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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mad-Hatter Teapot Lamps...part III

No, you are not dreaming...and no, my blog 
didn't just revert to a few months back...here and here
I am hooked on making Teapot Lamps!
I made 8 this month!

   Yes, I am crazy!
I fell in love with this little shortie...It must be mine now.
The rest I will be selling...
{there's even more in the window in the background...}
{{certifiably insane}}
 
 I joined the Ucreate challenge this month with lamps!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Polka dot plant stand!

Okay,
get a cheap plant stand ($4)
Paint and mildly distress
(I distress because I have children, and it's bound to happen anyway)


 
Remember this stuff?
I got a ton of computer paper at a yard sale for the
kids to color on...and thought I would 
use these streamers as a stencil!
{in theory, you don't really need a stencil for polka dots...
but I felt like it was the safer way to go}


Cover and tape strategically...not to cover any dots.

Brush paint them in...if it goes on too thick, it makes a mound, so watch it!

Peel away paper while still "tacky" and set out to dry!

Then I sanded down the top lightly, sprayed it with clear coat and ta da!

I didn't overstage this one so you could see the top!
:)
Totally hooked on this color!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

First Vendor booth!

Last Saturday I set up my first vendor booth!
It was a new and relatively small venue, but I made a profit!
I learned alot!  I made some great contacts!
I think next time will be even more successful!
I have oodles of projects to post over the next few weeks!
:)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Staycation!

Our Staycation and the best smore ever!
(awesomely took place simultaneously!)

My hubby has been home for a couple weeks
and leaves again soon...
so, I've taken a couple weeks off of
blogging just to enjoy him...
{I'll catch you up over the next month or so!}

We set up camp in the backyard!
 I made and ate the best smore ever!
 (chocolate graham crackers...2 Mr. Goodbars and
1 Reese's...no wonder it was so good!)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Aloha Festival!!!

 Hailee's Hula school Ili O' Polyensia is 
having their annual Aloha Festival!
Saturday July 23rd
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Vendor booths all day!
I will have a booth there--come check it out!
{{Mention you saw my blog and get $5 credit at the shop!}}
 It's free to walk around and shop all day!
$7 tickets for the evening performances!
$10 tickets for a huge Hawaiian dinner!


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Halloween in a Galaxy Far far away...

 2008 was one of our "poorest" Halloweens.
We just didn't have the money for elaborate costumes...
we thought!

Jared was born at the beginning of September, 
and I had a lot of late night feedings with him.
While I would feed him, I would contemplate how 
I could make Halloween costumes for our family.

My number 1 and number 2 decided we should do a 
STAR WARS themed Halloween.
Dan let me know that he wanted to be General Greivous
Hay wanted to be Shaak Ti
and they wanted Jare to be Yoda...Mike to be Darth Maul,
and I was to be Barriss Offee...yes we know Star Wars quite well.
What to do?

Mike shaved his head bald and we used paint we already had.
The horns were cheap latex horns we found at Smiths 
and he glued them on his head with spirit gum
(which we already had)
Black "jedi" costume and robe we already had from
the Ringwraith costume 2 years back...
 I had some white material and 
some green dye laying around...
after dying the material I fashioned a hat...
with "rabbit" ears for the baby Yoda.  
Brown material with a hole cut for the head and
tied with a belt over his little pajamas...
Not that he liked it...
 Mine was easy...green skin (done with eyeshadow),
black beanie, black robe (had both) 
and some eyeliner drawn diamonds and lips.
The challenge was #1 and #2...
Grevious:
I had a late night epiphany!
I would make the head piece with a ski mask and "fun" foam!
I then painted the foam...cut a tennis ball in half and sewed it to the hat...
then pinned in the side foam pieces...the cape was 
sewn with material I already had as well, 
and shoulder pauldrons stitched on.
For Shaak Ti, I used the white material I used for Yoda...
keeping it white and colored stripes with teal crayon.  
I used a red beanie to construct the hat...sewing horns 
and stuffing them with cotton.  I was so blessed
as I made this headdress!  Everything worked perfectly!
  The robe was with some brown material I already had...
I made her a brown dress as well.
Some red and white paint and Ta Da!
 
It's times like these when all that "hoarding" has paid off!
This was such an awesome, memorable Halloween...
We went to Walmart to have some family pics taken and got tons of attention!
People gathered around and wanted their pic taken with Darth Maul!
Way fun!
We always say when it comes to costumes there are 3 options:
1. Cheap
2. Fast
3. Quality
But, you only get to pick 2!
We got Cheap and Quality, but they took some time!

Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bathroom redo!

I finally finished up the bathroom!

Spackled, painted a fresh coat of blue 
(it was in the garage already, so it was free!)
and hung up the new chicken wire bow holder frame!

Before: 
Not so great...all the bows were just hanging 
on ribbons and a ribbon "web" I hot 
glued together years ago!
 It's the little things in life!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Might be an addict if...

I might have an addiction...

 My garage looks like a poorly decorated living/bedroom...
 Chairs to upholster, tables to paint...frames galore...
My table saw is having a tea party...
I have a spray paint store on the counter...
 The weight bench is even decorated...
The real telling thing was on Wednesday.
I was painting and projecting all day and forgot
to take my daughter to dance class...
hey, I admit it!
I have a problem!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Toy Story box

Remember Toy Story 2?
This was my favorite part of the movie!
I love his pull out box!
I found this ugly wood pull out sewing box
at the thrift store...and forgot to take a
picture before I took it apart and sanded it!

I spray painted it Charcoal and glazed it with a black glaze

I added some sweet vinyl...

Ta-da!

It is so much awesomer!
Just needs eyeballs, arms, and a little coat rack in there!



Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teapot Mad-Hatter Teaparty Lamp revisited!!!

 Here's my lamps again!
I was published in Ginger ScrapStreet Magazine!

This article was called "Down the Rabbit Hole"
And features awesome Alice in Wonderland projects!
Check them out, so fun!



 You know you want one.
 
  I will have a vendor booth in July where a couple
of these little guys will make their debut!

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