Friday, March 25, 2011

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?…


I kinda liked this photo…


I have cut out what seems to be a herd of these reindeer, moose or whatever they are. They still need some major sanding but I’ll wait until the weather is nice. I cut these out for the Christmas Bazaar at my church that is held in November.


I envision a photo hanging from the branch under the birds…but first I need to find a bigger board to cut because otherwise a pretty small photo would have to be used… (Project for the Christmas Bazaar).


I found that there are bowls out there at the thrift stores that are just too pretty to paint…this one went right into my hutch!



I’ve been experimenting with some new painting techniques and really having fun! I should upload the “in progress” photos to show you the turns this bowl took. At one point I sanded off a big section and repainted because it just didn’t look right.


I’m loving this “weathered” look and have plans to try it out with reds and yellows… every time I try something new I learn something new.

This week was packed and so busy! My kids are now on Spring Break and we have some fun planned for the weekend…more busy…but FUN busy!

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Terrarium…

This terrarium is a work in progress, I'm waiting until spring add more interesting plants. This project has been in the works since last summer! I bought the mushroom shaped container last summer at a garage sale and have been wanting to plant it as a terrarium ever since. The only thing holding me back was “activated charcoal”. See, I’d been seeing terrariums all over blog-land and almost every time they would list activated charcoal as an “ingredient”. You’ll never guess where I got activated charcoal…in my shed! A neighbor knew I had a few aquarium pumps from another garage sale and while rummaging through things to find the pump I found a brand new container of activated charcoal amongst the aquarium stuff…amazing! (Keep that "H" word to yourself please)

Here is a recipe to make your own…(or just google terrarium and see hundreds of tutorials!)
  • Bottom layer: Pea rock, aquarium rocks, small pebbles, glass beads, marbles…you get the idea
  • Next: A barrier to keep the dirt from getting into your bottom layer. I saw sphagnum moss listed all the time. I didn’t have any so I used a coffee filter.
  • Next: A couple spoonfulls of activated charcoal sprinkled around. This helps to keep your water from going stagnant.
  • Next: Dirt
  • Next: Plants
  • Next: Cute stuff
  • Care instructions: Leave it alone, they thrive with neglect.
Happy Crafting!!!
PS: I’m starting a list of supplies that would make up the ultimate crafting tool box…do you have any suggestions? I’m adding scissors, pencil, glue, tape to the list…

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here is a finished bowl…and welcome!

Welcome to my new blog! I hope you like it…if you notice any bugs please contact me so I can fix it. Notice the tabs at the top? So cool-I have tabs!


Now, back to crafting…I like this bowl! This one will be hard to give up…the bowl featured in the other posts is still a work in progress. I just have to figure out what to do to make me love it. So far nothing has come to mind, so I’ll set it aside and let my brain work on it by itself. lol. I was also just testing out my phone/blogging skills. It is almost too easy…I can see myself falling into the trap of posting too much. Time will tell…

Not my best work...

In progress...

Right now I just don't know if this will come together...