Thursday, February 17, 2011

life happens

I love this project. I do. However, keeping this blog up to date has been a real challenge for me.

So, here's a week or more worth of pictures! Eep!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the days just fly by...

I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself for making it 40 days in this challenge! It is much better than I expected.

I have noticed that it is getting to be much more of a challenge to post my pictures everyday. Here are my shots from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

...but I don't WANT to do my school work

Today is a lovely day in NC. The sun is shining and the breeze is cool...NOT COLD. I want to be painting or something. However, after this post I will be getting back to work on a major assignment that is due tomorrow.

This morning, I started a wall for a friend of mine. I haven't finished, but I wanted to show off the outline. :)

When I got home, my husband and son had been playing in the driveway with sidewalk chalk. I saw the drawings and was reminded that really it is my husband with the talent.

And finally Days 35, 36, and 37

Thursday, February 3, 2011

this is what happens when I look through catalogs..

I wonder, "can I make that?"

I saw a newspaper covered vase, and it hit me! That's what I will do for G's preschool teacher!!! Her birthday is tomorrow, and I am "room mom."

I just happened to have a terracotta pot left over from a Holiday craft I did with G. We don't subscribe to the newspaper, so I found an old yellow pages and used the "florist pages"... and VOILA! A flower pot.

Also, here are my 365 pics (I'm a few days behind. YIKES!)
Day 30/365

Day 31/365

Day 32/365

Day 33/365

Day 34/365

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I'm sticky.

I tried today to make a glass tile pendant using a picture I printed and a tray/tile kit I purchased. I think it turned out pretty cute, but I almost did a better job of gluing my fingers together than I did with making the pendant.

I haven't quite figured out how I can actually make these and still be reusing. This one is going to be tough. ;)

And, of course here is today's shot o' the day.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Playing Catch Up, TGIF!

I hope everyone's week has been good so far. Just a few hours left until the weekend! Woo-hoo!

The weather in NC is supposed to be gorgeous (for winter anyway), and the family is hoping to get outside for some deck work!

This week something very exciting happened for Green Mum! One of my absolute favorite companies,, posted a "how to" article on their blog. Guess what it was about? Our upcycled gift card bracelets! Check it out: "How to: Upcycled Gift Card Bracelet"

Finally, here are 3 days of the 365 challenge:




Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25/365 and a little bragity-brag

Sometimes I make things that I actually think are pretty cute. Ha! This sock monkey gift card bracelet is one of those things. :)

last minute shot

Monday, January 24, 2011

24/265- My Mondays are wacky so....

I'll be brief.

"Yeah. That."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New product and 23/365

Let's start off by posting my 365 challenge shot:

Now here's what I think is the good stuff! Photo magnets! They are 1.5" round and they are super de-duper cute! Here's a look. (Special thanks to the ladies who volunteered to be my test photos.) :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

crafting retreat?

I am sitting in my house making a to do list of all that I would like to accomplish this weekend, and I realized that I need a couple of days dedicated solely to arts and crafts. I it possible to ever do that? Is there a retreat I can take? In my wildest dreams maybe.

So, here's me...wishing on a star, hoping that I can have a weekend of expression and creativity.



Friday, January 21, 2011

21/365- a sneak peek

Just a glimpse into something I might be doing for someone someday...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a new family member

Things are super exciting here at casa de la green mum. We got a new furbaby!!!! His name is Miles, and he's a 9 year old "Gollie." His previous owner is a super cool friend of a friend who had to move and just could not keep him.

He's a love bug, and we are so thrilled to have him.

In honor of Miles, we'll take a break from crafty stuff and just post our 365 challenge brag pics... :)

"lucky boy"

"nice to meet you"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lots of stuff going on! Woo-hoo!

I have 3 days worth of photos to add, but first I have to squeal about the box that UPS delivered today. Maybe tomorrow I can show you one of my new ideas...Can say too much more until the stuff is together, but... yay! I*heart* UPS!

Oh, and I also made a few of my gift card bracelets. I am happily accepting any gift cards that you don't need anymore. ;) Email me and I'll pay shipping!


Pics from the 365 challenge:




Saturday, January 15, 2011

14/365 and 15/365

"boogie shoes"

"future mechanic?"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

13/365 and a do it myself project

Today I decided to be a total mom and take a picture of my cutey pie.
"Cheesy Boy"

Also, recently I've been drooling over things in the Pottery Barn Kids Catalog. I've been particularly drawn to their "Plane Art Cable System." Well, the concept anyway. What I liked most is that it hung on the wall. So... I made this! I plan on taking better photos on the next one. ;)