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So I haven’t had a lot of crafting time because of a yard sale that I had this past weekend. I needed to turn my crap room (aka the garage sale room) into a craft room. It is ALL CLEARED OUT! I have however in the middle of a few projects—some have gone well, others are going slow (Pancho I am looking at you)…..
This project is both hit/miss. This board was really in bad shape so I decided to paint it. That came out great BUT it now smudges if there is any water on it. I think it was the wrong kind of paint for the surface. You will also notice that I left out some of the statements from the original file (down below) which I got from Etsy. I had some probably weeding and the Once Upon a Time was damaged when I dropped some water on the sign. The paint screwed up. I will remake this on a better board but this was fun!
This project came out really well. Even though you can’t see it—Yoda’s head sparkles! This I made for a friend who just adopted a baby girl. It is a geek home and this was just too perfect!
We have a FB group of bloggers going to BEA! I am putting together a little bag with a water bottle for the gals in the group. This was just a fun thing to do to $1 store water bottles 🙂
I found this cup at a resale shop and just prettied it up. 651 Vinyl hand washes wonderfully. I don’t put my cups in the microwave so I am not sure how it would hold up. I am going to guess not well but for me it isn’t an issue.
Finally Fiber Fest was last weekend and I got some really cool yarn! I don’t actually make socks but I thought I would try a pancho—I am going to have to sub some other yarn but so far it is fun 😉
So this has been what I have been crafting. I think I am going to open an etsy shop over the summer but I need to make some “sell” stuff first. I am going to name it Mess To Best since I really do like upcycling old boards, $1 finds, and such. That is down the line though. Right now I am all about making gifts! So what have you been doing?
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
If you want to follow her DIY, Health, and Life adventures check out Mess to Best
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