Wednesday, October 26, 2011

yarn-wrapped letter

I've seen a bunch of these yarn-wrapped letters on pinterest (here, here, and here) and loved them. So I was just waiting to find the right letter "C" to create my own (I wanted a fairly modern sans-serif typeface and hadn't seen any around.) The other day I was in Michael's Art & Craft and saw a bunch of letters in the dollar bins on clearance, I was excited to find this sans-serif "C" for just forty cents! I picked up a $2.50 skein of yarn in a soft gray color, and used a little bit of hot glue that I already owned for a quick, $3 project.

I wrapped the end caps first so they'd be underneath.

Here's the finished letter:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

autumn wreath

Just a little wreath I put together so that we'd have some fall in our dining room.

I picked up this grapevine wreath base at the craft store, and used a few artificial stems I already had on hand, plus some stalks of dried wheat to fill it in a bit.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

lamp revamp

I was given a cardboard lamp base over the summer and had a yard of fabric from IKEA laying around so I decided to combine the two to make a lamp for my studio. I wrapped the fabric around the base inside out and then marked it with a pin, then I sewed a seam at the mark to make a sleeve. Hemmed the top and bottom to the correct height to cover the cardboard area, and slipped the finished sleeve over the base. It was quick to make and will be easy to change for a new look if I ever get tired of this fabric, though I'm loving it so much, it's hard to imagine wanting to change it.

Here's the before and after:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indah & Gavin Print Materials

Programs, Seating Cards, & Table Numbers for Indah & Gavin's Wedding

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ladies sign

I just loved this little brass sign for the ladies room, from the Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut.