Just he and I and all of them....

Just he and I and all of them...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Look what I made!.....

For Mother's Day this year I made these really adorable, really easy jewelry frames for my daughters, daughter-in-laws, Mom (of course), two of my lovely friends and also as a B-day gift for a teenager -whew, seriously I made about ten of these babies!

I started with this-

Alot of scrapbook paper and modpodge.

and this -

Plastic canvas and many colors of Krylon Spray paint.

and this -

Fabric, fake flower wire, gorilla glue and/or hot glue.

and this -

Frames and again, many colors of Krylon Spray paint.

Here we are in process:

First the letters - I just ripped the paper and modpodged it to the letters.

Then the flowers - I just wrapped the fabric around the wire and rolled it, gluing as I went. I discovered half way through that I really didn't need the wire. Oh well, what ever works best for you is the way to go!

The plastic canvas covered with lace - I spray painted some of the canvas and some I didn't, then I covered them with lace, but you don't have too.

The frames - Just sray painted the frames, they don't have to be perfect, you want them to have character.

I added this Krylon glitter to some of the frames -

Then I put them all together and added little hooks for necklaces, bracelets or rings.

Here are the final results -

Here are some close-ups -

Earrings hook to the canvas. Rings, necklaces, bracelets and watches hang on the hooks. They look so cute hanging on the wall, just like artwork that serves a purpose. How awesome is that?!

I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed making them! I am linking to
DIY Club
and One Month To Win It and
and Patches of Pink and

Until later,



Monday, January 21, 2013

Ch-Changes are a comin....

So it has been quite a while and so many things have been going on. I am going to start this post with a reminder of things from the past that lead to where we are today. About 3 years ago the hubster had a back surgery. Before he had it the Dr. said he would be able to return to his job as a mechanic. Well he wasn't able to, the Dr. would never release him to his job of 30 years as a mechanic. This was the beginning of a huge snowball that would finally end up sending us on an adventure we never thought we would be on, at this time in our life. First we went for about 4 months living on only my income. I do make decent pay but we had a lifestyle that took two incomes and of course we weren't smart enough to have anything in savings -big lesson learned! Then finally he was able to get disability for awhile. In the mean time we decided that to save our house we would need to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Well by the time they had everything worked out it would be a monthly payment of $700 each month, Ughhh! There really was just no way especially because the disability ran out. My sweet hubster did try to go back to work for awhile as a utility locator, but it really was just way to hard on him. He had to get up at 6 am and sometimes I wouldn't see him until 7 pm, plus he had to work many weekends. He was in so much pain, so he decided with my total support to quit. We are in the process of trying to get him Social Security Disability, but as most of you know, that is a very long process. We talked with our attorney and decided to stop the Chapter 13. We are now going to lose our little Country Cottage. :( I am also losing my cute little Sucker Orange HHR.:( So this is where the adventure begins. We have lost alot, but I am going to do my best to put a positive spin on it!! I have never in my life lived in an apartment complex and there is one in my area that is so beautiful! It is brand new, has granite countertops thhroughout, tons of storage, a dog park, a swimming pool, a wading pool, and so much more! It would be like living in a very nice hotel! I am hoping to move there for about 2 or 3 years and then we will buy something where the hubster won't have a ton of yard work, like a townhome or something. We will hopefully be filing a Chapter 7 and just starting over. This really is not where we thought we would be, but it is where we are, so we are going to make the best of it! Sorry this is so long, but I have decided that I am going to write about this new adventure and I would love it if you would come along! Until later, Hugs, Shelly

Monday, October 1, 2012

Made by Me Monday...

An Oldy but Goody.... While I am blogging about my projects I am also adding to my pinterest account, so I want to put some of my favorite projects up over there so I thought I might as well post them here too. So first for my all time favorite I am going to present my Space Saving Vanity -
Remember it started with this-
Here are a couple of close ups -
To find the directions on how to make this fun vanity, just click over on the side bar under Vanity and you will find it easy peasy! Until later, Hugs, Shelly