Badge of BurbExcellence

February 1, 2012

We want to see what you’re doing.


Okay that sounded creepy. We are interested in seeing what projects you’re working on. I know you like reading about what we’re doing but we’d love to have some back and forth around here about what people are working on, tips, project ideas, you name it, we love it.

I’ll even resort to a little bribery. I’m working on designing a badge you can have on your website, facebook, where ever, which father Burb has dubbed the badge of BurbExcellence. It will be really cool. Or not. But still, we’ll make it for you.

So please! Let us know what you’re working on- pictures, ideas, projects, sewing, painting, building, all the good stuff we can talk about. I’d love to feature someone every week. If nothing else, it’s free publicity!


November 29, 2011

This weekend we pulled out our quickly amassing tubs of Christmas ornaments to decorate the house. Is it early, sure. But it’s SHINY. Besides, I love my tinsel tree (yes I HAVE a tinsel tree. Are we surprised? No). Anyhoo, I thought I’d post a quick project for my lovelies to make this time of year.

Step 1: Find some doilies- you can check antique shops, Joann’s, Michael’s, or Grandma’s trunk.

Step 2: Get some fabric stiffener.

Step 3: Stiffen said fabric.

Step 4: Allow the doilies to dry on a flat surface or rack (for better air circulation).

The dried doilies will become hard and you will be able to string them up. Stringing several together makes a nice snowflake effect.