Thursday, September 29, 2011

Faster than lightning

Another pinterest project marked off my list.  I adore converse, always have but according to Colin, they aren't his fastest shoes.  Well little guy, I've got something for you!  These little bad boys will make them just as fast as a superhero.  Finding no such pattern online, I created mine to resemble these.  I made one pair but it wasn't very stiff so I made another pair and sewed in some fusible interfacing to give them some weight.  My first time working with grommets and I think we're in business.  They turned out exactly how I wanted and the best thing is that Colin loves them and they make him run super fast!

I'm watching you.......

Isn't this picture frame so much fun!  I saw it here and knew I had to make one too!  I think I bought a picture frame a little too big because it was a tedious task to glue all these eye balls on.  But it's adorable and will look so cute with a picture of my little trick-or-treaters.

Monday, September 26, 2011

More Pinterest projects

I focused on some organizing "pins" and jazzed up my kitchen. 

This one I bought a yard stick from Home Depot and cut it to the desired length, spray painted the sides and modge podged scrapbook paper to the front.  I screwed it onto the cabinet door and then measured out the spaces for my measuring spoons.  Voila!  I love this because it gets all my spoons out of the drawer and somewhere handy for easy access.  I'm not that fond of the rattling motion they make when I open the door but I'll get used to it.

This is the cabinet beneath the kitchen sink or everyone's household cleaner cabinet.  The "pin" was to use a tension rod but I know how flimsy those thing can be and that my cabinet was wide.  I bought a shower curtain rod for a stall, it's a little thinner but still has that extra strength needed to hold all sorts of bottles of cleaner.  I also didn't use it as a tension rod but as a regular rod and bought some closet rod hangers to install inside the cabinet.  I can't tell you how pretty this looks and gives me enough room to put the little box of cleaning brushes and sponges underneath.  It's all about using space and using space up top!  I had a picture of the before but can't find it so the after will be good enough.