Monday, April 30, 2012

Fabric inspired shower curtain

LOVE <-----------yep!! that's it, I love my shower curtain NOW that it's finished ;) notice I said now, and I love the fabric. In fact, everything about it from the stripes, color, to the flowers!!! Now listen gang I didn't make a tutorial for this as it totally slipped my mind since I was caught up in so many other tasks this day...and for that I sincerely apologize!

I bought this fabric from Walmart, I loved it from the moment I laid eyes on it so I  bought quiet a bit of it and made a few things than realized I had to get more!! Thats where the shower curtain comes in. I had been wanting to change up some things in the bathroom and give it a fresh new look and this sure was one way of doing so and it looks gorgeous, especially with the added flowers... Not posting pics of the entire room as I'm still working on it, but pics surely to come soon!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

much needed inspiration

Hey there friends, hope everyone is having a great Sunday! Ever had a wonderful idea or a few, or in fact maybe more than a few?? Yeah, and you know exactly what you wanna do and how to do it??? It all seems so simple up there in that white cloud slightly to the side of your brain and just when you start to actually put your hands and thoughts togethor that wonderful idea just disappears into a million pieces...kinda like a puzzle that's not put togethor!!! I know I can't be the only one ;)....yesterday and today have been just those kinda days for me, ugh!!! I will succeed though!! I only have 10 projects going on at the same time-that I WILL finish!! So, with that being said I took a break, YES a break and took a few photographs that I needed so much for some inspiration!! So far, it's working #thankyou to the camera inventor ahhhhhh!! It helps out knowing I have an obsession withe rugs, baskets, brown, and VINTAGE!!!! :)
moral of the story, sometimes we all need that extra push in me

it doesn't help matters that it's raining and chilly here either :/...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Catching up & Slom jars

 Well friends it has been a while since I have been on my blog!! I have been super busy with catching up on projects and the "mom" life :) please, come back!! There will be more post to come I promise!!

One of the many reasons as to why I have neglected my blog would be none other than an exellent excuse of Slom jars!! I was sooo inspired when I visited "The Painted Hive"s blog and seen her tutorial on the jars that I knew this was a project to be in my NEAR future...I did mine a little different because I'm forever changing my mind that if I decided to change my labels I didn't want it to be such a tidious task. See below, I love them!!!

Tutorial on labeling slom jars

As I like to say often, "this isn't the easiest project to do" :)....really its not that bad if you can get the decal transfer paper and your fingers to work togethor, welllll you got it made!!! It was all worth it though!


-Decal transfer paper (you can purchase online very inexpensive
-Can of spray enamel (acrylic didn't hold up for me)
-dry paper towel, wet paper towel
-small bowl of water
-Ink jet printer (not laser)
-timer (I didn't use one but some may prefer)
-blow dryer

as far as labels go I made my own it's really easy, you can use word, photoshop, etc to make your labels
I also used a template from "The Painted Hive" as she was sooo kind to make them and share!! click and print once you have printed your labels spray the sheets really well with the spray enamel and let dry, I let mine dry for a couple of hours, I wanted to make sure I had a good seal

Making sure you have your labels in which ever you decide to do, cut each label into a nice square as it seems to work better and looks much nicer as well. I went ahead and cleaned my jars really well as these are NOT dishwasher safe. Not only will it mess up your label but the seal as well, so do not place in the dishwasher!

Once you have your labels printed out, cut, and jars cleaned get your small bowl of water ready and make sure the water isn't hot or too warm. Choose on the jar where you would prefer to place your label and dampen that area with your paper towel (you may have to dampen it a few times) while waitng on your label in the bowl

Place the label in the small bowl of water for about 45-50 seconds or when you feel the clear paper start to separate from the backing and you can get a good hold on it with your fingers, be gentle! you don't want it to rip as it's very fragile...........

if you are able to sperate the paper from the backing, remove from water and gently place your thumb under the clear paper to gently transfer it onto the desired area of the jar, yes you will have bubbles!! That's the F.U.N part, working out the bubbles, did I mention fun????????

gently work out those air bubbles
I went over mine with the wet paper towel first than used my dry paper towel...

When all the air bubbles are worked out and you are happy with the placement of the label than grab the blow dryer and dry for about 5-10 minutes, waaa laaa you have your labeled slom jar and I hope you are as happy with yours as I am mine!!!! My favorite project yet!!!! But than again I have many favorite projects! Ahhh the crafting world.................