The week before my surgery he wanted to take me out , a surprise he said. We went to the Swinging bridge restaurant in Paint Bank .On the way back we stopped at a pull off to look around. I just happened to be taking a picture of this beautiful tree and totally overlooked him standing there. When I went back and looked at it I loved seeing him standing there like that. I was going to crop him out lol so I'd have the picture of the tree but no way, I love it !
Monday, March 30, 2015
Well this was a easy DIY project ! I had surgery last week at Wake Forest and today my husband wanted me to come outside because he had a surprise for me. The weeks leading up to my surgery we had been clearly our land of some trees. I had told my husband that I wanted to make some log benches for our outdoor soirees, but with my surgery I kinda put it on the back burner. Today when he wanted me to come outside he told me that he had made me something. I was greatly surprised, he had made me a log bench !! It was so simple, he took a log about 4 foot long and cut it long ways down the middle.For the legs he cut two stumps the same height and notched the tops in a "rounded" V so the log bench would sit right down in there. The bench top was screwed in & when I heal up i will be putting a coat of polyurethane on it . In total this project cost us $0 ! (Pay no attention to the log in front of the bench he is working on another project lol)
Please note our cute baby fainting goat modeling on the bench lol
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
I needed some curtains but as always I couldn't spend a fortune, so I got crafty ! I bought two black twin sized flat sheets. I cut a slit in each end of the sheet that has the wide fold ... ( I don't know if that made sense lol ) but I did take a picture so you could see ! I cut a slit just big enough to put the rod through. After cutting the slit just slide in the curtain rod , hang and you're done ! These are great if you need curtains for a wide window , it's way cheaper then buying curtains. Two twin size sheets cover a window up to 132 inches wide , they are 96 inches long. If they are a little long just hang them higher, it will make the room look bigger or just let them pool up on the floor ! In total this DIY project cost me $12 ( 5 for the two sheets and 2 for the rods ) Good luck :)
Well recently my teenage son (who does blacksmithing ) made some hand forged hooks . I went to my scrap lumber pile and found a old board & cut it to the size I wanted. I screwed on the hooks and made a beautiful rustic looking coat rack. I will be posting some of the coat racks on etsy ( 2Kraftychics is the shop ) I also found some scrap lumber and made some other coat racks. I painted them with some paint I had on hand. You could easily make these with old knobs or hooks.They are a easy DIY project that is also budget friendly !
Friday, January 9, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Well, I bought myself a sewing machine. That being said , that thing is intimidating! It sat in box on the floor for two weeks before I worked up enough courage to get it out. One Sunday I bravely decided to get it out and attempt to make it operational. ..after two hours I finally figured out how to thread the bobbin ( yes it had a instruction manual as well as a instructional DVD but they were confusing ) Let's fast forward two weeks ....... I love owls so I decided to make a owl pillow ,of course I had no pattern (that would make to much sense) but I did have a $5 bag of fabric I picked up at a thrift store so I started cutting. Well it turned out cute.....my son seen it & said he liked my "horned" owl pillow, after I laughed and laughed I informed him those were ears. He said "oh,there are horned owls you know " I then informed him this was CLEARLY a intentional horned owl pillow . I have to say it was pretty easy to assemble after I figured out how to manipulate and move the fabric workout sewing my fingers. One day I will get a pattern but until then I will continue to sew beautiful "horned" owls :)
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Everyone knows I love to re-purpose just about everything so when my husband was making stew I quickly grabbed these huge tin cans bc I wanted to make something out of them . So I cleaned,painted & decorated them & turned them into candles ! I sold them at a local craft fair . Check out my Etsy shop :2Kraftychics where I will be selling some of my crafts.
Here was our corner display table, we weren't finished setting it up yet but it was a hit. Yes...it's a masher earring holder on the table....hey I like to have displays to grab attention :) please note the old school cd holder that I turned into a turning earring display....Visit us at our Etsy shop : 2Kraftychics
Recently me & my daughter have gotten into craft fairs...now we are addicted. These are a few of the fall pumpkins she made for one of the shows, they were amazing ! Of course fall decorations are always beautiful! ...ps...check out our developing Etsy shop: 2Kraftychics