Monday, October 26, 2009

{ busy busy }


This is one of those "sorry I've been neglecting my blog" posts! I have pretty good reason, though! I've been busily preparing for the opening of my new business, Tangles Hair Design.

There are so many costs involved in opening a business that it's been great to get so many things for free/very cheap from VistaPrint. So far I have ordered business cards, post cards to advertise my grand opening, gift certificates, a lawn sign, window sign, rubber stamp, address labels, price lists. Everything is personalized and for most of the items I only had to pay for shipping. The great thing is that the quality is fantastic and it's a fraction of what you'd pay for having something printed locally.

So, what have you been up to these days?!


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Monday, October 12, 2009

{ memories }


Here's a pic of my girls taken in front of my first home! I took this yesterday at a {very sad} family gathering. This is the cabin my parents lived in after they were married. I think we lived here for about 2 years before we moved to Fernie and then back here to a bigger and better cabin.


Friday, October 09, 2009

DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board


Over the summer in all my garage sale-ing I picked up a few bulletin boards. I decided to decorate this one to use in the hair salon for my customers to tack up their business cards. First I painted the frame white using ceiling paint. I was a little leery of this paint since it went on totally translucent, but overnight it darkened up and totally covered the yellow that was underneath. I then applied a piece of Ginger Blossom by Sandi Henderson fabric with 505 fabric adhesive and staples, then edged it with some lovely green Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon.

Now I need to buy some thumb tacks so I can glue buttons to them! Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian bloggers!

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{ inspired by }


I've been really inspired by the Life in the Fun Lane blog lately.  She takes old, unwanted furniture and decor items and spray paints them white. You should peruse her blog... her work and her home is gorgeous! So anyway, I do not have an air compressor with a paint sprayer attachment, so I used a regular paint brush and whatever white paint we had on hand to paint a mirror frame and a wicker laundry hamper for my (still slightly under construction) hair salon!

Another example of white paint beauty is this lovely antique wall cabinet in Madelyn's home.

Now I want to paint everything white!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

{ "Not-so-Scary" Halloween Giveaway }

*** Update - there is no winner... because not one person entered the contest. ***


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Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"
Pumpkin Polly Patterns
Paper Piecing Project: Pumpkin Patch Pillow

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