Monday, March 13, 2017

~here we go again~

Sigh!  We're expecting a major snowstorm/blizzard/nor'easter tonight.  Just when I thought winter was over, Mother Nature throws me a curve ball.
School is closed tomorrow, so my boys will be home.  Luckily, I did manage to get in a few craft projects last week.  Hard to tell but this is an Easter book stack.
I also dressed up these faux dollar store plants by placing them in bunny peat pots.  I have them displayed on my Antique Farmhouse scale.
How cute are these candy jars?  They're actually upcycled food jars.
I used the shipping tape transfer method to get my images on the front of each jar, and filled them with some Easter chocolates.
Surprisingly, we still have a lot of the candy left.  After tomorrow though that could all change...

Jeanine

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

~religious frames~

I'm sooooo ready for spring.  I don't know about you, but I feel like winter has zapped my motivation.  Most days I sit down to craft and I got nothing.  The most I've been able to eek out are these sweet religious frames.
I used two petite frames and these beautiful religious images.  Both are available in my Etsy.
I also did a copycat pillow from one I saw in Country Living magazine.  I think the cross should be bigger so I'm probably going to redo it.

And that's it.  I have a million ideas floating around in my mind, but I can't seem to get the nudge I need to get moving on them. Hopefully warmer weather is right around the corner as I have a ton of painting projects I want to get started on.

Jeanine

Saturday, February 25, 2017

~my first-ever book page wreath~

I've been wanting to do a book page wreath for years now.  To be honest, the whole concept has always scared the bejesus out of me. I had visions of hot gluing my fingers together or running out of pages halfway through.  Still, I took the plunge during the week and...
Made this sweet little wreath for our front door.  I found a super simple tutorial to follow from Pinterest.  It's the one where you use a mascara tube to bunch of your pages and then simply glue them on (one at a time) to your wreath.
The whole project took about 30 minutes and I only hot glued my fingers twice!  Seriously, though, I only did one layer to start.  I feel like it needs another one, but I don't think it will fit between our glass door and wood door, so I'm going to stick with one layer for now.
I'm amazed at how easy it was and kind of kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

Jeanine

Thursday, February 16, 2017

~some bunny to love~

I love bunnies, don't you?  I have them all over the house and not just for Easter.  It must run in the family because my Mom and sister love them too.
I whipped up a few bunny projects earlier in the week.  For this sweet lavender bunny sachet, I used some Osnaburg fabric, Poly-Fil and lavender buds.  I thought the little bow was a cute touch.  It smells delish!
I also made this pretty bunny pillow using an image I found on Etsy.  Again, I used Osnaburg fabric and Poly-Fil.  I used the last of my TAP paper to get the image onto the front of the pillow.  Sadly, I see TAP paper is sold out almost everywhere.  Such a shame; it really is the best transfer paper out there.
I'm glad to have my crafting mojo back and with roughly a month to go until spring starts, I'm glad to know I'll be able to get outside and do some painting projects too.

Jeanine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

~happy valentine's day~

(Photo courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my bloggy friends.  Hope you're all being spoiled rotten today!

Jeanine

Sunday, February 12, 2017

~ikea tea towel~

Got a bit of my crafting mojo back.  And since it's a cold, miserable Sunday, I didn't mind staying in and spending time in my craft room.
This project took me literally 5 minutes from start to finish.
You probably know how much I love Ikea's stripe towels.  I've used them in a ton of projects and I always have a bunch on hand. Today I used one along with TAP paper and this great image from the Graphics Fairy.
Simply print your image onto the TAP paper (reversing it first), cut out, iron on and voila: instant tea towel.

I love how it looks against the black towels I have hanging from the oven.  The best part: these towels cost about 79 cents a piece!

Jeanine

Monday, February 6, 2017

~sick and tired~

Photo courtesy of Melissa and Doug

I'm experiencing my third - yes, third! - cold of the season.  

I had two boys home sick a few weeks ago.  Then one was home with a fever, runny nose and cough.  Just when I thought I was out of the woods...BANG!  I got hit with it.  Again.  Colds seem to go round-robin in my house and Mom is the one always down for the count.

I'm tired, cranky and counting down the days until spring so I can open some windows and let the germs out.

Jeanine