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Slim Sock Choices
February 24, 2013, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Crafts, knitting

Slim Sock Choices

And by “slim” I mean it both as the size and as the variety of selection. My broken ankle doesn’t like most of the socks I own. I say most, but I really mean all. They are all too tight. Even the annoyingly loose pair that I used to hate because they were too annoyingly loose. Waaaaay too tight. I thought there would be a decent selection of socks since it is still February. No. I thought I could maybe get some loose leg-warmers since I’ve seen them around the past couple years. No. Nothing suitable in women’s, girls’ men’s, boys, or the athletic sections.

So what is a girl to do? I guess what I wanted might be findable on the internet or at another store in town, but I’m on crutches and I also like to feel something like this before spending my money. So I decided to knit a big loose leg-warmer on my round knitting loom. Problem solved!



Notebook Collection
January 30, 2013, 12:34 pm
Filed under: Around the House

Notebook Collection

There could probably be worse things to be drawn in by and want to collect, but I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for notebooks. Especially these pretty bound ones. I like their size. I like their colors. I like to see them all side by side looking like a notebook rainbow. They say it’s the simple things in life that make you happy. Truly, it is.

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Painted Wooden Barn
December 16, 2012, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Painted Wooden Barn

I  got this cool wooden barn for my son at Tuesday Morning last month thinking that it would match up well with the little dollhouses I got the girls. Technically it’s for the kid to paint themselves, but that’s not why I wanted him to have it. I want it to be a non-frustrating, ready to go toy for his imaginary town.

So I decided to paint it myself. If he painted it, it would look like some bad pop art or cubism, and I don’t think he’d enjoy it as much after that…because it wouldn’t look like a traditional barn. So I got out my paints and brushes and spent all morning paining this barn. I think it turned out great! I hope he loves it! I did some nice blending that I think Bob Ross would be proud of! LOL!

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Homemade Wooden Toadstools
December 15, 2012, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Homemade Wooden Toadstools

I made these adorable toadstools for the kids. I got some wooden drawer pulls from the wood craft section of Hobby Lobby and painted them to look like toadstools.

I have visions of fairies and tiny babies and all sorts of creatures using these toadstools in the course of play. I was afraid I would end up with mostly girly colored toadstools and tried to not do too many, but after they were all done I think I ended up with 60% neutral when only 33% of my kids are not girls. LOL! Oh well!

Wooden Toadstools



Homemade Wooden Dollhouse Cupcakes
December 8, 2012, 6:16 pm
Filed under: Crafts, painting

Homemade Wooden Dollhouse Cupcakes

I made these adorable tiny cupcakes using the wooden caps that are used on furniture. I got 2 bags of caps from the wood craft section of Hobby Lobby. They were so fast and easy to make and a little addictive!

I made a few different varieties mixing the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry “cakes” with pink, purple, cream, and brown “icing”. To top it off, literally, I used the tip of a wire to give the cupcakes multicolored sprinkles. Oh how I hope the kids like them as much as I do!

tiny wooden cupcakes



Shoe Rehabilitation
October 15, 2012, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Crafts, embellishing, rehabilitate

Shoe Rehabilitation

My daughter has these slip on shoes that she really likes, but they are coated with hot pink glittery stuff. After being worn by a kid for a while the glittery stuff is coming off in places and leaving behind white spots that used to be hot pink.

After they got bad enough I decided I couldn’t ignore it anymore and needed to do a little rehab on them to help them hang in a little longer without embarrassing anyone too much. So I got my sharpie that was the same color as the shoes and started coloring the white spots.

Before:

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After :

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Of course I still need to cut off the dangly threads before we can call these shoes REALLY rehabilitated, but the white spots are gone. I suppose I could’ve added more glitter to the sharpie spots, but these shoes didn’t have much more time in them before they were outgrown.



Make Canvas Shoes Glittery
October 3, 2012, 5:29 pm
Filed under: Crafts, embellishing

Make Canvas Shoes Glittery

My youngest daughter is such a girly girl. She loves all the stereotype girly things. So I decided to make her some glittery shoes.

Starting with a plain pair of white canvas shoes, fabric mod podge, fabric glitter, and a paintbrush I mixed the mod podge with the glitter. Then I painted the mixture onto the canvas part of the shoes trying to heavily coat it while still coating it evenly.

Before:

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After:

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She really enjoyed them and they held up well to wear and tear.




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