Monday, August 10, 2015

Make Something Every Day



August is turning into a month of creativity - one project a day!


I went through my Pinterest boards and IG photos I have saved to choose projects that used up supplies I have on hand.


I saw this cute little swing on Instagram from Blueberry Jam Shop and I thought a swing would look nice in the garden.


It felt like something was missing


so I quickly stenciled a banner to hang above the swing.


The Be Silly part of the banner definitely fits with my swing and the teacup banner I made for the garden last week - lots of silliness!


Another Instagram sighting from @inspiration_and_styling is the It's a Good Day sign.


A good friend dropped off a bin of wood scraps for our fire pit and I saved a few pieces for projects.


My sign hangs on a bench in the garden reminding us that every day is a good day.


I needed some accent pillows for the sofa, 


looked everywhere for pillow ideas and finally remembered some dish towels I had purchased.


Two dish towels sewn together add a touch of blue to the sofa.


Another dish towel provides a bit of yellow to round out my primary color scheme.


Yesterday's project was to make a bag for my bicycle basket.


Left over drop cloth fabric forms the outside of the bag and  a scrap of buffalo check was used to line the bag.  


The letters stand for Steve Cook Fine Art which is Steve's business name and our street address 1162.


The only thing I am making today is "A Mess" - I am starting some of the changes in the kitchen.


But if time allows, this chalkboard I made for a baby shower my daughter-in-law gave last week will have an entirely new look tomorrow.

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53 comments:

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Love the little lovelies you've made, the swing with its decor is my fave!

20 North Ora said...

Love the swing! But, I really like all of your projects. You are so creative. Everything looks so good,

Judy

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

These are all adorable. I'm impressed with your productivity.

Kimberley said...

Hi Carol! :)
I found you through the Amaze Me Monday link up!
You are living my dream, cottage by the sea!
I can't believe all the projects you got done already this month, wow, you're quick! I love that bicycle bag...heck, I love everything you did! ;)

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

Great projects! I wish I could say that I've been productive...but we are knee deep in repainting the house and not much else is getting done around here!!

Susan said...

Making something just for fun-terrifically good idea!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You've been busy and I love your colorful, happy creations.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Kim said...

I love your follow through, Carol. I pin pretties and then forget all about then and my some day crafts never see the light of day! I love the swing. So sweet!!

bobbie said...

Love, love, love the little swing and the banner above it ~ I can just see it in your garden!
As always, your inspire me!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So fun to see your projects! Love the swing, so cute!! Your pillows are perfect for your home.

Linda

ANNE said...

So pretty! I love the feel of dishtowel pillows. Yours are gorgeous!

Vicky Hunt said...

I always adore your projects and these did not disappoint! Love them all. I have tons of wood scraps that I need to make some little signs with. And that swing is so cute!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are one busy lady, Carol. Love all your projects - they look so good. Especially love the swing, it's perfect for your garden.
I need to get back into the swing of things after partying for two weeks for my 80 Bday. Need to do something creative, maybe start on a Fall project.
Love your pillows too. Have a great week.
Mary

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
Love the swing addition to your garden. Super cute. The banner is fabulous too. Love all your creativity. The pillow out of the towels are adorable. You go girl. So cute.
Kris

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
All very cute projects. There's just something that lifts the spirit when you see a cute swing. The banner, the sign,the pillows - all delightful projects, you are very creative. Enjoy your week.
xoxo,
Vera

Stacey said...

Love them all Carol! I fuss at myself for not being creative but the truth is there are a million ideas out there to be had. We have to just act on the inspiration.

Laurie said...

Love the swing and bag...they are as cute as they can be.

Jeanna said...

All fun projects, Carol. I am in love with the swing and little tea cup. I look forward to seeing what you do with the chalkboard.

Rue said...

Wow, Carol! You've been a busy bee! I love all your new projects. I really need to sew up some pillows and you've inspired me :)

xo,
rue

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

You are so creative. I wished I could get just one project a week done. So much going on here I feel like pulling my hair out. HA! HA!

Sarah said...

Carol, I love the whimsey that you live with. Your happy home makes me smile!

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like you've been busy...having fun making some awesome projects!!
~Cindy

Linda said...

Such great projects!! I never thought about doing a project a day but I just may make myself that challenge soon!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING! I am late, I see! I had some internet problems but I a HERE!

OH CAROL, once a day....whatever it is...for me its been writing a quote a day and taking photos a day. One can really see a difference when one practices every single day. And a project? HOW FUN IS THAT! There are so many fun things to do each day that it's hard to get it all in! School starts late in August, but meetings are after the 22nd, SO...I'm taking full advantage of the days I have before then. Today, I want to take that lush white denim you sent and make a small banner for my theatre.

I love that swing of yours! I had intended to make a fairy clothesline in my garden but never got around to it, but there is STILL TIME!

See you on IG my friend. Your presence is so special. Anita

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the cute little swing and your new pillows, Carol! You've inspired me to tackle one of my projects after my dreaded dental appointment this morning. Happy day!

Art @ Home said...

You have been a busy bee…..wow! LOVE the silliness going on in your garden, especially the little swing! :)
Most of my creativity lately has involved back to school projects and finishing-up the portrait for the portrait class I've been taking this summer. Next Monday is our last day of class *sadface*

Connie said...

I love it when you get on a creative roll . . . you have so much talent and so many ideas. It's just so much fun visiting your blog and seeing your laid back style. Beachy and wonderful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Send some of your creativity up this way, please! Oh my goodness, Carol. Love your adorable swing, bag, and pillow.

Joanne said...

Love all of your creations! My favorite is the darling swing! So much inspiration here. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Carol, I love your little swing, it looks lovely in your garden.... and what a brilliant idea to make cushion covers from tea cloths. Although I know I will not achieve one thing a day, I know I can achieve one thing a week, so thank you for inspiring me to get on and 'do' things and to stop 'pottering' my days away,.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Susie said...

Carol, Slow down girl before your fingers catch fire....you have been a busy person.LOL. I love those adorable things you made and it sure didn't cost a fortune..such good ideas. I need to make me a wee swing now..you know for show not for anyone falling out of. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Cynthia said...

Carol, fantastic creations, I adore them all. The sayings on the banner are ones we should all live by. You creative busy lady

Cindy

Kelly said...

You have made some cute things around your house lately! I can tell that your time has freed up greatly since the wedding! I love how you made some pillows from dish towels. I think the little swing in your garden is cute too.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

God, you're industrious! I love using dish towels for pillow covers because you know that they will wash up nice. Have a great week!

Have a Daily said...

Oh my, you have been so busy! Love and pinned every single project. I want a swing and a good day sign for my garden. Heading off to OR for a week with the hugs, so projects will have to wait. Love your pop of color pillows Carol. You truly are amazing! Oh, and how did I miss that teacup banner? Also, how do you save an image from IG? I didn't think you could.
hugs,
Jann

BarberryLane Designs said...

What a great post, you have me following immediately. Such simple ideas, just a touch here and there. Can't wait for tomorrow, Sandi

Ana said...

Great projects Carol...I love, love, love the swing! My creative juices have been a little low lately but you have inspired me.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Suzanne Oldham said...

Your creative ideas are so inspiring! I just love that bike bag with the red check lining. And your dish towel pillows are great - that blue stripe went from kitchen to nautical just like that. Thanks for sharing!

Pat's Patch said...

Love your 'silliness' and all your creative makes. Thanks for sharing. Happy week x

Pat's Patch said...

Love your 'silliness' and all your creative makes. Thanks for sharing. Happy week x

My Painted Garden said...

I love - love visiting your blog and seeing all of the charming and creative things you make - and - oh my - all in my favorite primary colors. Thank you for sharing your happiness - cause it makes me happy also.
Have a lovely week, Erin

Consider It All Joy said...

You have so many great projects featured, and still have more than a 1/2 of a month left! Looking forward to see where your creativity takes you. Blessings, Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
You have been busy! It's hard to choose what my favourite project is, but I think it's a toss up between the pillows and the bag.
But then that teacup banner is cute too.

Kathy said...

You go, girl!!!

Sue said...

I had to pin that swing and other things. It looks so easy to make with a scap of board and paint and twine, my goodness the delighfulness of it is off the charts.

The Junque Seeker said...

That bag is my favorite! I'm always amazed at how much you accomplish each week.

Carla said...

Love all your ideas you've shared but that little swing was adorable

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I wish I was making something every day...but I guess I am since we've been working in our Minnie Drive'r. Love all your projects and if your teacup banner is missing I drove by and borrowed it!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the dishtowel into pillow covers idea! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the dishtowel into pillow covers idea! :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you for the great tip on making stencil letters using your computer, etc. Appreciated.

Love seeing your projects - wow, you have been busy!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love the swing! It reminds me of my childhood, perfect with the teacup banner.

Elborgi said...

So nicke pictures
Elma / Birgi from instagram