Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tissue Paper Wreath

So, I was feeling a little crafty today while Jett was sleeping. He's been sleeping really well during the night and naps [thank goodness}, so I thought I would start on some fun projects. I wanted to make a wreath, but I didn't really have the stuff to make one. Then I was inspired. I found some colorful tissue paper in my linen closet and began cutting out different sizes of circles. I wrapped burlap around my wreath form and began hot glueing the cirlces to the wreath. Then I finished off with a button or scrapbook embellishment. I kind of threw it all together and wasn't sure how it would turn out. I think I like it. I like the pop of turquoise with the tan and white. It was a fun project and super cheap!

J Crew Inspired Pin-- HA!

So I was surfing the many fun crafty blogs that I have saved under my favorites and I came across this cute J Crewesque Pin. That was it, I had to make myself one. Well, it didn't really turn out how the picture showed, but I spent a good chunk of my down time while Jett was sleeping {i totally should have been snoozin' too} to make it. After all that hard work, I have to wear it! I just found stuff lying around to make it... it might have turned out better if I had the same matchy fabric as the example I found. In the example I found, the flower was a lot bigger, and the fabrics were a lot softer. Oh well!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Baby's room

I finally finished Jett's room! It's about time...our caseworker came by yesterday for one of four home visits and it forced me to finish. I have been in a mad rush the last few days getting the hutch put together {pain} and the crib set up {bigger pain}. But I love the way it turned out! I just wish I could paint, the walls kind of disappear amidst all the other color in the room. In a couple of months, Jett will be moving in!

Pottery Barn hutch was a steal for only $50 at the DownEast Furniture Outlet tent sale in Salt Lake City!

I found this super cute hippo shower curtain on a clearance shelf at Target. Another steal for only $6.50. Isn't it so fun as a curtain?? I love that it brings more color into the room.