Saturday, March 28, 2009

Frilly Ballerina Bed Skirt

I've been through the train, superhero, sports onto the ballerina phase. My little princess in completely in love with anything related to this subject.
I found her bedding at PBK and decided I'd try my hand at coordinating a matching tutu bed skirt. I saw one online for an astronomical price and opted not to break the bank!

This project probably costs about 5.00 maybe a bit more or less once you determine the amount of fabric you need. I just guessed! I used 4 yards and 1 roll of ribbon, oh and some glue...yep no sewing for me.

Ribbon Satin
Glue sticks
Tulle double the amount of fabric
pick a lighter color or darker color to contrast with your fabric

Now, before I begin let me just say that I should have used a different color of tulle. My tulle blends in too much. I plan to pick up a contrast color to brighten things up a bit.
Grab your handy dandy glue gun and lets get started.

Here is the fabric & tulle that I used

terrible photo...I know!

All I did was measure the fabric and the length I wanted it to hang from top to bottom and cut. I hemmed my middles and glued them together. Add my tulle along the top with glue, it should flow down pass the bottom which will give a "puffy" look

Simply added ribbon along the bottom, the satin looks really pretty. Then its ready to go between the mattress and box spring. I played around with it to get the look I wanted, then pulled down the tulle.

I really wish they had a lighter green tulle, but this was all Wally world had. I'll try to find something lighter and take a photo. Either way at least it gets the job done and at least the metal bar is covered now!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Have you stopped by, Etsy lately? There is such talent and wonderful things, not to mention you will support handmade instead of mass produced items.
I thought I'd spend a couple moments showing you some of my favorite finds!
Do you have an upcoming wedding? These designs would be absolutely gorgeous...all from

I love this seller she makes the most beautiful personalized pillows
I have one sitting on my daughter's bed in a beautiful minky green & pink!

Dennis Anderson soap company makes the most fabulous natural soaps...I'm completely in love with his stuff.
Check out the shop

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate PARTY

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Join in on what is suppose to be a huge blogger party! I'm excited to be a part of it!
The prizes are spectacular, here are just a few I would dig! These would be my top 3 picks...
$100 gift card to HomeGoods
Provided by: HG Openhouse
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
$50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog

The Ultimate Blog Party is about building online friendships.

I hope you will come join with me!

Take a moment to check out my shop on Etsy and take 20% off your order when checking out!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


It is finally feeling like spring around here. Spring usually isn't here until May in this freezing state yes, I'm talking about Wisconsin!!
So I thought I'd take a moment to update my blog, since its been feeling quite neglected lately!
We are in need of a little spring fluffing! I'm late to chime in over at Rhoda's Party, but I figure better late then never, right! Thanks Rhoda for inspiring me to fluff things up a bit!
You can join in here or be ever inspired by many other fellow bloggers!
Here are a couple little updates around my house more to come after the sick princess is feeling better.

This last photo is something I'm in the middle of working on.....thought I'd post it anyways in hopes it might motivate me to finish it! It it will have a springy feeling once its done. I'll be posting a tutorial soon.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Wonderful Life

Thought I lost this post......

I actually came across this women a couple of months ago and was reminded of her on the Nester's blog.
What a story she tells, what a life she has had. A beautiful reminder of who is really in control of our lives. I can't help but reflect on my own life and the many blessings God has given me. I hope though if ever I face similar trials I will be able to respond as humbly as Heather.
Not sure if you are familiar with a song called "Blessed Be Your Name" One of my favorites.
Love these words:

Blessed be your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where the streams of abundance flow
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, Blessed be your name

Have a blessed weekend