Little Runaways

Saturday, February 12, 2011 Aimee Larsen 1 Comments

I've been itching to take my boys out and take pictures of them.  These are some of my favorites so far.  I just wish my Cooper could have been there with us today.  Enjoy the cuteness.

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Valentines Box for Boys

Thursday, February 10, 2011 Aimee Larsen 0 Comments

Have a boy?  Or a girl whose not a princess?  Tired of the cutesy, pink and purple valentine boxes and bags?  Here's an idea to rock out with for Valentines Day.

Meet SPIKE, the rock star, 3-eyed monster valentines CRUSHER box.  He's gonna crush those valentines up!  Yeah, he's gonna look them up and down with his little eye.  Yeah and guess what???  He's got feet so he can chase the Valentines down and gobble them up.

Oh, the life of a Mom of boys.

A simple covered box, with a hole for a mouth, teeth and some crazy eyes...who knew?

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Book Look Part 2

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Aimee Larsen 0 Comments

Two questions have been burning in my mind about my Book Look post a few days ago...
  1.  What if I want to be able to read the books?
  2.  How will I know what the titles are?
I have found the solution to both problems...

When recovering the front of your book with fabric you only need to do the following different than the first technique.
  1. Don't cut the book away from the cover.
  2. Make two tin slits in the fabric at the spine of the book.
This is how...

Just fold and glue down the edges to the book as shown in the original New
 Book Look post.

Now if you want labels try this...

Printable Fabric and these beautifully simple labels from Poppytalk.  Be sure to buy the printable fabric that irons on, you can find it at most office supply stores and even Wal-Mart has been known to carry it.  

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Unexpected Bookends

Monday, February 07, 2011 Aimee Larsen 0 Comments

About a year ago I purchased white painted, wooden shelf supports.  I thought they were pretty and for about a year they have been shuffled around the house, thrown into baskets, placed in the cupboard, etc.  I just could not figure out how I wanted to use them...until now.

I laid them in my shelf standing tall and standing short and stood back to look, then I let them sit for a few days to see if they truly belonged there.  When I had decided that was the best place for them, I got out my trusty tools.  I drilled pilot holes in the bottom of the shelf and one in the back of the shelf.  I used a special tool that helps counter sink the screw and drills the hole at the same time...everyone needs one of these baby's'.

Measuring the same distance for each side of the shelf (7"), I attached my wall brackets and voile'.

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Old Door = Love

Monday, February 07, 2011 Aimee Larsen 1 Comments

I can not express my love for old doors (and windows).  The feeling is just too enormous.  This door was my sewing table.  Now it is just adding a touch of beautiful to my living room.  It all started with that sad little needed a table, the table needed a friend.  My husband hated this table in our entry way but he LOVES it here.  He's happy, I'm happy!

In case you are wondering, I have a new sewing table from another door and this time, I covered it with one large sheet of salvaged plexi-glass.  My sewing room is now in the old nursery with beautiful periwinkle blue walls and clouds that look like they are floating need pictures. 

I have decided that I should no longer decorate in the fall, the oranges and yellows in a house with dark floors and not enough white doesn't suit my moods.  I've found that I NEED calming colors, cool hues and clean whites.  Now, if I can just get 3 little boys to help me keep it that way. 

Also, I collect those beautiful blue jars, I think they are almost in every room of my house...I love them too!

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