Monday, April 19, 2010

spider webs

i am neglecting soooo many things these days. just to name a few:

1) i haven't quilted in ages, but the full-size quilt that's two-thirds quilted (and was promised to a friend a couple weeks ago) is calling me every time i open the tiny closet in my front room where my sewing machine lives.
2) i need to make a butt-load of coffee cozys for a youth fundraiser, and right now i have a total of 1 finished.
3) i want to make a tiny doll quilt for a friend's little girl because she's fascinated with babies and i think all little aspiring mommies should have tons of tiny things that look just like the real thing.
4) i also want to make a quilt for my mom, that still doesn't own a bekalicious quilt. this is sad. and since we just found out her breast cancer has possibly returned, i feel incredibly guilty for not already providing her with that tiniest of comforts. somehow i think this should be #1, but i'm too lazy to change it. it's certainly taking priority in my heart, tho.
5) and finally, this blog... again :[ so sorry about that.

all the while, i'm obsessing over oils and starting a business. oh yeah, and i have a baby in my belly.
there just is not enough of me to go around.

Friday, April 2, 2010

trash to treasure?

it's been brewing for a while now- this longing for there to be something on the wall behind the couch. a little color to break up the monotony that quickly happens when tan and cream and chocolate brown and khaki all coincide in a space the way they do in my living room. i've been throwing touches of green and orange and mosaics into the mix, but this space has been crying for an eclectic treasure... and so i made one :] several months ago my sister gave me two crazy huge cabinet doors that were in her garage. and to top it off, she had two cans of blue spray paint that looked like a great start. and so it begins...

the beginning... straight from that quirky bird-lovin' part of my brain

my "canvas"

the result.... after gobs of spray paint, printed paper, acrylic paint, and a glossy glaze...

i LOVE looking at this.

i didn't purchase anything, except for the mounting brackets we put on the back of them, it was all just lying around my house tucked away for such a time as this... awesomeness.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

a mosaic masterpiece....

i'm way behind on my blogging... just way too much LIFE going on around here to be constantly updating lately :] but.... here's one of my latest projects. i took a damaged table and transformed it with some broken dishes and pre-mixed grout from the hardware store. i still need to put some sort of clear poly coat over the whole thing to keep it from being so sharp- but for now, i love the result.

BEFORE... nail polish is death to my fav side table

my little helper :] this was the most "un-fun" part, cleaning off the grout...

AFTER.... happy times :]