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August 30, 2010

Potpourri

Filed under: DIY, Doggies! — sashyjane @ 12:18 pm

A few weekend happenings…

I found some adorable Cynthia Rowley stationery/office stuff at TJ Maxx. I think my little cubby will look a lot cheerier and brighter now.

I can’t wait to start filling the loose notes with tweet ideas.

I started working on a little chair re-do but ran out of paint before I could finish the job. I found some really pretty fabric at the antique market last weekend (1.5 yards for $2.99) and used them as my inspiration for livening up a pair of ho-hum chairs.

Before:

Not bad… but not really wowee and I needed them for my dining room table/around the house.

During:

After shots to come.  My intention was to paint the chairs cream to match my dining room table and chairs but after 3 cans, one chair still wasn’t adequately covered. Would it look bad to paint them that sort of robin’s egg blue color in the fabric? Or should I keep persisting with the cream?

Susie and Weezy came for a visit this weekend and Tater and Weezy are just the best of pals now! I took about 5,000 pictures of them sharing Tater’s cozy bed (they like to wad up the pad at the bottom of the bed to make a pillow for head propping.)

So… how was your weekend? Anybody got any fun projects planned?

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July 20, 2010

A Quick and Easy Project

Filed under: DIY — sashyjane @ 9:37 am

This little project is a cute and quick solution for placecards and a favor all in one.  I’ll post tomorrow about the party where they were used but for now, here’s a quick tutorial. 

For this project you’ll need:

  • a jar of jelly, preserves, marmalade, etc
  • placecards printed on heavy linen cardstock, cut long enough to wrap around the jar
  • coordinating ribbons, I used a wide 1.5 inch ribbon and a skinny coordinating ribbon
  • an Exacto knife
  • a cutting board
  • a straight edge
  • scissors
  • tape

Lay your placecard on the cutting board and level your straight edge where you’d like to frame the name. The ribbons will be tucked behind the placecard framing it on the front of the jar. Carefully cut a 1.5 inch slit in the placecard. Repeat on the other side of the name.

Next, place the skinny ribbon centered on top of the wide ribbon. Tape the edges together and wrap the tape around the raw edge.

Tuck the taped ribbon into one of the slits and secure it to the back of the card with another piece of tape.

Center the card on the front of the jar.

And secure on the back of the jar with a piece of tape.

Tape the other flap down as well.

Keeping the ribbons taut, wrap them around, covering the taped card and cut, leaving just a half inch of overhang past the other slit.

Tape the raw edges just like before.

Tuck the taped ribbon into the other slit on the front of the card (you’ll have to work it in gently)

Tie a piece of the coordinating ribbon around the top of the jar and viola! A simple placecard/party favor.

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