Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I took the glass and backing out and painted the frames (the smaller one was $.50) a brown color. Your paint job doesn't have to be perfect, so don't fret!
Then I took the backing of the frames and cut out pieces of paper to fit them. Then I glued the paper onto the cardboard backing.
After the brown paint was dry, I took a wet paint brush and painted on a robin egg blue color. Again, you don't have to paint these perfectly. By the way, I already had all the paint colors, so that didn't cost me a thing.
While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I made some nests. There were little twig nests at Michaels, but they wanted $1.99 for one. I found this mossy twig stuff next to the spanish moss. It doesn't have a name on the bag and it only cost $3.99 for the whole bag which will last me another 20 or so nests! I just shaped it into a nest, with a small indent in the middle like a real nest would look.
I had some aqua ribbon that was a little too bright for this, so I soaked it in a little coffee grounds to get a more aged look to it.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
2. I never want to see a ghost. I am absolutely fascinated by stories of other peoples encounters with them, but I would probably have a heart attack f I came face to face with one.
3. I was a welder in high school-better than all the boys too. I wish I could do it again because I really loved it. I even rebuilt a lawn mower engine-GIRL POWER!
4. I have a few OCD traits. For instance, the volume on my TV or stereo has to be on a multiple of 5 or it drives me nuts. And I have to take a towel from the bottom of the pile, never from the top. I know, I am crazy!
5. I was the queen of my town back in high school. Apple Blossom Queen that is. I had a tiara, a sash and a robe. I was in every parade for miles around and was a local celebrity. The best part was when little girls would ask me for my autograph!
6. I almost moved to Iowa after college. I would have been a dairy farmer's wife. I am pretty sure I would have been miserable that far from home and I definitely believe that things happen for a reason and the way they are supposed to.
7. My husband and I are complete opposites. For instance, he has more tattoos than you can count and I never want one. But we are so perfect for each other. Opposites attract, and that is definitely us, I wouldn't have it any other way!
So there's 7 random things about me. I like random, I am the queen of random. I always have some random fact or tidbit about something, so this is perfect for me!
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Thanks for stopping by my blog, it makes me feel so special to know that someone is reading, looking and interested in what I am up to!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
This mirror was left in the closet when we bought this house. It was black with a weird crow and elephant looking pattern on it-ugly! A little painting was all this mirror needed to look great! I love the embossed detail on the frame!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Close up of the roses, leaves and scrolls.
Full view...I still haven't decided where to put it yet so for now it is in the garage...please excuse the messy background!
Love, love, love it! I am making some for my bread box now...can't wait for that to be done next!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This is what it will look like when you are done kneading it. (Sorry for the blurry picture, my camera was not liking a few of these.)
This is where you would add color. A drop of acrylic paint until you get your desired color kneaded in does the trick.
Pinch off a small amount of the dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it with your fingers and the roll it into itself. You are mimicing a rose bud, so look at one if that helps.Keep adding petals to get your rose. You can add as many petals as you want until you get the desired look. Add them randomly, alternating sides. Again, look at a real rose to see the pattern. When you are done, they look like this.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I also made these super yummy potato skins for appetizers. Don't ask me why I chose to do 2 things that took a lot of time, but they were well worth it!
My next big outing was to Ste Chapelle Winery for a little wine tasting Jimmy Buffett style. There were 6 of us girls that went and we ran into one more when we got there.
Top Row L-R: Meredith, Lisa, Kyla, Brooke
Bottom Row L-R: Jen, Kathy, Me
It was a hot July day at the winery-99 degrees I believe. Thank goodness there were lot's of trees to give us much needed shade!
The 6 of us girls were able to finish almost 4 bottles of wine-my favorite Soft Red, Cabernet Sauvignon and a new favorite Soft Rose.
I was even able to get a coat of paint on the cabinet. My husband says it looks pretty good as is, I haven't decided if it needs one more coat or not. I am going to make some bread dough roses for this, which I will show you later.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Excuse the background-the garage-this seems to be where all of our projects end up. I can think of at least 5 more waiting for me to finish right this second.
You may get to see after pictures of these two projects very soon, possibly this weekend. That is if I can find time between grocery shopping, our softball team BBQ, cleaning the house, doing laundry, planting more flowers, Wine Tasting Jimmy Buffett style at Ste Chapelle Winery, etc. etc. etc...oh-and don't forget I have to hit a few yard sales too!
Wish me luck or at least lot's of energy!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This snowglobe was used as the topper to my wedding cake!
P.S. I designed my wedding cake and my wonderful mom baked it and decorated it. She's been making wedding cakes all my life-isn't she amazing!
Snowglobes, figurines, nesting dolls-anything Cinderalla-I want it!
I made this shelf a long time ago to house all my Cinderella stuff. I am to the point where I need another one...but my husband says I have way too much Cinderella stuff. I can't tell you the last thing I got that was Cinderella-sad.
Everyone expected me to have a "Cinderella Wedding". There were touches here and there-the cake topper, I wore "glass slippers", my husband & I danced to "So this is love", my dad & I danced to Steven Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella". Just a hint here and there. I really do love Cinderella. A dream is a wish your heart makes!
Good luck to all that enter!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
My husband plans to use these as decorations in his back yard bar.