Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ain't that the truth!

I come from a crafty family. My dad is artistic and makes collages and "yard art", my mom is a sewing and quilting master, and my sister is a master of all trades. I do a bit of everything too, most of it for fun, some to regain sanity in a house full of noisy boys. The problem is, I don't know how to take it to the next level. I've been told "you should sell these" or "you could make money off of this" countless times, and yet I still have no idea where to start. My brain does not do organization. My brain does not do well with numbers. So you can see how managing a business would be darn near impossible for me. So, untill my children are all fully in school and I get my brain back that the pregnancies took away, I will continue to do what I love just because I love it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Country Clutter, yep that's me.

Country Clutter has always been how I describe my home. It's a mix of shabby chic and primitive with a little bit of junktastic thrown in. It actually works well, because if I had anything fancy, my kids would ruin it anyway. So, I made the sign and got another great window from my brother in law to use as a frame. If there's anything that bothers me about this picture, it's the stupid surround sound speakers we have to have up, which never got mounted on the wall. They kind of steal from my theme, but I guess my husband has to feel at home too. I guess.
My cute birdcage from Micheals ended up being a candle holder/decoration display. That's a paper mache heart and a foam cupid in with my candle. I'm tempted to use it also as a plant holder, but anyone that knows me knows I can't keep house plants alive so I might be headed back to Micheals for a cute fake one.
I love to decoupage. If given the time, I have many more projects that would be at the mercy of my modge podge. This is our family star I made a while back. Ben Franklin was having a sale on their large metal stars and I felt this wall needed a little americana. It's actually a very simple project and takes no time at all. The hardest part for me was just finding the right spot to hang it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Curly Willow Branch

This is my favorite corner. I like it because it serves no real purpose, it's just cute. That, and it's hard for my kids to mess it up. I bought this curly willow bundle at a flee market for $15, which seemed like a steal seeing as it was going to become my new holiday tree. So far I've just dressed it for Christmas and Valentines day, but I'm sure it will be a staple for my decorating for each holiday.

Limited Cupboard Space?

Like I said, I use unusual things for different purposes. This is an old wheel of some sort that I put hooks on and hang my pots from. Then I added grapevine for decoration, along with a rag doll that you can't really see from this angle. I liked this idea, because I had limited cupboard space.

New pic of old window

I didn't like how that last picture turned out, so I'm posting a new one.

My newest project

For Valentines Day I had a bunch of register rewards from Walgreens, so I decided to make up some free valentines for my family. I even had enough to get four free 8x10's, so I found some super cheap frames at Micheals, since I had a coupon of course, and trimmed down the pictures and this is what I ended up with. These are my babies.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recycle toys

Recycle your kids toys. This is a sign I made for my laundry room with my daughters old Barbie clothes.
You can pretty much make a sign out of anything. This rusted saw was getting thrown away, so I snagged it. Words of wisdom: make sure it's secure. Don't need any decapitations.

Love what you do. Do what you love.

I love my Cricut. I love making signs. I just wish I had more time to do what I love.