Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Year of Soccer

Last night was Canyon's first last soccer game. :) It was quite an interesting season. Overall he did pretty good for not having a clue what was going on and just getting out there and playing. I think he found his nitch as goalie... mostly because it made him the least tired. He didn't make any goals but if you ask him he did becuase at half time they would practice kicking the ball into the net. He did pretty good and we are all proud of him and grateful for everyone's support coming out to the games every week. He is already talking about practicing to get ready for next year so he must have liked it a little. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Refurbished Thrift Store Frame = Jewelry Holder

Remember this lovely find from last weeks thrift store trip? Well I've been wanting to make a Jewelry Holder for a while now and knew that this would be perfect! Before this my earrings and rings were in the drawer of my vanity and my necklaces were hanging on the door knob of my closet. Not the greatest place because of how accessible they are to my little fashionista 2 year old. :)

I started by taking the whole thing apart, throwing the lovely "starry night cloth sewing thingy" in the trash and choosing a paint color. I decided to go with the color Indian Turquoise because its very lovely. :) It took several coats of paint but covered the gold nicely.

(Everyting I used minus White Spray Paint and Duct Tape.)

I used hot glue to stick the fabric to the styrofoam like so...

And Waalaa, here is the front after I glued the fabric to the styrofoam.

My Husband cut down my wire netting to just the right size to fit the frame for me with wire cutters. Then, I sprayed both sides of the wire netting with wite spray paint to blend into the fabric a little better.

I then stacked all the pieces just so into the frame, slapped a few strips of duct tape on the back to keep it all together, nailed 2 small nails into the sides at the top of the frame for hooks and...

FINISHED! :) And I love it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of School

Today Canyon started Preschool.

Can he really be this old already!? I love this little guy so so much and I know that he is going be be one of the best and brightest kids in his class. :) He's so excited to go and to learn and to come home and tell me all about it. I can't wait to go pick him up in 5 minutes and hear what he has to say. :)

Thrift Store Finds

Look at these little beauties I picked up from the thrift store today. Stay tuned to find out what I decide to do to them. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Fall Crafts

Last night I spent a couple hours working on a few of my new fall designs and getting ready for the craft show coming up in October. I'm really happy with how they turned out! Here's what I have so far!