Friday Fun

4 06 2011

Yes, I know it’s Saturday, but with soccer and garage sales I haven’t crafted today.  I did pick up a great frame for a corkboard (now I need a 40% off coupon for the cork) another wooden plate for a pedestal, and a t-shirt with great letters for an upcycled bag.

Yesterday, however, I crafted like crazy.  My friend Steph came over and we recycled some wine bottles into the chalkboards as I’ve seen all over blogland.  I haven’t put chalk on them yet because I can’t find the non-clay chalk.  For the spray on chalkboard paint, it needs to be the super chalky stuff. Steph’s bottle said vino and mine said menu, as I intend to use it for my daily menu. I loved the sun coming through the trees, but it made for a bad picture.

We also painted a pedestal bowl for her mom’s birthday.  I had a base that I had painted orange.  I thought I would just sand past the orange to the wood when the time came, but once I revealed the orange under the teal, it was AWESOME!

The last project I’m showing was the first one I accomplished yesterday.  I’ve had this ladybug (and another one with a butterfly) print for a number of years. They adorned the girls bathroom in previous homes.  We have different decor now so I could re-purpose the frames. I used some scrap fabric from T3’s quilt and cut the T out with my Silhouette.  On a sad note, I’ve lost the other two guides for my Silhouette, preventing me from cutting anything other than thin material 😦  Will be digging through the trash in the craft area later to see if they are there.

T3 loved it and it looks good on the shelf in her room.  Maybe the crafting will resume tomorrow.  Happy Saturday.

Sharing at :: It’s a Hodgepodge Life :: Fingerprints on the Fridge :: Tatertots & Jello ::



4 responses

6 06 2011

Love those projects. I love being able to use stuff I already have to make new stuff. Love the pedestal bowl. Did you make that or buy it. Sorry if you already said that in the post.

6 06 2011

I made the pedestal bowl by screwing a wooden bowl to a candlestick. I have others on my blog that I made and more to come 🙂 I’m kind of addicted to it and have been scouring garage sales and Goodwill for wooden items. I’m working on a square bowl at the moment.

8 06 2011

I love the last frame with the T on it! Such a good idea … think I am going to have to try this:) All credit back to you when I do 🙂
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11 06 2011

I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

Come strut your stuff.

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