Tuesday, May 18, 2010

i couldn't say no to this craft.

so i was reading real simple magazine the other day and was inspired to craft. the issue is about organization and what not. in there somewhere, they coupled a craft with organizing one's jewelry. i couldn't say no to the craft, thus was forced to organize. the Lord works in mysterious ways. He got me on this one.

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hello, pretty frame that i got at the antique mall in city market for 14 dollars. 3 floors of heaven on earth. if you live in KC, get there, asap.

so i spray painted the frame.
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cut some fabric to fit the frame.
hot glued the fabric in place.
cut some foam board with exact science, making sure it was perfectly round. NOT.
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hot glued the board into place.

stuck pins in board and hung the 5 pieces of 'flare' that i own. i'm not a jewelry wearer, ok. but why not make artwork out of jewelry that is sitting in a box getting all tangled up? exactly, stop with your excuses and get to crafting.
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you may also be wondering how i have time to craft so much. well, after i put lila to bed at 7:30 or 8, she stays awake in her bed talking until 10 or so, and i can't get to sleep listening to that non-sense. so i do projects. but sometimes i get lila out of her bed to play. here is a video showing this non-sense. (yes, daddy left her in her outfit when he put her to bed). and she is clearly DELIRIOUS. oh and scroll down to the bottom of my blog and turn off the music(the music clashes with the music on the video).

16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. Not sure which is cuter... the craft or Lila. What a crack - up=)

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  2. That's so pretty! Another craft to add the the massive list waiting for the summer :)

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  3. ummmm I love this!

    I wear jewelry, but I have a bunch that I think looks good hanging up and not so much on me. This is the perfect excuse to keep it (nice try, husband who wants to give everything to Good Will!).

    Thanks for sharing this great DIY idea! :)

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  4. Hysterical. I love her laugh! I can't believe what a big girl she is! Love the craft. You read my mind. I have a frame that has been crying out for some spray paint. Nashville rules. Move here.

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  5. i am crying laughing at sweet Lila... thanks for the laugh!

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  6. Ok, first of all, how could you NOT smile at the video? WHAT A CUTIE! Now to the craft. About 10mins ago, I read that article in my real simple mag and decided rignt then and there the jewlery holder was on my project list! Your's turned out GREAT! Love the color.

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  7. Little Miss Lila made my day. What a sweet cutie. Is this an old(er) video or is she still rocking the knee hump jump move?

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  8. oh lila! that is hilarious. love the craft.

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  9. audrey, she does actually walk. ha. even though this video is from a month ago, she was just being ridiculously silly.

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  10. crafts and laughs are my favorite combination!! thanks for sharing. adorable...both the bobble hanger and that little lila!

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  11. not sure, but your blog might have a bug? i can stop your music at the bottom & play the video, but there's police sirens & mario game sounds going off. no joke!

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  12. well, ignore my last post... found out where the noise was coming from. dang google window open at the same time & they have some old school video game rolling... good grief!!! sorry

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  13. bhaaaaaaa love the video, that is so freakin cute!! what a little bouncer!! :)

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  14. Great work on the jewelry organizer.
    What is it about little girls in pigtails with big eyes and huge smiles? I'd let her stay up all night, too!

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  15. i love your jewlery organizer...mine is not to cute, but similar....

    valley-mama.blogspot.com

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  16. Hey girl! I'm Erin Toft's almost sister in law and I secretly read your blog pretty faithfully. Just wanted you to know that I am in NO way a crafty person, but I just got inspired to try this for a friend's bday and it was easy and super cute! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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