Friday, April 29, 2011

t- shirt weaving weekend

I just ran across this craft idea that was shared on another blog that I follow. Is this cool or what? All you need are a bunch of old t-shirts and a hula hoop. The process looks very much like the potholders we all made as kids. Well, I made as a kid anyway.;)

Here is a link for full instructions

Have a great weekend and do something creative with your family. <3

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

crazy notion

Last week while going through all of my wools scraps hoping for a spark of inspiration, I came across this old jacket (which is not wool). I had a crazy notion to turn one of the sleeves into a purse.

Here's how it turned out.. (Elizabeth is my model)

Monday, April 25, 2011

more crafting with magazines

I thought it would be fun to share some other fun things that we've made with old magazines.

These are frames that I made using recycled frames and magazine rolls. The larger one has a drawing that Clarissa did when she was in middle school at Northwest Florida Ballet Academie. She thinks it's silly that I framed it, but I LOVE to frame things that the kids make and I think she did a great job on this one.:) The other 3 are photos of all my girls.

I actually found these letters at a store that I used to love to frequent in Destin. They were honestly much cheaper than it would have cost me to make them. They are wooden letters that have been decoupaged with magazine strips.

Here they are all together

Here are a couple of more things that we have made using old magazines...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

changes and botox

Today we are traveling home to Georgia for a wedding. It will be the first time we have left our new town since moving down to south Florida from the panhandle. Moving down here was such a sad and crazy whirlwind. Bob got the job, which we were very thankful for. He loves his new job and I am glad. It has been a long while since he loved his work.

My Grandaddy passing away, literally in the middle of our move, was hard for me. I loved him so much. He was the best grandfather that anyone could have asked for. Truly, he was. I always knew how much he loved me.

Adding to this, it was very hard for me to move from Santa Rosa Beach. I'm never sad when we move from anywhere. I've always shared Bob's gypsy spirit in that I love new experiences, new places, and making new friends. New adventures. This time, however, I'm sad to leave such a beautiful country beach town where everyone knew everyone. I guess I am really a small town girl at heart and it didn't hurt that it was the most beautiful small town you can imagine.

I know that rarely anything in our lives is an accident and I know that we are where we are for a reason. There is such hope in knowing this and for that I am thankful.

For those of you who know me, I feel a bit like a fish out of water in a town where the majority of the woman carry designer bags (that I think are godawful tacky), wear an inch of makeup over their overly botoxed faces, and always wear heels. I'm the only flip flop wearing free spirited Mama I've seen so far, but I'm owning it dangit.

Here's a picture of my Grandaddy at Christmas with my niece Mary Emma...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

way behind on the blogging

So yeh, I'm way behind on my blogs. I'm going to try to do better and be more faithful with it. I want to start sharing things, ideas, and whims that I do for fun home decor around our house. That, along with being more faithful to show my latest creations and such. Here are a few things that I have made lately that are for sale in my etsy shop. I hope you like them. If not, just pretend you do.;)

These are so easy and so much fun to make. All you need are colorful pictures out of recycled magazines (you can also just use pages that are black and white only filled with writing and that will look fab too) a recycled tin can, glue mixed with water, a paint brush, and a long wooden skewer.

Also, makes a great vase!

Now, here is a fun banner I made to help welcome the spring. I love to make banners using recycled sweaters that I felt using the washer and dryer.