July 6, 2016

Taking a Summer Break

I can hardly believe it's already the first full week of July.

Isn't summer suppose to be all about relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather??

With camping trips, reunions, lacrosse games/practices, and working full time as a taxi driver for all the of the various summertime activities we have the kiddo's signed up for my life has not been very relaxing at all.

With all that is going on, I have been a horrible blogger as of late and with no end of summer activities in sight til the middle of August I have decided to take a blogging break for the remainder of the month of July.

I hate to do it, really I do, but I know that I will thank myself later for not adding more stress to my life.

I won't be completely out of the loop,

Instagram post will most likely still happen . . . 

(you can follow me at www.instagram.com/thesuperwife/ if you'd like)

- OR -

You can keep up with our family activities via the weekly family vlog that I post over on my YouTube Channel.

In case your not aware, over on YouTube I post all of my How-To Video Tutorial in addition to a weekly family vlog.

So if you'd like to know what we've been doing or if you'd just like to get to know the family just a little better stop on by and check out a video or two.

Here is my channel link:  

And just for giggles below is a link to our latest Vlog, 

Well that's it of me for now,

See you all again in August!

Bye Now!


June 20, 2016

Summer Quilt

Good Morning!

I have been having the sewing bug big time lately and today I thought I would show off my newest project.

A quick and easy summer quilt made from two vintage flat sheets.

I wanted something new for my bedroom to add a splash of color to my all white bedding so I searched through my stash of vintage sheets and picked out two blue and white floral patterns that I thought went together nicely.

I swear this is the quickest quilt I have ever sewn.  
All I needed was a top fabric, a bottom fabric, batting and a binding that I made from leftover fabric.

Simply layered the three pieces of fabric together, pinned it up, sewed it together . . . then added the binding with my sewing machine and finished it off with hand-sewing the binding onto the back.

Quick - Easy - and Oh So Pretty!!

I am so glad I decided to use two pretty fabrics since it makes it seem like I have two different quilts.  I'll use one side for a few days then switch it up and use the other side for a whole new look - it's awesome!

Just in case your interested in knowing all the details on how to make a similar quilt for yourself,  I have a video tutorial just for you!

  Check it out below.

I adore this new quilt so much, there is just something so special about the feel of vintage sheets.  They have this weight and softness that is hard to duplicate.  Crafting them into a beautiful quilt just seems like the prefect use for them.

Of course vintage sheets are not a must for this project, I've done the same thing with newly purchased sheets - - they are a crowd favorite with the family too.

Vintage sheets however have a special place in my heart so projects like this quilt almost always become a favorite of mine!

Have a great day and I'll talk with you soon,


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June 2, 2016

Shelby Girl

Good Morning!

Sorry I have been out to the picture as of late.

It seems the craziness of summer has come early to our house and I am scrambling to keep up.

Last week the family and I took a trip to Los Angles for a family wedding and had an amazing time.

This week I am trying to regroup and prepare for our next family adventure  - - our annual after school camping trip which begins in less than nine days - - Yikes!
Mommy's got a lot to do but the kids are looking forward to the end of the school year and I'm looking forward to our first camping trip of the season.

Since I don't have time to get started on projects I thought I would share instead a few photos of my favorite furry, friend Ms. Shelby Girl that I find so adorable.

Since the weather has been so wonderful lately and the windows have been thrown open wide for the gorgeous fresh air to flow through the house, Shelby Girl has found a new favorite spot to hang out.

She's found that the end of my bed is the perfect place to lay in wait for unsuspecting dog walkers.

Just outside the window there is a walking trail into the park behind our home.  From her perch on the bed Shelby is able to keep an eye on things and upon spying a dog on the trail will bark frantically as if we are under attack.

Apparently it's a great time!

For me, my patience with the whole situation is growing thin.

May 23, 2016

Modern Wall Hanging Made from Vintage Sheets

Good Morning!

I have rather a unusual project to share with you today that sort of reminds me of my childhood.

If you were a kid back during the late 70's or early 80's chances are somewhere in your house you had a least one Macrame item.  Most likely a plant hanger of some sort or another.

They were all the rage!

My home was no exception.  In fact my mother loved Macrame so much it was her go-to craft.  I vividly remember her making stuff and sometimes even helping.

You may have noticed lately that Macrame is once again becoming very popular!
And it makes me happy, but on the other hand I sort of cringe.
Not fully sure if I want to jump in head first if you know what I mean.

Recently while decorating my bedroom for summer I needed something to hang over the headboard and everything I tried just didn't seem to work.

An idea popped into my head that I couldn't shake for two whole days.

Finally I decided to give it a whirl just so that I could get it out of my system and move on.

This is what I came up with. . . 

A "Me" version of modern macrame.

Instead of using rope or wood beads as in traditional macrame I used scraps of vintage sheets!

I have to say, I'm sort of in love.

I love the pop of color . . . 

I love that I found a new way to used up my scraps of vintage sheets . . . 

I love how pretty it looks hanging on my white wall . . . 

I love how quick and easy the project was . . . 


Super simple to make,  all I needed was a wooden dowel, some yarn, fabric scraps, thread and a sewing machine.

Cut, fold, sew . . . 

. . .and slip your fabric strips onto a dowel and your good to go.

To finish the look I trimmed the strips into a simple banner shape to give it  extra interest.

The final thing I did was take some basic yarn and wrapped it around the ends of the dowel to form a hanger for my wall hanging.

And that my friends is it!

Now I have a new love in my life . . . 

it reminds me of my mother . . . 

but scream "me" instead!

In case your interested in a short, step by step tutorial I've put together this video tutorial below for your viewing... enjoy!

Hope you all have a wonderful day,

Talk to you soon,


May 17, 2016

Decorative Hook Rack

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope your day is going well.

I am so excited to show off my latest project today.

It's one of those projects that has been on my mind for ages and it feels so good to finally have it completed.

I made this decorative hook rack to hang in our bedroom for my husband to hang is clothes on.
We have used a much smaller, four hook rack for the past couple of years and it has worked very well for us.

I added a small shelf to the top of the rack for a place for me to add a few decorative items and hubby could still have the easy of the hooks below.

I may or may not have gone just a wee bit overboard in regards to the hooks but I'm of the mindset that one can never have too many hooks.

I really like the small shelf on top.

It's takes an otherwise typical hook rack and transforms it into a space to add a little more character to the room.

The whole thing turned out pretty good I think considering I started with just a few basic supplies.

If you'd like detailed instructions on how I built this hook rack just watch the video below and I will walk you through the steps.

Have a fabulous day now,

May 13, 2016

Fun Finds

My, OH My I haven't had a Fun Finds post in a while.

I have some great stuff to show off today.

Starting first with this pretty cake plate . . . 

Love the fluted edges and the detail work on the base.

Found it just in time to use it for my little ones birthday cake - turned out very pretty.

Next up is a set of pretty white pillow covers.

The photo doesn't do then justice but they have a lovely lace trim along the edges and  pretty detailed design on the front.

I was very excited about this next find - - a lawn chair that in which we can sit straight up in (hard to find) . . . it will need a new coat of fresh white paint but I've been using it just as it is until I can get around to sprucing it up.

And last but not least, I found two glass pedestal bowls that I plan to use for my summer decor in my bedroom.  Love using clear glass in the summer.  It adds a little sparkle which I find very pretty.

How about you?

Have you found yourself some Fun Finds too!

Sure hope so, also hoping you'll share them so I can stop by and check the out.

Bye now,


May 11, 2016

Craft Studio Tour

Good Morning!

Today I'm sharing with you my favorite space in the whole house.

My Craft Studio!

It's really just a glorified name for a small section of our family room but it's all mine and I love it completely.

Nothing makes me happier than being able to spend a couple hours here singing along to my favorite tunes and contently working away on a project.

This is where just about ever project in the house starts out.  Whether I'm sewing, painting, building or just dreaming,  this is the spot . . . my haven . . . 

So lets get this tour started!

All the magic happens at this great big desk.

My husband loathes it, I adore it.

I found it at a church sale two years ago for a whopping ten bucks for both the desk and the storage cabinet table.  Both are heavy as sin, vintage metal office furniture that makes me feel like I should be an extra on Mad Men when I sit behind my desk.  The wood tones on the tops are not a perfect match, but I can roll with it.

After trying countless configurations for both big pieces in this small space I realized they were the same height and tried arranging them back to back.

It worked perfectly and now I have this great bit space to spread out all my supplies on!

Plus all the storage - oh the storage - is amazing!  I have almost all of my vintage sheet collection (which is large), fabric for future projects, paint, sewing supplies, books, and massive amounts of crafting supplies all neatly organized inside these draws and cabinets.

It's amazing!

On top of the desk I keep a few handy items within reach.

An old Pepsi crate helps me corral colored pencils, fabric scraps, and multiple crafting supplies I tend to reach for often.

Next to the crate I have placed a vintage toolbox filled with mason jars.

The jars hold paint brushes, pens/pencils, scissors, glue sticks, screw drivers, wire cutters, can openers and so much more.

It's so handy to have everything at your fingertips when your working on a project.

On the side of the desk I have propped up a  homemade ironing board and placed a over-sized basket filled with fabric. The pillow on top helps hide the mess inside the basket, LOL.

I also added this tiny little shelf.  It hold my vintage button collection, a jar of ribbon scraps, safety pins, quilting pins and other small items that I have placed in jars.  On top is the home for my power drill.  It seems like I need it on an almost daily basis and after a long time of having to go dig it out all the time I decided this was it's new spot - - not very pretty but VERY handy!

Above the desk I have hung this oversized wicker lamp that I picked up from Ikea.

At first I didn't think I liked it, but now it don't know what I would do without it.

Truly love it now.

Moving away from the desk and onto the rest of the space . . .

I have a ticking stripe covered arm chair and a foot stool for when I'm working on a hand sewing project or looking through a magazine.

Next to it have have a vintage typewriter table that I use as a side table.  The top holds a jar of embroidery thread, a lamp, a vintage camera for fun and scented candle of some sort which I change up frequently.

On the makeshift shelf the legs create I have placed my CD player so I get my jam on when wanted.

Above the chair and table I have hung a set of display shelves.  I adore these things.  Years ago they hung in my living room but have spent a while in storage until just recently when I busted them out again.

To the shelves I've added a sampling of things that both inspire and delight me.

Vintage clocks, candles, pretty photos and drawing my talents little artists have drawn.
I have added a few CD sleeves of my favorite tunes of late also, the covers are so pretty why wouldn't I add them to the mix.

That my friends brings us to the end of this little tour.

 Sure hope you enjoyed following along as I shared my happy place with you.

bye now,


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