Showing posts from July, 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!

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!


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' wonder it was so good!)

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

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!

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!

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! It's my Mad-Hatter Lamp!  You know you want one.     I will have a vendor booth in July where a couple of these little guys will make their debut!

Upcycled American Tee!

I scrambled to get everyone in Red, White and Blue this morning! And to my dismay, neither I, nor my daughter had anything to symbolize our patriotism in clothing! I hurried and took the cloth flags off a couple  of those cheap stick flags and sewed them on an old shirt.  Good thing it was daughters shirt ended up  covered in a Blue Raspberry snowcone!    I did a crazy stitch so I wouldn't have to over think the straightness! They turned out great,  unlike these pictures and their midnight photoshop fury! :) Happy Fourth!

Patriotic Pinwheels!

I have just been dying to make pinwheels! Today my dreams came true! I made this originally for the GNO I went to on Thursday... {check out the awesomeness HERE at Michelle's Blog} but I knew it would become part of my patriotic decor for July! I opted for an nontraditional coloration of red, white and blue!  I hot glued a half of a styrofoam ball onto my  platter for the perfect pinwheel holder... The matchboxes had 2 chocolates in them with my  blog address...basically a "business" card! I used Stampin' Up's Matchbox die in my bigshot but it's basically this pattern ! GNO photo: taken from Michelle  Yes, I wore a giraffe print dress... Among the compliments of the day was my 9 year old son Dan, He said "mom, I like your giraffe suit!"  Thanks for looking!