So I got a little bow happy today. I LOVE Mommy Crafts A Lot on youtube - she makes my bow making life a WHOLE lot easier. Today I made several bows using her tutorials!!! Thank goodness for people that are kind enough to put their talents on youtube!
I have a cutesy welcome sign (that we've had for 8 years, bought on clearance for $2) that I have nowhere to hang (I have a new one for my door) but I hate not to use it. So I grabbed a board from the garage and some fabric that was laying around in my craft room (literally...it looks like a tornado in that place!)
I hot glued the fabric on the board, and put cardstock under each letter ( again adhered with hot glue)
I probably love making bows more than anything. I have to practice a lot to get them to turn out well, but I really love doing it.
I found THIS tutorial on Ten Cow chick and was so excited to make a christmas bow for MZ. The antlers were pretty tough to make but the rest was simple and it turned out really cute!
Then while searching Pinterest, I found THIS great tutorial on a christmas tree bow - this one was simple also.
I have been wanting to make boutique bows and have tried and tried and can't ever get them to look right but once I stumbled upon THIS tutorial I was in heaven. I made 3 boutique bows in one sitting and was so proud of myself.
I picked out what my girls were going to wear to church and then realized I needed bows to match, so I found a tutorial on how to make precious bows. I was SO excited about this because the tutorials were printable - which is good for me because my computer is not in my craftroom (and I don't have a laptop), so I'm always looking at the first couple steps, then going to the craft room, then coming back to the computer for the next couple steps. THANK YOU Ten Cow Chick for making them printable. I varied a little by adding another layer of ribbon in each bow, but I did all the steps in the tutorial.
We decided we really liked this room when we bought it, here it is with all our stuff inside. I don't know if it was just pregnancy brain or what but I decided I was tired of the dark colors and that we needed a little sunshine in here. Before: (this picture makes the room looks SO dark)
I think we got ALOT of sunshine
I love the long curtains in here
And we carried them on into the kitchen since they match my Southern Living plate and bowl
This is the curtain over the door - I LOVE this material (its a tablecloth from Target) - my mom graciously made the curtain for me
This pillow rocks!
THE MIRROR - I decided to keep the mirror and just paint it - originally I was going to do the room in orange, turquoise, red and cream (trust me it was fun looking - a little crazy, my husband was much happier with the teal and green we ended up using) So I bought some paint that matched my original pillow PERFECTLY
But when it dried, the colors were NO WHERE near what they were in the bottles - I just laughed, that's all - just laughed
So Jackson and I got geared up and spray painted it all black - that's the way it is hanging over my couch now and I LOVE it.