Monday, February 8, 2010

What I Did This Weekend !

I had made this altered baby shoe a pin cushion awhile ago and decided to use Barb's idea and put a birdie on it. Barb from Treasures from the Heart! Thanks Barb! I have also used silk flowers with the baby shoes.
Thursday I went to the thrift store and these 2 photos are my goodies...grand total under $20.00 The painted canister will go into my "someday" craft room.

Pretty frame has little bees on it and the little piggy just had to come home with me. Score a pretty kitchen towel...never used!!

Collage for my "Baby sister" who will be 50 on Thursday. I'm trying to talk her into taking the day off and have some FUN!!! I did add a few more things to the collage after the picture. Marie was a real Clown and did parades and went to clown school, way back when!! She also went to school to be a dairy farmer and a whole lot more!! She is a computer whiz for a school district now. She also is a wonderful scrapbooker/card maker and her newest hobby is quilting.

I went to JoAnn's and used my 40% coupon and bought some new fabric for the chairs we bought in May...this is the old fabric and only chair that didn't have any stains on it~

New, pretty blue fabric. Love it !!!! Hubby even spilled on it tonight and no marks...of course Mack helped lick/clean it up!!! He can be very quick when food is involved!

Cards....yes I was having some fun this weekend. The cards in the middle are made with the embellishments that I won from Joyce at Scrap for Joy. They are ME ones. The cherry paper I've had for YEARS and it was perfect for these cards.
We went to the Super Bowl party on Sunday and left after half time. It was snowing, however not like today! Huge, fluffy flakes all day. I bet we have 6-8" of new snow on top of all the old stuff. It's very pretty outside. I just went to the grocery store today...HQ will wait until Wednesday.
Time to visit you gals and see what's new.
Deb :)


Kim's Treasures said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love the chair fabric!

Linda said...

Wow what a change in fabric can make! Those chairs look awesome! Love the baby shoe! Very Cute.

~~Carol~~ said...

Well Deb, you had yourself quite the crafty weekend! I love how your chair turned out, and those cards are so cute, especially the ones with the cherry paper! And I think your sister is going to love that collage. Yes, she needs to take the day off and celebrate!

Judi said...

Hi Deb
What a great post!

Great deal with Joann's with the coupon and the fabric. They look so different. Don't you love it? I did the same in the summer with my chairs matched them up to the drapes I made.

What a great little idea for the shoes. They look wonderful. Love them with the bird.

It sounds like you really adore your "baby sister". How great if she did take the day off and you could galavant and have a fun day together. It sounds like she is spunky and loves to try new things. Do you inspire each other?

You sound very up and eh?
oh...I realized I didn't post a pic of the Number Generator I used to choose my Giveaway number so I went back a bit ago and posted it. That was dumb. Just wanted you to know in case you were wondering... have lots of snow....sorry Deb please keep it there...

Nathalie Thompson said...

The baby shoe is ADORABLE! Okay, so what makes it a pincushion? heehee. Looks like there's no room for pins with the nest.

Found you through Thrift Store Romantic. :)

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve, Deb ~ What a darling use of that baby shoe! Clever, you are.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

My Vintage Studio said...

I love the new fabric on your chairs.

Your collage for your sister is great. She will love it!

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

linda said...

You've been one busy bee!

Love the cards...always a fan of ME.

What a difference the new fabric made on the chairs...and hubby spilled something on them!

Great poster. I hope your sister decides to take the day off and have some fun.

Linda said...

I love the darling collage celebrating your sisters
50th birthday and all the cards you made are fun to make such pretties.

I love the chair re-do. The fabric is gorgeous, what an amazing change...hugs, Linda

Cottage Cozy said...

You have been a busy crafter...I love the baby shoe! Happy Birthday to your sister!

Theresa said...

Busy gal! Love your collage for your Sister! She will love it too. All those cards and the baby shoe, precious. You really found some goodies. Enjoy your day and stay warm.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous creations sweetie!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow great post! And the chairs looks great with the new fabric!


Judi said...

You did all of that in one weekend?? I just saw the baby shoes at Barbara Jeans and think it's a great idea too!! It all looks great. Judi

Sher said...

That cherry paper reminds me of a favorite dress I had when I was little. Love it!
The baby shoe looks absolutely adorable and I love the change of fabric on your chair! Way to go!

Joy said...

Congrats on another win! You did alot this weekend. Love how the chair turned out. Thanks so much for the valentines you sent out to me! I will post them very soon :)

Angie said...

We are buried in snow, too! I attempted to shovel a bit earlier but I was about to fall over from my aching Sigh. Thank you so much for the Valentines...I felt so special! I am loving the chair fabric..very regal and smart! Stay warm!

Hugs ~ Angie

Lisa said...

WOW! You have been super busy! Great score from the thrift store! And your chair is wonderful! How can you resist when the fabric is on sale!!
Hugs, Lisa

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! You're chair looks beautiful! You did a great job on it! You keep so busy, you just amaze me. The baby shoe is really pretty too! Have a nice week! Twyla

Margaret Cloud said...

That baby shoe looks just like the ones my kids wore. Tell your baby sister Happy Birthday, hope she takes the day off and has fun. Love your cards as usual. Thanks for your kind comments about Dusty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your chair came out great! Love the sweet baby shoe! Sounds like you are having a good week! ♥

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Deb, you are as busy as a bee girl ! Thank you so-o-o-o much for the sweet card !

Lyneen said...

I love your altered shoe with the bird nest!!! Great job on the chairs.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!!! I feel lazy after reading this post. Great job on everything...the darling pin cushion, the awesome chairs and the way-too-cute cards!!! Kudos to you. : )

cityfarmer said...

I have some of my own baby shoes ...I could do this, eh?

Shirl said...

Hi Deb, love your new creation, how cute! I'm just crazy about birds nests! Your chairs look beautiful and I love your thrift store finds. Happy Birthday to your sister your collage is adorable!. We are snowed in here. Have a great week!
Blessings to ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

I love your blog. I poppe dover off Dogwood's site. I am going to follow you and have added you to my list. I love to thrift shop & garage sale. You are a gal after my own heart.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb.

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Hugs, Sharon

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Deb~
I don't know how I missed this post on Monday! Your baby shoe is adorable! I love the addition of the nest. I bought a pair of shoes to make pincusions, but of course, haven't done that yet...I think I like the nest idea better. You did a great job with your chair recovering. That blue striped fabric looks very rich with the wood stain of your chair. Good choice. Your cards came out so cute. Wait, I bought some of those chipboard pieces for myself...I better go take a better look at them! Have a Happy Valentines Day! xoxo


You made out great with the sale. Love the new fabric on your chair. Blessings!


Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!
The collage looks great.
We had 14.2" of snow here in our small Texas town yesterday!!!


Michele said...

Ooooo Sis...I love the baby shoe. You are so very talented! And that chair turned out awesome. I am getting cabin fever, so I'm off with little Liam tomorrow to visit some thrift stores. Glenn's daughter is pregnant now, so we'll be looking for more baby stuff!!!

Big hugz...
Lil Sis

Shanda said...

Deb, if you don't mind could you email me again with your address. I have misplaced your and you littl ebag of soap has been layinjg on my kitchen coounter top since Christmas. I haven't forgot about you, just way behind. I have some ebay auctions ending this week and I will be going to the post office in town to get the packages weighed and so forth. Please email me at if you can. c missouri gal 1(one) @ aol dot com. My aunt loved her soap and has requested more so I hope you like it as much as she did. I still haven't had time to make anymore. I probably will this fall. That seems like a getting ready for winter thing to do. Hope your warm and safe from all the snow storms,Shanda

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Deb!

You've been really busy creating! Love the collage you created for your babysitter. and the chair makeover is awesome - incredible what a little fabric change can do for a whole room!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs, Sherry

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Deb,

What a cute collage for your sister! Love how your chair came out. The baby shoe is adorable. I have to make one.


Dogwood said...

you have been a busy lady.

love the little bird in the child's little white shoe

the fabric on the chair is wonderful

nice collage for your sissy.

great treasures...all of them!

Queenie said...

You make the prettiest cards, and the photo collage for your sister is precious! Happy Birthday to her!
The little bootie with the birds nest on it is adorable too...I really love that idea...especially with spring right around the corner.
The chair fabric looks beautiful too...loving to to see your finds also! I wish we could somehow stumble upon a bunch of yard sales to...they have been slim to none around here...I don't know when the last time I went to one was. I'm sooo glad spring is right on it's way!
Big Hugs,