Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Items on Etsy

So I've already started selling my art prints on, but I have also wanted to start selling vintage items that I either have in my house or find at yard sales, thrift shops and flea markets. Here are some of the items that I just listed, found these at the Wellfleet Flea Market on Cape Cod.

I also have plans to sell, upcycled items, more prints and hand drawn sharpie mugs and plates. I hope to have those items for sale by the end of the summer.

A Stable in Bethlehem - Little Golden Book - 1989

Vintage Children's Book - Tawny Scrawny Lion - Little Golden Books - 1979

The New Tall Tales Part One - Reading for Independence

Monday, July 15, 2013

Labels for a Toddler's Dresser

I'm always looking for ways to give my toddler a way to feel more independent. It helps her have less temper tantrums. I get Family Fun magazine and saw this fun way for toddlers to know where to put away and get their clothes from the correct drawers. 


You can find these printables here at FamilyFun Magazine. My daughter was very excited to put these on her dresser, she loves helping with the laundry.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

4th of July Homemade Treats

I decided to make some Pinterest inspired 4th of July treats this year for my parents 4th of July Party. These were simple to make and delicious to eat.


Red, White & Blue Strawberries                           Watermelon Stars
Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped StrawberriesWatermelon stars--need to remember this for parties
The Recipe Nut                                                    Cutest Food


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cinderella Costume with Coach

So in our town on 4th of July they hold a Horribles Parade. This is a children's parade, they dress up in either Original, Historical or Current Events costumes an walk or ride in a short parade. There are judges and all the kids get a goodie bag at the end of the parade.

This year my daughter was Cinderella in her enchanted coach. My grandmother made her a Cinderella dress from a Disney pattern. I created the coach. I used her wagon, made the sides and wheels out of cardboard, the frame from tent poles and covered the tent poles with old sheers that I had. I also added a stuffed horse in the front for dramatic affect.

It was so hot that day that she was not really in the smiling/waving mood.

Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Outdoor Curtains from Drop Clothes

I was looking for a way to give my patio in my backyard a little more shade, we do not have much shade in our yard so it can get really hot out there. I searched pinterest and found these outdoor curtains made from drop cloths. 


                                      Outdoor Curtains Using Drop Cloths


This was the best option that I could find, buying curtains was going to be $280, Sewing curtains from  outdoor fabric was going to be $160, this solution was $89. I used 8, 6'x9' home depot canvas drop cloths and attached them with clips. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quick Side Table/Cabinet Redo

I've had this cabinet ever since they we moved into this house. My aunt used it as a record holder, does anyone still remember records, we use it as a place to store our dvds. It has been on my list of items to redo for awhile. 


I decided that it would be easiest and fastest to use spray paint. There was hardly any finish left on this piece so I decided that I did not need to sand or strip the wood. Here is the end result.


This was a pretty inexpensive, had the cabinet $0, had the knobs $0 and the spray paint which was Krylon Cherry Red cost about $8 for two cans. Total = $8.