I decided to take a few pictures of the crafts and baking I have been doing over the last month, but haven't had a chance to post!
I made this earring holder in a couple of hours-- and it would have been less if it hadn't been raining, and the spray paint wasn't drying like... well. Like paint drying. I love the color-- it's a new color, Paprika-- and having all of my cute earrings out instead of jumbled in a box makes it easier for me to remember what I have.
Frame, Goodwill: $2.00
Screen, OSH, 2 yrds.: $1.39
Dowels, OSH: $0.39
Spray Paint, OSH: $3.49
Total Cost: $7.27
I baked this cake from scratch, using this recipe from Family Circle. Seriously-- this cake is one of the most beautiful I have ever made. I wasn't crazy about the cake itself, though; it was really heavy, almost like a cheese-cake. Everyone in my family loved it, though-- there wasn't a single piece left!
This rocking chair is one of the first major projects I took on since I moved back to Clovis. I got the rocking chair from Sarah and John, when they moved out of their old apartment. It was pretty badly broken at the join between the rocker and the chair, and the dowel keeping them together had snapped off and was stuck in the join. They were going to through it away, but since I didn't have much to do, I thought I would make it a project.
It's totally fixed, with new woodscrews and a new dowel to reinforce the old broken join, with new foam padding on the seat, and new adorable birdie fabric. I also had to do a little creative sanding, because some kitties who shall not be named had been nibbling away on the edges. This is the fabric I used; it's so stinkin' cute! It's called "Bird Seed," and I love it to death. JoAnn's has suddenly gotten kind of hip with their fabric choices.
Chair: Free (Thanks, Sarah and John!)
Woodscrews, Dowels, and Sandpaper: Free (just lying around the craft bin)
Spray Paint, Lowes: $2.50 (with 25% off coupon)
Foam: $8.99, JoAnn's
Fabric, 1 yrd.: $4.99