Saturday, January 29, 2011

decorating my apartment: diy garland from children's books

I recently moved just across the D.C. border to the arts district of Hyattsville, Maryland. The new place is huge -- two bedrooms and more than enough space for all my clothes, typewriters, yarn and crafting supplies.

The one downside is that the walls are renters white and there's no option to paint. So I've been thinking of ways to brighten this place up so the walls aren't so bare.

So yesterday while unwinding from a busy week I decided to drink some champagne (don't judge!) and sew some garland from children's books my friend (who is a teacher in D.C.) donated to me. I used the 1-inch hole punch that I usually use with my button maker.

I'm loving the instant color it brings to a lonely closet door in one of the hallways.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Under $5 Thrift Finds: Kitchen Art

AWESOME fabric only $4.99. Huge embroidery hoop, free (Christmas present from Kim).