10.10.2011

arts and crafts...

i've always loved crafting.  
i studied art in college, with a concentration in ceramics... my true love.
{hoping to brush up on my skills with some classes this fall}
anyway, where other types of crafts are concerned, i've always kept it pretty simple.
i guess i'm a little intimidated.  i see things i'd love to do and they might seem pretty easy, but i somehow convince myself that i'll screw it up.
i was going to get a sewing machine for my birthday and chickened out, so Christmas it is!  
and it WILL happen.
i've resolved to take baby steps... with Pinterest as my guide!
here are a couple of the things i've done lately...

Bellamy's mobile {i actually completed this a few months back}

spray painted the crib and customized the bumper with fabric, ribbon, and fabric glue...
special thanks to my dear friend, Mandy, for this genius idea!

mirror was a $10 find at an antique market and applied the gold lettering with super glue.

i've since taken this down.  while i love this idea, i wasn't loving the composition in my particular space.
also, i settled for the colors--Lowes was out of half their spray paint :( 
i might try it again if i decide to redecorate, but in the mean time, i'm trying to convince my sis to do it in her home!


i'm pretty happy with how this turned out, but i did take the pumpkin on the far left off and move the bird nest down... inspiration here.


super cute, super easy baby headbands... a sweet girlfriend of mine gave me the stretchy lace, and
i pulled the flowers off of some synthetic ones from Hobby Lobby.

i've learned... for even the simplest of crafts, you feel a huge sense of accomplishment.
and, spray paint and hot glue guns are AMAZING!

i'm in love with being a momma, but it's nice to have some 'me' time and crafting provides the perfect outlet.
even if it's just a few minutes of every day and it takes me a week to finish something... i'll take it!

got any ideas??... send 'em my way!


2 comments:

  1. crafting is the best. i'm always looking for the next project to clutter my craft table with. ;D

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  2. love these crafts! so adorable. :)

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