Friday, August 4, 2017

Wooden Arrow Banner

My niece saw an arrow banner at Hobby Lobby that she liked. I told her I thought we could make something similar ourselves. Ours didn't turn out exactly like theirs but it is really cute. I was glad she liked it when I showed her the photo.

 I was trying to figure out how to get everything Thankfully, Roy saved me.

Got the cuts laid out.

 Cutting the arrows out with a jigsaw.

 First one done.

 Using it as a template for the others.

 All of the arrows cut out. I love the light, medium and dark wood colors.

Drilling the holes for the string.

 I helped do some sanding.

 Putting the Danish oil on.

 All oiled.

Putting them together with the sting.

 All lined up.

 Knots to hang it by.

Finished product. Isn't it cute?

A better shot of it.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Super Easy Yoda Project

Hey, y'all, long time no see. Our building got destroyed in a storm back in March and we've been working on getting a new one and getting the roof of the house and our carport rebuilt. Still have our kitchen ceiling to finish and the carport, but we have made some progress. Hasn't been much crafting or anything going on because my craft room was full of stuff from the building. This project, I did here in the livingroom because it is so easy. I think it looks cute though.

I saw this Yoda shopping bag at the Dollar General and had to have it. He looks so cute and it was only $1.00 so how could I pass it up.

 By the time we got to the truck I'd already decided I wanted to cut one side out and frame it. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the other side.

Easy as pie. I think it looks pretty cool in the green frame with the orange matte. I wonder if Roy will let me hang him in the kitchen? That is where I planned to hang something in that green This would be a good upcycle project for any old shopping bags you have laying around that are pretty or cool.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cat and Panda Bear Pillows

With some help from my mom and brother, I made my sister a pillow with some cool cat fabric recently. They also helped me make a couple pillows from some pajama fabric. All of them turned out pretty cute.

 I still have to get better at stuffing, but the fabric is so cute.
 The saying is cute.
 I think he's had too much nip already.

 The upcycle pajama project.
 These turned out pretty well.
Close up of the Pandas. This material is so soft and cozy.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chest of Drawers for Our Son

My husband made a chest of drawers for our son for Christmas. I have been meaning to do a blog post about it but kept forgetting. I finally remembered to do it tonight. I love how the chest of drawers turned out. The hubby did a great job.

 Putting together the structure pieces.
 The basic structure. Made out of oak plywood and oak solid pieces.
 Making the drawer boxes.
 Our son helping. The project was too big to hide.
 Drawers done.
 Making sure spacing is correct.
 Coming along.
 He did a lot of sanding.
 Figuring out where to put the drawers.
 The top was put together and clamped.
 That's a lot of clamps!
Ta da! I think it is beautiful. Roy did a great job and Ian loves it.