Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recycled wood to furniture craft tutorial PART 1

Recently, we moved our school room down to the large family room we have in the back of the house. We had had the school room upstairs, but have decided to let our oldest have her own room for awhile.... she is VERY ok with this!! lol Anywho, SO now I don't have a closet for all my curriculum stuff. From the new lack of shelving, the idea of these cubes was born. I asked on Freecycle if anyone in town had any 1x12's that they didn't need anymore. One family had some that were painted white and notched out for shelves. They had been stacked and laid out against her house for some time. SO, they were pretty dirty and slightly warped, but still very usable. So Jason and I gathered them up and brought them into the shop.

Here is one of the pieces we got. Out of all the wood we got we were able to make 7 boxes.

We cut 28 12x12 pieces and put them together with glue, nails and screws:)

Here are two finished products..... can you see my vision coming to life!!!

Now we needed to sand them... mostly to get the dirt off.... could have cleaned um first....oh well, this worked well enough!

I had some left over priority mail boxes so we cut them up for the backs... later we took them back off to paint, then re-attach.

My sweet husband surprised me with some8 foot 1x12's from home depot to round out my uneven seven boxes to eight and to make me a larger box shelf for my taller curriculum.

And these are the final boxes. NEXT we go to painting and decoupage!! That will be PART 2!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Camping at the Lake!

We finally got up the courage to do another camp out after the last family campout in the rain! Funny enough, it rained every day we were there again!! But still, we had some fun, some unforgetable memories and some yummy food! Take a look:

This was our set up!

The kids had fun playin in the small wet land area by the tent..... the water in the lake was HIGH!

This is the swim beach there. They bravley went in! NOT warm:)

Ben was cold, so he swiped his brothers shirt!

Now we hide, rain's a coming!


More rain..... NEVER set up camp in a dry creek bed!

My Kay loves to play with tootsie rolls like playdough...she made a little person that looked like Dora the Explorer....she got hungery!

Hang up all the wet stuff!

Time to go~~!!

Library Fun

Our library here has a cute room full of fun things to do and dress up in for little kids. Well, my littlest to my biggest kid had some fun in there and I wanted to share the photos!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

locks of love!

My girls have been wanting to give there hair to locks of love for some time. SO, I told them after school was all over, they could do it!! Here are the pics!

I made me a skirt!!

I just could NOT sleep last night. I kept thinking of wonderful fun crafty things to do and no matter what I tried I could not stop!! Soooo, I decided that I just had to make a skirt and get the crafty bug out of my system...(at least until tomorrow!) So here's what I did. I had bought a really pretty twin sheet set awhile back with the intentions of making a skirt but just hadn't had the chance yet. SO, I took that sheet, ( which had a gorgeous ruffle edge), and measure how long I wanted it. Then I just cut that part off. Then I ACTUALLY pressed the waist line ( the iron was already out and it keeps me from Pinning....ewe, I hate pins..says the lazy sewer.....). Anyways, I flipped a 1/4 inch edge over and pressed and then a 1 inch flip after that to make my elastic casing. Then... I realised I should probably sew the skirt together and did that first. Then I sewed almost all the way around the bottom of the waist casing and then sewed the top of the waist casing for a more finished look. Then I threaded my wide elastic through it with a big safety pin, put it on to check the fit, then cut and sewed the elastic ends together and finished the waist hole after pushing the elastic back through. WALLAH! Pretty skirt, no need to hem, cozy elastic waist!! LOVE IT!!!


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