Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Obsessed with......yarn!

So I've come across some yarn projects in blogland and have totally fallen in love! I had some stuff laying around so last night Aubrae and I had a little yarn party....

I had to call my mom and ask her how to get the yarn rolled into those pretty little balls. Sad right? I don't sew, crochet or knit so I'm totally lost when it comes to this stuff. After teaching Aubrae how to roll, I got started with my letter E that I got on clearance from Michael's, some scrapbooking things also on clearance, furniture nails I had on hand, and some white yarn that I have no clue ended up in my house.

A little hi-five action = )

So I'm going pretty good, and then all the sudden
this was not supposed to be checkered. Now how am I going to get all these sides to be covered? All my ends were bare and this just was not working out. So I took it all apart, figured out what I needed to do and ........... TA DA! My first finished craft for my bliggity~blog!

I remember when a was a teenager reading an article in YM Magazine saying that seeing your name boosts self esteem....I think I may plaster my house in letter E's if they all turn out this pretty = )

And may I just say, these wonderful pics are courtesy of Chase. It was a family affair!

Later Alligators

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

umm, can you say "woot"?

i did it. feel free to comment. im going back to being sick with aubrae. adiós

My First Project to Share!

So I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out the blog. Sorry if you can't comment-I'll work it out one day. Anywho, here is my first project I'd like to share. I cant even remember why (as if I even need a reason to) but a couple weeks ago I ran out of the house and just had to go to my fave thrift store. I found this cute little desk and was so excited, I ripped the price tag off and made a mad dash to the front to pay. I knew no one else was going to buy it at that moment but you certainly cant take any chances, right? Here is what it looked like

minus all the hardware I had taken off to clean and paint! I was so excited about this desk because this was the first time in a loooong time that I completed a piece in one day, start to finish. After some light sanding, two coats of an oops paint and primer in one, a little spray of hardware, and some distressing -here she is now

I hope to figure out how to link to parties soon! My first will certainly be POWW @ Primitive & Proper = )

Friday, October 8, 2010

a work in progress

so ive finally done did it, i have a blog! what prompted me to start it tonight when i have a bazillion other things to do you may ask? well....1) finding out that my neighbor is a blogger and a crafty lady, 2) being too stinkin tired and famished to do anything else productive and 3) ive hurt my shoulder and cant lift my arm parallel to my shoulder so no more working anyways. and by famished i mean i was painting all day and forgot to eat until the littles reminded me that it was dark and they didnt have any dinner yet so i promptly made myself a bowl or crunch berries = )

anywho, i think the hardest part (aside from making your blog pretty and interesting enough for anyone to want to read it, figuring out how to link stuff, etc, etc) would be naming your blog. so ill share my story = )

when i was little my mom had a problem-moving furniture around. actually, not just furniture but the entire room. every little rabbit figurine, lamp, shelf, picture, EVERYTHING. my dad worked nights and he would leave in the late evening and come home early in the morning or sometimes in the middle of the night. not wanting to wake anyone in the house, he wouldnt turn any lights on and then proceed to bump into furniture that hadnt been in that spot hours earlier! did i mention my dad only has one eye? what a cruel joke to play on a one eyed man. in the morning or the next evening, i remember hearing my parents talk about how the furniture fairy came in the middle of the night. i dont think my mom ever fessed up = )

and guess what? she passed her sickness on to me and im happy to say that i am the newly appointed furniture fairy. i drive my family nuts, hardly complete projects, and nothing ever stays the same in this house. so i hope you follow me on these misadventures and im looking forward to growing my blog family. wont you be my neighbor?!

and until i can figure out how to auto sign ~~~~~ emily <3 <--- my lame attempt at a heart