Dog Food Tin

Marie over at Watch the wind Blow By had this ingenius idea for a less expensive version of a dog food tin she saw in Ballard Designs (which was near 50 bucks!). With an old popcorn tin, spray paint, a handle and rubber stamps for the lettering she went from this:

To this

I think it turned out so cute and quite close to the more expensive version. There are so many possibilites you could use these little tins for….I’ve had my eye on a laundry detergent tin in the same style for a while now. I may just have to try this out. 🙂


Summer’s Not Over Yet!

I love this little project from PurlBee for fabric beach balls. They look pretty simple and they’re just so darn cute. I could see it doubling as a picnic pillow as well. 🙂

Directions here.

Chocolate + Peanut Butter=Love

Found this recipe in Rachel Ray’s latest magazine and had to share. It look soo delicious. Definitely one I’ll be trying out soon!

And some Tips they included….

All photos courtesy of Everyday with Rachel Ray

Housewarming card

Sorry posting has been slow. I had sinus surgery last week and have been totally out of it until today.

Here’s a project I worked on a couple of weeks ago. I did these housewarming invitations for my friend Kim, then she had them printed through Vistaprint. She was so sweet to send me a copy so I could see the final product!



Hope you have a wonderful party Kim!

Ribbon keyring

image J. Caroline Creative

I really need to upgrade to something like this! Looks fairly simple to make, even for the very very beginner sewer like myself. Directions here.

Check out J.Caroline for lots of graphic ribbons like the ones used here.

I’ll take one…

of these, please….  🙂

Pet Silhouette

My friend Kim asked if I could do silhouettes of her precious pug pups. I had to say yes…Since I can’t have pugs of my own, I pretend like hers are mine. 🙂

Here they are, Lola and Franco. You may remember Lola from a previous post.

And their silhouettes….

She’s going to frame it out with a red matte. I think it will look great Kim. So happy to help!

Etsy Love: Brian Rubenacker

Found this guy today. His pieces are awesome! Her are a couple of my faves.