Wednesday, January 25, 2012

fabric covered letter: E

Remember that thing I did with the light switch? Well, I did a similar thing with fabric and a wooden letter:



Saturday, January 14, 2012

fabric-covered switchplate tutorial: make it pretty

You wanna make one, you know you do, and if you have a few dollars and five minutes, you can:

In order to do that, you'll need:
mod podge
plastic switch cover

First step, trim your fabric about a 1/4-1/2" larger than your switchplate using scissors or a rotary tool:

Second step, mark your openings and screw holes on the fabric, and trim using scissors. Leave enough extra material inside the switch square to allow the fabric to fold in and adhere to the back of the plate.

Now, cover your plate with a thin coat of mod podge. Place it on your print side down fabric, making sure to line up your holes. Press flat.

Turn your plate over, and trim the edges, leaving enough to glue down to the plate underside. Cut towards each corner on the inside of your switch hole, and glue to the underside.

That's it, you're done! Easy right? Perfect for a craft room, laundry room or a kids room. I made mine for the bebe's room. And I love it. It's so cheery.

Friday, January 13, 2012

52 A YEAR: week 2

Blue. I'm not exactly thrilled with this shot, but the way my week is going, I'll be lucky if I have time to shoot something else. So for now, this will have to do:


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

52 A YEAR: week 2 theme

Our theme for this week is 'blue'. I'm really interested to see how you all interpret this!


Saturday, January 07, 2012

52 A Year: week 1


New. Everything is new right now. This is even the first time I'm blogging from my phone. That was the first time I added 'blogging' to my phone's auto correct. This is the first new phase of my new life and I'm just sitting here trying to survive. Yes, I have a beautiful new baby, yes I am now part of a new 'family', but my gosh, it takes a bit of stamina and sheer will-power to adjust to 'new'.

I'm not a complainer, usually I'm a go-getter. A do-it-aller, a firecracker. I'm a to-do lister. A project-starter. The girl you hate because she seems to find time to do it all. All that stuff you wish you knew how to do. Well, she's a thing of the past my friends. Or at least she's on a temporary leave of absence. For now I find myself just getting by, trying to get enough sleep to function during the 'light' hours and maybe even accomplish a thing or two, like washing diapers or showering. Nothing fancy really, if I have dinner planned and made, it's a good day.

That being said, I know I'm blessed. I have a beautiful, healthy, calm and happy baby. I have a wonderful husband who strives to make sure I'm 'ok'. I have the ability financially to stay home {thanks to said husband} and try to get the hang of this new career that I now have the utmost respect for. And we have blessings beyond our deserving, thanks to an amazing thing called grace.

So here I sit, up at midnight again, keeping this baby warm and upright to avoid upsetting her tummy after our last feeding, and I'm thinking about all the other new mothers out there. Sitting up alone in the dark of night wondering just what they got themselves into. Just like me, alone, but equally part of an unspoken world, trying to give everyone the illusion that we are just fine, 'doing great!' we say, but really, we would all jump at the chance for a good nights sleep and a bit of makeup.

But that's life, and it's a new adventure. Just like breaking in a new pair of shoes. There's going to be pain, maybe a couple of blisters and even a little blood. But if they're cute, it's so worth it.

If you are participating in the 52 A Year Project and would like to link your blog post and pictures, please click on the button below:

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

52 a year: a photography journey through 2012


Well Marybeth decided to rope me into a photography project to keep our creative juices rolling, and keep us learning new styles and techniques. And since neither of us can commit to creating or blogging an image a day, she decided once a week was a lot more reasonable. We've created a Facebook page, 52 a year, for members who commit with us {cause we all should be committed...} and we'll be announcing a weekly theme on Mondays, giving you a whole week to come up with something fabulous, or just something, depending on how crazy your week is. We will also have linking available here on the blog in the comment section of each weekly theme post. {once we figure out how to do that!}

So here's our first theme, which you have until next Monday to complete:
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