Monday, November 23, 2009

DIY-Glitter Pumpkin

I am joining Metamorphosis Monday and It's So Very Creative again this week.

You'd think I would have started on some Christmas projects and while I do have a few in mind, I still can't resist sprucing up an old fav!

I got this pumpkin last year, after the Season clearance. I drilled holes in it immediately (before packing it away).

I set it out this year and thought it just needed a little extra something.

(and notice some small Dollar Store pumpkins I was also painting white at the time)

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So, I did Modge Podge all over it and covered it in orange glitter.

Looks much better, I think.

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In it's resting place, for now.

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I promise I will have some Christmas projects soon!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Thanksgiving style

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday party.

I pulled out my grandmother’s original Fiestaware for this tablescape. I love the colors and they just scream Thanksgiving to me.

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I remember as a kid, everyone would ‘fight’ over the dark blue plate. Here, you’ll see I placed it at the head of the table where my hubby sits. Nice wifey huh?

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I especially love the golden boa I used down the middle of the table (a recent find on clearance at Hobby Lobby).

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At candlelight……(no, it’s not dark outside yet…ha)

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AND, I noticed I took pictures before I set my silverware out. Call it Mommy brain!

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Once more look at my tablescape.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Met Monday- Costumes

I am joining Susan's Metamorphosis Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch.

Yes, I am including a Halloween post. Sue me.

But, I waited yes, a little late to post a Halloween post until after Halloween because their costumes were semi-surprises, at least to the grandparents.

But, here is what I started with.

I bought some clearance brown fabric, Styrofoam balls and cone, ordered the blue 'bloomers' from Ebay, a hat from Good will, and bought some orange pants, a green shirt, and some black felt and went to town.

I'd say my total cost was $15 for all.

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I cut one of the balls in half and used it at the tip of this 'cone' to make the club.

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My big 'score' was when I found this hat at Good Will for .70! I hadn't thought about what or how to make an orange hat but knew this would work well.

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And here is the final project. I cut the arms out of Pebbles' green shirt, cut the legs out of Bam Bam's pants, cut a 'sash' out of some of the brown 'fur' fabric, painted the hat orange and cut around the rim to make it look like a baseball cap. Then, I took apart the skeleton to use the bones for accessories, black felt triangles and glued them on the outfits. I also wrapped the 'club' in brown fabric and secured it with spray adhesive.

Please meet Pebbles and Bam Bam, 2009!

(yes, I spray painted her hair 'red' (it turned out more hot pink) and put a bone in it. No, Daddy wasn't crazy about it, especially since it's still kinda pink.ha! but it made their outfits, I think)

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They won 1st prize in the costume contest we entered them in! YAY

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flower anyone??? Also a call to the lurkers

I am posting this randomly, I know, and not linking to any blogs. But, wanted to celebrate our wonderful Fall weather (although don't judge by today since it has been raining all day, although it is still only been 65ish today)and show you my Little Princess.
And, I'd also like to ask everyone who regularly reads, to leave a comment. That means the ones who may not officially 'follow' but those who lurk and maybe don't post. I'd love to hear from you, all of you!

Meet my angel.
She and I recently spent some time in the yard where I was actually able to snap a few shots of her before she started to protest and/or pull her hairbow out.

"Hey Mommy....I found a flower...... Want to see it?"

"Are you sure??????"

"Come on Mommmmmmmy........."

"Don't you want to SMELL it????"

And even later, she still has the flower..........

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Showing more winnings…..And Transformation Thursday

I'm joining The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday party. Go check out more ideas and inspirations here.

Today, I am showing you the transformation of my coffee table decor and showing you more of my winnings from Chester and Donkey.

You can see more here and here.

If you missed everything I won, you can see them here.

For years, YEARS, my coffee table looked like this:

Boring huh!? Recently, I decided it will be constantly changing, along with other venues around my house. Thanks Blogland!

Here is what it looks like now:

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Notice the orange 'vase' that was part of my winnings. I love this table now.

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And believe it or not, these things don't get bothered by little toddler hands.


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