Candy Please

Hi and thank you for coming back to my blog. If this is your first time here please subscribe and come back to see what I come up with next.If you are a returning subscriber thank you for sticking around. So yes this is 3 days in a row and I hope I can keep this momentum up. Today project is a candy dish for my desk. I wanted somewhere to keep my little sweets. I really just wanted to have a place to put all my paper clips. I have so many different shapes,sizes and styles which I keep with my planner supplies but dont never seem to use them. I decided to make a decorative jar to place them in on my desk, but after I finished it I decided to put some spice drops I had purchase in it instead. So originally I was going to use a candle stick,fish bowl and ashtray to make it. I later decided I didn’t like the way the ashtray looked as a top for the fish bowl, so I took another route. I decided to get a jar with a lid on it instead.

The first thing I did was spray paint the candlestick and the lid rose gold. The top took a little longer to dry so it might have a little finger prints on it. After everything dried I used some E-6000 to glue the jar to the candle stick . Side note, I try to use some superglue which it didn’t hold. While waiting for that to set a little, I add some bling to the top. This is what the finished project looked like. I love it and I added my spiced drop which gave it a hint of color .

Well I hope you enjoyed this project and I will leave you I always leave you,

Keep crafting

Quickie Craft, or just something to kill some free time.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Yes I’m back a second day in a row. Just had some quite time and decided to catch up on my blog. I do have a lot of crafts to share, but to sit down to write a blog for me takes planning. After I finish the craft which include taking the picture, I like to sit down and plan what I will be writing about these craft. So I go through my pictures and put pencil to paper to write this blog. But now back to this blog, I made two items which is for planner pictures I post to instagram. On is a bead pen and the other is decorative paper clips. Both of these crafts have the components all ready established I just added items to it that could take it to the next level.The first thing I made is a bead pen. I previously made one before but I left it in my desk in NY. So I decide to make another one, and only because I found some pretty beads in my stash I wanted to use. All I had to do with this craft is put the components of the pen together, add the beads and it was done. But in hindsight, I wish I had larger beads because I would have like the beads to fit the width of the pen. Good thing this craft isn’t permanent.One day in the future I will replace them. The second craft was I added some charms to some fat paper clips I purchased at Michaels.I just added some jump rings to some charms I also had in stash, then I just put them on the paper clips. See quick with no effort at all. So that all I have for you today,and I will leave you like always,

Keep crafting

Placemats: Not just for the table

Hi and welcome back to my blog. I want to thank my new subscribers to my blog page and also thank those who are still here despite me not posting regularly like I use to, so much thanks.

Today I will show you what you can do if you have placemats. On Tuesday I went to the Well of Hope thrift store to give a donation, and while walking around the store I saw they were selling cloth placemats for .25 a piece. Being the crafter that I like to think I am, my first thought was throw pillows for my bed. So I picked up for of these items with my mind racing on how they will look when I’m finished. I imagine my bed with these pillows on it.I figured it this worked out I will go back and purchase the remaining placemats and make pillows for our Fulton in the living room. When I finally came home and examine the mats,I notice why these beautiful placemats were going for so cheap.To the naked eye they looked perfect, but taking a another look,which isn’t that noticeable, there were imperfections. The first thing was even though they seems to be identical, the material was different. Maybe there was interfacing in between them to make them stiff but some were very flimsy.Another thing I notice that no two were the same size. I purchase four of these place mats and when I pinned them to sew together not one matched. So long story short I had to come up with a plan “B”. I started to research on you tube to see what I can do with these placemats. There was one you tuber that took placemats and made a traveling tool kit that she could place her craft tools in roll it up and take it with her. I don’t travel with my craft tools so I took her idea and made it suit my needs. I took the placemats and made a tool kit that will in the future just stay on my desk either hanging on the wall or just place there for easy access. So first what i did was to figure out how much room I need and how deep I wanted the pockets.I than measure the pockets marked the area I wanted to sew the pockets. After all the pockets were sewn I proceeded to sew the sides down and there you have it a craft kit. I made two of them because I wanted one to keep my cricut tools and another one to keep my general tools. The only thing different about the second one I decided to add a smaller pocket to the front of the larger pocket.I haven’t decided yet how I will display them but expect a room tour blog in the near future showing you how I put it all together.So I hoped you enjoyed this blog and I will leave you as always

Keep crafting.

From trash to treasure

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Wow its been 21 days since I last blogged and I’m so glad to be back. If you are still here, thank you for sticking around. I know its been few and far between blog post,but with work and making time to craft, if been hard to sit down and blog. I’m now in the process of setting a blog schedule. With my hours being not consistent, its hard. So I will be blogging as much as I can and will have a steady schedule soon. So from the title I’m doing a trash to treasure project. Let me start with the back story. Yesterday morning I was out walking Pebbles, and over where I walk her there is an area where people throw out old furniture,wood etc. There were two night tables which from where I was standing looked to be in good condition. So I daughter about them and told her one of the table would make a good printer table,with storage. I previously found a table for my printer,which need a lot of work.We did end up painting it and adding a piece of wood to the top, but it was bulking in the space and I could never fix it to where I wanted it to be. But after looking at this night table it was just the right size for the corner. So we looked at both tables which was in good condition, just a little water damaged on the top and decided which one had the lesser damage.I liked the color of the tables but it need to include some of my room colors. To do this I decided with my daughter help to change the front of the table color to a blue and try to repair the top.While my daughter pained the front of the table I sanded the top and try to fill in the imperfection with wood filler.This is what to front look like after the first coat of paint and the top was filled. The next steps which went a little faster than I can take pictures for, consist of putting on the second coat of paint and decorating the front with wall stickers I brought from Dollar TreeIf you notice on the front I made my own temporary draw pulls out of wooden spools and gem stones. The wooden spools I have from another project and the gems I picked up at Dollar tree as well as the next item.After I finished sanding down the top of the table I realized I didn’t have a color to that be nice for the top, so I used the left over contact paper I purchased for the top of my desk,(long story short, my desk top had a coffee stain on it which I didn’t want to repaint so I covered the desk instead),and this is what the finished table look like.I like the way the front came out with the dark blue and the paper just make the blue stand out more. The butterfly stickers just add to the decoration. The best part is how it ties in with the desk.Remember at the beginning of the blog I mention I wanted to use it as a printer table, well at the time of writing this blog all my design ideals changed and I decided to use it for my cricut maker and some cricut suppliesI like the way my trash to treasure night table turned out and I like the way it looks clean and organize and check out my desk. Now I can use it to sew without moving my cricut machine and I have room to work on my planner.And I have a place for my printer,which for now how often I use it is in a good location.So I hope you like the way I change something was thrown away into a complete new useable item. I will be back soon, so please come back, as always

Keep Crafting.