Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crafting bliss...

Friday was a good day! The boys came home from school and went upstairs to play. It was quiet (an unusual phenomenon at our house), the house was clean and I was ready to work on a little project. So I turned on Pandora(*If you haven't checked this out, you should...I love it!) I set my station to play some Jim Brickman and I got busy. First I cut my wood from some scrap board we had in the garage. (Yep, that's right I cut my own wood with the jigsaw that Brett bought me 10+ years ago and this was the first time I've used it. Don't tell him I cut my own wood though or he may not be so willing to help me out next time). Next I sanded, painted and distressed each block...looking cute already, but there was more. I dug out my chipboard letters from my scrapbooking stash and some cute, spring paper. I traced and cut each letter from the paper, then I mod podged a chipboard letter onto each block, applied another coat of mod podge and adhered the paper, when that dried I applied one more coat to make sure that it was really adhered...looking much cuter. Finally (and the funnest part of all) I was ready to decorate them. I found some cute ribbon, my craft wire, a large daisy and a wooden flower pot and birdhouse (which I painted) and this is how it looks all put together.





Happy Spring!

On a side note, Brett came home and saw me in all my glory sitting at the table with my music on crafting away while the boys were off playing rather peacefully together and he said "Wow! You are in the zone...all you need now is a bubble bath and candles and you'd be set!" "Don't forget the chocolate I added" Aaaah, it was a great day!

7 fabulous comments:

Ashley said...

Love it!! Isn't it so fun when you are "in the zone"?!?!

Andrea said...

I am so jealous that you were able to have quiet time for so long. My projects are all half done because it never fails that I am needed just when I start to get "in the zone."

Your Spring blocks turned out very cute- good job!

Roxanne said...

So cute! Who needs the Wood Connection when you can do it yourself!

Tami said...

I'm gonna start putting in my order for holiday decor. Just start making two of everything and I'll pay you for the second! :) I love your spring blocks. Way cuter than the ones I bought at the store.

becky said...

These spring blocks are so cute. I love the colors that you chose. And, I'm so impressed that you cut them by yourself. Great job on another creative project!

Melanie said...

Thanks girls...it is definitely nice to be in the zone! Too bad it doesn't happen more often, but I'll take what I can get.

The Whitney News said...

so cute and springy!! I love all your craft projects- I haven't done any projects in sooo long- guess I'll wait till you come!!