Monday, May 24, 2010

Dollar Store Leash Hook

Found some great supplies at our local Dollar Tree for a new dog leash hook. The hook is from Dollar Tree, spray paint was 'on hand' and a scrap of scrapbook paper (too cute).

My first step was to spray paint the hook. Looks much better than the blue, and matches my cute doggie print paper!

Next, I used any crafters favorite "tool" - Mod Podge to adhere the cute paw print paper onto the hook.

And, Taaaa Daaaaa..... the final product. How cute is that?!?!

Thanks for looking.

Have a great day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quote for the Day

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

~~ Jack London

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ReUse an Old Pair of Jeans

I found an old pair of my denim carpi's and wanted to reuse them! After surfing some very creative blogs, I decided to make a bag to use for shopping.
They started off this way.

And, this was the final product. TAAaaa- Daaaaaa....
I cut off the cuffs to make handles. My all time favorite embellishment is buttons, so I sewed them on each of the handles and at the point where the handles are attached to the bag. That was a lot more work than I planned on but I think it looks pretty nice. The light blue ribbon on the back of the handles is to keep the button stitching in place. It is hot glued on to help keep it strong.
Wal-Mart has some great material, found this bright sunflower cotton material that I thought would be perfect inside the bag. It really brightens it up AND hides all the stitching and my mistakes!!

At the 2 bottom corners of the bag I sewed on buttons also. This helps keep the lining in place and just another detail.

Back view...

Thanks for looking,
Have a great day.