Tuesday, November 5, 2013

{a couple things....]

hello friends...

i hope you are well!  :)

today i have a easy diy for you....

and something i recently cooked up for my girlies for christmas.

first things first...

fabric scrap letters...


you'll need:

*foam core sheet and cut out your desired letters
*fabric scraps
*scissors
*mod podge
*exacto knife
*foam brush [which i somehow forgot to photograph :)]


then you just apply mod podge...

 lay down your scraps, one piece at a time, any which way...

overlapping a little as you go so no foam core peeks through...

and mod podge over the top...

then let dry...

that's it...you're done!



and then these lovelies....



my girls' first christmas presents....completed.

i'm pretty sure that they will love them...at least i hope they do.  :)

happy week, friends!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

[open...finally!]

hello friends!

i've been sitting on a little secret for a while.  :)

i finally got around to opening my Wildflower Creative shop!!!

That's one of the reasons that my little blog has been neglected.

Below are just some of the items you can find there....
SO...please check it out!

Hopefully you will find something there that you just can't live with out!  :)



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

[better late....]

hello friends!

i really don't know where the time went.

last thing i know...we were starting august....

and here we are smack dab in the middle of september...

my apologizes for my absence. :)



this little cutie started 1st grade...

that's all day folks.

we've hit the big time now...

she gets to take a lunch and everything.  :)


things in our house have been shuffled around...

fun paper art was made and added...

it's that time of year you know....


and awesome lime green vintage-y crates couldn't be pasted up....

especially when it has a 90% off price tag.  :)


and....the coolest thing...

i happened to acquire a plethora of vintage sheets and fabric...


...and made us a quilt!  :)


i pretty much love it.  :)  

what have you been up to, friends?!


rachel



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Thursday, August 1, 2013

[a girl, and a dolhouse]...

hello friends :)


almost a year ago...

my sil gave us an awesome, unfinished dollhouse.

the mister and i worked on it for months...

and we had planned on giving to our girls on christmas...

well...you know how that goes...

that.didn't.happen...

it was more like easter.  :)

i ordered wooden peg people online....

and painted them....


then i "wall papered" the walls with scrapbook paper...

i made curtains with fabric scraps and felt...

we found some of the furniture at michaels...

and the beds and the couch we built...



there is still more that i want to do...

like wall hangings and collages, but for now....

it works perfectly!  :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

[DIY:::fabric covered vintage suitcase]...

hello there!

well apparently i took a vacation from blogging this month...

sorry...about that...time got away from me.  :)

but to redeem my laziness...

i have a tutorial for you today...

you're welcome!  ;)

this is one of my faves actually.

it's no mystery that i collect and love vintage luggage...

i'm drawn to it.  :)

 but..whist doing a bit of shuffling things around...

i discovered that two suitcase in particular looked sad...

and needed a make-over so i decided to cover the tops of them in vintage fabric...

and give one a bit of a paint job...



1. you need to measure your fabric...

making sure to leave a good inch of overhang all the way around....

then cut.

[on a side note::: i find that the tried and true carpentry rule of "measure twice, cut once" is also true with fabric projects.  ;)]





and one more time...




rachel

Monday, June 24, 2013

[upcycle::vintage mirror frame to chalkboard]...

hello there...

i hope that you all had a lovely weekend!  :)

today...i have yet another diy/upcycle post for you.

i found what i can only assume was a large vintage mirror frame in my neighbor's trash...

minus the mirror....

and painted burgundy...


but i knew that it had potential.

i wanted a large vintagey looking chalkboard for my girlies fore quite a long time.

so i painted it aqua....

and painted the mdf board with chalkboard paint....

and viola!.


much better!  ;)

Monday, June 17, 2013

[wall flowers]

hello friends! 

today i bring you a solution to that tricky wall space...

where two walls meet...in the corner of a room.

i give you exhibit a...[aka::the before]...


not bad, but uninteresting.

then i had an idea...

this...




much better!

and it instantly added color and whimsy to the space!  :)

i just made regular tissue paper pom poms...like in this tutorial...

but omitted the yellow center.

most importantly, my little munchkin loves it!  :)