Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crafting like a fiend

So, I have been crafting like a fiend lately. I have been very busy. I wanted to work on my front porch to make it happy and look great. I had already recovered the larger cushions on my chairs a few years ago but I still had some fabric so I recovered some more pillows and still had some left over. I took an fish tank that hangs on the wall that I had purchased from LTD several years ago for my classroom and just never got it up and decided that I was going to give it new life. I cut a circle from the fabric and glued it to the back of the fish tank then I painted on a big J for my last name and I absolutely love polka dots so I had to add some of those on. Then I was at a loss for what to do to finish it up. I still had some fabric so I cut strips and added a solution of glue and water and curled the fabric around a cylinder and let dry. I had this big flower and left over ivy from previous wreaths and just added all that together to get the finished decoration. I added some new flowers and my door decoration to my porch. I still need to work on the mat out front but I think that I am going to look for a new one if I can't find one I like then I will end up spray painting my old one.

I had also made a kitchen curtain for my window but still had some fabric left so I took that fabric and made a valance for my door to my deck. I think it turned out very cute.

I also made another wreath. I used quilting squares and cut those into thirds and tied them to the metal hoop from an old lamp shade that I didn't need anymore. I didn't know where I was going to hang it so I tried it in several places and came up with this place. I think that I might add some things under this shelf. I have several options and I am just weighing them right now.

I have not done this much crafting in years. I think with the separation, divorce, and trying to recover I have suppressed my crafting tendencies. I think that when I became inspired this past week I realized that I am myself officially again. I have not felt this good in a long time and I am excited because of 2 years of dry spell to make up for :)

Linking to:  debbiedoo's newbie party
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  1. Hi Lee thanks so much for sharing. You may want to enlarge your pictures. You actually may have to play around with your template to widen it. I know you can click on the pics to see them, but more than likely people don't they want too see how purty they are from the start.

  2. I agree with Debbie. Do you know how to do that? They do look larger in this post. I do all mine on large. Don't think I know how to get extra large to fit.

  3. Meg wants to leave you a comment. Here goes.

    i like the cats.

  4. I did make them bigger after seeing Debbie's post. I have to work on some of this stuff because I don't think about this stuff when I am doing it.

    Thanks Megs :)

  5. Ohh...see...I didn't even see that mason jar the first time. Like. :)

  6. Great projects! I would love for you to link up tomorrow to "It's a Party"!