Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Ugly Yellow Candle Holder

ok, I know these things are all over Blogland, but I didn't have one so I HAD to make one.  I found this U-G-L-Y awesome VERY yellow candle holder at my church yard sale for 0.50 and said to myself "what the heck, I'll give it a try, it couldn't get any uglier more awesome".  My 6 yo daughter asked me if I was REALLY going to buy it and my 11 yo daughter just looked at me and gave me that look!  Then, as I'm contemplating buying a truly awesome dresser (which I did) one of the guys from my Sunday School Class asks me if I'm going to buy that candle holder....I proudly say "YES, I am" to which he responds, oh good, Elizabeth (his wife) will be happy it sold!  After the urge to crawl INSIDE the dresser passed, I told him I would be sure to send him a picture of it when I'm finished with it, which I plan to do today!  Here is what it looked like when I brought it home AFTER I washed it

and then I used the AMAZING Gorilla Super Glue to add this

and got this beauty

At this point my 12 yo son walks in and finds this sitting on the counter and asks the hubby "what the heck is Mom doing with this ugly thing?" to which the hubby just shakes his head and says "Son, it's better just not to know!"  and then they both crack up laughing.  Well, I'll have you know that after a few coats of ORB that ugly thing now looks like this

I think she turned out pretty good, but I may add something to her later.  She still needs a coat of clear, but I couldn't wait to show her off!  And No, Elizabeth you can't have it back now!  :-)  I haven't decided what to put on it, but I have my eye on my son's practice baseballs to make some of the awesome decor balls that I saw at House of Hepworths.  Check out her blog...I intend on copying using her for inspiration on several things!  

Check back soon to see what I am dong with THIS ugly thing

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Button necklace

I have been so inspired by all the talented crafters out there in Blog world that I have decided to join you.  While I'm not anywhere near as talented as the other blogers, I hope I can create a few presentable things for my house.  I have a few projects started, but as most things in my house, they aren't finished yet!  

ok, here goes my first craft project post...

I have TONS of old buttons and am always trying to think of creative ways to use them so when I saw a necklace made from buttons at my local bead shop, Panda's Crossing, I knew I had to have one!  Since I'm WAY to impatient to wait for the next class, I begged Donna to show me how to make it immediately!  She gave me a crash course, which is basically all it takes since this is SO easy!  I went home, dug out my box of buttons, some wire and made this...

After learning a few tricks, I tried again...

Here is a close up of the buttons...complete with part of my cat's feet!  She thinks she is supposed to be in every picture I take!

Now I just have to go in search of the perfect outfit to wear it with!  

Since I had the buttons and the wire to make these, the only cost to me was the cord and clasp which were only a few dollars.  I'm going to try some different things with this idea and will share those if WHEN I get them complete.  So dig out those buttons you have buried in a closet and get creative!

I have linked up to House of Hepworths go over there to check out her awesome projects!

Check out these other Shabby projects at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Linking up to Frugal & Fabulous Design's Fab Friday party--go check out her awesome Mosaic Mirror!

And...the Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming  UPDATE: My first post was featured by Stephanie this week...I feel so honored since her blog is one of my favorites!  Go check out all the other cool projects...go on...you know you don't want to mop that kitchen floor right now!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm baaack!

Ok, I know I've not kept up with this blog like I intended on doing, but I'm going to give it another shot! So much is different from when I started, I really just need to start over! I'm going to attempt to post at least once a week, but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully I will have something to say or share each week. This week I'll start with pictures of Braxton's baseball game and go from there. He is on the Yankees this year, and as much as it pains Todd to cheer for anything Yankee, he has embraced it. Check out the pictures of him batting and notice that he has finally gotten to be the coveted #6 this year! His idol, Chris House, of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets was #6, so it's #6 he wants to be! He is coming along pretty well with hitting...as long as he doesn't try to hit a "grand slam"! I'll post some more pictures as I am able to get them.