Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Love-Day Linky!!

I am super excited to be connecting up with such a fun Linky! Smitten With First is having a fun linky about the things we love! I couldn't wait to link up!!

My husband thinks I have totally lost my mind I have been crafting like crazy!!! AND I bought a sewing machine!! I have NEVER owned a sewing machine - well I take that back, when I was a little girl, my momma was a seamstress and I had my own sewing machine that she taught me how to use, I was by no means (and still am not) a little Suzy Homemaker BUT when I was about 8 years old she taught me how to make a pillow and I just took it from there. Soooo I have been super busy over this past week and I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything I have made so for my Thursday Love-Day I am sharing all my projects I have completed over the last 7 days! (Most of which have been inspired by Pinterest)

#1 My crate seat cushions!! I turned the crate upside down and made the cushion to tie to the bottom of the crate for seats - I made 4 of these for my listening center! Is it perfect? NOPE. Did I make it ALL BY MYSELF? YEP! I think they came out great especially since it is the first thing I have sewn in over 30 years!

#2 My kindergarten wall sign! I bought small wooden letters and I painted them brown and then painted pink polka dots on them. then I attached them to a pink and brown ribbon.

This is the finished product - the lightening makes them look read and white but I swear they are brown and pink LOL To give you an idea of the size of the final product - that's a king size bed! 

Here is a close up of one of the letters and the ribbon

#3 My rocking chair seat and back cushion!!

This is a picture of the ADORABLE fabric I found at Joanne's I thought it was super cute and it is bright and colorful!

This is the finished product sitting in my computer chair - again it is not perfect but I made it all by myself!! My momma would be so proud! Oh those things hanging down that kind of look like arms, those are the ties to tie the cushion to the chair.

#4 My wall letters!!!!!! These are my absolute favorite - LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! I have seen on Pinterest people using the letters to spell READ but I have a big empty space on my wall so I wanted more than just read and I wanted it to be cute (duh) SOOOOOOO I played off the popular "Live Laugh Love" saying as well as the "Eat Pray Love" book/movie and I made READ PLAY LEARN!

It was super easy! All I did was buy the wooden letters from Joanne's and I picked out 3 really cute brown/pink related scrapbook papers (so they will go with my Kindergarten wall sign). I traced each letter on the scrapbook paper, cut them out and used Mod Podge (gloss version not matte) to attach them to the wooden letter and then I did 2 coats of the Mod Podge over top of the letter and paper to give it a slight glossy look as well as to seal the paper onto the letter further They came out SO cute!! I can't wait to hang them on the wall - I'm thinking Command strips but I'm not 100% sure how to hang them yet (any suggestions would be more than welcomed)

These are all the completed letters 

LEARN - can you tell the "L" is really a backwards J? Some one must have put it in the wrong bin and I didn't notice until I had already completed the entire project and saw the difference between the "L" in LEARN and the "L" in PLAY

Up close so you can see the pattern on the letter

PLAY - isn't it cute????

Another close up to see the pattern

Here's READ! This one is my favorite!

Up close again

Anyway that's my Thursday Love-Day loves!! Head on over to Smitten with First and join in the fun!


  1. Replies
    1. I know! My hubby is sick f seeing all my stuff all over our kitchen table LOL

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to hang them up!

  3. Thank you for linking up!!! Your signs are very cute!!!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First