This and That
Ready for another little update on some projects we've been working on? We are slowly but surely making progress on our checklist that we mentioned a few months ago. The bathroom is almost finished, well it is finished and has been for a few weeks but I have to paint the ceiling and haven't gotten to that yet. Maybe next week...
Our house is 3/4 painted... ugh I really need to finish that before the rain comes. And Dallin just started working on the shed. yay! We are trying to get as much done this year so we don't have to worry about doing much when the baby comes.
For today I have just a few little things to show you. First is this paint chip mosaic. All I did was grab paint samples and cut them up into squares. Then I mod podged it and added a little stain for an added touch. I am still not too sure about it.
A friend came over and said it would look better with a white frame. That was when I realized that the blue on a blue wall probably wasn't the best idea. So I might add a frame, I might not. Any ideas? I don't have anything to replace it right now so it just hangs there still.
I know, I know more burp cloths. But these are so cute! My friend is having a boy next month and had a monkey theme so I made these for her shower. I was so happy with the way they turned out that I made a second set for my sister.
When I put them out on the floor to take a picture of them this happened...
I didn't even ask him to! Super cute.
Our stake is collecting baby blankets and ever since I heard about it I have wanted to make one. Well the deadline is coming up so I finally did it! My main goal with this blanket was to keep it simple. I usually try super hard patterns and they take forever. Mainly because I get intimidated and and keep putting it off. Plus I have never "quilted" anything yet so that part had to be easy. So here it is.
Easy right? And I actually like it. I am planning on doing a lot of quilting once we find out the gender of our baby so this was a great warm up blanket. Benton wasn't so excited about having the blanket around him.
But once I put it on the floor he wouldn't stay off of it.
Until he came to give me a (slobbery) kiss
Lastly we have the solution to my toy dilemma that I mentioned forever ago. They were super easy to make and I love the way they turned out.
I just wrapped diaper boxes in burlap and lined the inside with some softer material. Then I made the little flowers to embellish the front a little bit. Perfect.
Now I don't have toys all over the room anymore. And I think Benton likes pulling out a box and getting his toys out.
Now I just need to make two more for the other bookcase...
Well that is what I have been up to lately. I went through a stage of not wanting to make anything, but now I am definitely back in the creative mode. Hopefully there will be more to show you soon!
Oh my gosh, Christy! What the heck?! You are so talentedly amazingly crafty! I honestly love all of these creations, but I have to say my favorites are the toy boxes! I love love love the toy boxes!!! I'm totally stealing that idea! As for the wall squares, I actually really like it the way it is. But it's worth a try to put a white border around it.ReplyDelete
I love the box idea too! Can you share some of that creativity?ReplyDelete
I looked at the wall art again and decided it would look cool to have a border made of more of those tiles but all of one color, like the dark ones or the cream ones... if that makes any sense. But, like I said before, I totally love it the way it is.ReplyDelete
You're so thrifty! Love the ideas. I try to do a lot of thrifty makeovers as well. Feel free to check them out when you have a chance.ReplyDelete
this makes me want to make a quilt. so cute!ReplyDelete