Monday morning craftiness...

Happy Monday morning all! I hope you had a great weekend, I certainly did. I saw Happy Feet 2 on Friday night, oh my gosh it is so cute. And I actually like this one better than the first one. Saturday I went with my wonderful friend, Shawna down to the Queen Bee craft fair and had a great time. Check out a few photos from the market. I was just amazed at the individual booths and the design and effort and energy put into each person's booth. They definitely all get an A for effort and excellence.









Do you recognize some of those shops and their corresponding blogs? Man, I would feel so fortunate if I could have  half of the success that the pleated poppy and allora handmade do. 
I didn't buy a ton but I did buy some Christmas gifts for people, which I won't reveal here because they read my blog and then found out. Shawna and I shopped the rest of the day, went to Hobby Lobby and I bought a few items for the place cards I am making for Thursday. I do have one thing to say about Hobby Lobby, they do not sell a bag of pinecones. Not the cinnamon scented pinecones, just regular pinecones. So Hobby Lobby get those stat!
Yesterday was raining pretty much all day so we stayed in and went to church. We heard the pastor who married us give the sermon as our head pastor was away and I loved his sermon, he was preaching on time and what God says about it. 

Back to the craftiness!
 Ok I have been adding some projects to my living room recently and I apologize, I haven't posted these project under sooner. Other topics took priority here on the blog but they are up today for your viewing pleasure. My living room is farm chic, you know mason jars, twine wrapped wreaths and so to add to the decor, I redid a footstool I found at Goodwill with a burlap sack I bought on ebay for $2. I bought some extra material to make the footstool cushioning larger. I hope you enjoy!




I unscrewed the legs of the foot stool and polished them up a bit.




I bought some extra felt to provide some extra padding.


I laid the burlap sack across the felt then flipped the stool over and stapled the burlap sack to the bottom of the stool. You will have to use a heavy duty stapler for that.
Then I screwed the legs back on and viola, a burlap covered foot stool. 
I have another project for you, lucky you :-)

I have been seeing those yarn wrapped letters so I purchased the supplies at Hobby Lobby. I bought three Hs because one was too thin for my taste, so I glued all three together and let it sit overnight so it was completed dried. 


I picked out a reddish-orange yarn and started wrapped it in the center first.



Wrap it around and around...


Then I started on the other parts and just continued to wrap and wrap.
Here is the finished project and where I display it in the living room. 



Lastly, the winner of the heart necklace from OliveYewJewels is... Lacee of Mommas like Me!! Congrats Lacee. I will contact both you and OliveYew Jewels.

40 comments:

Ruthie Hart said...

Oh Meg these are wonderful crafts!! You sure do have a crafty thumb girl!! I love that H :-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love the wall of bow ties is so cute and I definitely think I am going to go paint a couple letters today... off to michaels. xo

Krysta said...

You crafty thing, you! i love the wrapped letter. Good idea gluing them together!

ashley said...

you are so crafty! i'm envious! great job :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Cute makeovers! Looks like the fair was great too! Glad you had a nice weekend :)

CALLIE said...

o my goodness!! That burlap foot stool is adorbs!! And I must make a letter. So freakin cute :)

amy b.s. said...

love the way your diy turned out!

Jamie said...

I am in love with your new burlap covered stool! Lately I've definitely been in a burlap mood and have a special project planned. Your project is an inspiration!

Karen said...

I love that foot stool! You are so crafty Meg!!

Alexa said...

Such great DIYs meg...love that stool, it came out so well!

Simply LKJ said...

What fun! Love the little stool you created. Oh, I could send you all the pinecones you want! LOL

Jane @ In the Pink and Green said...

Omg, I love both of those crafts! Thanks for sharing! Oh and I totally went to Hobby Lobby looking for pinecones, and mine only had the cinnamon ones too! WTF!

Carlie said...

Great crafts! I like the H!

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Shannon said...

You are super crafty! And that looks like such a fun craft show you attended.

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Rebecca said...

love the thread letter!!

kira said...

I love going to craft fairs, I can't wait for all of the holiday ones coming up!

Lindsay said...

look at you little mrs. martha! everything looks fabulous! i LOVE the burlap stool! hope you had a great weekend lady!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh wow the H is super cool...you should open up an etsy shop lady...I keep on encouraging everyone becos I so am not crafty and wish I was so I could open up one!!

Ashley said...

the stool turned out adorable. I am dying to do yarn wrapped letters as well, and i saw the materials when i visited hobby lobby but had to hold back since i'm not ready to do letters just yet. maybe they'll go on sale when i need them haha.
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Daniela said...

I love the burlap sack idea!

Val said...

You did such a great job. I need to be more crafty. Thanks for inspiring.

Kerri said...

I'm so jealous... that craft fair looks like a ton of fun!

birdie to be said...

That market looks like so much fun! And great diys!

Sweet Tea said...

Love your creativity!
You did a good job with the footstool
AND I would never have thought of gluing three of the "H's" together to get the thickness I wanted.
Way to go!!

Amanda said...

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BeckyJo606 said...

I so need to recover the seat for my vanity. I love the burlap sack you used! The market looks SO amazing! I would've spend ages in there looking through everything! I've already been buying some Christmas gifts on Etsy--I'm obsessed with homemade things! :)

Erin said...

These are so cute...love that big H! :)

REBrown said...

So crafty! I need to that with a big "B"

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Looks like a great craft sale! I love the way your foot stool turned out...I mean with a name like The Gunny Sack that is a given, right?

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

LOVE that footstool-too adorable!

Stylishlyme said...

Looks like you had such a lovely weekend! Jealous I had to work a lot! Their is a giveaway on my blog I think you will love, pass by to enter!

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Erin Elizabeth said...

Meg, your DIYs are sooo cute! I love them, your so creative. i need to start doing more DIYs, your definitely an inspiration :)

Stesha said...

1. i wish i was there with you.
2. that foot stool is amazing.
3. i wanna see happy feet too!!!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

Hannah said...

Thanks for stopping by! These DIY projects are great! That burlap stool looks adorable and not time consuming! And of course I love the H :). I'm following you now. xo

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Meghan [My kind of crazy] said...

you're so lucky you get a five-day weekend! enjoy! :-)

Johanna said...

I love that little burlap foot stool. So cute and they sell those for big bucks at the furniture stores. Awesome!

Munchie's Mama said...

Those turned out soooo cute! I so wish I could have gone to the market! We had my son's bday party that day so I totally missed it. Poor planning on my part. lol. I just wanted to thank you for all the sweet comments you always leave on my blog!

Megan said...

I am totally doing the yarn letter!! That is gorgeous!!!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Yep, this stool was definatly a bestie! Thanks for linking up!

PS. I have been meaning to tell you this for awhile but I love the profile pic!