Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shop Recommendation!

Well, I've written enough about myself lately, so I thought I'd share a shop that I totally love:  Scripture Art by Amylee Weeks.  I'm not even sure how I ran across this shop, but I am loving it!  She makes really cute, fun, colorful artwork which incorporates Christian words and scripture.  A beautiful way to display your faith!  She has art prints in a variety of common sizes, framed art, and (my favorite) wood blocks featuring her designs.  Here are some of my favorites:

My first find - Fruits of the Spirit wood block.
Another favorite - Love Never Fails print.
Sweet and simple - Be Still and Know print.

I think her prices are really reasonable and she even makes custom designs with any verse of your choosing - I'm thinking baptisms, confirmations, weddings... or just a favorite verse that you'd like to display. Check it out!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

T-shirt redo!

I tried out another pin today!  I had an oversized t-shirt that I won playing bar trivia, but I never wore it because it was way too big.  I had looked up a few other ways to re-size a t-shirt, but this one looked the easiest (and cute!).  Turns out... it WAS easy.  And cute!  I changed the tutorial a little bit - a used a ribbon instead of a strip of the t-shirt for the neckline and I took in the sides a bit.  Here's the link to the original tutorial: Tee to Tank: A Tutorial by Jen from Upcycled Education

And here are a few before and after pictures:
BEFORE: Too-big t-shirt!

AFTER: Awesome fitted halter-style shirt!

Pair it with a matching tank top for a more modest look...

...or with a hoodie for a cool day like today.
Thinking about what other t-shirts I can do this with...
Also and FYI, I have a ONE-DAY SALE coming up in my Etsy shop this Sunday, April 22nd.  Just enter coupon code "UpcycleEarthDay" to get 10% off your entire order!  Yippee!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Cover Chandelier!

I was so excited to complete this project!  I saw a book cover chandelier at Anthropologie several years ago and have been dreaming about making one ever since!  Several months ago, I did a google search and found a tutorial!  I immediately pinned it and finally got around to working on it last weekend.  (Okay, truth be told, I finally convinced my boyfriend to help me with it last weekend.)  Here's the link to the original tutorial:
Anthropologie Book Chandelier

And here are a few pictures of mine:
Erik busy working on the frame.  I wanted to do it differently than the tutorial so I could hang the book covers straight from the wire rather than from cardboard or wood.  However, this became quite a difficult project...

What's going on here??

I decided to focus on my book covers... pretty greens!

Blue and yellow - love!

The best picture I have of the completed project!  It's not quite straight here and doesn't have a light yet, but I love it!!

Scrabble Love!

I've been a little obsessed with scouring thrift shops for old Scrabble games to upcycle into projects, such as this "Mom" magnet.  I'm also saving up to make Scrabble Christmas ornaments this fall!  I was sorting the tiles from a game I recently bought and had to laugh at the huge number of Es and other vowels compared to all the other letters.  I might have to set up an Etsy listing to get rid of the excess tiles.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Welcome to my new blog!  As I'm getting started with my Etsy shop (, I decided to start a blog to go along with my shop, as well as follow my life in general - random thoughts, crafty ideas and projects, and whatever else comes to mind.  Please stick around!