Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mod Podge and Gluesticks!

I did NOT get nearly as much accomplished today as I had hoped...a 5 hour headache behind my left eye kind of wiped me out this afternoon. ANYWAY, I did still get a few projects worked on and here they are!
I didn't paint this TODAY...but I did finally hang it up in Reese's room today!

I made this honeybee hive with a balloon and some crepe paper. 
I think it looks pretty cute hanging from her window!

I made the little bees out of pompoms, pipe cleaners and googley eyes.

Okay, I didn't make these today...I made them like 4 days ago...but I finally took the photo! 
They are clipboards with magnets on back so that I can hang all of my girls artwork and change it out easily...and so they don't try to hang a TON of their artwork which typically falls every time we go in and out of our garage door!

I had an extra pompom bee so he landed on a photo frame!

Rumor got a rainbow crayon frame...not quite sure how I feel about it...but I'll see what she thinks before I try and change it...

Today I got Rumor's artwork hung in her room. The upper left is from when she was 1 year old and then the one next to it is from when she was 2 and then the lower left hand side is from when she was...4 years old...I think...and then of course this years...age 6!

I hung a shelf above Rumor's top bunk because she loves looking at books before falling asleep.

This is a work in progress but it's for Reese's little honeybee!
PHEW...maybe I did get a lot accomplished!
Well, tomorrow I will be working on our basement...hanging the curtains and cleaning up some messes.
The kiddos will be arriving back from grandma's house tomorrow...can't wait to see what they think about their room updates!
Well, have fun and happy pinning...and remember, get off the computer every now and then and go execute the projects, recipes and fun things you pinned!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Getting my SEW on!

Phew! My sewing machine was on fire today! I had a day with no hubby and no kiddos so I spent it getting some much anticipated projects completed. I sewed a pair of curtains for our laundry room windows. I will show them off later when I get them hung.
I sewed a rainbow curtain for Rumor's bunkbed...a nice little surprise for her while she is away at grandma's house.

About a month ago, I purchased 6 napkins and a tablecloth from the sale section at Pier 1 imports. At first I thought I was going to use it to make pillows and a bedspread for Rumor's rainbow room...but I couldn't find a second table cloth...and she has bunk beds. My next idea is way better though...pillows for my couch and I used some of the table cloth to cover an old chest of mine. The chest was built by my GREAT GREAT Grandfather and the top has some pretty yucky marks on it because my grandma had stained it and then put a cloth material on it...I think maybe too soon because the fuzzies are stuck to the top. So, I removed her cloth and replaced it with this new pretty plaid cloth. I also made two accent pillows out of some fabric from my scrap box. I am guessing that this chest is at least 100 years old but there is no date on it. My grandma would have been 103 years this old...and well, it was her grandpa who made this. It is made out of Rosewood.
Tomorrow, I will spend most of my time cleaning up everything that I got out yesterday...but there might be some time for a few more projects. Pinterest has truly inspired my home projects!
Tomorrow's projects may include the glue gun and an electric screw driver...
Here are a few of my plans and pins:
Reese's Bumble Bee Sculpture

Make a sign for the laundry room wall with this saying...
"IRONY: the opposite of wrinkly"
Make a sign for our bedroom wall with this saying...
"I love you always forever. Near or far, close and together."
Make a lean-to shelf out of a palette for our bedroom
Make a photo display in our downstairs family room
hang my new letters RIDENOUR

Clean up and bring in my EMPLOYEES footstool for my office
oh, and I might do my dishes too...maybe...