Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shrooms! No...garden art silly!

Take a gander at my latest project!  I got the idea to do this from  http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.com/2012/07/crystal-mushrooms-made-from-cheap.html.  Of course I took that idea and ran with it.  



I found these bowls, cups, vases and glasses at a local thrift store.  Total on this haul?  Under $10!  This is what I was seeing...


If you look real close you'll notice that there is almost a month between start and finish.  Don't judge...LOL...I have lots of things going on here.  I forgot to take progression pics but this is the end result.  I used crafters paint inside the bowls, circles first then the white.  Sealed with clear spray paint.  I painted the inside of the vases & glasses too.  Just put some paint inside and swirled it around.  I let them dry for a day or two in between each painting.  Then used rubber cement to put the "stems" on!  I don't know how long these will last, but I'm willing to find out!


Tadaaaa!  Here they are in their new homes...


Nice and cozy...


I love the one with the green stem...


And yes, before I could get back out side to take the pictures...the chickens struck!  No it didn't break but I will have to re-glue it.  That's OK!







Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to you!

I'm working on making some soft blocks for Baileybug's first birthday which is this Saturday!!!  That's Bailey on the left...couldn't you just eat her up?!

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This is my first one...


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I'm making them out of left over pieces from the Ninja Turtle sheets I used to make the messenger bag.  Cool huh?

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I also made some undies for Michael's birthday out of some of his t-shirt's he had out grown.  Spiderman...

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Spongebob...

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and Basketball of course...

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Can you tell he likes Spiderman?  LOL!

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That's my birthday boy Michael...he's so silly!

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Well he comes by it honestly I guess...that's mom holding the water hose and sissy (Rinny) trying to take it from her.

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It was a Luau Party and everyone joined the fun!  Can ya'll tell the adults from the kids?  HAHA!  This is the group shot...

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This is after the group shot...

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This is what was really going on...

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Oh yea...they get this from their mom!  Not Meme mom but mom mom and she gets it from her dad.  Not buying it huh?  OK...they take after Meme!  And the others...I guess they get it from me too!!

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Papi and Meme staying out of range, but we were not excluded from getting wet.  Mom saved 20 or so dish detergent bottles for the kids to used as water guns...and yes they worked very well!

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Michael opening his present from Meme.  I wrapped his gift with the funnies from the newspaper.  I've been doing that for the longest time, they always know which presents are from Meme!

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That's sissy helping him go thru them...

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Michael kept saying, "Spiderman!  Spiderman!"

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And the grand finale is Michael with his Optimus Prime helmet...(click on the pic to see the video)

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Meme loves you too baby...Happy Birthday!