Lola by Design

lindsay by birth, lola by design

so your kid ruined your table........

a lot of the furniture we have in our home is from a box.  i am not that fancy and i have never asked for expensive furniture. we move a lot and most of it gets ruined.  however, the last move we opted for a new dining room table (that came in a box). as it had been awhile since we had had a new one. i really do love it, however, one of our kids made the mistake of doing her nails on this new table.  after spilling nail polish all over it, she tried to clean it up with remover!  at this point, i considered it ruined.  i could have someone come and buff it out and restain it, but the chances of me getting around to that are slim to none. so, i went to joann's and purchased a roll of burlap and about 3 rolls of wired ribbon that suited my taste.  i lined it up with pins and sewed away.  can i sew?  yes. does it take mad skills to sew this bad boy?  no way!  this small, yet effective project will take you about 30 minutes if that. i love how it looks and more than anything, i am not constantly reminded of the stains from the finger nail polish remover underneath this runner!

52 reasons...........

the gift that keeps on giving

​christmas is coming up, and even though i made this for peter a few valentine's days ago, it would still be perfect in a stocking for anyone of your loved ones.  maybe you have already done this, but this is a gift that you could do evey year and it would never get old.  it is very practical and economical.  the directions on this are pretty clear but i can easily walk you through them.  i bought any deck of cards and then i hole punched them so they lined up throughout the 52 plus the joker cards.  i found a font i liked and created a template in microsoft word.  i had written down the 52 reasons why i love you ahead of time and just typed them in to my template and printed them out.  i used a stick of elmers glue to glue them on after cutting them out.  give them plenty of time to dry so they don't stick to one another.  i stuck a corresponding ribbon through the holes and tied them and viola, i was done!  he loved it and i hope he keeps them in his office! i am thinking of doing one for the kids and their stockings this year.

diy project.........

this is such an easy project!  i don't know about you, but i am always looking for easy yet effective projects.  i bought the glass pieces at world market.  always, my intention was to paint them, turn them upside down, add a bow and throw a candle on top for either purpose or simply decoration.  i bought acrylic paint after i figured out my color scheme.  mind you, i made these while i was still in my metallic phase of decorating, not metallica but metallic.  i tend to go ALL IN with trends, ha!  i also stencilled a pattern on two of them and left one blank with just color.  the bow that i tied is wired ribbon and therefore pliable.  you can change bows out with the season as well.  i think you will love this easy project, especially heading into the hoidays and the winter.

sports terminology..........


END AROUND......
the end-around is a play in american football in which an end or wide receiver crosses the backfield towards the opposite end of the line and receives a handoff directly from the quarterback.
thank you succlulents
i thank los angeles and the drought for my love of succulents.  we have moved this awesome, yet extremely heavy birdbath about 10 different times around the country.  we love it, but didn't love the nasty water that no birds drank from,  and it only harvested mosquitos.  so, it was filled with succulents and potting soil.  now it is a lovely addition to our yard.

do you want those holes......

if you don't feel like totally exposing yourself while wearing jeans, or you don't want your parents asking how come you can't afford jeans without holes in them, or you just want to add a little fun or winter in coming and it's warmer, you can easily add some fun fabric to the back of those holes.  i bought a bandana, which is very reasonable.  i lined it up with the holes after i turned the jeans inside out and took to my sewing macine.  i used the brown thread similar to what is used on jeans.  if you don't have a sewing machine, i believe it is doable by hand, tedious, but doable.  i also did a pair in camo.