craft bonanza.

I’ve been crafty lately.  Maisy has been sleeping more which has made that possible.  I feel like Stuart here, “Look what I can do!”  It’s not a tut (tut: toot  v. Short for tutorial.  See also: I can’t remember what dictionary definitions look like) BUT it is a catalogue of recent crafting endeavors.

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Please excuse my low quality iPhone pictures. Simply put, I was too lazy to get out the real camera.

Enter Valentine’s Day.  I LOVE Valentine’s Day.  Not romance.  Blah!  Just hearts upon hearts upon hearts upon pink.  And flowers.  Pink flowers.  With hearts!@  My heart sped up.  I decided in lieu of gifts that if Nick just let me decorate the console table with obnoxious pink things, then that would be my gift.

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I made this wreath last Valentine’s Day.  Just felt flowers with heart buttons, but it is so so precious.

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Then I had to make an inside wreath for my inside window.  Because of Satan and Pinterest and other reasons.

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I wrapped a straw wreath (by far the most economical option for wrapping at 3.49 a pop) in this burlap ribbon I picked up at Michaels.  Then I hot glued on some stuffed hearts from Dollar Tree.  Tres easy.

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Then I made these little topiaries out of little paper heart straws, a ceramic pot, a styrofoam ball, hot glue, pins, pink paint and some roses from Michael’s.  I originally pinned a candy heart topiary, but I wanted these to last more than one year.  Pinning/ glueing these flowers took SO LONG!  I had to cut off the stems and pin through it, but eventually ran out and since pins are expensive, I switched to glue.  I made them ombre because I am tres cool.  Or color blocked.  Whichever cool buzzword you want to attach to them.

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Then to up the ante on the pink cheesiness factor I painted a dollar heart frame and added some felt hearts.

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My girl Robin gave me all these cute chevron elastic bands before I left the Deep Deep, and I use them for Maisy’s headbands.  I whipped up this little heart head band before we went on on V-Day.

Then Desi and I went to paint ceramics.  It was fun, but also stressful because decisions had to be made and we couldn’t screw up b/c it was expensive.  I can’t wait to see what they turn out looking like!  (Mine is supposed to turn Navy blue in the kiln.)

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THEN I sewed up a changing pad cover and baby blankie for a friend.  I love the color palette she has going on.  I feel so trapped by my nautical life sometimes.  It felt nice to sew these up!

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And then I rested.

Next up: Making a kid’s ottoman, finally recovering my chairs, re-doing the hutch and tv unit we inherited (new paint sprayer in the mail!) and a bajillion other sewing projects I’m behind on.

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