Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Portcard decor idea

This is a great EASY project that anyone can do!  And the best part is that you can use this all year long, depending on what postcards you can find.

You will need:
-A multiple photo frame (mine is three) to fit 3x5 photos.
-Vintage postcards to fill the frame (again mine needs three)

I find my postcards at antique shops, usually for about $1-$2 a postcard. Some people ask as much as $5, which I laugh and pass up.  There are a TON out there for  reasonable prices, and its fun to always look through them and find a new favorite.

Just grab your three favorite, tape them into the correct spot, then put your frame back together and hang.  No craft abilities required!  Just remember the change it out for each season- I am guilty of having Easter postcards in at Christmastime- oops!  I have postcards for Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Sometimes you can find Halloween but I have yet to find three I like.

Have fun with this, its so cute!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Misc. projects

I have been working a few projects here and there but I've been pretty busy lately!
I really want to have pajamas for each of my nephews and nieces done by Thanksgiving, so that is my priority.  The pants are easy, but the tops take more time.
For now, I made a test pajama top for LJ out of her favorite silky fabric.  It has matching silky pants too, of course! (Sorry for ugly picture)
  My other new project has been to help me get back into crocheting.  I haven't knit a stitch or crocheted a thing in probably 4 years or so.  I really wanted to make LJ a cute Fall hat since it has started getting chilly.  I will probably try again but this one turned out okay I think.  I used the pattern on this blog that my cousin Julia suggested.  It's on LJ's head a little crooked, but we had like 3 seconds of her patience to get a picture and the picture turned out cute at least!  I like the ripple along the edge. 
In other fun sewing news, my husband surprised me with a new sewing chair for my birthday.  Like, its an actual sewing chair.  Sounds silly, but it really is comfy and keeps your back from getting sore while you sew.  So then I can sit for a while and finish the quilt I started over a year ago for my niece...
Wish me luck that I get more time to sew- I am really behind on my "Great Christmas Challenge"!