Friday, March 27, 2015

Office and Craft Room Reveal


Happy Friday!!! To celebrate the weekend, I want to share my favorite room in the house!

This room is the smallest in our house but it's where I spend most of my time. I work up here all day. I craft up here in the evenings and over the weekend. My mom designed this room as a gift to me and it is such an amazing room that she and my dad put together!!!

When you walk up the staircase to the finished attic and turn left you enter my office and craft space...


This side of the space is designated for work! I love my desk and how it faces out. It was actually an L-Shape desk. My mom decided to split it up and use the smaller portion for my phone and printer.





The other side of the room is designated for crafting, sewing, and gift wrapping!






The wrapping station is so convenient and it's also pretty to look at!



I  have lots of crafting supplies on the shelves and on my Ikea cart!



My amazing brother gave me this sewing machine from the 70s for my birthday.


I hope you enjoyed the tour of my craft room and office! In the old house, my office was also the guest room, It's much nicer having a designated space for my work day. I feel much more productive!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bonus Room Reveal


I'm so excited to show off another favorite room in our new house! One of the previous owners of this house finished off the attic. When we found this house, we were excited to have a little bonus space! Here is a before shot of the space from the online listing of the house...


My mom planned out the design of this space and she and my dad surprised us with it after we moved in! I have been moving more of our things in to the space over the past 2 months and it is finally finished! When you walk up the stairs you are greeted by the table here...


If you turn left, you enter my office/craft room. If you turn right, you enter our bonus room...


The built in shelves were part of the attic refinishing. They work so well in this space. The hold all of our DVDs and games....as well as family photos!


I LOVE the trundle bed my mom bought from Wayfair. It works well as a couch and as a guest bed!


The floor poufs provide extra seating or something soft to lean on when sitting on the floor to play.



We decided to add a TV to the shelves to give us another place to crash and watch movies.



Since I am up here in my office all day, I added a little fridge for drinks and snacks!


I love the space up here for Noah to play and read. He loves coming up here!







We spend a lot of time up here in the evenings and weekends! Its a great place for the whole family to relax and spend time together!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Embroidery Hoops Everywhere!


I have a current obsession with embroidery hoops. I really love the way they look. They are easy to prop up or hang on the wall.

In our old house I had some that I used to frame some fabric swatches. I blogged about them HERE.

After moving into the new house, I started hand embroidering fabric in them. My go-to fabric has been drop cloth, it's cheap and neutral and easy to work with.

I am hoping to do a DIY tutorial at some point...but for now I just want to show them to you.

I hung a trio of hoops together in my office/craft room (reveal coming soon!)...


I made a Spring hoop for my dining room table...


This one in the kitchen is another favorite...


I also sent one to my friend Jordan, at Embrace the Adventure. Check out her post here!

I have a stack of hoops ready to be stitched....so who knows where another one will pop up!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bunny Pillow


After our move, I found myself with an excessive amount of pillows. I tried storing them in an extra closet and this is what it looked like....YIKES!


I decided to have two of my best friends over to recover a few pillows. I always love a reason to have a craft night and repurpose things that i'm not using! We decided to use dropcloth to recover them and just used acrylic paint to decorate them.


I used my Silhouette to cut the shape of a bunny on cardstock. I traced the shape onto my dropcloth using the stencil I cut.

I filled in the bunny with two coats of gray paint. After the paint was dry, I sewed the pillow, stuffed it, and sewed it closed.

I followed the tutorial HERE to make a pompom tail! Once finished, I hot glued it on the pillow!


The bunny bottom is now on our snuggly couch in the living room!





Now i'm just hoping that the pompom tail can survive our toddler :)