A friend has been teaching me how to crochet. Mmmm... this is not a very mommy friendly craft. I am supposed to remember a series of symbols, the six stitches they represent, and how to make them and then the kids interrupt and I have to try and figure out where I am....
For instance, I am supposed to make 1 slip stitch, 1 double stitch, 3 triple stitches, 1 double stitch, and 1 slip stitch. Then S says, "Will you make me a peanut butter sandwich?" and I say, "AHHG, where was I?!". Maybe when you know how to make each stitch without thinking it is easier to keep your place. If not, this may be a very short series of lessons. Here is my first completed project- the ever popular hot pad.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
On the Garners recommendation I ordered Tammy and the Bachelor from Netflix. It was cute- so, I signed up for the sequels. Tammy Tell Me True/ and Tammy and the Doctor. I really liked Tammy Tell Me True and laughed a lot. Tammy and the Doctor wasn't quite as cute but I did still have fun laughing. The basic plot for each story is that, Tammy, raised on a houseboat by her grandparents ventures out into the world and finds that half the time she doesn't know what people are talking about. They are cute romantic comedies.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Then use a button or an adorable scrapbooking brad for your new center. Add a piece of wire, or a classy garbage twist, to attach a button to the center of the flower and to the hair clip.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Warning: This week there will be lots of hair clip type posts! Ok- this one takes about two seconds to make. Use your Michaels fifty percent off coupon and buy one of their adorable Reflection silk flower brads in the scrapbook section. Use the brad on the back to attach the flower to a hair clip-
if you want to hold it securely and prevent hair getting tangled add a drop of hot glue to the top of each brad tip. You're done!
oh, I forgot to take a picture of the finished project- so sad!- and I gave the clip away so I can't take one... but you are creative you can imagine it! :o)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I found this gaudy picture frame on clearance at WalMart. It was even more shocking in person. I dry brushed brown paint over it- and then was disappointed because the paint was matte and the gold was glossy. It looked weird! So I put a coat of Modge Podge over everything and that evened it out nicely.
Then I thought it looked too brown- but sanding doesn't work very well after you Modge Podge it so I went to Hobby Lobby and found this stuff that I LOVE! It's called Rub 'N Buff and you apply it with your finger. They have different types of metallic finishes too.
I framed another calendar picture and now I'm a happy camper.(Oh, that word that is cut in half says "believe" and I got it at Mervynns two years ago).
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I love visiting my sister Kathy's house because she has lovely religious pictures everywhere and it brings a beautiful feeling into her home.
Inspired by her, I've been wanting to add pictures of the Savior to the rooms in my house. I would love to go to Deseret Book and buy a bunch- but that is WAY out of my budget.
I ended up buying two 2009 calendars at 50% off. I cut out a picture I liked and framed it in a cheap WalMart frame (shown above). I also bought a few matted 5x7 pictures and framed them in beautiful frames from Hobby Lobby (at 50% off). I'll try to show a few as I get them put up around the house. I already like the difference it has made in my home.