Saturday, January 30, 2010

Project in the works...wall art

I've been wanting DH to paint something on our bedroom wall but I can't decide what I want. I saw this on Growing Up Creative and thought it was the perfect solution.

It's art made out of toilet paper rolls. My only problem now is that I have to wait for toilet paper rolls to come available so I can continue. Here's what I have so far:

I really like the natural brown color so I've decided to leave most of it brown and paint just a few flowers red to match our room.

Best of all, it's FREE!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winner of the Giveaway! chose #4, which is Melissa from My Craftie Life! Congratulations! I will be getting on touch with you and we can discuss the colors you would like me to use for your seat belt covers!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Guilt Stories and a MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!

I've been wanting to do a giveaway for quite a while now. My problem is that most things I make are for my home so I couldn't think of what I could give away. But, my cousin is doing her first giveaway and that gave me the motivation to just do it!

So, back to the title of this entry and then on to the giveaway.

The other day I was getting DD out of the car and I fell while I was holding her (Stupid snow!). She hit the cement with her face. I was scared that she cracked her head open but she just got a scratch on the head and nose. Luckily I was at my in-laws when it happened and DH's mom is a Nurse Practitioner and was able to examine her and assure me that she was okay. But I felt HORRIBLE! This is my first "accidentally injuring my own child" experience. And every time I see her scabbed nose I feel horrible all over again.

So, what does this story and the giveaway have in common? I want you to leave a comment and tell me one of your "accidentally injuring your own child" stories. Or, if you don't have children, just tell me a funny story.

And what do you get?

You can choose between a set of these:(Note her poor little nose)
They are seat belt covers to protect our little ones' necks. I'll even let you pick the colors you want!!!! ( I must give credit where credit is due for these seat belt covers. I got the idea from my favorite blogger Ashely over at Make It and Love it)

Or you can choose a microwavable baked potato bag:Again, I'll let you pick the colors you want!

Only one entry per person *OR* if you start following me, you can have up to 3 entries.
And please tell me if you want a baked potato bag or seat belt covers.

The giveaway will close at 6:00 pm (mountain time) on Thursday, Jan. 28th. Make sure your comment either links to your blog or tells me some way to get in touch with you.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project in the works...door frames

Our house is at least 60 years old. Probably more. That comes with a lot of down sides i.e. lath and plaster instead of drywall, aluminum ducts with asbestos tape....But, it also has some cool old woodwork. Unfortunately the original wood has been painted over. So, instead of stripping the paint we decided to paint the door frames so they stand out. We've only put the first coat on so far, but it looks amazing.

This is in my "black room." All the furniture is black and the couch is soon to be recovered in black. I was hesitant when DH suggested painting the door frames black, but I'm glad I went along with it.
Our little helper monkey

I also made new curtains recently but I wasn't going to post pictures until the couch was recovered. Oh well, here are the curtains:
I decided to hang them down like this rather than off to the side so they hide the ugly swamp cooler. I also made fabric flowers and put them on the tiebacks.

More pictures to come when the room in finished.