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.
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.
I made this wreath last Valentine’s Day. Just felt flowers with heart buttons, but it is so so precious.
Then I had to make an inside wreath for my inside window. Because of Satan and Pinterest and other reasons.
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.
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.
Then to up the ante on the pink cheesiness factor I painted a dollar heart frame and added some felt hearts.
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.)
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!
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.