Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Finally!



Okay, so much for this little craft being done by Sunday! Sunday morning I stayed home with Gracie (who was sick), while my husband and other two children headed off to church. The neat thing is I can listen to our church service on the radio at the same time I would listen to it if I were there...but anyway, I started cleaning house, and well, I just never stopped until it was time to call it a night. The good news is my house is clean. The bad news is I am so behind on all you fellow bloggers are doing. :) I have been so remiss in visiting you, and know I have much to catch up on! :)

I did finish my craft, though! Can you believe it took another trip to the fabric store?! In particular, the tassel making section...I was having an unbelievably difficult time finding medium length fringe, and last night this is what I had...



But although this is technically a better taken picture, the tassel itself lacked something. It lacked another layer of fringe, which I hadn't been able to find, so I improvised and used more ribbon!







I am not happy with these pictures I got tonight, and think I will have to post another better picture of it tomorrow in the daylight! I just wanted to show you a picture of it tonight, since I kept promising it was almost done! I have a link to the blog that had the tutorial for this and will share that next post. (When my husband can help me with linking my site to the tutorial...I'm still new to that.)

The painting in the dining room is going well. I actually went back to Lowe's for another gallon of paint and gave it a fourth coat. I think the primer they mixed for me was too dark of a gray for my paint, and now I'm much happier, and I am really loving this color! It's SO cheerful, like liquid sunshine! :) I am still finishing the touch up, and there were two areas we had to texture some new drywall we'd added. I have these areas primed and am painting them now, and when this is done I will show you pictures!

I hope you are having a great week! Have a blessed night! :)

15 comments:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I hope everyone is well at your house. I love your cute little craft!!!

Tracey said...

Its beautiful! and a clean house.how clever!!!!!
Tracey xxx

Liz said...

Your craft is really cute. I can't wait to see your paint project!

Sandy Toes said...

Jenni,
That is so cute..I love the color and how you added a splash of pink! Love it!
-Sandy toe

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Jenni,
Very cute tassel! You did a super job!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I think the extra layer of ribbon looks great and definitely added that needed "something" to your tassel.

~ Sarah

Baby Mama said...

Very very cute! I hope your baby girl is better now!

I love the look of paint but HATE the actual task of doing it. Luckily baby daddy likes it..so I can just sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labor. ha!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

The Tassel is really cute.. I do love gingham!
I think it's great that you guys have a church you like and that you can listen to the sermon on the radio. We had a really great Church we belonged to in Spokane but since we moved here 4 years ago we can't seem to find a "home" church-It's very frustrating.
I do hope Gracie is feeling better-I adore her name!
Robin~♥

blessed mama said...

Your tassel looks awesome! I have been dying to learn how to make them. By the way, if you ever go on etsy to search for "tassels" beware...you will get some interesting results...HA!

Our Complete Family said...

That turned out great Jenni! Phew~ more painting girl? You're making my arms tired just thinking of all you're busy doing!!!

Carrie said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better! I love the tassel it looks great. I can't wait to see the dining room.

Amy said...

Hi Jenni! Great job on the tassel! It looks fantastic. I'm glad I finally got to see what it looks like! :)
See you at dinner tonight!

Darlene said...

Your tassel turned out GREAT! I LOVE it!

jen said...

You did a great job on your tassel!! I love it.

Have a great weekend!

kari and kijsa said...

Love it!! Just catching up on our blogging...stopping by to say hello!
blessings,
kari & kijsa