I had the pleasure of creating these 5 Canvas Drop Cloth Tutorials for the DIY Network. It was so much fun and I ended up with five really cool finished products that we use and enjoy. If you're looking for cool affordable DIY's you've got to check these out.
Handmade Kids Teepee - I am so pleased with how this project came out. My favorite part is how the drop cloth is perfect for decorating. Jude did such a great job making our teepee extra rad and he plays in it all the time! We use ours outside but it would totally work indoors as well! Click here for the full tutorial!
No-Sew Chevron Curtains - These are much easier to make than they look and the results are so cool! They gave my living room a serious face lift. I especially love how the light shines through them. Want to know a secret? The white is just regular old house paint! Visit the DIY Network for the full how-to!
No-Sew Child's Play Mat - I had WAY too much creating this. I really had to reign myself in, because I just wanted to keep adding cool felt details but I wanted the finished product to be simple and uncomplicated. I think the base instructions are a great stepping off point to make your own special and unique creation. If you make your own will you pretty please send me a pic? Click here for a full tutorial.
DIY Outdoor Rug - This stenciled drop cloth is sewn to a non-slip pad so it's totally rug like and yet rugged enough for the great outdoors. It's the perfect spring project! Learn how to make your own here.
And now, a few of my very favorite outtakes. I just can't resist adding a few pictures of the boys to most of my posts. This blog is a close as I get to scrapbooking so please humor me.
I've got to be honest, I created these during an especially busy time and at one point I got a little overwhelmed. I took a moment to sit, covered in paint and trying to beat the fading light, and I had a good cry. Not a sad cry, but a happy one. I never imagined that someday I would get paid to craft, and better yet, teach others how to create. It's the dream job I didn't know existed. The Internet is a lot of things to lot of people, but as cheesy as this sounds, to me it's a place where dreams can come true. Blogging is hard work and there are certainly easier ways to make a buck, but I love it and I'm so very grateful to be helping support my family with something I feel proud of. Thank you so much for reading.
Here's to doing what you love.