Interview with My Children

April 11th, 2012

I like to talk to my kids just before they go to bed, I get the best bits of information when they’re snuggled under the covers.  I saw a great idea for a conversation starter on Pinterest and decided to ask them the same questions the other night before bed.

I love the frankness of children, they don’t hesitate to tell you their heart’s desires.  Here are a few of their answers and all I can say is I think my daughter’s perfect day is spot on.

 

8 year old daughter

6 year old son

When are you (or have you been) most afraid? When my dog died. I am never afraid.
What was the happiest day of your life? The day I got my kitten Coconut. When I got my Lego Millennium Falcon.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? I want there to be no bad guys and no pit bulls. I wish Legoland was closer.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I was taller. I wish I was taller and bigger and stronger.
What is the one thing you could not live without? My kitten. My Legos and my family.

girl and kitten

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Gold Leaf Desk Chair

April 10th, 2012

Hello everyone, how are things? I’m busy busy busy with a very cool new project I’m working on, I’m very excited to share it with you, that’s coming next week.  Meanwhile, you may recall this $7 thrift store chair I scored a few weeks ago.  Well lah dee dah, look at her now!

gold leaf chair before and after

She was all by her lonesome at a local thrift store and I adored that scroll back and figured she’d be a great piece in my neighbor’s daughter’s room.  Now she’s all fancied up with some paint, new fabric, and (ooh la la) gold leaf on that gorgeous scroll.  It’s the perfect little desk chair for this space under the window. The room is mostly white and turquoise, so we were going for a dash of glam, and as always metallics will do the trick – this time it was gold leaf.

It was sanded lightly then primed with my fave primer – Zinsser Cover Stain. (You can see how gorgeous this chair would be in white too!)

cover stain primer

 

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DIY: Makeup Brush Holder

April 9th, 2012

My oldest daughter is away at college and it’s her birthday this week so I wanted to send her something special for the occasion (and something easy to ship too!)  She mentioned she didn’t have any decent makeup brushes so I made a trip to Sephora to splurge on a new set for her.  While I was there I thought about something to hold them all and wanted to give her a little handmade gift to go with the new brushes.  I thought a cute fabric pouch would be perfect so I stitched up a makeup brush holder with some leftover fabric remnants from my stash.

This was one of those projects that I made up as I went along but I tell you this, if you can sew a straight line, you can make your own too!  Here’s how I made this fabric makeup brush holder for my college girl in about an hour.

fabric makeup brush holder cg

 

First grab yourself some fabric, for this I used two remnants, one a blue medallion cotton fabric, the other a cotton duck lining.

Here are the measurements of fabric used:

fabric holder measurements

 

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