Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My recent DIY projects

I feel like I've been overcome with the crafting bug lately. I have little desire to clean during nap time like I really should. Instead, when I get a little mommy alone time (it is precious and much coveted time), these projects have been born. Take a peek if you care!

This first one is our new dresser. I couldn't be happier with it. We found it at our Stake rummage sale for $30! It was already in pretty good shape, but with a little wear and tear. I should have taken a "before" picture, but I forgot. My sweet husband fixed it up for us, added a little stain to the worn spots, fixed the broken drawers, and shined it up. I love it! (Please excuse the clutter of my room. Our apt. is really small and my craft table is jammed in our bedroom. Also, Kassidy was watching a movie when I took this pic).

This is my new church bag. I've been wanting to make this for months! I finally got around to it, and I have to say I'm very pleased how it turned out. It's made out of a thicker, home decor fabric with interfacing between the layers, so it stands up pretty well on its own. I put some cardboard in the bottom between the layers too for a more durable bottom.

Add some pockets for those much needed church trinkets, and there is the perfect bag for my primary binders and papers.

This projects was for my kids to play with quietly at church or whenever. I found the idea here. They are dinosaur play mats, complete with a drawstring bag to hold the dinos.
Finally, here are my decorative pillows for my bed. Made from home decor fabric, and my first time doing piping (or cording, whatever you call it). It was actually a lot easier than I expected, and I was satisfied. I cut open to smooshed and ugly Walmart pillows and stuffed the stuffing in these babies. So they're a little lumpy, but they do the job. Not sure why the pictures are a little fuzzy though...

I have a list of many more projects, and fabric galore in my craft stash waiting to come to life. Happy crafting all!


Jen T said...

Holy moly, you've been busy! Everything looks great!
I'm thinking of our next project. I seem to be in a funk and need something to work on.

kim said...

I love love love the bag. Good job you are awesome and I love seeing what you create. I am impressed.

mdawg said...

I must say you definitely have skills! Way awesome!

GrOnDeLs said...

You always have the cutest projects! What's next?