Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kitchen Table Re-do....maybe

Hey guys!

Happy "Hump" Day!  I hope your week is going well so far.

Last year I showed you the new high top table that we bought when we re-did our kitchen.

It looked like this...

Well now, it's looking a little...let's just say...worn.  It's where it all goes down!  It's where I craft when I don't feel like being in the's where I fold's where little doggie claws scratch when they are begging for whatever...oh and it's where we have the occasional meal!  Hee hee!

Needless to say, it's a little knicked and scratched...and might just be itching for a makeover!'s my inspiration...

Photo courtesy of Donna @Funky Junk Ineriors...{love} her!
I was thinking of maybe stencilling Rinaldi Cafe on it and the year we were married.

What do ya think?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene and a new sign!

Hey guys!

Well, it seems as though we've been spared Hurricane Irene's wrath here in NY.  She came in huffing and puffing and threatening to blow our house down, but I guess NY was just too much for poor Irene to handle!  Hahaha!

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those along the East Coast who were not as lucky as we were.  Sending hugs!

Anyway, I added a new sign to my shop the other day...

What do you think?

I used a vector that I purchased from My Vinyl Designer.  I posted a pic of it on their FB page and when they saw it they asked if they could add it to the gallery on the site.  Ummmm...YEAH!  In return for me letting them use my pic, they gave me a gift certificate to use on their site to bu more vector designs.  Woo hoo!!! 

I hope you guys are doing well and having a great Sunday!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Custom Grandchildren Sign

Hey chickies!

I've been keeping myself busy...and out of trouble...hee hee...with a ton of custom orders!

I really like the way this one came out so I thought I'd share it with my girls!  It's a surprise gift for a customer's don't let the cat out of the bag k?
What do you think?

In other news...I ordered some of this temporary tattoo paper from Silhouette yesterday. 

My plan is to make some football helmet tattoos for hubby's pee-wee football team with their jersey numbers on them...can't wait!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thinking outside the box- tiles

Hey Chickies!

I hope you're having a great week!  I know I am!  Our family welcomed another little man on Monday morning!  My baby brother, his wife and their daughter, Maddy, welcomed Thomas Gregory!

I love this little guy!
K, back on subject...

Lately, I've been making a lot of coasters out of 4"x4" travertine tiles.  They are sooo fun to make!  I'll be giving a lot of them as holiday gifts this year!

So...if it's ok to use travertine tiles for coasters instead of just floors and backsplashes...why not signs???

Y'all know how much I love me some signs!!!

So...I used the same concept and method as I do for my coasters, adding a couple little something specials and made these...

They make the sweetest little accents!  You can put them on an easel or on a shelf with your favorite photos.

Wanna try making your own? 

You will need:
4"x4" travertine tiles
scrapbook paper of your choice
Mod Podge
sponge brushes (for application of ModPodge)
vinyl text of your choice
burlap (for rosebud...optional)

Don't forget to come back and show me what you came up with!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Puppy Ring Bearer

Oh my gosh how stinkin' cute is this????

I was Etsy "window shopping" and came across this adorable-ness! 

Visit The Back Porch Shoppe for more details.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sweet Little Run Down Camper...

Happy Sunday morning chickies!

So...I have this crazy little dream of finding a sweet little run down camper that needs to be completely gutted.

You're totally laughing at me right now aren't you?  That's ok, 'cuz hubby and the kiddos think I'm completely off my rocker with this one too!  Hee hee!

Hear me out a minute though...k?

I have a vision of taking said sweet little run down camper and turning it into something like this...

Still think I'm nutso????  Yeah didn't think so...wink wink!

But how stinkin' fabulous is this????  I found this little gem on Pinterest.  Would you not loooove to spend the weekend cuddled up in this baby???

K...gotta go...hunting for a run down camper.  Hee hee!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What makes me tick?

What makes me tick?

These beautiful faces!

They are my biggest fans, my support system, my EVERYTHING!

So what or who makes you tick?


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cool Image Transfer Technique!

Hey guys!

I was perusing Pinterest the other day...shocker...and found this great tutorial on image transferring.

Check out Laurie at Heaven's Walk for the complete tutorial.

I can't wait to try this out on some items for my upcoming craft show!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Red, white, and beachy

Hey guys!

I'm still in beach mode...having trouble returning to reality!  I hope you guys had a great week!

I took a quick minute (or hour) to check out what's new on Pinterest.

I found this beautiful red and white bedroom that I can just imagine in a sweet little beach cottage!

The picture is courtesy of The Brabourne Farm, isn't it lovely?

Also, you may have noticed that Eventually Cottage has started to morph into somewhat of a crafy blog rather than the home decorating blog that it began life as.  I've found that over the past year or so, my interests have begun to shift more towards crafting.

I hope that you will stick with me for tons of crafty fun, tutorials, and a sprinkling of home decorating and life at Eventually Cottage.  Without you guys, this blog would be nothing...and I lurve you!!!! xoxo