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Thursday, July 21, 2011

...Abuelo.

Last week I introduced Miss Lovely
to the blog world...



This week however I want to bring her back home,
and give the tutorial a more personal touch...

The thing about her is that she didn't always look sooo chic.

The matter of the fact is that 
I found her at a Thrift Store just a few weeks ago...
covered in dust
 and with a sticker that said $4.99 on it.

I have people asking me all the time
 "How do you always find 
such good deals?"

Well... I think it has something to do with the fact that I see things
not as they are
but as how they could become...

I believe I learned such a gift from my Grandfather..
He always used to tell me...,
" Desi, love is not blind... it just sees the best in us"


So trying to see the best in Miss lovely
 I first took away all the unwanted layers...

Second, I removed the ugly sticks from the base.



My original plan was
 to bleach the fabric... because I love roses.
Trust me I tried to do it BUT it didn't work... for some reason it wouldn't bleach.
My spontaneous plan B was to paint the fabric.
So  I did. First black...


and after ivory...
I loved how some of the back came through the lighter paint.


Third... It was time to put some of the original embellishments back...
They are so cute!

So are you ready  to see the transformation process...?


She went from Miss Lovely
to Miss Fabulous  ;)


 and from a forgotten shelf at Goodwill
to the front table at the entrance of my home...


...yep! she is lovely and she is wearing my grandma's necklace... How cute is that!

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Click HERE to see where I PARTY!


Tip Junkie handmade projects


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FROM HERE DOWN IS PURE HEART.

 
Many summers ago I got the opportunity to meet a gentleman
 that told me a story about  my Grandfather that I've never
heard from abuelo's lips before.
This story came back into my mind while working on this project...


{ Click HERE to keep reading }

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STICKER & Party TIME!

...Hi beautiful people!
HOW IS EVERYONE TODAY?
I am TOUCHED by you... OK, I know I am cheesy, so what?
 I love you guys, you are so good to me...
I got so many emails yesterday wanting to help on this next month keeping my blog...
our blog alive,
THAT I AM BOOKED FOR THE REST OF JULY AND AUGUST.

I mean it when I say OUR BLOG...
Think about it... what would this place be without you following it,
commenting, sharing, inspiring me...
The 36th Avenue is about Y♥U as much as it is about ME.

So I give you all for your kindness and sweetness...
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Now, with this said I give the...
to not just 1 or 2 BUT 3 projects!

Let me start with The Ivy Cottage and her
Tree Brunch Curtain Rod...
Just looking at it makes me feel I am inside of a fairytale book...


Check out the sparklelicious embelishments.
Seriously you need to go over to her blog and see the picture of the "little fairy princess..."
PRECIOUS!


The second adorable creation came from
How cute are these crepe paper roses...
this would make a cute decoration in any girls room.


Now this Yam Yards from Fancy Frugal Life
are so pretty... Can you see Little Red Riding Hood having something just like this inside of her basket?
Who can blame the poor wolf?

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I am giving the...
for her COLORFUL, FUN, AND SUMMERLICIOUS print.


...the "SHUT UP" came when I saw that
there are ten color choices!
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I am giving the... 
Why?
Because what is better than a capcake?
A donut !
What is better that a donut?
Hmmmmm.... a cupcake-donut?
Duh!

donuts and cupcakes

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I am giving the...
for putting to good use this old wooden crate...
REALLY SMART!

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I am giving the...
to Polka Dots on Parade
for her EXTRAORDINARY
 Tic-Tac-Toe Beach Blanket!!


...take a closer look!


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Now, for this next project can some one start the drums...?
Louder please!
tatatatatatatatatatata...
MY VERY FAVORITE ENTRY OF THE LINK PARTY
and therefore the...
goes  to JaQs Studio for the
most beautiful quilt I've EVER seen...

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I am in love with the colors, the attention to detail,
 the zig zag pattern... {yummy}
 the... what the heck girl,  you are getting another sticker!

 because for me this is PERFECTION!

zigzag_quilt (2)


If you were featured PLEASE
click HERE to Button-UP! 

...Thank you all for sharing your TALENT!

Where are YOU going?
IT IS TIME TO SHARE YOUR AWESOMENESS!

You know what to do...
If you made it share it!
 PLEASE Button up
and let others know that they can party here!
Have fun and inspire me to create a new STICKER;)

36th Avenue


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{ remember to link to your specific post, not your main blog... so we can know what it is that you want to show us}



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"SEW" CUTE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

1st WINNER IS # 84
With the comment:
84. bethanyclubb said...
So I have never posted a comment on any blog until today, I love your idea that much! Just posted on ucreate!
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2nd Winner is # 61


With the comment:
61.june said...
Shared on FB
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3rd Winner is #123
With the comment:
123.Roni said...
I shared this giveaway on FB too =0)

Please email me your shipping addresses at

Congratulations!

I can't wait to see what you make with them... ;)