Saturday, May 14, 2011

A New Use for Old Wallpaper

Hey there Abode shoppers!

It's Char from Crap I've Made again.  It's good to be back!  I'm excited to show you another project made from my Abode finds.

Last time I was here, I talked about shutters.  I also mentioned that I had picked up this beauty:


It’s a wallpaper sample book (and I've been told there are several more at Abode right now).  At first look, it was frightening.


But, the more I thought about it, the more I thought I could make something fabulous.  The result?

Wallpaper Pennant Bunting



Double fold bias tape
Sewing machine
Pennant template (you can make it whatever size you want, but I’m including mine for those who are feeling especially lazy)

I’m sure you’ve seen this general concept before, so this will be brief.

Cut out pennant shapes from your wallpaper.


Bias tape has one side slightly shorter than the other.


You want the short side on top.

I like to leave about a 4” tail on the bias tape for hanging purposes.

Stitch the pennant pieces inside the bias tape.  I used a long straight stitch but a zig zag would be cute, too.


When you get to the end of that piece, put another one in.  Continue until you reach your desired length.



Add another one, if you want.


The perfect finishing touch?


This (FREE!) printable from the girls at eighteen25.  It comes in a bunch of other colors, too.

‘Scuse me whilst I go stare at my mantel for a bit.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Photography Props

As some of you might know, we here at ABODE love fun, funky and fabulous photos! One of our favorite photographers, Emilie Ralph, recently rented some props at Abode to use in an Easter photoshoot, and can I just say they came out looking DARLING!

Hey, I know that table! But why doesn't it come with the bunny?!

Little white garden table with glass top - $39

I just KNEW this bench could be made even more adorable by adding darling boys and a bunny!

Green shabby chic bench - $48

You can visit Emilie's blog at
for even more cute pictures!

Give away winner #1

o, doncha know it's time for a winner!  The fabulous Kari left a comment here on our blog and liked Mon Amie Jewelry on Facebook . . . a drum roll please . . . Kari will get to choose between the blue flower necklace and earring set and the delicate leaf necklace!  Another winner will be selected next Monday and the grand prize will be given on May 18th (big bad birthday - day).

So, how do I win, you might ask?

It's so easy you can do it in your sleep . . . Leave a comment on our give-o-give post AND either like Mon Amie Jewelry on Facebook or heart Mon Amie Jewelry on etsy.  Just two little steps!