9.30.2010

American Crafts Doily Home Decor Project

This is a simple home decor item that I made for my bedroom. Our bed is black/brown and we got a new dresser to match - but the only color in our room is the light blue/greenish quilt and bedding on our bed. So, I wanted to bring some of the color from our bedding...to the dresser to help tie the two sides of our room together.

I had this linen frame (that matches the linen bedskirt on my bed) and I thought it would be fun to use my Silhouette machine to die-cut something and put it in the frame. I matched a piece of cardstock to my quilt and used a beautiful doily image from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line.

American Crafts have the cutest images in the Silhouette store and I thought the doily was perfect! So, I cut the image out at about 6" wide, cut out a few circles for the middle and used a black jewelry metal piece and a large jewel for the middle. It is so simple and yet it adds the perfect touch of color to the room. Love simple projects like that! :)

I just got back from hearing Nie Nie speak at BYU - it was amazing! She is so beautiful and shared such a wonderful message with everyone! The turnout was overwhelming - they clearly didn't plan for that many people! But, it was so neat to see the support and love for Stephanie! I have been following her for so long and I am continually amazed by her strength, her power within her and her beauty - inside and out! I won't forget it! She did an amazing job and I'm so happy I was there to see her and hear her speak tonight!

Ok, off to see hubby who just walked in the door from a trip! Have a good nite!