Friday, August 31, 2012

Shower Curtin Rings

I was getting sick of looking at our Virginia Tech shower curtain holders. We have had them in the master bath for a couple years and I needed a change! This was the before look. Wasn't sure what to change it to, but the idea hit me while walking around in the Dollar Tree.

I saw these shower curtain rings and I knew that I had a TON of fabric flowers carefully stored at home (that of course means they were stuffed in a shoe box!). So I made the connection - improve the shower look and use up some of my flowers! BINGO!!

I dug through my box of flowers and found all the yellow-ish ones! Yellow is my favorite color and thought it would brighten up the small bathroom. I just sewed the flowers to the each one of the rings then secured it with a little hot glue. Presto!! I think they look better than the VT hooks.

I took a close up of each group.....

Not too bad! Not perfect but it will do for now! :-)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quote for the Day

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

~~ John Wooden

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Extra Coupon Wallet

I LOVE couponing!! It is such a challenge to find all the sales then save, save save!!! However I inevitably have coupons that haven't been sorted and put in my binder after cutting them out. SO I needed a little wallet type holder for the extras - kinda like a holding spot until I get around to putting them in their correct spot. I used a couple fabric scraps to make this little extra coupon wallet. Very simple and comes in handy when I just can't finish organizing my coupons in one evening!

I love the bright yellow lining! So happy!

This is a quick look at my coupon binder! I carry the binder around in this bag - made from 2 cloth napkins. Not really pretty but gets the job done. My next project is going to be to make a much cuter bag for my coupon binder!

The binder is from Staples. I like the 3.5 inch size, easy to put lots of "stuff" in there! I also like a pencil case inside just in case there is a paper clip emergency!! LOL!

There are about 35 categories for coupons. I used The Krazy Coupon Lady's ideas for the categories. She has tons of great ideas there! Also the BEST database of printable coupons.

The coupon pages are baseball card pages. I found them at the Dollar Tree. Not sure how many are in a package, but the work great. I've also seem them at Office Depot or Staples but they cost more there.

Thanks for looking! Happy Couponing!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Grocery Bag from Scraps

Mmmmm what to do with my fabric scraps and an old pillow case???? I admit I'm a "bag lady"!! So what else is there to make but a reusable bag. Easy peasy!

This is a small selection from my MOUNTAIN of fabric scraps! I had an idea just itching at my brain - to make a reusable grocery bag from a pillowcase. It seemed so easy to me.... just cut the scraps and sew them together.
I started by cutting 3.5 inch strips from each fabric. They were all the same length so I didn't have to decide on a length! The measurements were purely by chance! I was just hoping that they would work out, no pre-planning involved here!
After cutting all the strips, just sewed the pieces together.
Next I folded the "quilt-like" pieces in half lengthwise and cut. This was to make both sides of the bag.
To make sure the pillowcase fit just right, I cut that after making the quilt part. And, to my surprise the width was just right. I had to trim up the length by cutting the pillowcase. Not a big deal.
Because I'm a wild and crazy kinda girl, I put one side vertical stripes.....

and the other side horizontal stripes! Cute! The handles are made from 3.5 inch strips also.

To make sure the pillowcase stayed securely in the bag, I sewed buttons on the bottom corners. It looks nice and serves a purpose.

Finally, as an added touch and to secure the handles in place I sewed buttons at the base of each handle. Buttons are my favorite embellishment! Love it.

Sorry I don't have more pictures for you to see. I have to get better at taking pictures while working.

Thanks for looking
Have a great day.