Sunday, November 29, 2009

This is it...

It got the best of me. I've had a few people check out the Beta Version of the new TFF site, and it looks like it's raring to go. So since patience is not something I'm particularly experienced with, I'm moving the site today :)
If you come here looking for posts, be sure to head over to and remember to update your bookmarks!
Adios and see you on the flip side!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

BIG changes coming... plus a giveaway!

Good Afternoon everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and that you are well on your way towards Christmas Cheer ;)
I have some very exciting news. On December 1st, there will be a re-launch of TFF! That's right, a whole new site :)
You don't want to miss it, SO BE SURE that you update your bookmarks to and check is out on Dec 1!
Also, I'll be hosting a giveaway that day, so be sure to check in and enter to win :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hats for bebes

Today I found out about an organization that accepts donations of hats, booties, blankets, etc, which they give to newborns and babies in hospitals whom are ill or requiring an extra stay in the NICU before returning home.
I had a huge box of yarns left that I have no use for, so I figured even if I could just work a little each day, I could maybe do 1-2 hats per week before the holidays.
I've finished one after about an hour working on it (it's newborn sized)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Getcha some

Just found this 40% off any one regular priced item coupon for MICHAELS online today. It's good through November 30. Enjoy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

well, then...

I've been a busy bee with my day job of photography... editing christmas photos and getting them to clients in time for holiday card printing.
But now I've got a little more free time to get back to my projects.
Right now, I'm focusing on building the dollhouse I bought for Lily.
I've painted the 3 main walls light pink, and tonight I was dying the shingles.
If you're considering building a dollhouse, it's been surprisingly easy thus far.
The dollhouse I purchased is this one but I plan on painting it pink with a grey roof and white trim.

Here are the shingles before they were dyed

While being dyed

And now they are drying

I'll be posting more photos throughout the week with additional progress.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A tropical Island

Okay, tropical might be a stretch... But blissful? Peaceful? Those fit!
My island is COMPLETE. I know, go ahead and breathe that sigh of relief. You're sick of hearing about it, and frankly I'm sick of typing about it. So after this post, *zip*... no more talk about my stupid (yet beautiful!) island!

For those of you who haven't followed, a few months ago I picked up this little beaut on the side of the road. Yes, that's right. Pricetag: FREE

I had a wild hair to transform this into a kitchen island, which my kitchen desperately needed.

This was our kitchen before:

And this was a quickly simulated idea of what it should look like after *everything* is done

Obviously we aren't that far along yet (flooring is in the very distant future, and the bottom cabinets are only primed right now, not painted) but it gives you an idea of the goal.

Well, now atleast one piece of that goal is completed.

As you can see, we went with a butcher block countertop. While our price quotes varied wildly (Home Depot wanted a minimum of $2,500.00 for any wood counter top, no matter the size), we finally settled on a wooden Table Top (yes, you read that right) from Ikea for a rockin' good deal at only $79.00 + tax.

You'll notice the curtain I added. There was no door or drawers in that area previously, so I needed something to make it look finished. I installed a dowel to serve as a curtain rod and made a button-closure curtain to hang there, similar to the under-sick cabinet covers from old country kitchens.

The curtain can be easily slid from one side to the other to allow access to whatever I decide to store behind it, and can be unbuttoned to throw in the wash

When you factor in beadboard, hardware, the counter top, and the curtain, this island cost me $150.00 from start to finish to create... and the pride of knowing I did it myself is always a perk as well :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All sorts of goodies

The other day I posted a link to my Advent Calendar pattern on Etsy. That same day, I hit up Hobby Lobby to purchase all the goodies I need for making Miss Lily's calendar. Brendan's was made 2ish years ago, and this will be Lily's first year having one.
Check it out!

I'll be posting progress photos this week as I start working on it :)

If you haven't yet, check out the most recent pattern available Via TFF@Etsy