Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Feelin' Crafty

The kids are gone to Playgroup today, so I've been relaxing, cleaning, and getting crafty!  Okay, so I'm more in the getting ready to get crafty stage, but what can I say - I'm excited!  I like to make things.  I like to be creative.  It's so gratifying to have an idea, gather the materials, put it all together and violà!  A project completed.

I live in a world where I can never be truly finished with a task and everything I do gets undone rather quickly.  I wash all of the dishes, then my family needs fed so I cook, we eat, and there's another sink full (don't get me started on how much I miss my dishwasher - I mean, how did anybody ever survive without one before they existed?!).  I vacuum and sweep the floors only to have the dogs walk through the house leaving clumps of fur behind while my kids follow their trail eating what seem to be the crumbiest crackers ever (yes, I know I can make the kids eat snacks at the table, but that would be too easy)!  I pick up all the toys from one room and turn around to see my children have drug more toys into another room.  Sigh.  And then there's the laundry.  It is not possible to ever have all the laundry done.  ...Unless we all ran around naked, but we're not really that kind of family...

So you see?  Completing a project that isn't going to be undone feels amazing!  So I went to the store this morning and picked out spray paint for a lamp I want to fix up for my daughter's room, and yarn to make hats for some baby girl twins I cannot wait to meet in a few weeks!  I totally forgot to look for fabric to line an old toybox I'm fixing up, but that's what happens when I don't make a list.  (Speaking of forgetting, I also forgot 2 key ingredients for a meal I've been craving for weeks and was planning on fixing tonight.  Again, no list...)

Anyway, here is the inspiration for my daughter's lamp revamp:

It's from a fun blog called Tatertots & Jello.  If you want to see the tutorial for this lamp, click here. Isn't it adorable?  I'll post pictures of my lamp once I finish.
I'll also let you know how the hats are coming along, as I'll be starting them very soon - those baby girls will be making their debut in just a few short weeks!  I swear I just got the news my girlfriend was having twins yesterday...  The toybox is last on the list, and honestly, you shouldn't expect any updates soon, since I've been "fixing it up" for about 2 years now [sheepishly grins]. 
If anyone else reading this is feelin' crafty, I'd love to know what you're working on!  Now I'm off to create!  ***Oh the irony - at the exact same time I typed that ending exclamation mark, the buzzer on my dryer went off.  Of course.  Oh well.  Welcome to my crazy beautiful life :)


  1. That lamp is so cute! I just built a shelving unit for my closet and am working on getting it painted and installed during preschool hours every morning. :-)
    Rita Beth

  2. Oh that sounds neat! You are so handy! Maybe when you finish you can do a guest post on my wonderfully awesome, read-by-everyone blog ;)

  3. Are you going to share your finished work? I'm sure it will turn out beautifully! I love to craft, but the time available to do so comes and goes quickly with two little ones to keep up with :o)
    ~Megan at Increase My Hunger