Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It!

I'm excited for another Monday Made It! This last week I have been busy crafting different things :)

So this last week I tagged along in my friend's class at Joanns to do some chalk paint projects. I just wanna say I love this stuff! I decided to do a base coat with black then the teal on top of it. 

I started with this crate and sanded it down: 
 Then painted it black.
 After waiting it for it to dry, I added the second color.

After letting it both dry, you can sand it to get any type of look you want.  Then add a coat of the wax, let dry and buff to shine. Here is how it turned out:

Since my paint was taking longer to dry I decided to add a second project. This magnetic chalkboard.

 I used some chalk markers to create this: Great for a first day picture. Since the chalk paint wipes off with water it is great! I can also use this for a message board afterwards since it is magnetic.

So y'all know the cheap dollar flip flops, well I decided to change them up a little bit.

 First I took off the straps:
 Then I forgot to take pictures, but I took a fabric quarter and cut two 4"strips.  Then I cut two shorter 3"straps. I sewed the two sides of the fabric together with right sides together then flipped it inside out.  I first put in the shorter two straps and made a loop and knotted them at the bottom.  Then I took the longer strap and put it through one hole and knotted it. I then pulled the strap through the hole and tightened it as necessary.  Knotted and done.

So when I saw the cute little magnets that Teaching in Flip Flops made, I knew I had to make them! I gathered my supplies: glitters, marbles, magnets and modpodge:

I took the marbles and added mod-podge to the bottom. Then I sprinkled them with different colors of the glitter.

 Finally I added a magnet and voila:

Also I am super excited because I found a co-op in my area that does a basket of half-fruit/half veggies.  It's only $20 and they do it every week. This week I got all this: Broccoli, avocados, cantaloupe, grapes, lettuce, nectarines, tomatoes, kiwis, limes and bananas. Now to find some awesome recipes to make all this week. Anyone have some good recipes?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It

It's Monday Made it time! Woohoo!
This is week #3 of the link and I'm glad to be linking up!

My first monday made it is a flower pot pen holder and flower pens. I always forget to take pictures along the way. I took a small Terra cotta pot and outlined the fabric by tracing a half circle as I rolled the pot. Once I cut it, I used mod-podge to keep the fabric glued down.  Then I took some flowers I had cut the stems short and wrapped floral tape around the pen. After wrapping I used cornstarch to take away the stickiness of the pens. Here's how it turned out:

Recently I've also started sewing, so I've been making some clothes. 

Here are a  couple of things I made this last week.

Next I'm going to make a cute Dora outfit for my besties little girl. I hope it turns out!!!

Finally, we were able to wear decorated tshirts last week at work. (I work at Joann fabrics) so of course I took full advantage and made this shirt:

I have quite a few more projects to do, they are just waiting to be done. Make sure to link up!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Currently

I can't believe it's already June! I have been a busy bee trying to get things done around the house. I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy in Fourth:

Listening: I love Grey's and I am so far behind, so I'm catching up.

Loving: Free time. With subbing, I was working at Joann's at night, so that left little free time. Now that school is out, I am actually able to relax and get things done around the house.

Thinking: I have recently started sewing more and I have lots of fabric to make some clothes, now I have time to get it started. Plus I have so many pinterest projects that I have pinned.

Wanting: Now that jobs are starting to post, I'm hoping that I start getting interviews...Keep your fingers crossed! 

Needing: To get the house clean. My DH's grandparents are coming to visit this weekend and I've been slacking.

1. Like I said, lots of fabric and pinterest projects. I have lots of classroom ones, but am a little hesitant to start them without knowing where or which grade level I'll be.
2. I'd love to take a trip! It may just have to be a weekend, but It'd be nice to get away. I'm still working at Joann this summer, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to :(