A sewing cabinet sneak peek and some fabulous printables

You may be wondering why I haven’t posted my sewing cabinet reveal yet, so I am here to update you on my progress. I know I had promised to share my finished cabinet with you early this week, but it is taking me a little longer than I had anticipated to finish it. There are so many little nooks and crannies on this piece to paint and I paint everything by hand! This is one of those times where a paint sprayer would really come in handy. I may have to break down and buy one some day. Work smarter, right?

Also, my family and I were away this past weekend so I wasn’t able to get into the garage to paint and because I work full-time during the day, I only have about an hour or two each day to work on my painting projects between running after my kids and the mountains of laundry. I am so behind on my projects this week, but I am sure you can relate in one way or another!

Anyway, I should have my sewing cabinet all finished and ready to show you in the next day or two. In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with a sneak peek of my cabinet as it was yesterday; all painted and ready for distressing, glazing and topcoating.




The color looks so vibrant here, doesn’t it? It is actually a light turquoise in real life!  What do you think?

I am so excited to share its transformation with you soon! I hope you will like it.

Updated: Please click HERE to see the final reveal of my sewing cabinet.


On another note, one evening last week when it was cold and rainy outside I kept myself busy making these amazing tags from Lilac & Lavender.

I found Megan and her blog while on Pinterest one day. Let me tell you it was love a first sight. I can’t believe all of the wonderful free printables that she has on her blog. Thanks so much for sharing these with us Megan!




I printed out these gift tags on white letter size cardstock on my color laser printer. They printed out beautifully and they look as if they are professionally printed. Megan’s tags are such great quality.

To cut out the tags, I used my small Fisker’s paper trimmer. This took me only about 5-10 minutes. I then used my small hole punch to make holes in the top of each tag and I finished them off by threading lengths of thin twine through them. I found the twine at the Dollar Store. It was actually a part of a children’s necklace making kit.


Click on the tag name above the photos to find the gift tags that I have shared in this post.


French Vanilla Tags 



Vintage Bird-Inspired Tags



This one below is my favorite!



Aren’t they sweet? These would look gorgeous on a gift or they could used as sales tags for those of you selling your handmade items. You could also frame these tags as works of art, use them in your craft projects or use them in your photo transferring projects.

For more eye candy and an abundance of free printables, please stop by Megan’s blog and say “hi!”. I am sure that you too will be amazed by all of the wonderful printables that she has on her blog. http://lilac-n-lavender.blogspot.ca/


Until next time,




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  1. Megan

    Carrie ~ wow, I’m so blown away by this post!! I truly appreciate everything you’ve said about my artwork & blog… it’s nice to see the tags as you’ve printed them ~ love the twine! Have a great day :)

    1. Carrie

      Hi Megan!
      You are so welcome. It is my pleasure! What’s not to like about your artwork? It is gorgeous! Have a great evening!

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