Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yesterday's projects...one complete so far.


So yesterday I started my first major house decor project. I had a small chest/table that I wanted to paint. It had been sitting in our garage for 2 years, so figured an overhaul would spruce it up. I also am working on redoing our dining set. I bought 4 new chairs on Craigslist. They are older and really squeaky, so that is something else I need to figure out. I am hoping the work I put into them will be worth it. (Already made plans to give our old chairs to a close friend.) I am keeping our table, but will paint the legs and stain the top. The chest is complete and now off our dining room area. I have finished one chair, and after covering 2 seats I realized 1 yard of fabric wouldn't be enough. It's spendy even on sale, so thinking I will get a cheaper fabric for the other two (something that won't clash too much). ((The chair paint is gray, just looks blue in that picture))

Monday, August 20, 2012

Holy Batman....it's been over a year...

(Completed this a few months back...was my first Pinterest project)

Just decided to start blogging again as a place to share my latest craft projects. I am really excited about what I am working on! It is a nice escape to have on my days off. A lot has changed since I was on here last. My son is now 4! Very busy, likes to talk back, and sweet at the same time. I finally got a regular part-time job. I have been there for 6 months now too! It is not the most thrilling job, but I am learning new skills and slowly chipping away at my student loans. 4 months ago I also had weight loss surgery. (Lap Band) I am down almost 50 lbs...but I am still working on trying to exercise more. My hubby and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary in May. blah, blah, blah.... Think I should stop for now.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's been a long while.....

I have been really sick since just after New Years. Have that bad cough thing that won't go away, and then this week I got a new cold on top of the old one. I feel like maybe my immune system disappeared or something.

Anyways, I also went back to work this week and will be working full time for the next 3 months for sure. I have lots of new ideas, and just need to find some time to work on them. At least now I will have some actual income to use towards my creative endeavors. I have finished a few paintings and am considering getting prints made to post.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Etsy Ideas in the Making

Right now I am still working on cards, but also trying to spend time painting as well. I am hoping to post some prints of my original paintings soon. Looking for work, having a 2 1/2 year old, and currently dealing with a cold has kept me busy this past week. I am hoping to spend more time this week on my shop and getting more items posted. I am going to try and aim to get my shop up to 25 items this week!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Cards!

So I am working on getting up some new cards. Some are featuring new stamps that I carved, and some are valentine's themed too. I also found a really easy program to edit my photos, so I am excited that I can improve my shop a bit more too!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I am leaving in the morning for a much needed 3 night beach trip. (which means my shop is on vacation mode). I am really looking forward to running around with my son on the beach and his new rain boots. I may also get up early to look for another hidden glass float. I technically found one in 2008 when I was newly pregnant, which made it a very memorable trip. I say technically only because when I called to register the float it wasn't one they hid, and I still have yet to learn who made it.

The float is currently sitting proudly on my hutch. I have spent at least 5 New Year's beach trips looking, even getting up at 7am to search.

As for Etsy related news, I got invited to sell my cards at a craft fair in April, but I think it is the same day as my step-sister's wedding, so we will have to see. I have more cards to finish too, as my very sweet family as given me 5 sales in the last few days. Be back in 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Job Interview!

I am leaving in about an hour for my job interview. I am looking forward to the experience even if I don't get offered a job. I would love to ultimately run my Etsy shop instead of work, but I am just starting out and something has got to help me pay all my school loans.