Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chalkboard Bunting Tutorial

I know, I know bunting tutorials have been done time and time again, but I thought I would try one with chalkboard paint and balsa wood!

First you will need some supplies:

thin sheet of balsa wood

white acrylic paint

chalkboard paint

sharpie paint markers

embroidery thread

tiny buttons

Step 1: Measure out 2" x 2" squares on your balsa wood and then cut each square in half.

I ended up with 16 triangles and only needed 11.

Step 2: Primer with 2 coats of white acrylic paint.

Step 3: Paint 2 to 3 coats of chalkboard paint. Let dry and then punch holes in each corner.

Step 4: Decorate edges with Sharpie markie.

Step 5: Use a needle and embroidery thread to weave in and out of the punched holes and buttons to connect.

Step 6: Write message.

Step 7: Hang and Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

seriously though....

A little Friday eye candy...

this is just a little piece of heaven to me:

sometimes I need a reminder of this

I absolutely need one of these for my artroom!

I love yarn and nail art!!!

I am totally in love with this cake!

And how cute is this?

there are just too many inspiring and beautiful things out there in the world! Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's been a while....

Yes, I know I have been M.I.A.. My life has been a little chaotic as of late and any second I have had to myself has been left just feeling exhausted. An update on the whole last few weeks would be:

~the hubs went in for knee surgery. ACL repair AND meniscus repair. so he has been just miserable. Although, I love to take care of my family, I hate, let me repeat that HATE having to wait on anyone hand and foot. In this situation, however, I sucked it up and did what I had to do as I have a little bit of knowledge of how crappy you feel having to rely upon someone else to do things for you(I went through this surgery as well in my twenties). Now, I know that might sound awful to some, but imagine the scenerario(and this happened often): You have everyone fed, dishes done, kitchen cleaned, kiddo in jammies, teeth brushed, (you get the picture) and you sit down to relax with a nice glass of wine and you hear..."Ummm...could you get me a glass of water, laptop, pillow(insert any word here and it would work)." It is just plain exhausting. Plan, people! Before Mommy sits her rear on the couch to relax, get all your requests out, please!

Whew! I went on a little bit of a rant, sorry!

~my best friend is in town! We see each other quite regularly, but for all of you that have your closest friend living in another state....it is never quite enough. Everyday events just pass and you wish that you were sharing things with them. Anyhoo....

~I have been working on a couple of tutorials to post. OH YES! I can't wait...a flower one(I know, I know, it's been done a million times, but it's my take on it. And also a chalkboard bunting tutorial!

~I finished a BIG birdcage that I am very excited to share/sell! And also working on new stuff...I will keep you updated.

~had my heart broken by someone that I thought was a friend. Honestly,I think this one is really the big reason I have not been posting. I kind of feel at a loss. I have definitely been reevaluating everything because of this ONE person, and I don't know why. I guess when I argue or have a disagreement with a friend I still persue the friendship, but I guess some people just feel it's better to just let it go.

Well, I'm pushing past it and moving on sooooo....posts will be happening regularly again so stay tuned!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Happy Friday to everyone! I just thought I drop by and share a little bit of what's inspiring me lately from around the world:

I am sooo going to do this on a dress or a shirt:

I love this take on bunting, I am definitely thinking I need to make this too!

Really wish I could sew stuff like this:

makes me want to get married all over again:

this blog is just too funny NOT to read:

Last night I got to go to dinner with a good friend of mine and tonight I get to have dinner(they are coming over to cook) with another couple of friends. I have to say, I LOVE my friends. I don't get to see them as often as I'd like, but I know that my life wouldn't be as full without them! And in a couple of weeks, my best friend is coming to visit from Portland. She is my people. She knows me inside and out(you know all the crazy, "I'm in my dark place" stuff) and loves me just the same. We have a very UNIQUE(kind of like sisters in the ghetto maybe?Ha) relationship that makes alot of people wonder why we are such good friends, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I think she is one of my soulmates for sure. I just feel so dang blessed and I couldn't be anymore grateful for the people I have in my life. Thank you God.

Here's hoping your Friday is as blessed and grateful!