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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Stool & a Sign

Hello Everyone!

Jumping in today to share a couple of projects I recently completed.  The first is a cute little stool that needed a bright face lift. Sorry I don't have a before picture for you.  It was a dirty white that just needed to be brightened.  This little stool goes in my sewing room to sit at my crafting table.  I decided to go with a bright yellow. Here she is.....
Don't ya just love the yellow?

  Next is a project I did for my niece's birthday.  I had seen a similar idea somewhere out there in blogland but didn't have the exact materials they used so I adapted.  Isn't that what crafting and copying borrowing is all about? Anyway, we were given some fence boards by a neighbor.  There wasn't enough to build an actual fence. (That would have been nice. I could use a fence here or there.)  Sorry, I digressed for a moment.  As I was saying, there wasn't enough for a fence so my dear hubby cut them up for me to use for crafts. Yay!
So take a few boards, add some paint, words, pictures, clips, scrapbook paper and what do you have?

I don't know if my niece is done having children but I'm taking a wild guess that if she isn't, there will only be one more.  I could be wrong. Stranger things have happened. ;) I wanted to allow for the "next" child so I did three sections and just gave her a few different quotes or sayings about children and motherhood.  That way she could change out every so often. This little project gave me all kinds of fits (in little ways) that I won't go into now.  In the end, it turned out pretty well.  I didn't take progressive pictures because frankly, I was figuring it out along the way.

So there you have my two newest projects.  I've also been working on little flower headbands for my newest great niece. They are coming to visit soon so I wanted to have several to choose from.  The left-overs will probably make it onto Etsy at the end of next month or will go to JBF for their spring sale. That's all for now so until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane

1 comment:

  1. Turned out good! I love that stool, what a cute color! Good thing you don't live near by or Little Monkey would try to steal it, she loves little stools.