Monday, September 29, 2014

Birthday Card

I made this card for my little one's birthday.
I used scrapbook paper, alphabet stickers, rhinestone stickers and ribbon to make this card. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Our Autumn Living Room

This is how I decorated our living room for autumn. I made two of the leaf pillows last week. I explained yesterday how I made the blue and orange pillow. For the cream and brown pillow, I just cut out leaf shapes free hand, without tracing and sewed it on. On to the green pillow which I had from before I sewed on a cream with gold polka dotted ruffled ribbon.
And here is the wreath I made for one wall of the living room. I used the same wreath I used all of last year. I just changed the decoration on it. For spring, I had flowers attached to the wreath and now I have autumn leaves. I also made a bow with the same ribbon with which I made the ruffle on the green pillow. The second wreath picture was taken with the green pillow cover as background while I was still attaching the leaves on it.
And here is the other corner of the living room. I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Leaf Pillow for Autumn Decorating

I wanted to add some autumn touches to our living room. So, last week, I made a pillow by outlining the shape of a real leaf onto newspaper. Then, I cut the shape of the leaf and then I traced that shape on a piece of orange felt that I had. After that, I cut the shape of the leaf on the felt and then I sewed it to the front of a polka dot pillow in cotton that I had made last week. I hope your day is going well. Thanks so much for reading.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Sprinkles

I baked this cake in August. I was inspired to bake this cake from an image I saw in Pinterest. The cake is from cake mix and the frosting recipe is from Hersheys. I like the look of this cake a lot. I tried to make a roses cake but that did not come out that well.
I hope you have a splendid day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fabric and Paper Gallery Wall

Here is a gallery wall I made on the wall which is part of the stairs and hallway in our home. I wrapped pieces of thermocol with fabric and hung it on this wall with thumb tacks. The tiny frames are from the Target dollar section and I placed scrapbooking paper inside the frame.
Here is a view of the wall from the dining room. The fabric I had from before. The thermocol was free. The frames cost $2 and the paper less than a dollar. I am not sure, but I think this project cost less than $10.
Here is a view from the hallway. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pound Cake and Memory book page for Joshua (Updated)

Today I baked this pound cake. I got the recipe from Food and Wine Annual Cook Book 2008-- an entire year of recipes. I made this cake for Joshua who got A+ in all his school subjects. I am so proud of Joshua.
Here is a memory book page I am making for Joshua. This picture was taken when Jeremiah and Joshua were playing baseball. Our family visited Cooperstown which is filled with baseball museums and baseball stores. We took the children there thinking it would encourage them in their baseball playing talent. The town of Cooperstown is quaint and picturesque like it is from a story book. The streets are lined on either side with street lamps (I don't remember if it was cobblestone) but everything was perfect and peaceful. In the bus that took us to the city center the driver greeted our children and gave them souvenirs. Every body wears clothes which are formal and people are greeted with old fashioned politeness. That trip was the best memory ever.
I have not finished making this page. I cut out J shapes with different patterned paper, sewed buttons onto paper and cut out stars from star patterned paper. Shall share once I am done. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pretty Ribbon Organization with Spools, Wood Frame, Yarn and Tacks

Here is how I organized the ribbons I had with spools, a wood frame and tacks.
I used yarn and tacks to attach the spools to the frame and also used a small bit of tape to ensure the ribbons don't unravel. I got this idea from a Hobby Lobby Project Inspiration brochure which is available free in the store in pretty much every aisle. In the brochure they used pins to secure the ribbons to the spools and they used all wood spools I think. I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bookshelf Arrangement (Updated)

I arranged the books on our bookshelf today. I brought these pretty flowers from my yard and placed it in the vase. Since I wanted the books to match the vase I covered them with paper. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fabric Painted Roses Tablecloth

Remember the fabric I shared yesterday with the roses I painted on it. Well, over the weekend I finished it. This morning I finished hemming it and kept it on the console table in our family room. The pom-poms are not adhered. I had made it earlier but I was not sure if I should add the pom-poms or not. But when I put the pom-poms on I think it brings out the pink of the roses because the pom-pom yarn is a deeper shade of pink. I had to crop this picture a little bit because I wanted the focus to be on the roses and not the table. The wall against which this table is kept is a gallery wall. Have to add a few more pictures and shall share with you. Blessings to you and have a wonderful labor day weekend!