Monday, April 6, 2009

Windy Weekend

Kade's Jump Rope

Layton's Easter Placemats

Craft Project #1: sticky note pad holder. Found on (way cool blog). Kade may help me make some more of these for his teachers.

Craft Project #2-Lampshade for my mom's guest bedroom. She has painted the most awesome leopard and zebra pattern on an antique bedroom set. I hope this shade works for her. If it doesn't, I'll just have to keep it!

Craft Project #3-Wreath for Skye's black front door. I still need to find a ribbon to hang it from. Everything came from Dollar Tree.

I can't gripe enough about the wind here lately. It was so bad this past week and weekend that we didn't spend anytime outside at all. On Saturday the boys and I went to Wichita Falls around mid-morning and stayed pretty much all day. We went to Hobby Lobby and scoped out new decorations/fabric/etc. for upstairs and bought some craft supplies. Clint has our boys trained well, however. They absolutely hate to shop and are not that fun to be with when on a "shopping" trip. Kade tells me that I take WAY TOO long! I'm trying to teach them different, though, for their future wives! We also had to run to the mall and Wal-Mart. We didn't do a lot, but it seemed to have took forever. We spent a lot of time in bathrooms, too--Layton wore undies and I didn't want to have any accidents (he did great).

I am becoming addicted to certain blogs because of the decorating ideas they give and the craft tutorials they provide. Almost all of the ones I follow go to garage sales and thrift shops, find used pieces at bargain prices, and then transform them into awesome stuff. So, I'm very inspired and want to start decorating in much the same way. So, while we were in Wichita Falls the boys and I went to the Goodwill store. They didn't have much, but Kade found a jump rope that is long enough for three people and Layton found some Easter placemats (okay, I did, but I told him he needed them). Kade is really into jumping rope and had been asking for one for a few days. The jump rope cost 59 cents! Layton's placemats were 99 cents for 3.

Sunday we went to church and then came home and stayed inside due to the wind. The boys played, Clint lounged and I cleaned house and worked on three craft projects. Layton got sick about 6' that evening, so we were on "throw up" watch the rest of the evening. I am at home with him today, but hope that he is better tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Cute crafties. I bet that furniture looks really neat that your mom painted. I remember Melody had a dresser in her shop years ago that she said your mother had painted and it looked great.