Working My Way Out of a Funk

I'm in a decorating/crafting funk. The kind where you have so many ideas racing through your mind, you just don't know where to begin. It keeps me up at night. Just today I was up at 3 a.m. trying to think of ways to make my dry erase board/calendar super cute. Seriously. I am losing sleep over it. It's a sad state of affairs.

So, I've decided to narrow down my to-do list to just three projects. Or four. Four is good, don't you think?

1) The aforementioned calendar needs beautifying. Just look at it!

I would like to keep the calendar in this same spot and don't have much room. As of now, I am armed with scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, clear acrylic gloss coating, a picture frame, and transparency paper. I am unsure if I will use all, most or any of these products.

2) I would love to be able to have our printer on our desk and not in a hutch in a completely different room. (Mr. VB thinks it is unpleasing to the eye.) My plan is to make a no-sew cover that is attractive and has guests asking, "What at is under that delightful cover?"

3) Making my own jewelry is also a hobby of mine. Usually taken up whenever I am inspired. Well, Erin at Lemon Tree Creations has inspired me with her Limited knockoff she made. Too cute!

4) Finally, there is a quickie project I have in the works that includes burlap, a black distressed picture frame and a tiny metal "G" I found.

Just to prove that, through all this inspiration, I can still get projects done, I'll leave you with my latest pillow. I know. I'm obsessed. Marley and Lockyer inspired me with this little guy:

Here is my version:

I used a starfish to trace the shape and Steam a Seam to attach the fabric starfish. I wonder if they would hire me to be a spokesperson? I'm going to look into that. The edges are left raw and are beginning to fray.

For a no-sew tutorial, check out this post.


  1. I love anything beachy and that starfish is way too cute.