Monday, November 23, 2009

Make your own shiny paint!

Peighton and I had a BLAST making this paint and then of course painting with it!

It has such a different texture than "regular" paint! 
I won't tell you just how many pictures we made....

Shiny Paint

corn syrup
food coloring

Pour some corn syrup (I think I did like 3-4 tablespoons of each color) into a bowl, add a few drops of food coloring and mix!
That's it-you're ready to paint!


We had so much fun-I highly recommend trying this one!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

thanksgiving tablecloth!

LOVE this tablecloth!
The 3 center strips are where the plates will sit, kind of like built-in placemats!

And some random lamp projects from today!

This one was just a plain white lamp shade that was SOOOO boring! 
Had some scraps of black and white toile (my favorite!) left from curtains and look what I did! 

This one I bought at Target today and it was a boring old white lampshade again!  But now it's

So fun!
I think I'll add some funky beads to the bottom or something but for now, they are pretty darn cute!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cinnamon Ornaments

Peighton and I had a great time making these yummy smelling ornaments yesterday!

I'll get some pictures when we hang them on the tree!

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon

1 cup applesauce

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/2 t. ground cloves

1/2 t. allspice

Mix them all together until it's kind of like playdoh. I had to add a bit of flour to make it a bit less sticky.

Roll out with a bit of flour and cut with cookie cutters.

Poke a hole for hanging with a straw.

Let dry for a couple days.

Tie a few inches of ribbon through the hole and hang on the tree or tie on packages!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some "fun" stuff I've been doing!

We are already thinking Christmas around this house!
Yesterday, we made some fabulous stockings!
I hand sewed pearls onto all the points of the triangles....should have taken a new picture because they are even cuter!!!!

And some uber-fabulous bags with matching little pouches and keychains-which are sadly MIA in this picture!
Wouldn't you love to have this under YOUR tree!!!!!
Some lucky people in my life will have it under theirs!

I also just finished a fabulous skirt for myself.....but it definately needs a modeling shot-laying on my floor does it NO justice!

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