Look at Me, I`m Famous!

Posted on September 19, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | Leave a Comment

Ok, I`m not really famous, but I did recently get invited to become a regular poster (twice a month) on Craft Tutorials. How cool is that? I feel like one of those “other” bloggers who are always bragging about their guest posts.
Anyway, my first post just went up and it`s actually of a [...]

An Afternoon of Puppetry

Posted on August 30, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty, Kids | 4 Comments

Irving left early today, which meant I was on my own with the boys. When Irving is away, we often make things and do crafts, since he isn`t around to freak out at the mess. So, today, after naps, we made happy/sad puppets.
That new table sure comes in handy!

Dante tried to eat the googly [...]

The Bedroom is Done . . . Mostly

Posted on August 21, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty, Kids | 5 Comments

Last weekend, we bought paint and got started on Dorian`s room at long last. I looked and looked, but can`t find my before pics, so here is one of when I started marking out the border line.

Dorian had a blast climbing up on this mattress and sliding down and I let him stay up [...]

The Finished Dresser

Posted on July 31, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 3 Comments

Ok, I did it! We got enough sunshine to make painting the rest of the stars on the dresser possible!

Dorian thinks it needs more stars. I told him there will be plenty more in his room as soon as we have the money to paint it. lol. BTW, the other drawer is behind the dresser. [...]

So I Mucked Around Some More . . .

Posted on July 24, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty, Personal | 2 Comments

So I mucked around a bit more with the painting and I`m seriously getting attached to the kid! Still not happy with the dog, but it might be salvageable . . . Irving wants to frame it, so that`s good, I suppose.
So, here is Stage 2 of Puppy Love . . . still not done, [...]

Rusty Skills

Posted on July 23, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 1 Comment

So, I posted a couple days ago about how I`m working on this new painting . . . it`s not going well.
I`ve never painted animals before and now I`m mad at myself for trying. Especially since I have the little boy almost to the point where he`s done and now the dumb dog looks like [...]

It`s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Posted on July 21, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 4 Comments

Which means, as soon as I finish my articles for this morning, I`m moving outdoors to paint!!!
You see, I have this project that I started eons ago . . . fixing up the boys` room so Dante can be moved in there. I wanted to paint the plain wooden dresser with something brighter, so I [...]

Remaking Clothes . . . or Not

Posted on May 30, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 4 Comments

I hit the pacas, or thrift markets, the other day with Irving. The plan was to get some big clothes that would be used as fabric to add a strip to my jeans to make them trendier fit better. In the end, I didn´t find anything that would work with jeans, but I did find [...]

In a Revamp Mood

Posted on May 27, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 1 Comment

I´ve been in a weird mood lately. Not so much interested in writing, but really into doing stuff with my hands. There are a lot of things that are really bugging me about the house and so I´ve decided to actually do something about them.
One of my projects is the boys´ room. I want to [...]

Getting Back On the Crafting Bandwagon

Posted on May 24, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty | 3 Comments

It´s been a while since I really did anything creative (apart from the bento) and then I was Stumbling around the other day and found the most inspiring site ever. Craftster is this amazingly complex community of crafters of all types. They are all extremely supportive and everyone posts photos of their finished projects there, [...]

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