by definition n. 1. any of several old world plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers. 2. Eurasian plant with pink to purple spice scented usually doubled flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I've seen this done so many times and was itching to do something with my hands.
This was middles old desk chair lost in the attic.
Not anymore.

Now Lady Hazel doesn't have to strain her puppy neck.

Monday, April 9, 2012

room to grow

When the kids were little
I had those cute little wooden letters to spell out their names on their doors.
They were long ago pulled down and the doors left bare.
That is, until we found these embroidered name patches on our last junk hunt.
For pocket change we grabbed a couple. 
 It is difficult to find first names,
but we found one middle name and the nick-name of the middles, middle name.
These are the names I call them, so all the better.
It is a more grown up way to decorate their doors. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012


we never remember to share the great scores we make when thrifting.
this one started at my house and ended up in E's porch where it looks fantastic!
It was clean, over the top, and cheap, just the way we like it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ruffle reinvented



can you tell that we like easy headbands around here?

hot water bottle cozy

a well worn sweater.
a hot water bottle that no one would want to cuddle with.
cut sweater to size, allowing about a 1/3 inch all the way around.
you don't want it to be too tight when finished.
also, choose a fabric that will stretch some.
this will allow for easy removal when it is time to wash, and extra room for when the bottle is filled with water.

I chose to sew on the flower for fun.
simply stitch all the way around leaving it open on the top.

you can either fold the neck down or keep it up,
it's cute either way.

2 minute tunic

It has been a toasty March, and the little lady needed something to wear.
This is a small woman's shirt that I no longer wear.
This style of neck works perfectly for this no sew project.
Simply cut off the sleeves all the way to the seam on all sides.
Depending on how deep the arm holes were, you may need to throw a little tank on under the tunic.

It's very light weight and keeps her cool and comfy in the heat.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

just one more way to make a headband.
keeping in the tradition of cutting up old shirts:)

a little hot glue and an old headband...

wish I had a better after picture, oh well.
a little fancy for free, can't beat that.
I will use the rest of the flowers for clips, or maybe a pin.
The shirt itself will be cut up and made into more flowers.