Month: January 2012

Shrink Film Friendship Necklaces.

It seems like it was yesterday when it was me the one giving and receiving those precious friendship necklaces from my little friends at school. My Anni this year doesn’t just have one but two really good special friends. She wanted to make something special for them and this is what we came up with…  What I love about working with Shrink Film is that you can make custom charms in just minutes. It is easy to use, affordable and you can create pretty much any shape you want. This is basically what you’ll need: 1. White Shrink Film {...

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EXTRAORDINARY Guest: Secret Love Message Owl

  Hi there! I’m Sierra from the Blue Robin Cottage! 🙂    I am so giddy about the opportunity to guest post on my biggest blog crush: The 36th Avenue. Thank you so much Desirée! 🙂   Today I am sharing my Secret Love Message Owl tutorial with you!  If you have little ones, they will absolutely love finding a special secret message from you on Valentine’s day in this stuffed owl’s pocket.       I’m so stoked to get started!     * Fabric for body, wings, beak, pocket and heart pattern pieces   * Dark and...

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Happy MONDAY!

I think it was last Saturday when I was asking you guys for ideas for my new kitchen sign. This is what I came up with… { Oh how I miss my camera! }   I had to crop the picture a LOT because I don’t want you to see the rest of my kitchen yet! Just to let you know this is a 50″ long stencil.  You guys were so kind to leave so many great ideas that I made one EXTRA one for one of you!   I thought this sign would look so cute above the sink or kitchen...

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Sticker Time: Furniture Makeovers 2

This week there were a bunch of fabulous furniture makeovers at the Share YOUR Awesomeness Link Party, so I thought to share some of my favorites with you.   Let me start with this piece of art by Julia from 551 East I love the pop of colors against the navy blue. The inside of her drawers are painted too… make sure you visit to see the picture.   I am giving 551 East the brand new… ……………………….   This next one is SUPER ADORABLE! I am loving the transformation of this dresser by Ms Smartie Pants. By the way...

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YOUR Accent!

  …I am reintroducing myself to you. Why? First of all because I like YOU! Let me explain. A few days ago I had a few minutes on the phone with fabulous Jen from CraftOmaniac. Don’t you love her? I do! I had the chance to meet her for the very first time and share a wonderful girls night out with her yesterday. I am so lucky… I know. I had a blast! Here we are doing some shopping last night!     OK … lets go back to before we met. After… I don’t know, a few minutes on...

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Organization Ideas for the Kitchen

I love clever ideas! Kitchen organization is always a priority in our home since it is one of those rooms that we are always using. Do you ever wonder how to keep your kitchen clean? Well, here are some ideas perfect to help us with that! So today I’m sharing with you some pretty CLEVER Ideas that I have found for the kitchen.  Enjoy!   1 This first idea is GENIUS! Transform a dresser into a kitchen island! source   2 Why didn’t I think about this? Amy from The Idea Room added a couple of finial feet to the base of her bathroom cabinets....

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Party Time & My Memories GIVEAWAY!

  During this last week I’ve been having fun playing around with My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software.     I am going to show you today a few of the pages I have made using their EXTRAORDINARY scrapbooking software…   First of all the software was so easy to follow… after a few clicks here and there I was creating full layouts, adding embellishments and having a ton of fun!     I love scrapbooking, I just don’t have the time to sit down anymore and spend hours cutting and gluing. This is a perfect solution for me…  I get to Scrapbook...

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14 Days of Love Party: Valentine’s Mirror.

  First of all let me tell you that my project is just the first of many others that are coming your way from The 14 Days of Love Party.   I am honored to be among so many talented Bloggers. …DREAMING BIG!     Here is what I came up with… My Valentine’s Mirror. Aww!         My plan was a little bit different in the beginning since I was aiming for some type of cool frame. This is what I used. An IKEA mirror-frame that I already had,  DecoArt Paint, glue gun and Valentine’s plastic...

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EXTRAORDINARY Guest: Valentine’s Day Skirt!

 Hey everyone, It’s Victoria from vixenMade!   I’m so happy to be guest posting on The 36th Avenue!!  I love Desiree’s blog, she is so much fun, am I right?Of course I am.  Thanks so much for having me!Today I am showing how to make this little girl’s skirt for Valentine’s day.    First off, I found this fabric for cheap.  How cheap?  One was a cotton remnant (one dollar) and the other huge heart tulle roll?  The dollar store.  Can you believe it?!  I snatched it up because it had SO much potential for Valentine crafting!  And it still does, because...

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Color 101: Neutralicious

  I think you know by now that I have a little love for neutrals!   As I was working on my kitchen during the weekend I was reminded that mix and match neutrals is not an easy task. Tan and white paint can look yellowish or pinkish when the light touches them. { Make sure they have no red or purple in their formula. Ask before you purchase your paint. You want your white and tan paints to have brown or gray as part of the formula instead.}   On the other hand another challenge is to make a space decorated with neutral colors feel cozy and warm. Whites...

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