Monday, May 30, 2011

Forgetful me

I recently got my car door fixed. Hallelujah! And while cleaning it out I found several things I forgot were in there. I'm sure when I put things there I thought I'd remember where I left them, but that doesn't work out so well.

So I know it's corny to put vinyl lettering in the car, but if I didn't I'd forget what's in there.

You have no idea how happy I am to have this:

A back door that opens!

Word to the wise, if a can of soda explodes in your can and the sticky sugar somehow makes the weather stripping come out of place, fix it before the weather stripping gets caught in the latch and you can't open your back door:) It's not fun to pay $96/hr. for a mechanic to prise your door open.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

When crafts go wrong....

So I've been crafting a ton of baby things lately for my little nephew-to-be but I can't post any of it for fear his mommy will see:) But one craft went seriously wrong and they're going to be trashed.
I'm really bummed these didn't work out. I was really, really excited about them. I attempted, and failed, to make closet dividers for my little un-named nephew (I'm shaking my fist at his parents for keeping his name a secret. It's funner to personalize baby gifts....just sayin)

I don't remember where I found this idea but when I saw it I wished so bad that I had them when DD was born. She got so many clothes in a wide range of sizes that sometimes I didn't find an outfit until she had grown out of it.

I found the wood door hangers at hobby lobby and used DH's dremel to cut one side so they'd hook over the rod. Then I mod podged on paper. Here's where I messed up. I wasn't too worried about cutting the paper exactly to size because I thought that when I went back over the edges with a sanding bit on the dremel, it would sand off the extra paper. It didn't. Then I tried to exacto knife off the excess, but it tore a lot. So I thought I'd ink the edges but the ink wasn't dark enough so I used paint. By then I was so frustrated that I wasn't as careful as I should have been. In the end, they looked like crap and I refuse to give them to my sister-in-law, but here they are:
It's okay. I've got many, many other things to give the little guy and his mama. But it's always a bummer when a craft doesn't work out.