Quilt Set

Nebraska FINALLY got some snow this weekend. Here's the hubs shoveling to prove it.

Would you look at that stance? 

Its alright to admit that you're jealous. 

Most of my weekend was spent preparing for the Super Bowl festivities. The teams didn't matter one bit to me, but I always enjoy having family and friends over for a visit. 

Once the house was cleaned and all the dishes were put away, I had a little time to get crafting. 

I purchased some fabric with the intent of making a quilt for a baby that is now one and half years old. I don't even want to talk about how fast the time flies.

Since its cold outside and I'm on a money spending lockdown due to the new car, I spent a few days putting together this little gift set. 

In case you aren't fluent in baby items, you're looking at a baby quilt, burp cloth and two pacifier clips.

Some more pictures...


Flower Canvas

My most recent Pinterest inspired artwork.

As you can tell from the floor propped photograph, I haven't found just the right stop to pester the husband into hanging them quite yet. 

Wanna do it, too?

You'll need...

- canvas
- spray paint
- fun paper
- Modge Podge and a paintbrush

This craft was somewhat last minute thanks to an spontaneous friend and an extra night off of work. I'm going to apologize now for some missing pictures as I go through the steps. 

I used three small canvases, but two big ones would look nice as well. Or just one. Its your house, do whatever you want. 

The first step I missed was spray painting the canvases. We just picked a neutral color and gave them a quick coat outside. 

I have nice sectioned of taupe colored dead grass to show for it. My plan was to keep that a secret from my husband until spring, but its out now. 

We found this awesome retro scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby on clearance. I'm always up for a deal. 

If you are super good at free hand cutting similar sized petals then you can skip these next few steps. That particular skill isn't one that I claim so here's how I managed.

Cut each sheet into thirds.

Cut each strip into thirds.

Cut your cute little petals out of the squares.

I managed it alright as long as I had a size to aim for.

Arrange those precious looking petals on your canvas.

Once you like how it looks, glue them down.

We tried a glue stick and Tacky Glue with not a whole lot of success. As I went along, I discovered that glueing them down using Modge Podge was the easiest.

Once all of the petals are glued down, give it a good coat of Modge Podge.

Let her dry overnight and you should have some new artwork.

If I find a home for them, I'm thinking I might make different ones for the seasons and holidays that I can switch out. I'm always impressed when people's homes are that seasonally decorated.