Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nesting...

Happy Wednesday! :) Today was a really nice day, and it only helped that the weather even cooperated with this concept of SPRING...we had some sunshine today, which was SO nice! :) I needed to run some errands, one of which was going to Target, so of course I looked at the dollar section. (I know, totally predictable I am!)




These were there the last time I looked, but this time I bought them. I thought this would be a fun little gift for my neighbor friends...




I also finished this topiary today. It needed some more ivy, but now it's all done. I think. I saw this neat idea for on Manuela's blog, The Pleasures of Homemaking. She used a simple Styrofoam ball and hot-glued moss onto it. I tried it and it worked! I used some grapevine branches and wound them together to make the "stem" to stick into the Styrofoam/moss ball and then stuck the stem/moss ball into a pot with moss. Then all I had to do was wind some ivy garland around the "stem", and after that I used my husband's wire cutter/plyer things to cut ivy leaves off of the garland to hot glue them to the moss ball. I found that when I wound the whole garland itself around the ball as I had done with the stem thing, it looked wrong. But when I glued one or two of the leaves at a time, it looked much better. But that's just my take on it! :)




I also wanted to show you this lamp because...the lamp base has been on our garage shelves since last spring, and I finally decided what to do with it! I found it at a garage sale, but really only wanted the lamp shade that came with it (a different shade than shown). But I took both for three dollars and now I'm really happy I did! I sprayed it white, and paired it with a different white lamp shade I found for a dollar. I did something new with the shade, because normally I just used those self-adhesive shades you can find at craft stores...to do this I used that spray-adhesive that all you bloggers out there use, and it turned out too! I learned a few tricks along the way that will make it easier next time, but I am still happy! :0) But I loved the fabric so much that I had to...




...make this pillow to match it! :) I can't believe I had this cute fabric buried in my stash and hadn't used it yet! I love shopping without even leaving the house!

Right now, my sweet husband is in the garage working on making something called a "miter sled" that will allow him to make more exact 45 degree angled cuts...Now why is this so exciting? Because then he can finish the cornice for our bedroom window! YEA! I will be sure to show you it as soon as it's painted and up! :) Still working on the closet/craft room. It was halted in progress with all the sickness around here, but I am finishing it up, too! I will post pictures on it ASAP! :)

I hope you all are having a great week! :) I will not be negligent and not post a Friday's Finds post this week~ promise! :) Have a blessed night!

8 comments:

Tracey said...

You give me such wonderful ideas!....thanks very much!
Love Tracey x x x

Angie said...

Love the topiary, lamp, and pillow! I could see them all in my house too!

Odette said...

the fabric is indeed sweet and when the lamp is lighted it gives off a warm cozy feel.

nice work on the topiary...are you gonna put a ribbon on it?

Liz said...

That fabric is so pretty! I love what you did with it.

Sandy Toes said...

Great idea...I love the topiary and lamp...wonderful.
sandy toe

the undomesticated wife said...

Adorable lamp! I just bought a little lamp at a garage sale and need to paint it, too. And I have to change the shade. It's black/white toile. Which is adorable, but it's just not my style.

The matching pillow is too cute!

Amy said...

how lovely! i love all your ideas!! xxx

Carrie said...

I love all your projects. I agree with I wish they would wait till they are thirty to date too lol.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Carrie