Monday, August 22, 2011

Projects

I have been staying more than sane recently by having a few projects up in the air at all times. I am really enjoying the creative outlet and the thrill of accomplishment. Here is what I have been up to….

BEFORE: Found this cool wooden cabinet door (?) in the trash. Loved the shape.

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AFTER: Cleaned it up and hung it. Planning on putting  our initials in it with 3D letters sometime.

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We bought this desk at a garage sale for $5 and Soren re-painted it for Easton. Then I made a gallery wall for his artwork with empty frames. Each frame has a clip tacked to the wall so the pics and be changed anytime. The frames were also from the garbage. :)

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Found an old cedar fence post to make candle stands out of. Soren cut them for me and we accented them with a touch of gold spray paint. I really love it!

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Made some curtains for our bathroom out of giant antique drapes I bought at a barn sale. I love the fabric. I also made longer curtains for the other window not pictured.

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Bought and painted some tiny rocking chairs for photo props for ONE little BELT. Kesler is demonstrating their use.

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Made a T-shirt necklace for my Mom’s birthday. I am really happy with the design and want one myself. I would probably wear it plain, but I made her some fabric flowers to pin on if she felt like it.

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Got a new lens for my camera recently as well. The “nifty 50” is a great improvement from my kit lens. I love the pictures it takes already. Here is a cute one of Kesler showing how great the lower f-stop is.

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I’ve been using it to take new pictures for my website. Here is one that really turned out great.

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My business has been keeping me really busy. We are doing a booth in the city fair next month and I am working really hard to get ready. I’m hoping to re-vamp our site and all of our pictures soon. I love how busy it is keeping me and how much I am learning because of it.

I am glad to blog about all of these projects and even right now I am feeling very accomplished. It helps to feel like I am doing some things in this stage of life that don’t get undone.

3 comments:

Rob and Marseille said...

all those projects look great! i know what you mean-when I have something fun to work on/do life is more exciting. The first project might be a cool picture frame.

BlakeandKindra said...

You are so talented!! From the pictures posted you have a beautiful home. You are so creative!!

GordonandChrissy said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a great weekend. :)

PS I LOVE your gallery wall for your little boy. I hope you're not offended if I copy that idea. I'm way out here in SF, so if someone compliments me on it - I'll give you all the credit. :)