Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Neighbors...soon

Spring is in full force.

Last night’s weather produced some really fierce winds. At times it sounded as if the roof might just peel back off the top of the house. I went out side today to check on the Mama Robin who has taken up residence in one of our pine trees. I thought for sure her nest would be gone.

Still here.

Although, I thought Hubby said there were three eggs??? Bad angle perhaps? I did kind of snap and run. I took the photo quickly so I could get away from her spot. I could hear her chirping away at me from a nearby tree. She was not too happy that I was poking around her space. Maybe next time I’ll focus better. Can’t wait to see the new babies.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fabric Carrots

I saw the fabric carrots here and here and decided I needed to make some for myself. They used Styrofoam as the base to build theirs but at $3.00 apiece I needed to find something a little more frugal.

I decided to make mine from empty toilet tissue and paper towel rolls. Free!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Several cardboard rolls (T.P. paper towel, wrapping paper…)
Masking tape
Old new paper
Greens or something for the top

First I cut the tube down the middle then tapered them so I could form a cone shape.

Then tape them into the shape you like. I stuffed mine with newspaper to give a little more stability.

I had some leftover orange fabric from a window treatment I had made a few years ago. I tore that into pieces about 1 ½ to 2 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches long. Using a hot glue gun, I attached the fabric to the cardboard forms.

I bought one stem of greenery at the craft store for $1.50. That was the only expense for this project and it was enough to make 17 carrots.

Once the “carrot” was covered with fabric, I poked a hole in the top and glued in a piece of greens.

After the green part was in then I folded the rest of the fabric in and glued it down.

Don’t they look great on the pedestal plate my girlfriend gave me???? Just waiting for the Easter bunny. Don’t worry; I set some real ones out for him.

Have a wonderful Easter!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Postcard from "to do" land

Just a quick “hello” to everyone. I’ve been working like mad to get everything crossed off my list. I pulled out all the Easter decorations and made a few new ones. The forsythia has been set out. A bunny or two has been tucked here and there. I decoupage a few eggs and created a few fabric carrots. (I’ll tell you later how those carrots came to be). It really looks like spring has sprung all throughout my house.

I’ve also been prepping for the upcoming first communion. After checking the list, I see… the veil, earrings and rosary bracelet have been completed but you’ll have to wait for the next postcard to see/hear about those. I hope all is well, I’ll check back in with you soon. Happy Spring!