Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brrr...I think I need a blanket

Baseball season is now back in swing. I have spent the last two weekends at the fields - freezing my tail off! Boy don't you wish that were literally true. I would have some kinda smoking hot body!!! LOL!

Anyway, here are the supplies I started with - they were all stuff that I had on hand. If you saw my post from a couple of days ago - you would know that I have A LOT of stuff on hand!

I feel certain that I bought all of the fabric pieces at Joann's - the fleece I got at Hancock Fabrics - and the jeans were a "gift" from my dad. I cut out 12 1/2" squares of all the fabric pieces and used the fleece to line the blanket/quilt. Here is the finished product:

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Mom Cave - be careful, if you fall in...

My creativity hit a wall...I couldn't figure out why? That is until I looked around my craft room and then, it all became abundantly clear.

No one is capable of being creative in this mess...The pictures that follow may scare you - they sure did me. I was overwhelmed for so long. But, one box at a time, I finally have a clear space to work! Here are the scary "Before" shots:

As I got going - things got a lot worse...

Do you have chills running up and down your spine yet? I seriously felt like they could come and film an episode of Hoarders right here in my craft room. My husband made the mistake of stopping by to see my progress. He ran, screaming from the room. My 13 yr old just said "oh, wow." Have you seen most 13 yr old boy's bedrooms? He could still find the nerve to say that about my room. Ugh.

To save some dignity - here are just a few quick shots of the new and improved closet space. The rest of the room is pretty clean too - but the creative juices caught up with me and I started a new project before I could take pictures.

So, for now - my closet is uber organized - every sort of craft in a corner of its own. We will see how long it will last!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A birthday gift

I recently made a birthday present for on one my besties, inspired by her desire to remake her living room into a "coastal / cottage" vibe room and completely inspired by this candle holder from LL Bean. So, off I went to try my hand at recreating something in this proximity.

I got a vase from the local dollar tree...
and I picked up these beauties from Michaels...

Now that I had my supplies - I just started gluing, and gluing and gluing...I used some pretty powerful glue to keep that glass on the vase - should probably do it in a well ventilated room. Yikes.
I just realized as I am almost through writing this post - I never took a picture of the final product! WHAT!?!?! Good think Miss Anne lives close. I will have to pop in for a visit.