Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kanji Towels

My oldest son, loves all things Japanese. I know he's not but sometimes I wonder if he's not part Japanese.

  I thought I would make him a couple of bath towels.  He absolutely loved them.

He wants me to make some pillows for his bedroom at his apartment.  I also see sofa pillows in my future....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day Gift

I didn't have time to make the actual apron, so I purchased one fromWal-Mart. I purchased the "Grill Master" embroidery file from  I just love this website. They always have sales.

Well, my honey caught me making it. Oh well, after 28 years of marriage, there aren't very many suprises anymore. Except...uh, if I told you, I would have to hurt you...

Sorry about this picture, not very good.

I really like how it turned out...

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I bought this picture frame at Marshall's on clearance for $2.50.  I took the remaining broken letters off, primed it and painted it Glossy Black (already had).... I removed the glass and replaced with cork (already had).  I was going to cover the cork with fabric but decided not to for now.  I had some colorful clips already.

Thank you to my sister, Betty who told me not to be afraid of a little spray paint. Now I am addicted. I primered this in a suit before leaving for work, 1st coat of paint when I got home and 2nd coat before I went to bed.  Woke up at 4am, and cut cork and put all together. Thanx Betty!

It can either be hung or it actually can stand up as seen in this picture. So this project just cost me about $3... I love it...

I may add Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner above the three openings to put a daily menu on it and put it in my kitchen. Or just leave it on my desk. I kept the glass just in case I want to make into Dry-Erase Message Board.  

It makes me SMILE and I LOVE IT!

Click on picture to getter a closer look...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More Towels

Well, it was too hot to be out today.  So, that just gave me an excuse to play with my embroidery machine.  I made these really cute Red Apple towels. 

I was testing out the LiveLove Laugh flower and it turned out really cute.  I think I am going to use for a tote bag. I used some bright colors and just love how it turned out.