(It felt good). My mother has been collecting for some time now and has a really great collection.
Moms collection
She displays them on a rack and while I am far from a "collection" I was researching a way to display my cup and saucers.
I wouldn't have enough space for this but its amazing (maybe with minis?)

I love decoration with pieces from everyday life, love this idea.

I shouldn't however sell myself short because in all actuality I have a mini teacup and saucer ( I received as a parting gift from a dear friends baby shower) that my oldest son actually uses when we have tea.

My son at Tea
I enjoy out of the norm teacups very much and hope to flush out my collections with some pieces like this:

 My mother had a brilliant idea and used teacups and saucers as "Thinking Of You" giveaways, she would hand them out with her very own home-made tea mix and a cute little "Think Of You" card attached. I found some other D.I.Y ideas incorporating teacup and saucers.

And of course for the common man a chandelier :)



Bird feeder

Ever since the new Alice in Wonderland, Tea time themed accessories have became very popular and as a big Tim Burton fan I would say I rather enjoy some of the more creative pieces.



My personal favorite teacup and saucer search landed me these cool pictures.

So whether its a new collection, displaying a growing collection or accessorizing/wearing your collections think out of the box :)

Desert Teacup made out of chocolate

Paper mache

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Its T-shirt time!

While looking for a 'lil something special for my sons 1st birthday, I browsed Etsy for a unique 1st Birthday onesie to come along side my "music" themed birthday or one so cool/personal it would stand alone. Not only did I not find what I was looking for I found my self thinking "I could make these"(well some of them) or I could tailor some of these ideas and make something I REALLY wanted, thus started my shirt and onesie making experiences. The process that I found the cheapest and most do-able for me was by using wax paper. I found a how to video on Youtube and picked up tips and do's and don'ts by googling and surfing the web. The following is the step by step process I use and  Ephraim's 6th birthday shirt.
1.Pick a image or draw your own

2. Trace on matte side of the wax paper

3.Cut out with scissors craft knife ect.

4.Iron shiny side down onto fabric




The possibilities are endless. I like to break out of the mold so this is a great way to either spruce up some "almost" there cloths, give a inexpensive unique Birthday,Anniversary,Christmas present or to put your OWN special touch to something.
This is the 1st one I ever did for Ashers 1st

The brass knuckle detail was my favorite
A set of pillow cases I did for my husband for Valentines Day

This is one I did for a Baby dedication gift

My friends 1st baby "Gilead"

A sign language "G"

Not my best or favorite but it was my 1st partial free hand painting

Ashers MUSTACHE onesie

Personal favorite

I did this one for a Birthday gift for my buddy's son

This is the band his dad is in The Burial(check them out)

I created this design on my own

My sister likes owls

for my nephew zion

This is one of my favorite gift ideas!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Honey Dew List

Spring is in the air and I made a To Do LIST (yup I'm a list person) Here are some 'Lil projects we've been putting off and finally got finished.
#1) Taking down my Snowflake door decor and putting up Spring/Summer Home-made front door decoration
A frame from the garage with a balloon carrying our Last names wooden initial

#2)Replace(or should I say place) knobs on bathtub 
We were using scissors ghetto rigged to turn on the hot

#3)Scraping and repainting the exterior of the house chocolate brown

#4)We also spray textured painted a set of side tables I bought at a garage sale that were originally gold

#5)AND...We hung my 'lil clock :) Not only did I have to buy it immediately after I saw it, it will also help me while I continue to teach Ephraim time.
#6) WE sprayed the legs to our couch and put them on our new furniture :) THANKS JOHN!
They were shiny chrome
Cheers to productivity