Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembering all of our veterans today.

Pray for all of our soldiers both home and serving abroad and for the loved ones left behind.

Thank you is not enough....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Coffee Filter Garland

I have been wanting to make a coffee filter garland ever since I saw the ones from Pam Garrison , so a few weeks ago I coffee dyed (didn't have and tea bags LOL) a pile of coffee filters and began! Pam used lots of different papers but I just used coffee filters on this one. I strung them on my trusty hemp string and then hung it across my new favorite piece of furniture the china cabinet I found on craigslist for 100 dollars! This garland was too much fun to make and oh so cheap too! Got a bunch more coffee filters ready to go for more garlands I am thinking of a really long one maybe for Christmas! Been making other things with the coffee filters too but will save those for later!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Mantle

Today I decided to decorate my mantle for Fall, let me first say I never change the mantle out because I have such a hard time with this giant brick fireplace. However I picked up some white shutters at Habitat a couple weeks ago to help add some height and visual interest against all that brick. So I shopped the house and this is what I came up with. I see in the photo I really need to clean that little mirror the flash sure picked that up...arg... The brass items are from my grandparents home and I remember them always being on their hearth growing up, I am told they are Conquistador stirrups. I made the FALL banner out of burlap and hemp string, just rough cut the burlap into four 5x6 pieces and stenciled the letters on using a black paint pen. Then zigzagged around the edges to keep the rectangles from fraying too bad. Then tied them together with hemp string. So easy and so much fun. I am hearting burlap this fall!!!

Adding this to DIY Day A Soft Place to Land