Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Check this out!

My friend, Sherry, makes the most incredible Barbie furniture I've ever seen. This is crafting at a whole different level my friends!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Crafts continued...

Here are the coasters I made for my Dad for Christmas. All of us girls in the family make scrabble tile necklaces and wear them everyday so I didn't want him to feel left out!

The cupcakes were a gift from my friend, Sharon, who has an incredible cupcake business, The Holiday Cupcake Company. The four flavors will knock your socks off! Check out her website...well worth the visit!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Newest Addition

Last night I welcomed this little beauty into my home but only for a little while. Alas, after all the hard work and preparation, this baby is ready to be adopted into someone else's life :) My friend, Lisa, is waiting for this special delivery because, yours truly, has been the ultimate "Procrast-a-Santa" and has taken f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to create this little bundle of joy! It was well worth the wait!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thrive: Make Your Own Tin Craft Stars … from a cake pan!

Thrive: Make Your Own Tin Craft Stars … from a cake pan!: "Anyone else in love with the metal stars all over craft stores, decor catalogs and blog land?I have one—just one—in my house and have been..."

Monday, November 8, 2010

I love the idea of taking something so simple, burlap, and framing it! It becomes something really special when it's behind glass....who knew?! Sorry for the horrible picture quality. If you squint, you might be able to get the idea :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So much to do...so little time!

The craft show is looming overhead. Ideas are swirling around in my head. Craft supplies are piling up. The trips to Hobby Lobby are adding up. If only I had a day to devote to crafts and only crafts. Here's what I've been working on so far...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I've Been Busy!

What a great weekend! My sisters were visiting and we crafted all weekend long. Hobby Lobby just opened last week and so we shopped there Friday, Saturday, and would have Sunday, but they are closed. I applaud them for that decision but it cramped my crafting style :) Just kidding. Seriously, it saved me some money. I should send them a thank you note for that! Here's a glimpse of our projects we accomplished:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Finally...some Halloween crafts!

I saw this on a craft blog and fell in love! The project cost me absolutely nothing since I had everything on hand stored in that crazy, overstuffed craft room of mine! If you know me personally, then you know how crazy and out-of-control that craft room is :) Anyhoo, the frames I had purchased this summer at a yard sale, the scrapbook paper I had left over from last year's Halloween festivities, the letters came from my new friend, Jack, who lives down the street, and the glitter is Martha Stewart. A very fun and very easy project!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I will return!

Since I am a teacher, you can imagine how incredibly busy and overwhelmed I am at the moment! I am working on some crafts but it is taking me WAY longer to complete them because I'm exhausted when I sit down to even start the project. I figure it will take a week before I truly get in the groove and am posting on a regular basis again. I will return though!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Craft of the Day...complete!

  1. 1. started with framed mirrors bought at a yard sale for 25 cents a piece
  2. 2. found chipboard letters
  3. 3. glittered the letters using Martha Stewart glittering glue and glitter in peridot and onyx
  4. 4. adhered the letters onto the mirrors with E6000 and then waited for it to dry

Friday, July 23, 2010

Homemade dishwasher detergent

I can't wait to use this! I got the recipe from the blog, The Homesteading Apartment. She has a lot of recipes for natural cleaning products. Check it out!

Craft of the Day...complete!

started with unfinished boxes with drawers

painted the edges Mississippi Mud

Mod podged vintage maps on tops of all 3 boxes and on all sides of one of the boxes

the other 2 boxes: brown patterned paper on 2 sides

blue patterned paper on 2 sides

added paper labels and voila!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Craft of the Day...complete!

Step1: paint large clothespin a yummy color. Mine is painted with Mango from Memory Makers.
Step2: Cut scrapbook paper to fit.
Step3: Mod podge paper onto clothespin. Add any embellishments you would like. I added letter stickers and used a marker to add "stitch" lines.
Step4: Cover entire front surface with Diamond Glaze and wait for it to dry. I leave it undisturbed overnight for best results.
Step5: Realize that you should have put the letters upside down so that you could stand it up the other way and hold something in its grip. Oh well. I'll just add magnets to the back and use it that way. Problem solved. It just took 4 extra steps. Hence the title of my blog:)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm Back!

So, apparently, the "+4" on my blog also means 4 excuses as to why I haven't created a Craft-a-Day in 4 days! One mini vacation to Cape May and I get totally off track. Well, today, I'm back. After carting my son to drama camp, I will be crafting my little heart out until it's time to go with friends to an Italian market that is nearby. On the agenda today: antique window redo, giant wood clothespin mod podge attempt, and old chair redo (I saw this gem on a blog yesterday). I'll post pics as I create!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here's our display at the Second Sunday Market in Ellicott City, Maryland. It was an absolutely beautiful day...so naturally, we had a fantastic time.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My friend, Jessica, and I have a booth at an upcoming artist outdoor market (this Sunday) in Ellicott City. Here's a sample:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Craft of the Day

gigantic pinwheels to celebrate the 4th!

Roadside Rescue

step 2...getting closer!
step 1

Okay, so apparently the "+ 4" now also means "4 more stores to travel to looking for the dang right size wreath to hang on the shutters redo"! I could not post pics yesterday of the project because I can't get it completed! Four more hours maybe:( Here's a teaser of what's to come:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My summer crafts so far

Every single day of my summer break I am crafting something new. I have had so much fun. My sister and I skype almost everyday while we are crafting. It's like we're together and not in 2 different states :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Where's the Motivation Wednesday

My very first post, of course, has taken 4 more days and 4 more steps to get it off the ground. A few months ago, I stumbled on Tatertots and Jello and instantly fell in love with the craft blog world. I've been hooked ever since. Everday, I'm checking the 4 million blogs I follow; just to see what new and exciting craft has been posted that I can make that day.Since I teach 5th graders during the school year, my time for crafting is the summer. Stands to reason then that my goal I set for myself is to make a new craft every single day of my summer break. Seemed like a good idea at the time! Every project I am crafting I have learned from a tutorial I found on the blogs. However, in true terri fashion, each of these projects has taken 4 more "somethings" to get it completed! Sure, there are blogs out there that show you how it's supposed to look and supposed to come together but my blog will show you how it really comes together and really looks (mistakes and all)! Mind you, I'm not saying that the other blogs are misleading, I'm saying that I'm not in the same league as those other bloggers. I am in complete awe over those women. I tip my crooked, handmade, mod podged, burlap(ed) hat to them!