Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas Presents

I decided to make (most) of the Christmas presents I gave this year and thought I would share some pics..

I made candles for my friends at work..


My Mom's present in the works

 And the finished product

Working on my Mother in Laws present

I had James paint the art work on his Mom's frame.. he did an awesome job!

The supplies I used on my Sister in Law's present

She LOVES making jewelry just as much I do

I don't have all the pictures of the gifts I made, so if I am able to get pics of the others I will share those with you as well.

HOpe ya'll had a Great Holiday Season!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flower beads

I learned how to make these a few days ago and now I am addicted! 
These are super fun to make.
I will hopefully have them up on my Boutique blog soon, and will be selling them!
You will be able to buy them alone or on a necklace for a little more. 
Just thought I would share with ya... Let me know what ya think!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Striped Walls!!

So, with our new baby on the way, we finally got going on the baby's room, my latest creative project that I thought I would share with my new creative friends.....

First, you have your in-laws come in for a Saturday and help paint the base coat color and trim.  (In our case it wouldn't have gotten done had they not come in town...)

Then you have your mom fly in the next weekend to help with the stripes.  (Make sure the paint is very, very, very, very dry or else the tape will pull the paint up.)  First we had to decide the width of each color of stripe.  Keep in mind how many walls you are going to do.  We decided to do our base color in a full 12 inches and the ivory we did in 6 inches.  It was horrible on only one wall, but on the whole room it looks really great.  So, my mom measured all the stripes out, make sure to keep the pattern consistent (we had alot of 'oh, crap!' moments.)

After the stripes are drawn on the wall (we used fabric chalk, but a pencil works too if you write really lightly.)  Tape off the base colored stripes.  Make sure to leave open the stripes you want to paint and try to tape it so that you can paint over your pencil marks. (If you don't, don't worry, it's easy to touch up later.)

Make sure all the lines are level before you start painting.  My mom did this as she taped so she could fix as she went.  In this picture we were checking to make sure the baby is level.  (I don't think it was.)

As Mom was measuring and taping, I can behind and sponged the lines.  I just used paper towels and a paper plate (wal-mart was low on sponge selections.)  But use any painting sponge and it will be great....

You may want to use gloves....

Once the stripes are all dried, take of the tape, and there you go!!!  Striped walls!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Love Beads!

I made some of these watches as Christmas gifts this year for some of the girls in my family. All were different styles with different beads. I made the two strands separate so you can where them together or each on it's own.

I really got into making jewelry when my hairdresser showed me all her necklaces she made. She sold them right in her shop!

She pointed me in the direction of the bead shop she bought her supplies at and I have been hooked ever since!(:>) I think they know me by name.ha ha

This is such a fun hobby and so addicting! These watches were pretty simple to make and so much fun!

It's ready!!

The blog is ready for posting! The invite I sent you should walk you through instructions but if you have any problems please let me know. Thank you all for being so excited to do this with me. I think it will be a lot of fun!

Please feel free to post anything you are willing to share, such as crafts(of course), pictures if you are into photography or just random projects you try. Really this blog is open to anything(as long as it appropriate of course) and any tricks or ideas you are willing to share with the rest of us is always welcome but not mandatory.

And keep posting! You are always welcome to post as you create.

Thanks so much. I look forward to all the posts!