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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Happy Quilt

I'm participating in Kimba's Do It Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land. This project was such fun to do!

I can't sew, but this garage sale find needed a make-over. My friend, Heather, told me she had seen someone decoupage scrapbook paper onto a table. Genius.

I enlisted the help of these two...

And we got busy! All you need is lots of fabulous scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, an embroidery hoop (or something to trace a circle shape), sponge paintbrush, a pen, pom pom trim, and some scissors. Oh, and a lot of free time.;)

(We are using lots of this for our next project! Jill, I may call you if I need some help!)

Yippee! It took a loooooong time, but we finished!:)

These colors and designs put a smile on my face!:)


I call it my Happy Quilt!

Now, if I could just decide what color to paint the walls....




48 comments:

henzy said...

looks great. bright and cheery.

Julie said...

OMG...it's adorable!!!

thebagglady said...

Very cool! Bright and Happy! Love that smile on your helpers face!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love the little pom pom trim you put around the edges! It looks perfect Lori!
It looks like Katie is doing well after her incident. She and you have really been on my heart!

The table couldn't have turned out better-Perfect colors!
The sky is the limit with wall color!

~♥

Darlene said...

That turned out soooo CUTE!! I can see why it puts a smile on your face.

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

LORI... That turned out so CUTE!! I love it! The pom poms are PERFECT!

fairychildheirlooms said...

WOW!!!!! it turned out FABULOUS!!
iI love it! Hmmm... now what am I going to find in my house that I can do that to?
did you see my creative space yet? I have a few things from you tucked in here and there. I was wondering if you found them. :)
big hugs,
Missy

aforestfrolic said...

OMG, that is the cutest table ever, how creative Lori! It tis a happy quilt indeed...I'll bet your daughter had the best time helping with it too.

Jamie :)

Trish said...

Lori, the table is perfect!! I can just imagine sitting there with a journal and a cup of tea. Ahh... :)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!! I LOVE IT! Can't wait to see what else you have been working on....

Tristan said...

oh wow!! that is just too cute!

grammatrish said...

LOVE it! that is so great, I've been decoupaging some clipboards and have struggled. I should have tried something bigger maybe. love that your kids helped! great job!

Holly said...

What a great idea, and how fun that your daughter (and cat?) were able to help in the creating!

Artfulife said...

I love it! What a great idea for a boring table. I am sure the girls are enjoying it in their class area.

the ungourmet said...

This is just AWESOME! I want to make one! :0)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
The table looks great (very posh!!!). What a fantastic idea. It really does look like a quilt. Well done to you and your little helpers.
Lindsay
x

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Simply Fabulous!!! I never would have thought of it. It just turned out adorable!!
And as for your little helper...precious beyond words! : )
M.L.

Olenka said...

Oh my gosh I love it! Way to you 3!!!!

Amy said...

That is adorable!

Firefly Hill said...

I totally love it! The colors and patterns you used are perfect. I may have to try that...just have to find the right little table!

xo,
annie

Kim's Treasures said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE THIS PROJECT!!! The table is adorable!!! You picked the perfect papers!!!!

Hugs!
Kim

Connie said...

Fun! Great idea and cute paper! You sure have some cute helpers!

April said...

If that isn't the CUTEST thing I've ever seen! I LOVE IT...BIG TIME, Lori!

The Curious Cat said...

Wicked! What a way to jazz something up! Just stumbled across this blog...having a snoop!

Polka Dot Moon said...

FABULOUS! What a fun table that you and your girls have created! I want one :)

Mother Hood said...

That is totally cool! And sorry to hear of your ER scare! Glad everything is okay!

Jill said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE it!!!! I SO want to do this...but I can't bring myself to cover my special desk...I'm too sentimental!! I guess I'll just have to find ANOTHER table to try it on!!! :) and the pom-pom trim makes me so happy!
GREAT job!!!!!
Blessings!
Jill

Too Many Hats said...

WOW - that is so cool!

Elise said...

That is sooo cute, Lori!! I am gonna steal it one day!!
Elise

Sherri said...

Lori, what a wonderful idea-it looks great!! I love the pom-pom trim too!

L.B. said...

Oh Lori!! I love, love, love the table!!

I gotta find something to do that to!

Lori

Chrissie Grace said...

That turned out great.
Now that's my kind of project!! Might have to copy-cat on something!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Oh I Love this...seriously, this is so creative and cute!! What a fun table...never thought about doing this...my wheels are turning! I just want to tell you, Thank You for being so wonderful!! You always make me smile with your thoughtful comments you leave me. Thank you for your friendship...don't you just love technology?!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs to you friend,
~Victoria~

michelle said...

It is just wonderful! And where did you find such great papers?! What is not to love about modge podge?

Carol in E TN said...

What a fabulous idea and I love the circles!

Jerelene said...

It's beautiful!! I would definately be smiling too!!
You are just so talented...I just wish I had some talent like that...All the stuff that you do is so pretty...what a lovely idea..I bet your girls love it too!
Your helpers were very pretty too..
The pom-poms were the perfect finish :)
Love, Jerelene

Jerelene said...

Lori, I forgot to tell you that I love your new picture!! Very pretty...
I wonder if you could use something other than scrapbook paper?
Love, Jerelene

*Noelle* said...

HOW CUTE is that table!!! you did a great job!!

Yarni Gras! said...

GORGEOUS! What a great find and then to make it into something AMAZING! I adore the bobble trim you used!

Amy R. said...

The table looks awesome! You three did great! What a cute idea. I think you should paint the walls a pale robin's egg blue or a soft green.

Rambling Girl said...

WOW...this really POPS OUT AT ME! I was going to try this on my old trunk but was not sure if it would work and thought I would paint it black but now I think I want to do this way instead...so cool Lori!

frugal southern mom said...

I love it! Gosh I wish I could be that creative.

Beth said...

I love it!

Bee and Rose said...

That is absolutely fabulous! I love the pom pom trim! You have totally inspired me!

Ruth said...

Absolutely love it.

Ruth

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

That is so fun! what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!Come check out my TRANSOFORMATION end table at DIY DAY!

Beth said...

How fantastic! I don't think I'd have the patience for this but I LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

Gorgeous!!! I really want to do this now. Think of the great pictures you can take on it now too.