Monday, May 4, 2009

VERY productive Weekend

My mom and step-dad were going through a little Malachy withdraw, and asked to take him for a little while Saturday. Then called to ask if he could spend the night. The called to see if he could eat lunch on Sunday. And so on and so on. As of now, it looks like we will be getting him back tonight. Point is with Malachy out of the house for a bit, I got SO much stuff done.

3 Layouts:
Country Boy
Love is for the Birds
Mini Me

I also cleaned the house inside, and part of out, took a car full of stuff to the goodwill, and finished 3 gifts.
Mother's Day Chalk Boards:

mom's chalkboard
My mom's, you can see where I messed up on the edges a bit. How popular are cupcakes right now? They just seemed fitting, cince she will probably hang it in the kitchen.

beth's chlakboard
close up chalkboard
Beth's. I love the bling on the crayons. Justin said it would be okay, instead of chalk. I stamped the image, outlined it in glue, then added glitter.

Patrick and Rebecca's wdding present:
piggy chalkboard
I love the little piggy anyway, but I think the colors I used make them even cuter. Again, little piggy's in the kitchen, that's just cute. I only hope they don't think I'm calling them fat.

I even made one for our kitchen:

All of these were wall hangings I got a Big-Lots on clearance. They already had the brackets to hang them on the back. The were only $1! I sprayed them with black chalkboard paint, then decorated.

I also covered a frapp box but it came out too horrible to take a picture. Then Sunday night I realized I had to time to get a workout in. Of course I came back and was too jacked up to go to sleep, so I'm a little tired today, but it was worth it.

Oh yes, and while I was at goodwill, I browsed the sweater racks, and found a few.... I have been looking over and over Betz White's website. I saw her book in Barnes and Noble ages ago, I think it may have been while I was pregnant with Malachy. There were so many projects I wanted to try, but the whole felting thing looked hard. Then I saw instructionsfor machine wash fleting, or fulling, so, I am going to give it a go. The cupcake pincushion would be sweet for Justin's gramma. The baby blankets look soft, but would the wool make them itchy? I aso saw a sweater vest apliqued with felted wool. Anywho, while I was donating, I picked up a few:
sweaters to felt

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