Saturday, July 23, 2011

Storytime Saturday

Welcome to Storytime Saturday! Having a book and story loving daughter with a librarian aunt, I thought I would go through some of L's favorite books and share them with you. I'm starting off with "How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" A perfect book for the dinosaur stage!
This cute book goes through different bedtime situations - pouting, crying, begging for another story. There is kind of a look and find for the name of the dinosaurs on the wall of the room, on the dinosaur's headboard. In the end all of the dinosaurs go to bed without any fits!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The ups and downs of car shopping

What a crazy time we've been having. We have been car shopping for what seems like forever now. We've been back at it for the past couple months trying to just figure out what we want. I think I've finally figured out what I like but now comes the fun part of trying to find one! I am feeling like the pickest person in the world right now. I see every little ding, dent and scratch. I have an extremely sensative nose on top of allergies and I smell even the tiniest bit of lingering smoke. I've done 3 test drives just this week. There was something with all of them that I couldn't bring myself to spend good hard earned money on. I'm sure we'll be out again over the weekend looking again. It's hard to get my hopes up about finding one, but even if we get a little closer to buying something, I will be happy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stars and Stripes... er Polka Dots?!

It's been awhile since I checked out a blog hop and I already found some great projects that were made this week! I linked up my Pledge of Allegiance sign but I wanted to show you something else I made this week.

As soon as I saw this star block tutorial over at Cluck Cluck Sew I had to try it right away... then I had to make 3 more! 4 of the blocks is the perfect size for a 20x20 pillow for that I happened to have sitting around here! Even though I didn't get the pillow finished up for the 4th, I'll still get it finished up this week. I'm making it as a sham cover so I can make other covers and change them out.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

One Nation Under God

I've been thinking about making a sign or something with the pledge of allegiance for a month or so but I was finally able to finish it yesterday. It's not exactly the idea that was originally in my head but I do love the end result. It started out as a scrap of 1x12 from a bench that is a work in progress. I painted it with some cream acrylic paint and some antiquing medium that I haven't quite figured out yet. I haven't had luck with the brushing on and wiping off immediately like the instructions say so I end up mixing a little of it with the base paint and blending it from there. The words were all designed in Photoshop and cut from vinyl.