Monday, April 25, 2011

Picture Frames

I went to the Goodwill today and found a bunch of fun picture frames for a picture gallery wall. I've been wanting to do one of these for a while but there weren't any publicly available walls in my house other than my hallway and I didn't want to put it there. I did find two empty walls perfect for pictures when I painted and rearranged my office. Anyway, I was really excited to find so many nice frames for so cheap, most of the frames were either $2.99 or $1.99 and a couple were the tag color of the week so they were half price. They all need to be cleaned up and I'm going to spray paint them all a nice brown color. I haven't decided what pictures I want to put in the frames yet but I am going to include some other decor items as well. As nice as some of the artwork is in the frames it's all going to go away. I do want to find a few larger frames too, I may have to thrift shopping again soon to find more frames. We'll see how it goes.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bookcases All Done!

So we finally finished the bookcases and brought them into our room. They look so good. Andrew did a really good job making them. We were originally going to put them into our office but decided to put them in our master bedroom instead. It's almost like we designed them to go in our bedroom. It goes bookcase, nightstand, bed (not pictured because it wasn't made), nightstand, bookcase. I'm so happy I don't have baskets of books all over the floor in our room anymore. There's plenty of room for more books now too. I also have a lot more room on my side of the bed now. Our room wasn't designed to be centered on that wall though we can tell because the door to the bathroom and closet isn't centered on the opposite wall. It's much more obvious now that everything is centered on the wall.

My bookcase

Andrew's bookcase

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Comfy Baby

Almost every time we go for a car ride that's a decent length, longer than 20 minutes or if Peter is really tired he will fall asleep in the car. He always looks SO uncomfortable so I've been thinking and wanting to make one of those neck pillows for him and today I finally did! I used the super soft fleece on one side and the bumpy fleece on the other. I had just enough polyfil to stuff it full. Peter was playing with it for a bit and I think he will really like using it in the car. 

The bumps filled in when stuffed

Leftover monkey fabric

He's so stylin'

I also saw an idea to make reversible soft car seat strap covers that I've been wanting to make for a while. I actually made not one set but two sets one for each kid. They were super easy and didn't take a long time at all and I think they turned out really nice and I can't wait to use them. I let Peter play with them when I was done with them. I connected them together and he thought they were the greatest arm band. 

Flower Pens

I got the supplies to make my craft night flower pot pens WAY back in January and I finally got around to making them Friday night. I got red, blue and black ink pens and made each pen match a flower. So all the yellow flowers are blue, the pink flowers are black and the green flowers are red. I still need to get some glass beads to go in the bottom of the vase but for now it's just fine. I think it really helped that I have a newly rearranged and organized office/craft room because I've been inspired/motivated to get previously started projects done. :)

I used a clear square vase instead of a clay pot

All the pretty flowers

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Baby Daisy's Blanket

My friend Amanda had her baby shower today and I made her one of those cool fleece tie blankets, my first ever, and I think it turned out really nice albeit smaller than I anticipated. I used fleece that I had in my stash, which contributed to the small size. I saw this fabric and knew it was the one for her blanket. The green fleece is leftover fabric from Peter's dragon costume. :) I love how the back of the blanket looks like it's lined with the front fabric. We were joking that when Daisy is older she can cut a slit in the back of the blanket and turn it into a pillow sham.

 Blanket Front

Blanket Back