Yesterday marked the 20 week milestone in my pregnancy with baby number two. I started to realize just how many things I still want to get done before I get close to that 40 week mark… and so, I’ve started the 20 projects in 20 weeks board on Pinterest. Check it out here.
I think this week I’m going to focus on organizing my photos so I can finally put together a family yearbook, starting the year that Emily was born, 2010. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll be able to check something off my list.
The list, in no particular order:
1. Make a family yearbook
2. Make roman shades for Emily’s room
3. Make a kite bow organizer
4. Make a bean bag pouf
5. Make yarn letters
6. Hang artwork in Emily’s new room
7. Deep clean the carpets
8. Make a few baby-to-go bags
9. Paint and glaze old dresser
10. Finish the quilt for Emily’s new room
11. Make a leah tunic for Emily
12. Dye easter eggs with Emily using koolaid
13. Organize recipes/menu planner
14. Make a paper lantern hot air balloon for the nursery
15. Organize Emily’s closet
16. Make laundry soap
17. Make a burlap banner
18. Make homemade sidewalk chalk
19. Make a gallery art wall
20. Make birthday invitations for Emily’s birthday
I’m a jar hoarder. It’s true. I’ve saved almost every spaghetti sauce, baby food, and jam jar we’ve gone through. Not really knowing what to do with them, just knowing I couldn’t just toss them. I also happen to save tiny scraps of all my vintage sheet pieces. I’ll straighten up an edge here and there, and yep, save the stinkin’ remnant. It’s a sickness, I know.
Inspired by dottie angel, I turned a few pieces of junk into something worth looking at. It was a simple process (although a little messy), and very quick. All I did was water down some modge podge, cut up my fabric into strips, and start painting them onto the jars. Drying time took all night, there was a lot of podge.
I’m going to use them down in my studio for now. It needs a little sunshine these days.
I hate the plastic chip clips. They’re ugly and always seem to break. Plus, I’m not going to spend money on something like that when I could easily make it. That’s pretty much my outlook on life, my husband hates it. haha.
For this mini project, I’m using plain old clothes pins, paper scraps and modge podge. It’s simple, cut strips to fit the clothes pins, adhere with a dab of modge podge and a paintbrush (on both surfaces), dry and enjoy! Because I love all things map-related, I used some scraps from a piece of map gift wrap. I love that different sections of the clothes pins emphasize the light and dark parts of the map.
This project shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, depending on how many you’re making, perfect for during nap time. And don’t they just look adorable sitting in a glass jar on the counter… don’t mind me, I’m just a pretty little clothes pin.
If you’re really desperate, check out this short video on how to seal a bag of chips without a clip.
I posted this project on Bridal Buzz back in May of 2010, but wanted to bring it over to the archives on snip & scribble as well. It’s a quick little project that oozes with interesting colors, shapes and typography.
After my last baby shower I had a stack of beautiful cards that I just couldn’t part with. I’m not really one to scrapbook every last piece of memorabilia during these life-changing times (kudos if you are), but I did want to save something. I ended up using the Martha Stewart small butterfly punch and punching out the most colorful and interesting pieces of each card from my showers. Then I lined them all up on a piece of cardstock (cut to the size of my frame), and glued each one down, folding the wings up as I went.
I think it turned out pretty cute, but beyond that, it’s meaningful.
Tip: Use a frame that has a bit of room between the glass and the back panel, you don’t want your butterflies to be squished! This frame is from the Pottery Barn outlet, and has about a quarter-inch of room to breathe. Or, if you’re in a pinch, just take the glass out altogether!