Saturday, May 5, 2012

little of this, little of that...

I haven't been on this for a while, but I've got lots of fun stuff I've made and/or arranged in my house in the last couple of months, so here ya go!

We have this closed up old window opening in our kitchen wall (now there is a closet on the other side) so I decided back in January to chalkboard paint it. Usually it's where I'll write out my verses for the month:



Here's our new kitchen table we got with christmas money; LOVE it!



I got new glasses last week! Fun!
 I went to a bridal shower for my friend Lauren yesterday and this is what I made for her (coat hanger, craft wire, chain and bead) and below is its wrapping:
Yes, the bridal shower was the same day as our party and I was already dressed for it:
 Since our community group is so awesome, we celebrated "may the 4th be with you" & cinco de mayo together. I was able to live out a childhood dream by dressing up as princess leia, with a little mexican/western twist:
 What was so fabulous was that I've had this dress sitting in my closet for years not knowing what to wear it for! My aunt wore it to my parent's wedding in 1979, though it was more like a shapeless maxi dress when she wore it (preggers outfits back then weren't nearly as stylish as they are today) I cut off lots of fabric and shortened it up:

 With my remaining birthday money, I bought myself a vanity chair (that sounds weird, but I don't know what else to call it!):

 It's summertime and the summer quilt has been put on the bed; the bedroom, like the rest of the house, is always a work in progress, but I feel like my little corner is looking better these days:
 Got some inspiration to make earrings this afternoon; vintage/mixed metal fun:


 My hubby bought me a great bowl center piece thing for my birthday and today we found these cute salt and pepper shakers @ buffalo exchange:
And that is some of what I've been up to art/craft-wise as of late...