1.23.2013

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DIY Wall Hanging Project


Last season I ordered some fabric that looked great online, but when I received it was too big of a print to look good on a magnet board.  I couldn't return the fabric, but I knew I wanted to do something with it.  It was SO FUN to look at. And, I caught a glimpse of the fabric on TV on a show "Guys with Kids." (I think my exact words were: "See those cute pillows? I have that fabric!")






So I went to check out my local Goodwill.  I ran across this 24x36 print. The frame is perfect but the photo? Not so much.



I took the glass out and spray painted it.

Then I wrapped the fabric around the board:



 Then I put the frame back on, and...wa-la! A brand new print for my wall.  (I think it compliments the brick fort behind the treadmill rather nicely, don't you?)


That wall needed something bright and this was an inexpensive fix.  I love it!


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Valentine's Day Printable

Print and frame for an inexpensive Valentine decoration!

I'm a Pinterest hoarder.  What's that, you ask? It means I hoard my pins.  I pin, and I pin, and I pin some more, but rarely make anything.  Well that habit is going to STOP,  I say!  This is the year that I cook/organize/make/dress via things I saw on Pinterest. Starting with this adorable Valentine's Day printable.  The link will take you to the website, where you can download this print in either 5x7 or 8x10, and in four different colors.  How cool!!  Seriously, what did we do before Pinterest?!? This Shabby Chic frame is from Hobby Lobby, but I think I've seen them at Target as well.

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1.11.2013

Cupcake and Collages

Happy New Year/January/Flu Season!

Sullivan and Lego taking a nap
I hope your house is surviving winter and as healthy as can be during a Midwest January!  We avoided the stomach flu but did get hit with a little influenza.  (So far just little Sullivan has had it.) And as terrible as it sounds, I like Sullivan when he's down for the count.  He either runs at 1,000% or nothing.  So, like I told the pediatrician: "A sick Sullivan is a normal little kid."

Big news! Paper Miniskirt has a new addition to the team --  a sweet new ride to get me to and from art shows! Allow me to introduce you to Cupcake:
Cupcake, the new Ford E-250 Cargo van
She's all cargo, with the back completely open and ready to be filled with magnet boards!  I absolutely plan on sprucing her up with some color or a logo.  Something that says "Here comes Paper Miniskirt!" I"m totally in love and can't wait to get on down the road with her.  Why Cupcake? She is so white and clean and pretty, that she reminded me of a big helping of creme cheese frosting.  And, I now have room for a lot more cupcakes up front with me when I'm traveling.  Makes total sense, doesn't  it?

Speaking of gettin' on down the road: I'm working on applications for 2013 shows.  90% of them are juried shows, which means I have to apply and get accepted.  As the acceptances come in, I'll keep you posted on a schedule.  Thank you for all your input on which shows are must-dos! I love hearing first hand from my customers where YOU like to shop!  First show of the year is the Spring Festival at Canterbury in Shakopee April 12,13,14.


There are so many things I love about my job.  One thing I absolutely treasure is hearing where you're hanging your magnet board and how it's solving a problem for you in your home.  Last month I received this photo from Mary in Minnesota after she redid her craft room and used three Dandy Damask pattern magnet boards as a collage on her wall:

Using three magnet boards as a collage

 Isn't this room gorgeous?! I love her Paris theme and it makes me want to go in and start scrapbooking!    Thanks Mary for sharing your photo!  I'd love to see how YOU used your magnet board. Send me your photos, and I'll email you a coupon code for $5 off your next purchase online or at a show!  Email them to me at kristi@paperminiskirt.com or upload them on them to the Paper Miniskirt Facebook page.

By the way, have you liked Paper Miniskirt's Facebook page? You're the first to know about sales, specials, new fabrics, organizing tips and great deals that I run across.

Peace, Love and Paper Miniskirts!
Kristi