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Friday, March 30, 2012

Wood You Like to Craft...March 2012 Projects!!!

Here's a quick re-cap of my WYLTC post! And a quick heads up, I'm hosting next month and the theme will be "April Showers".
Hehe! Ignore that it's not centered on the door, I guess I need to go get a wreath hanger!
I'm sharing an umbrella for my front door {with all the rain we've had lately I may need an ark!} If you're interested, the kits will be available from my shop starting Monday, otherwise,
get your projects going now so you can share them at the linky party...enjoy!

So, funny enough, this wasn't my original plan. I wanted to do classic silhouette cutouts of my girls on these curvy little frames but I ran into a few problems.
 1-- I couldn't get them to sit still long enough to trace a descent image. 2-- once I got it small enough to fit inside the frame I was afraid I'd loose the detail of the image to the saw blade, and 3--I'd already cut the frame out so enlarging it wasn't an option.
So what to do...cut  a carrot instead! But don't you just love it?

I cut the blue part of the frame from 3/4 inch MDF and the insert from bead board. I used the skill saw to cut both. And the carrot is 1/4 inch MDF.
{Completely off track but as I was finishing this piece it kind of reminded me of the very first project we ever did here on WYLTC? And then I realized that that was ONE YEAR ago!!! Holy cow--Happy Birthday WYLTC!!! We're officially one!}

My little carrot needed a buddy to fill up the shelf and what goes better with carrots than bunnies?

I was obsessed with the idea of a big, fluffy bunny tail. So the idea of a silhouette was perfect because what do you really see? That big, fluffy bunny's tail!
She too is cut from 3/4 inch MDF and then mounted onto a chunk of 2x4.
The tail is a tan tulle, scrapbook paper on the 2x4 and a sharpie to apply the lettering.

The whole thing makes me very "HOPPY".
Hooray for ideas that go astray!!!

If you didn't see the other projects, jump on over to Wood You Like to Craft and check them out!
Happy Crafting.


Monday, March 19, 2012

I'm In!!! Did you guess which was mine...

Thanks to your votes, I get to officially play in Season 11 of So You Think You're Crafty!
I love taking part in these comtests, they provide a fun challenge that I just can't give myself.
The season doesn't start until April but I have the list of themes and will be anxiously working away on some fun projects.

Th auditon process is crafter's choice, here's what I choose to do:
My audition project was quite literally staring me in the face. Every time I sat on the couch, it just sat there, seeming to say, "Please help me to be pretty!"
It's was small train table that my kiddos had long outgrown. I couldn't stand the idea of tossing it and one day had the brilliant idea to convert it into a coffe table/ottoman thing--great idea, wrong approach. Long story short, my plan failed and I had since been staring at this poor thing:
The {new} plans all came together when my sweet neighbor rebuilt a section of her fence and had all these beautiful aged cedar planks heading for the trash pile.
I asked for a few (yes, she looked at me like I'm super crazy!), re-painted the table sides a smokey black, and used the planks to resurface the top.
It's sealed with several layers of polyurathane to prevent slivers and keep the cool aged coloring of the wood. I love it! The wood adds such warmth to the dark coloring.
{I think she finally feels pretty...}

It makes me smile every time I see it now and even better I can look at it and know that it sealed the deal for me to play along with some other really great and crafty ladies!

I'll let you know when the season starts cause you're not goig to want to miss it!
An really, thanks again for your votes!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Polls are OPEN...Please go VOTE!!!

Have you noticed the lack of posting going on here lately? Yeah, well, me too!
The problem is, I'm feeling super un-crafty. I'm busy making and doing things they just don't feel "blog-worthy" for one reason or another so I haven 't posted.
{Kind of dumb I know, but it's the truth.}
The solution may have just stumbled upon me but I need your help.
A while back I was approved to participate in the audition rounds for
--they are finally here and they couldn't have come at a better time for my in need of a craft challenge brain.
I can't show you project until later, but can ask you to go check out the audition projects and vote for your favorite. The voting will close on Friday...

Click HERE to see all the audition projects and THANKS!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bunny Tales and Carrots!!!

Happy Friday all!
We here at my house are on the cusp of SPRING BREAK and I could not be more excited.
Pretty much just because I won't have to turn the alarm on-but I do have a lot of "plans" for the upcoming break. Hopefully my girls will still like me when it's over...

So do you need a project or two for the weekend?
Well, jump on over to Wood You Like to Craft! It's been a fun week the ladies I hang with have once again put up some terrific ideas.
I posted today, want a peek?

The theme this month is silhouettes and the linky party starts tomorrow and runs through next Friday so there's plenty of time to play along.

If I can figure out what is wrong with my scanner I'll post the patterns...
have a great weekend and happy crafting.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Is it really March?

I think life is playing a game with me.
 It's called "How Crazy can we make the Red-head!" And well, by the looks of things life is definitively winning. Life is indeed a bit busier than usual but I fortunately still have time for a few fun things. Wood You Like to Craft? just posted our March theme of silhouettes and Candace and Nicole are sharing the first project.

It should be a fun week, be sure to jump over and check it out. I'm not up until Friday which is great because as of right now I have no idea what I'm doing!
Hope your week is off to a great start--
Happy Crafting.
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