Thursday, May 10, 2012

If you’ve ever had a Senior…

Or really just a kid in school you know how crazy May is!


There is something going on every day! Yesterday Abby participated in her last (as a Ranger) Special Olympics! She ran a 100 meter dash, was in a 400 meter relay, and the softball throw. Boy does she get excited!!! It’s great to see these kids compete – they are just as excited for each other as they are for themselves. They will run their fastest for their race and then turn around and cheer on the kids behind them and high-five the ones who finished before them. It’s awesome! My mom and dad and sister and her son came to watch too. My husband and I also pulled our boys from school for the day so they could watch also. It was a great day!

In crafty news…there is no news. When I have the “want to” I don’t have the time…and when I have the time I don’t have the “want to”! gah!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A no picture post…

I haven’t gotten lost…I just know I won’t post until Thursday … over the weekend we set up for a garage sale for the Ironton Fire Department Auxiliary and had the garage sale on Saturday. Church on Sunday. Sunday afternoon was for napping and reading. Monday was spent cleaning. Today was running errands in Brainerd and more cleaning. Tomorrow is Special Olympics. I think Thursday is a quiet day…I’m not sure…I’m kind of scared to look at the calendar these days…

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Deer before and after…

I got this out of a free box last summer.


first day of school 2010 017

And after:


I have it hanging here…by these two mirrors I’m still working on. This is such a dark little hallway in my house I’m hoping the mirrors and white paint will brighten things up. I’ll add a pop of color when I figure out what that will be. lol!


Can you believe I started spray painting this last summer…almost a year ago! But while spray painting I noticed the antlers were loose and almost falling off. So I brought it into the house to get fixed…and there it sat… until I got out my E6000 glue and a stick pin and dabbed glue into the crack. Phew! I can’t believe it didn’t get broken before I could get to it…

Happy Crafting!

PS: And when I say “get to it” I mean remember that it isn’t done…sometimes I have projects that sit around so long I don’t see them anymore! Anyone else have that problem?

Friday, March 18, 2011

A fresh start…

I have decided to move my blog! My new blog is called Kim’s Craft Diary, and I think it’s finally ready. I’m moving because I really have mucked this blog up enough…I hope you find my new blog cleaner and easier to navigate. Check it out! – I wish I could import my followers…but I can’t so please come over and join me…I’ve also figured out how to blog from my phone, which means more “in progress” posting on crafts. It’s so easy now!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Paper Birthday Banner…

I had a surprise birthday party for my hubbie this weekend…we had a blast! In the end there were about ten of us who stayed up and danced…in our garage (where the birthday party was held) all night long. We did the two-step, the three-step, the swing, the electric slide…and good old fashioned rock-n-roll dancing. Fun, fun, FUN! I forgot to take any pictures of the garage…and the after pictures aren’t anything special…but here is an idea of my decorating…


Black, white, and green balloons blown up and hung in clusters of about five on the ceiling and from corners of shelves…


I covered the shelves with drop cloths…I pounded grommets into the top of the drop cloths and tied them to the tops of the shelves. Then used this bead garland to hang my banner…


This darn banner took me five hours to make…FIVE HOURS! I cut everything out by hand. After the first hour I thought “Boy, this is taking a while.” After the third hour I thought “I have too much time invested in this and I’m not gonna stop now” After the fifth hour I thought “I’m never going to do this again!” . (But I probably will…it really looked neat.)

Now, I’m going to clean, clean, clean…spring is almost here…we are going to have some nice weather this week (not freezing anyways)! Have you started your spring cleaning yet?

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fits and starts on my bowl…and St. Patrick’s Day crafts…

I got my camera batteries charged up and can show you more bowl pictures…


Look! This bowl has little feet and sits so cute…notice the awful orange shellac….


I just had to see what was underneath and so I sanded and sanded and sanded…and finally some lovely wood grain has started to show through!!!


Then I decided I wanted to incorporate a dragonfly…which turned into a butterfly…which got sanded off when it just looked wrong…


And this is where the bowl is headed now. Funny how projects start getting away from a person…I start with a vision (usually) and then end up heading in a different direction (usually)…


I got to babysit again this week and we crafted at the kitchen table. While my little girl painted and cut, I drew and cut out all these shamrocks…then decided they needed a little glitter…then decided they needed contrast with the dark brown circles. I printed the saying out, slapped it all in the frame, and boom! Done!


I also printed out this subway art from Eighteen 25 and framed it…


Gathered up a few green bottles from my bottle collection


Badda bing badda boom…we’re ready for St. Patrick’s Day! (Which also happens to be my hubbie’s birthday…more on that next week!)


In other news I am still struggling with stamping into metal. Grrrrr….. This craft will not defeat me!!! (I hope) Luckily I have plenty of pieces like this to practice on…like around a hundred…I picked up some belts at a local thrift store and this is one of the links on the belt…I’ve gotta be able to get at least one good impression before they are all gone!

Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

More dots and some link love…

Well, my camera batteries are dead so I can’t show you the “before” pictures…and since this project isn’t done I can’t show you the “after” pictures…but I can show you the “in progress” pictures…


I’m working on another bowl. I just can’t decide if I love this or not. I’m going to keep playing with it but if the “after” pictures look like a completely different bowl don’t be surprised! And, yes, that is a crack in the bowl…I have grand plans for that crack! :)

Since I don’t have much in the way of crafts, I thought I’d share some of my favorite sites for inspiration with you. Enjoy!

If It’s Hip It’s Here! Often strange but always interesting!

Craftgawker Always tons of inspiration, and I loooooove how this site is layed out. Very simple…if you want more info just click the picture. Not many words to wade through…just lovely pictures.

All Things Paper Ann always culls the greatest paper art. I am constantly amazed and inspired by what I see here.

Really, that is enough for now. If you just go to these three sites I promise you’ll be inspired to try something new!

Happy Crafting!!!!

One Pretty Thing

Craft Gossip