Friday, March 15, 2013

Scraps and other fun things

 I am finally done with everything I wanted to do in Ava's little room.  I felt like it needed one more pop of fun... and then bam!  It hit me.  Scrap fabric pennant.  I was all inspired by Holly over at In the Fun Lane, as she's been having scrappy projects all week long.  I ransacked my supplies and came up with a roll of pink ribbon, a ton of fabric scraps in pink and orange and a bit of bright orange ric rac. 
 

 I cut out all the triangle shapes.  Grueling work.  (I kid.)
 After arranging them in a pleasing, yet random-like-I-planned-it pattern, I began hot gluing the top edges to the pink ribbon.  So easy.  And I only burned myself five times.  I think that's a new low record for me.
I hot glued the ric rac in the center.  It wasn't long enough for the whole thing, but somehow that seemed "just right."  Imperfectly perfect.  Oh how I love it!
 I tacked it up there, without measuring or over thinking it. 
After it was hung, I stood there trying not to do a little dance.  (Truthfully, I was a little danced out anyway, since we had an after school dance party in the kitchen, to One Direction and the Beieb-ster.  Well, Ava and I did, anyway.  Joe kind of just watched us like we were weirdos.  That could also be due to the fact that I have jokingly danced like Elaine from Seinfeld for so long, it's become my signature move. Ha!) Can you almost not stand the cuteness??!!
 Anyway, the pennant banner turned out cute.  And it was super quick and simple to make! And free, since I was using scraps and things I already had.  Even better!
 It's like there's a constant party going on in Ava's room now.  Maybe we should move our next dance party in here.  

I'll be linking up to Holly's scrap party, here. 
 Another fun update around here is actually on my blog!  I added a tab for house photos and another for my favorite photos.  Why didn't I do this before?  I love going back and looking for certain things and now I can deposit these photos right into special little tabs!  Bloggy organization.  Works for me!

Finally, our home is being featured on the "Home Made Lovely" tours over at sweet Heather's blog, here, today!  I honestly can't begin to describe how excited I am about this.  I've drooled over so many of Heather's featured home tours for ever!!  I think I've looked forward to it all month long.  I would love it if you wanted to come over and say "hi" to Heather and I over here.

Happy Weekend sweet things!! 



35 comments:

  1. oh my!! her room is beyond adorable!! is she just in love!?! cause i am!!

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  2. Siiiigggghhhhhhhh!!!! Your home is absolutely perfect!!! Every detail is so beautifully done!!! Full of love and inspiration, I just love it!!!! I feel like my home is a mish mash and nothing works together (others tell me that's not the case, but you know). I love how bright and airy everything, how uncluttered (and I realize that you've cleaned up for pictures) everything having a place and purpose! It's awesome!!! If you lived on the East Coast or I on the West, I'd be getting your help around here : )

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  3. As if that room wasn't perfect already you've gone and flexed your decorating muscle and put the rest of us to shame! It is adorable times 1000 in there. I love how light it feels, and the colors make me all kinds of happy! Thank you soooo very much for joining in my Scrap party!!
    Xoxo
    Holly

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  4. What a beautiful cheerful happy room!! LOVE the colors!

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  5. seriously. you work magic, my friend! MAGIC!
    that room is totally perfection for your girl.
    LOVE!
    xoxo

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  6. I want her room! So perfect!!!!! I would love to see your son's room. We have a 9 month old I love to see boy room decor. I will have to go back and look at all the pictures on your blog. I am a newer reader but love all the photo's.
    xoxo, Tamara
    www.theworkoutmama.com

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    1. I have a couple of photos of it here and there. It's not as exciting. I think I put two photos of it in my house tour and in the tab with house photos here on the blog. I do have a couple of posts where I showed more of it somewhere. I'd have to dig. LOL

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  7. Love this room and your scrap fabric idea ;) Over from In the Fun Lane's party. I LOVE your blog. Newest follower ;)
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Welcome and so fun having you! I love bloggy parties! :)

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  8. It looks fabulous. I need to hit the scrap stash at the farm...without mom knowning...and make myself a big pennant for my craft room. All sorts of colors, patterns, and whatever else I find. :)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Dude. You are awesome. I dont think I have told you today.... :)
    Oh, and BTW whenever I hear Chicago now I think of you. Fun, huh?!
    XOX

    ps - dont forget to add me to to the list of custom orders for one of those amazeball mason towels!!
    pps - did you know it is perfect timing for those towels? Ball just came out with a new 100th anniversary edition of their blue mason canning jars for purchase!!

    Laters...

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    1. Oh I just saw this!! I just listed them five minutes ago. If you don't get this in time just email me and I'll be making more next week. :)

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  10. What a lovely touch! This room amazes me. I love the combination of colds! Why does my daughter's desk look so crazy cluttered????

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    1. if you could only see the basket I swept off her desk top in order to get this photo... just saying. It's NEVER clean. Drives me bananas!

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  11. Her room looks lovely, lovely, lovely! I am so glad that you added those tabs, yay! Heading over her blog now.

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  12. It's as sweet as I know she is. Why would she ever want to be anywhere else? Sleepover heaven!

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  13. She has the cutest bedroom I have ever seen. I am so serious. I love every bit of it!!

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  14. I just saw your home tour...I cant get over your kitchen. can you give a class on how to do that?! : Where did you find that cake plate and dome?? I love it!

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    1. Thanks girl! The glass dome was a birthday present from my parents... from Pottery barn. I think they still sell it. The wood turntable it sits on was a lazy susan from Ikea that I sanded and stained with walnut stain (not foodsafe unless food is on a plate of course).

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  15. Found you through In the Fun Lane and this is adorable!!! I love the colors of her room and the bunting turned out SO cute! I am working on one right now using leftover fabrics for our new nursery :)

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  16. What an amazing final touch to that lovely, lively room. Ava must be thrilled to bits.

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  17. What an amazing final touch to that lovely, lively room. Ava must be thrilled to bits.

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  18. So, so cute! I love her room ~ such a happy and festive space.

    xo
    Pat

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  19. So adorable and fun! A little girl's dream. :)

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  20. Her room is so adorable! And I totally love the bunting...and the colour combo....and the light....and the desk....and the chicken wire fram....

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  21. Well,that is cute X 2 for sure! I love your creativity! Happy weekend!

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  22. i think that was the perfect touch..added so much sweet whimsy..
    i am headed over to say hi to miss heather and YOU. I saw it friday morning and loved looking through your home..as always and then i just kept looking at the past homes....again...lol!
    so fun and inspiring. i can :see: your heart in your home. soft-sweet-likes everything in its place-welcoming-serving...like a big deep peaceful breath
    happy sunday..boy i am up late
    xo

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  23. Love the sweet banner & especially that it was glued & not sewn (I can't sew!). I have to tell you: I absolutely love reading your blog. It's very cheerful & I know I am always going to find something to inspire me. Thank you!!

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  24. Hey Sasha,
    Ava's room looks wonderful! I'm a bit jealous. lol. Hope you are doing well. I need to go back and read your last few blog posts. I've been so busy lately that I've had no time to visit your blog. Have a wonderful week!

    Many Blessings,
    Jessica

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  25. Her room just keeps getting cuter and cuter. Adore all the sweet little touches and orange is one of my favorite colirs

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  26. Imagine what you can do with a whole piece of material! It's so cute, there is no stopping your talents.

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  27. How did you clean your white chair? I've got 2 couches that need it bad. If you've posted this already send me in that direction. Thanks!

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