Saturday, September 29, 2012


I recently saw this bookmark idea while browsing craft ideas online. (I can't remember where I saw it to give the appropriate credit, sorry!) Even though I use my eReader, I still think some of these will be handy. I am currently using one on my planner and think they could also be useful in cookbooks.

The concept includes a piece of ribbon, a button, and a hair elastic - - the end result is a book mark that doesn't slip :)

Firewood Carrier

I found a project idea at that I have been wanting to try. The project is a canvas firewood carrier, which would be a perfect addition to our wood burning fireplace tools! I decided to follow the Joanns directions to a "T" (almost) and the final product turned out fairly nice (would have been better if my sewing machine wasn't having stitch issues!) and will be great to use once our weather cools down - - at this rate that could be a while.

The only adjustment I made to the original project was to sew the dowel rods into the pockets instead of letting them be loose.

I have a great remnant of burlap and am considering making a second carrier, that is narrower (since our wood is cut to about 14" lengths) out of the burlap :)

The wood is completely enclosed in the carrier, which means my clothes will stay clean when bringing in wood!

Side view

I think a narrower carrier would fit better in our log rack . . .

fall link party

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Accents

I decided to add a couple photos of some of the DIY wedding items I made for my wedding in 2009. Beside the below items I also did my own programs, thank you tags for our favors, seating chart, table cards, place cards and decorated small containers of bubbles.
Flower girl baskets customized with the flower girls initial and ribbon in the wedding colors (green and tan)

I took store bought flower hair pieces and added ribbon and green rhinestones

Flower "kissing" balls that lined both sides of the isle. I also faux finished the shepherds hooks they hung from.