Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

It's Earth day and I've been inside painting for the last two days. I planted seeds last week and will be playing in the dirt soon enough.

We've been busy painting the house and the railing on the porch, laying mulch, watching the grass turn green, making bags, coloring eggs and spending lots of time with family! I finally found the fastest way to color eggs and they're tie dyed!

I'd like to share the transformation of the concrete rock wall. It's only taken two paint jobs and five years to find the right colors. It started out red and was painted all white before we moved in. I hated it and even attempted to take the rocks down, that's when I found out they're made of concrete. I gave up that idea and painted them to look like real rocks, but something or maybe I should say someone kept telling me to make it brighter.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Showers = more crafts!

Spring is here! The grass is green and the purple hyacinth flowers are popping up. We even managed a few good days between rain showers to uncover the flower beds and three truck loads of yard waste were removed, thanks to my awesome neighbor! I'm just waiting for the next sunny day to start on the garden. In the meantime I'm finding more crafty things to work on, with a few shopping trips for supplies.

New fabrics to play with!

A custom made Mini Messenger Bag.

Twine Flowers
You can find the tutorial at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling

Today's rainy day craft of tinting glass jars.

Glossy Modge Podge + food coloring = tinted jar.
You can find a tutorial for these at My Beautiful Mess

...and I'm off to go puddle jumping!