I haven't posted in the blog for a long time! But yes, we have been busy with all the end of school activities, work, etc. School is officially over tomorrow, but my youngest son finished last week. Mr. Lewis had his end of the year concert and the theme for the second graders was Cowboys.
He played the Xylophone
And it is THAT time of the year again
Red Ranger graduated from Preschool. We are so proud of him!
We all face adversity. But it is not the adversity itself that determines our future. It is the attitude we have towards it. Here, Elder Nelson shares that sometimes we forget our identity and purpose, and our hearts begin to fear and weaken. If you're not of my faith, I invite you to watch it and ponder.
As you know, I have been working hard on Princess's room. It's coming along, I can't wait to show you. But oh! It takes so much time and work when you are as thrifty as I am! I have been saving stuff for over a year now, waiting patiently to have more time to do the makeover.
I had an old t-shirt that I saw some potential for recycling ;-). I actually bought this shirt at the Goodwill for myself, but after I tried it on AFTER BUYING IT, it was too big (and it was the Daisy Fuentes brand!) ha ha ha!
I also had a very old pillow that had been waiting in the rocking chair more than 18 months to have a slipcover.
I decided the two of them were made for each other and that is how this project begun!
This is what they looked like:
First, I inserted the shirt in to the pillow. I kind of pictured what I wanted it to look like. I wanted the buttons to show. Since it was for my little girl's room I also wanted some "girly touch" on it.
I then cut it. It helped that it had stripes! It is OK if it does not look perfect.
I then sewed one end. Now it looks like a "bag." This was the bottom opening of the shirt.
The top opening of the shirt was a little tricky to sew. I stuffed the pillow inside, rolled both hems inward and sewed it. I knew it did not have to look cute because I wanted to glue lace all around the pillow.
There she is!
I then hot glued lace all around it. You will see this lace matches other things in the room ;-)
I made rosettes out of left over fabric and hot glued those.
And there is a little girl who is enjoying it very much!
Now go to your closet, find an old shirt and create your own! It's been FUN!
I have been working on my daughter's room for the last two weeks. One thing I wanted to do were hang some canvas pictures of her. But since canvas are a little pricey, I found this pack of canvas panels at Walmart for less than $4 for three of them. I said to myself "this is it."
I did the matte Mod Podge version that we have seen on Pinterest a gazillion times. However, after trial and error, I liked to print my pictures on card stock. They look a little vintage which I love. The thin paper would bubble on me, despite how many times I used that credit card to smooth them!
So first I applied Mod Podge to the canvas, then applied the picture, smoothed it out with a credit card, and mod podged the top with a generous amount using a sponge brush.
After they dried, they looked beautiful!
This picture was taken by my friendSarah. Check out her blog!
(I don't know if you noticed but YES, I mod podged my desk! I'll show you this later!)