Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Works in progress

I am working on a ton of things right now, all at once and they all have a deadline of course :)
Here is the first project...
My cousin, D, sent me a link to this pillow and asked me if I could make her 2 for her gazebo. Her and her Hubby just bought a house and I am so excited she asked me to make her something! I started drawing out the shapes on the wonderunder, that is as far as I got.

Next up...
My friend, S, owns a dance studio.  She followed her dream and opened her own studio and is the nicest person.  Her very first recital is this June.  Her son and PB are friends and we are neighbors too! I am making a few things for the recital.  First up are paddles.  The recital is a nautical theme.  I made them out of big sheets of insulation foam from Lowes.  It cuts like a dream and is so light.  I painted them brown and then drew wood grain on with glue and sprinkled on the orange glitter.  I actually finished all 12 of them this weekend! YAY!! I am also making a giant anchor for the stage, I have to get started on that next.  

Now for some teacher gifts...
PB loves and I mean LOVES his teachers.  He is always talking about them and is so excited about going to school.  He is so sad school doesn't meet all summer.  So I am making his 3 teachers some gathered clutches from Noodlehead and putting some gift cards inside.

Now for my biggest challenge...

I am making my Nephew a growth marker.  My brother asked me if I could make one similar to the one I had growing up.  So i am going to cut all these fabrics into strips and make them into a giraffe shape using the one that I have as a template.  I am going to take as many pics as possible so I can show you all how I made it.  I want to have this done for his birthday... in less than a month :)

It's not May if I am not doing a big yard project :)

This weekend Hubby and I cut out the grass on the side of our house.  I got some hostas from one of my Zumba instructors and I split the plants up and replanted them.  She is getting a deck put in so those plants were going to get ripped out anyway.  I love that they got a new home!

PB helped us take out the sod.  He collected the rocks and then he collected some worms.  This is the first worm he ever held.  It's a big deal because he is really afraid of bugs.  He did have a panic moment when holding a really big and wiggly worm and he screamed like he was being murdered.  It was really funny, I couldn't stop laughing!


I also got some landscaping tarp down to block the weeds.  We still have a few piles of grass that have to go.  We actually gave some of the sod away! I was pretty excited it was repurposed.  Now we have to mulch all the beds around the house.

One last thing...

This is our new green addition to our house.  We installed this rain barrel last weekend.  One day of light rain last week filled it right up! It is right next to our garden and so far we really love having it.  It was pretty easy to install.  The hardest part was cutting the gutter.  The rest was simple.  

I'll post things as i finish them :) Now you know what has been filling up my days!

2 comments:

Fashion Meets Food said...

You have me really wishing that I knew how to sew. Look at all of your fun projects! xo

miamihoney said...

My goodness, your list makes ME tired ;) I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have a few of the fabrics you are using for your first project in a quilt that I made. Love the rain barrel! My son gets squeamish with bugs too- full on hysterics about ants, I can't take it is so fuuny!

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