Saturday, April 30, 2011

Springtime Shabby Scrap Wreath

Materials Needed:
  • one metal hanger
  • coordinating fabric scraps.
side note: my scraps were one inch wide by 5 inches long. if you want a chunkier look cut your fabric wider. mine were already cut to one inch for another project thus the thinner look.
take your hanger and unbend it, shaping it into a circle. you should be able to use your bare hands for this but a pair of needle nose pliers might come in handy. you can leave the hook to use later to hang your wreath. if you choose this method just use some more scraps to make a bow to camouflage it. Or, you can undbend it and form it along the top curve you already made.
Now start tying your scraps with a knot around your the hanger.
tie, tie, and tie some more. this is a good opportunity to catch up on tivo. keep tying till you run out of fabric or run out of room on your hanger.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

my little artiste

I'm sure you've heard me talk about Landry's obsession with using our home as an artistic outlet. every time i turn around something else has been "decorated"
this is a shot of her cleaning side walk chalk off of the wall on the island between our kitchen and living. also please not the marker on her own arm. nothing is off limits in her imagination apparently.
this is black crayon on her bed. she was supposed to be "taking a nap" on a side note, she has recently started eliminating her naps. please pray for me.
this is grey marker on my sewing machine. at least she was reading the leaders correctly as she marked them off.
this one is my favorite. i love the use of colors and sparkly stickers. why is this one so bad, you might ask. it just so happens it's on the back of one our vacation pictures.
and last but not least, the infamous green highlighter on our "dry clean only" comforter. luckily i was able to get this out using an awesome Oreck spot cleaner. (thanks Danielle!)

I'm envisioning that one day my little Michelangelo will be a wildly successful artist and she'll pay for me to live large on her dime and buy me lots of nice "undecorated" stuff. it's always nice to dream right :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

spring flings

please meet Eugene, the newest member of our family. he's named after the male lead in tangled. (his real name) this is bull frog tad pole. or as Landry calls it a frog fish. he had a friend that came with him which promptly died as Landry quickly pointed out "hey, he swims upside down" right now he's living in an old diaper wipes box until further "accommodations" can be found.
in other spring time news. there were a few Easter crafts started at my house this weekend. i made this Easter egg wreath which is a kid friendly craft. the wreath that was my inspiration can be found here. as you can see, they yarned around all of their eggs. after 3 failures at trying this, i went with the original plastic egg as is. it was much easier on my mental well being. (and my finger tips after all that hot glue) since i already had the yarn and eggs, all i had to get was the wreath which was half off at my hobby lobby!