Monday, March 1, 2010

Makeover Monday & Much More!!

Good Monday morning! It's cold here today but NO SNOW!! Well, at least none until tomorrow night. Hey, we celebrate the small things in life, ya know?

For today's makeover, I have been seeing on several blogs where some talented ladies have been covering books with fabric. I love the look and last weekend while we were in the Smokies, we went to several large flea markets. At one of them, there was a book vendor who had a box full of books marked "FREE"!! I grabbed two of them because I knew they would be perfect for me to try my hand at covering them with fabric. I already had some scrap fabric laying around from some previous projects so I got to work. Here's a before pic:

I used a pretty floral print for one of the books and just a plain tan muslin for the other. I decided I wanted a pocket put on the front of the plain one just to dress it up a little. I put a sprig of Sweet Annie in there for some texture. Here's a close up pic of my print fabric:

I tied them together with a piece of coffee stained cheesecloth. I am very pleased with how they turned out. I'll definitely be doing more of these! Here's a couple pics of the finished project:

I was the lucky winner of Mylinda's giveaway over at Country Lane Peddler. I received my goodies on Friday. I won a cute heart makedo and two yummy looking heart shaped "cookies". She also threw in some tiny heart bowl fillers. Thank you so much Mylinda ~ I love them all!! My hubby thought the heart shaped "cookies" were real!!

And finally, the moment we've all been waiting for! LOL! I had twenty qualified entries for my St. Patty's Day giveaway. I wrote all the names down on a pad of paper and used to pick the winning number. And the winner is. . .

Lucky number 16 which is. . . CARMEN C.!!!!!

Congrats to Carmen! Please e-mail me with your addy and I will get your goodies sent on their way!

I hope everyone has a great Monday! I am heading out the door to work. Yippee! (o.k., not really that happy about going to work, but I'm trying!!)

Until next time. . .



  1. Very cute books... did you sew or glue?? Details please!!
    I agree on the no snow... I can actually see some of my yard... the mud of course... ask what color my white Westie

    Have a great day

  2. YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!! Oh my goodness Donna, what a great way to start the morning, thank you sweetie!!!! I will get my addy to you and thanks for makin' my day :)

  3. Your books turned out really nice Donna. I have so many I have picked up over the years from yard sales that I should try primming up. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Congrats to Carmen on her win. I know she will love her goodies.

  4. Congrats to Carmen!
    I love the book make over. The pocket you put on it just made it so much prettier. Great job!

  5. Congrats to Carmen for winning your giveaway! Those "cookies" you won sure do look real...congrats on your winnings!
    It's funny that you posted about fabric covered books because I've been wanting to do this but haven't had a chance to hit the gw to find any books. Yours turned out really nice!

  6. Donna,
    Your books turned out sooooooooo cute and prim! How nice that they were FREE!!!

    May I ask where you buy your sweet annie or do you grow your own or what??

    Cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great job on the books! They're awesome!

  8. Yes, congratulations. Just passing by to say we have SPRING ! x x x

  9. Congratulations Carmen!

    Those books turned out really cute! The cheesecloth and sweet annie just complete the sweetness of this project!

    Isn't it so fun to win a giveaway? I love it! Those do look real. Glad you stopped your hubby before he popped one in his mouth.