Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Martha Stewart Side Of Me: {Candy Corn And A Halloween Wreath}

I have been obsessed with Halloween this year. Decorating, crafting and thinking about a costume! To conclude Halloween crafting season I just finished these two little projects:
Wooden Candy Corn
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I cut  5 candy corns out of wood and  painted them. When dry, I sanded the edges and put a coat of clear sealer. That’s it!
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When Randy saw them he said, “Wow, I hope a giant doesn’t come and eat your candy!” That made me laugh.

Halloween Wreath
I recently fell in love with wreaths.  I love them on doors, as a fireplace decor and on mirrors. There is something about them that gives me that warm, “welcomy” feeling.  The bigger the better.
Last year I made a Harvest Wreath, this year a Halloween one and I think I need to make one for every season and Holiday.
I wrapped ribbon all around the ring and then I grabbed the glue gun and started gluing spiders, ghost and bats  like a maniac.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Martha Stewart Side Of Me: {We Really Needed New Shoes}

A girl can’t have enough shoes, right? Well, witches are no exception. Especially for Halloween, they need to be brand new. That’s why I had some ladies over and made ourselves some witch shoes. We got the idea, inspiration and tutorial from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous.
For this project I had to learn to use the band saw, I’m so happy I did. Now I have all these ideas of things I can do. I cut all the shoes for the ladies that participated and Randy perfected them with the router. Big thanks to my hubby, he’s always so supportive and helpful.
The shoes turned out super cute, everybody was happy with them. Craft night was a success!
The witches ladies at work!
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Los zapatos son el mejor amigo de la mujer, verdad? Nunca se pueden tener suficiente zapatos. Las brujas no son excepcion. Especialmente para Halloween, tienen que ser nuevitos de paquete. Por esa razon el grupo de brujas se junto en mi casa a confeccionar zapatos. Randy me enseño a usar sus maquinas de carpinteria y corte en madera todos los zapatos y despues el los perfeciono. Estoy super feliz que aprendi a usar esa maquina, ahora puedo hacer un monton de projectos.
La idea la sacamos de este blog: Craftaholics Anonymous. Ella siempre tiene projectos entretenidos que vale la pena copiar. La tarde de manualidades fue todo un exito!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Guilt Trip

If you ask me I will tell you that my parents and brother-in-laws are awesome. It’s their awesomeness that is causing me guilt. They recently went on a 40 mile bike trip. They are in their fifties, I’m in my late twenties and seriously can’t bike for more than 10 minutes without complaining that the seat is uncomfortable . I let myself go, the only sit-up I do is to get out of bed! I’m sure a 10 yr old can beat me an an arm wrestling contest. I’m so physically lame. Mom and Dad you guys are a great example, I promise I’ll get up an hour earlier each day to exercise and stop embarrassing our family name!!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Martha Stewart Side Of Me: {Ruffle Pillow}

My bedroom curtains were way to long. I had to cut off more than a foot before hemming them. The remnants were perfect for decorative pillows. I followed Linda’s instructions from Craftaholics Anonymous and made myself a set.
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He estado tan Elvira ultimamente, dueña de casa ejemplar, un as para las manualidades. Lo unico que me falta es levantarme cantandole a los pajaritos y tirando maiz! Es chistoso/vergonzoso! Pero que le voy a hacer, me pican las manitos por la decoracion. Decoracion moderna eso si, nada de hacer abanicos con tenedores plasticos como las hermanitas de la sociedad de socorro!
Las cortinas de mi dormitorio eran super largas cuando las compramos. Antes de hacerle la basta tube que cortar como 40cm de fabrica. El genero que sobro era perfecto para hacer almohadones decorativas. Encontre las intrucciones en este blog: Craftaholics Anonymous e hize un par para nuestro dormitorio.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Decor: {Silver Corner}

Crafts 003 We got this pretty frame as a wedding gift. In our house in Indiana I had it in our bedroom for some time and then I would move it to the living room. In this house I couldn’t figure out where it belongs, until the silver corner idea came to my mind.
I wanted to hang this picture, our wedding certificate and find some metal (or resin) letters for R & L. I thought my idea was going to look great but couldn’t allow my self to spend 69.00 just on the letters. So off I went to visit my friend Hobby Lobby. I bought cardboard lettering and a can of spray-paint.
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Retail price $69.00 at Ballard Design VS. My Price $11.00 total!
I LOVE how my silver corner turned out!!
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Como regalo de matrimonio recibimos un marco muy lindo. Estaba inscrito con nuestros nombres y la fecha en la que nos casamos. En nuestra otra casa lo tenia en el dormitorio por un tiempo y en el livingroom por otro tiempo. En esta casa no podia encontrar un lugar donde ponerlo. Hasta que se me ocurrio mi esquina plateada. Queria poner el marco, el certificado de matrimonio y encontrar unas letras de metal para R & L. La idea me tenia super motivada hasta que encontre las letras de metal que para mi gusto eran carisimas. Asi que me pegue un viajecito a la tienda de manualidades y compre unas letras de carton y pintura en spray plateada. Me encanto como quedo. Estoy super contenta con mi esquina plateada.