Friday, August 26, 2016

American Girl Doll Sofa from Costco Cardboard Box


Mu daughter LOVES her AG Dolls and has increasingly asked me to have all sorts of cute and $$$$ stuff for her....last one she asked for, begged for, was a sofa. Not cheap, not at all!
BUT, she was lucky when I glanced at a cardboard box from Costco I had in  the basement and I saw ...a sofa! 
Please forgive me  for the lengthy tutorial and  follow these photographic is easy, just time consuming, but easy and cheap! Keeping up with the thrifty nature of this project, I hit the sale bin of my local fabric store and got the fabric, filling, and upholstery white foam for $2,50 each!! I can hear my heart beat fast! lol

Hot glue, I love you!

now...some stretchy cotton...
Upholstery heavy duty stapler....I love you too!!

Trim the excess fabric
filling  + plastic bag..perfect !

For the cushions I used the foam saved form this project 
For this part, I took the foam to the sewing machine for basic sewing ...
In my opinion, the most sophisticated part of this project  haha..covered button for tufting!

Needless to say...customer more than pleased!
It is one sturdy seat!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Thrifted Harry Potter Costume

Last June, as it is traditional in her school,my daughter  had a "Harry Potter Day",and she needed a costume..she wanted to be HP, but I was not willing to spend too much for a costume, so I relied on my  trustworthy thrift store :)

In one day  I found:

-Black robe
-Scarf similar enough
- Vest
-Tie similar enough

Glorious final cost = $10
Eyeglasses from daddy..from 1982 lol
Train is departing to Hogwarts!!
So Harry Potter -ish !
She rocked !

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Unconventional use of a wooden frame

Hi! I found this thrifted frame I had painted/distressed a while ago but never knew exactly what to do with it.
Then, looking at this plug in my kitchen I decided to use it in an unconventional way, as it would match  the color scheme perfectly!

What do you think?:)

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Teardrop trailer Shabby Pillow

Over last Summer we got a small teardrop trailer , can't contain my excitement every week we go camping in it, simply love it.
I decided to make some personalized decor item to  decorate it, and what better than a pillow?
I drew , freehanded,  the parts of the trailer ,then I  cut out in different scraps of fabric and it was ready in no time.
For the body , I used denim fabric, thick, dark and sturdy.

So, so cute :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

What will it BEE? A Beeautiful Baby Shower


As I mentioned in my earlier post, despite being away from the Diaries, I never stopped my  creative adventures:)
A dear friend of mine asked me to prepare her a baby shower for her baby, with the theme "What will it be" as she didn't want to know th ebaby gender before the birth. it is"What it will BEE"?

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