25 October 2008

My New Obsession - Cupcake Piks!

I've seen some on etsy and thought - I need to do this! So I made a bunch for the craft show last week, Halloween, baby shower, retro Christmas.  I got an order for a wedding shower of 20 piks.  Yeah!
The colors were black, silver and ice blue.  Hmmm . . . So, this is what I came up with.  
I used square inchie and circle punches.  I found the stickers at Joann's.  Then I just used whatever ribbon, stamps and frou frou I could find. 
Can I just say - I love Stickles!
The dollar store is a great place to find stuff if you dig.
I freehanded the white hearts with black and blue pens.  

Upholstery - Ta Da!

Mom came to visit this week. I told her the one thing we were going to do was upholster the chair I got at the Springfield antique flea market last year. So this is it . . .
I've been sitting on it, springs only, for a year. Evan wouldn't sit on it. It's a pretty firm cushion since we put a piece of cardboard in between the springs and the batting, but it feels much better. But I think now that it's done, I think it looks pretty good. We used a brown, mossy velour that changes color depending on the light. I'm pretty pleased with the result. It doesn't look like this in person.
What I learned from this experience was that I am a visual person, but not a spatial person. Eh. After much discussion and many staples, you are now invited to our house and have a seat.