Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Barn Wood Sign

I've gotten a little crazy with these barn wood signs. The wood sat for months, untouched, and now all the sudden I've decided I must make use of them. Using the same technique as I did on the Egg Sign, here is my latest-

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What Do You Think

About my amazing find? Its been sitting at my parent's house for a few weeks and I forgot how much I love it.

I have not decided what I am doing with it or where its going. Any ideas?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

24 Hour Craft-A-Thon

Last week I had a 24 hour Craft-A-Thon with my sisters, friends, aunts and cousins. There were 10ish of us at any given time. It was so fun. 

Erica and Kelsey worked on re-fashioning some clothes. They took in some dresses, shirts and made up a skirt extender as seen here. Calleen and her mom Linda (sorry, no pic) were working on hairbows and pillow cases.  I didn't get a picture of my mom, but she also came and worked on an apron. 

Here is my awesome aunt Rachelle, who was working on a tulle wreath for her door.

This is my cousin Hailey, who showed up late (she left her friend's party to come party with us!) but still managed to sew this adorable owl pillow. 

Adian was also present but he didn't craft. He was actually really good and kept us entertained. His sister Sydney was also hanging around, but no picture of her because she was probably too busy getting into the canny ("candy"  how Aidan likes to say it)

This is Sarah and she worked on a cool Halloween Banner. We were glad she was able to come despite her husband being gone and having to manage a few kids. Thank goodness for babysitters!

Rachelle and "Owlie"

The party was at Heather's house but I can't seem to find a picture of her. We are planning another craft-a-thon in November and I cannot wait! 
Ps. Go Utes ;)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Farm Fresh Eggs Sign

I decided to make a sign for my parent's chicken coop (they have16 chickens...give or take). It was pretty easy but still took me awhile.

I took some barn wood and cut it a little bit smaller than the width of a door frame (Thanks to Amanda and Kim, Brad's friends, for the gifted wood).

Next I sprayed two coats of KILZ and 1 coat of Krylon White.

Next, I drew up the design using my Silhouette and cut the images from vinyl.  

 Here is the stencil of the chicken

I used some cheap WalMart spray paint to paint the chicken and the letters. 

Here is the final product. I think it turned out pretty good!

Ps. Don't tell my parents about the sign since its a Christmas present ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

DIY Necklace Holder

 One day perusing Pinterest I came across this necklace holder- (I love all those necklaces btw)

                                                        Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Being a good sister, Erica took note and later made it for my birthday present. Here is what my necklace situation was before: 
very organized and not annoying. at. all. 
I believe this was made by taking a board found at DI, painting it white and adding cute knobs from Hobby Lobby. Simple, yet so cute. I really love it!