Crafts and Furniture

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Decorative Furniture

This is a shelving unit that we did for my friend Shannon over at Swainston Vinyl & Dezign. She is very creative and TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!! We built the shelf and she painted it and did this amazing pattern on the back.  She is using it to display all her little craft embelishments.  Makes me want one now, but there is no way that I would have the patience to do all that work.  If you get a chance check out her blog.

Here is a table that we did for Shannon as well.  She painted this herself and she chose to antique it. This table is 5ft if I remember right.

4 foot table

Diaper Cakes!

before I added the toys and other gifts

The front after I added everything

The back

I have wanted to attempt a diaper cake for a long time and I was surprised how simple it is to make one.  My sister in law is having a baby and I used this occasion to try one.  It was FUN!! They are spendy to make though.  This one cost me around $70, but some of that is rubber bands and ribbon that I can use again.  My best advice if you are thinking about doing a diaper cake is plan ahead and buy when things are on sale. And plan on needing more diapers than you think.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Luck and Appreciation

On Thursday, my husband and I were doing a few errands and I told him that I needed to run into Hobby Lobby for a quick minute.  Yes, he knows better than to think it will be quick.  He stayed in the truck with the kiddos and I ran in to get a few items for some projects I have rolling around in my head. 

I get to the checkout and the lady behind me has a cart FULL of stuff she is returning.  At first I was thinking how lucky I was that I didn't have to wait in line behind her.  Then she started having a breakdown. I guess she had bought all this stuff and got it home and her husband had an absolute FIT about it and told her she had to take EVERYTHING back!  She was in tears. I don't know what the project was that she was working on but I think she was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to do it.  Now instead of feeling lucky that I didn't have to wait in line behind her, I was feeling Lucky for a very different reason.  I am so Lucky that I have a husband who understands my craft addiction, supports it, and in many cases he even helps me by cutting out the wood or building tables or whatever people ask us to do.  I appreciate all that he does to support my habits.  Thanks honey you are amazing!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Day!!

I LOVE Valentines Day! Unfortunately I haven't had much in the way of Valentines Day decorations so this year I HAD to fix that!  Here is what I came up with including this months porch sign.

More Hats!

Here are a few more hats. We LOVE these hats. My 2 daughters wear them almost every day and have one to match almost every outfit.  These are all of ours. We haven't managed to get pictures of every hat we've done but this should give you a good idea of what your options are.  Also just a little add on. We are selling the flowers separately for $2 each.  So now your possibilities are limitless. Enjoy!