Made it Monday 5.24.10

For Made it Monday this week I am showing you a quick and easy way to make a book shelf for a little one.  I found two wooden CD crates from Micheal's craft store in the unfinished wood section.  They were pretty cheap so I grabbed two of them.  First step was to paint them a fun color.  I tried lime green but it clashed with another green in the room so I went with this electric blue color.

The middle part of the bottom of the crate is open so this is where you have to get creative.  I had my Remington Man cut two thin pieces of board the size of the floor and I glued them in so the books don't fall through.  You could also use cardboard I think.
Screw to the wall; we used anchor bolts to make sure it stays put!  Then fill with books!

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Made it Monday 5.17.10

This week I worked on a little project that made my Remington Man very happy and I hope Jack will like one day too.  If you are a huge animal lover I would recomend scrolling to the end quickly.  I have said before that I am married to a hunter and we eat all the meat that he shoots.  The Remington Man has had these antlers around for awhile now...in the garage because I wasn't in our newlywed state ready to bring them in the house.  But somewhere in the last 2 1/2 years I guess I've softened some and I thought if anywhere they should be in little Jack's room so he can grow up to be like his Daddy that I love so much!

If you have antlers that you want to mount
this is how I went about it:
The completed antler mount above.
I found these boards at Hobby Lobby 30% off.  I think they are for making clocks but they also work perfectly for mounting antlers!

I wanted a fun bold color that matched Jack's nursery so I painted them red with craft paint and then sprayed them with a clear high gloss for the finishing touch.
Next I had the Remington Man screw the antlers to the board.  (Yes the white part is part of the skull but I will quickly cover that part!)
I took a piece of suede/faux leather fabric and tacked it around the skull with upholstery tacks making sure the tuck the fabric under so it looks more finished.

Here are all three mounted on the wall.  I had my husband write on the back of the board where and when he shot them and "the story" behind the shot.  When it comes to hunting there is always a story!  The one on the left he shot the weekend before our wedding...I was very proud of him.
Officially a boy's room!
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Made it Monday 5.10.10

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  I hope someone in your life made you feel special this past weekend.  
Saturday I was lucky enough to come home from a photoshoot to these sitting outside on my table.  They are right outside my bedroom window so I will get to enjoy them all summer.  The Remington Man and the little girlie did GOOD!  Then we worked outside all day getting the flower beds in tip top shape it was a beautiful day here and I am so thankful for all God has given me.

Our project this week was more about function this week than style.  I asked for a door to cover our bookshelf in the living room.  I really don't need stylish decor...I need storage space!
So my handsome Remington Man made a door that fit nicely over the bottom four shelves.
 We just hung the door this evening and still need to paint the hinge.  Tomorrow I will work on reorganizing and decorating my one show off shelf!  That and finding a lock to keep the kiddos out :)

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MacKenzie Newborn: Julie Dawkins Photography

Isn't she just precious?  I am so thankful to be able to do this photo shoot.  Not long after her birth the doctors thought she had some serious medical problems.  But with a lot of people praying for her and God's grace the doctor's said she was a normal, healthy little girl...take her home!

She has the sweetest little disposition...she was wide awake when I arrived probably wondering why it was so quiet in her house.  She has four older siblings!


I was invited to participate in a photo contest by Trendy Treehouse...vote if you wish!

Made it Monday 5.3.10

Hey Ya'll! We just pulled into our driveway from our last family vacation before our little son is born and I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! Actually the bed was okay in the hotel but the air condition kept going on and off all night long...I can't do silence.

This is my project for this week.  I made luvies for Jack (my little son due in 11 wks!).  Defintion:  Luvies= burp cloths made out of cloth diapers...they turn into our blankies otherwise known as essential sleeping/make me happy item.

I made my 18 month old little girl some before she was born and I just ironed on some cute things and left the cloth white...now they are stained and gross and all of the decorations have come off.  We also lost a lot in the nursery because a lot of mom's have the same burp cloths.

So I decided to dye Jack's blue and make my own decorations.... 
The first finished luvie!  
The cloth diapers com in a pack like this one above.
I found this fun blue color at Hobby Lobby and followed the directions.
Messy and a little time consuming...I think I like Rit better.
Next I printed out a silhouette of an elephant.  Cut it out.  And traced it on the fabric.
I missed a picture but I did iron on adhesive with will help stiffen the fabric and keep it in place for a little while.
Here is the elephant ironed on to the luvie.  But since I don't trust the adhesive long term...
  I stitched around the edge.  I am not a seamstress but it is close enough for me.  I still have 11 more to decorate so surely I'll get a little better!  Any design suggestions?

So...what have you MADE?
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