Sunday, July 31, 2011

And We’re Back

Hi Friends!  I’m back.  I took the Missouri Bar this past week in Jefferson City.  I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sick of talking about it, but I think it went well and I’ll find out in six weeks whether or not I’m licensed.

Now on to the fun stuff.  I’ve got a LONG list of stuff that I want to make and I’ve actually got several things that I worked on a while ago and never had the energy to post about.

I found this idea on Tatertots and Jello and knew that I wanted to do something similar for a big empty wall in our bedroom.  Mine needed to a lot bigger though.  A whole lot.


I started with a canvas drop cloth from Lowes.  I decided that it would be more cost effective than buying fabric at the store.  I got paint and the fabric from Hobby Lobby.  I got three fabrics.  The polka dot one was a yard (I think) and I cut it into strips that were four inches wide.  Then I sewed all of the strips together so I had one long piece of fabric.  I ironed it in half and then each half in half again to essentially make double found bias tape.  I cut the pennants out of the drop cloth and made me own stencil using a sheet of clear plastic and my Cricut.  I did polka dots, chevron, strips and a wavy.  I positioned the stencil differently on different pennants so it made it a little more interesting.  Originally I was going to use fabric paint but realized that it wasn’t ever going to get washed so acrylic was fine.  I pained the pennants and then sewed them into the bias tape.  I also sewed strips of fabric in between the pennants.


They are strung across a wall of our bedroom and they had a great splash of color and fun.  It was a little tedious, but only because I wanted it so long.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

One More Week

Guess what?  One week from now, I will be done with this godforsaken test.   Sorry I haven't been posting more.  I do have some projects that are done and in various stages of being ready to be posted, but studying this much wears me out.  Any free time that I do have goes towards making sure the boyfriend doesn't feel neglected and making sure we are eating more than just s'mores and cheez-its.  Speaking of s'mores, while I haven't been crafting, I have been finding things to craft in the future.  I am kind of obsessed with Pinterest.  Its a great study break because I can take a minute or two and browse all the fun and cute things out there on the web.  If you want to follow me, you can find me here, but for now, here's a few of my recent pins:

Go read this made me laugh out loud

There's just a little something to tide you over until I'm back in action next week.  Let me know if you want a Pinterest invite, and I'll hook you up.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chalkboard Sign

I’m thinking my new favorite project supply may be chalkboard paint.


I bought this sign at Hobby Lobby on clearance for less than $4.  I had originally planned on using it to make a wedding gift, but due to studying, the wedding came and went before I was able to make it into something nice.  And I had gotten a can of chalkboard spray paint for another project that still hasn’t gotten done.  I took a few minutes this week to combine the two to get this:


It’s hanging on the inside of our door so we can write notes to ourselves or each other so we’ll see them before we walk out the door.  Or we can just write random things like Happy Birthday America.  I’m not sure how well it is going to hold up because the wood is a little rustic, but since it was so cheap, if it doesn’t last forever, it won’t be so bad.

P.S. Do you love our super old school ghetto door bell?  Its pretty awesome.  The best part is that the button you press on the outside of the door usually gets stuck and it freaks out the pizza guy. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Faith, Hope and Love

It’s been a while, hasn’t it.  Remember when I said they told us we needed to spend 12 hours a day studying for the Bar?  Well, this day has come.  Actually, its been that way for a while.  I won’t bore you will the details, but lets just say I’ve been studying a lot.  A whole lot.  And it leaves very little time for anything else, including blogging.  That sucks because I really love to blog.  So I’m working on trying to get back to it.  It won’t be everyday, but hopefully we won’t go weeks without a new post.  Anyway, now that the excuses are out of the way, onto something more fun.


I saw this on Pinterest and loved them.  My wonderful mom left me a surprise Michael’s giftcard in my car one day and I knew that this is what I wanted to do with it.  I bought a pack of 3 flat canvases and the wooden letters.  While I like the look of the regular canvases, the flat ones were more cost effective.  I used my e6000 glue to affix the wooden letters to the canvases then gave them a few coats of spray paint.  I went with blue rather than white because all of my walls are white.


They are hanging in our living room with our canvas from Canvas People.  I want to add something more around it, but I haven’t found what I am looking for yet.  Given that I have no idea what I am looking for, it may be awhile before the look is complete.