Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sorry I've been MIA

Well it has been quite a while since my last entry but I have been super busy! This blogging thing is all new to me and its hard to find time to post. Especially with two little ones. How do you other moms do it! Ive gotta give it to you. You guys are some great multi taskers. I have been doing some crafting and I will try and post some tutorials later on. But for now Ive got to wrangle the kids down for a nap....

In the meantime you should check out this website. So many great ideas!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hair Bow Holder

  Ok, so both of my daughters have a million hairbows! Im pretty much obsessed. I even started making my own. The problem was that I didnt have anywhere to store them! I didnt want one of those bow holders thats just a long piece of ribbon. I was looking for something more creative. So I found this idea and I absolutely love it! Its a Hair Bow Frame.

  Im a bargain shopper so there was no way I was going to go buy a new frame just to break it down. So garage saleing I went....and Success!! I stopped at a garage sale where a lady had a stack of old picture frames and she was asking $1 per frame. Some of the frames were complete and some were missing the backing and the glass. I asked if she would take .50 for the incomplete ones and she said yes! Woo hoo! $.50 for a frame! I rushed home and dug through my spray paint and ribbon stash. Found just what I was looking for.

  The frame I got was pretty rough looking so I had to clean it up, wipe it down and pull out any stray nails. Then I spray painted it. Took a couple of coats but I got the look I was wanting. Once it was dry I glued ribbon to the back and putt a tulle puff in the corner...Wallah! A display for my beautiful hair bows!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hook Holder

I've got a new project Im trying to complete but I've been so busy lately. Its a crochet hook case. Im hoping Im following the directions right! I decided to do it in a purple yarn since thats one of my fave colors. Im almost half way done. Its killing me that I haven't finished yet! Hope it comes out great. I'll definantly post pics of the finished project...hopefully soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Newest Addction

Ok so I have gone through my share of hobbies and interests but I have to say this one is a keeper. Crochet. I love seeing the work of my hands. Items created with the simplest loops and patterns. All beautiful because they were made by me. My whole life I've felt that I wasnt really good at one particular thing but Im starting to think maybe this is it. I genuinely enjoy crocheting. It de-stresses me. Even if I can only do it for ten minutes without getting interrupted, those ten minutes are totally worth it. These are a couple of things Ive had the joy of making.