Thursday, July 23, 2009

A quicky project.



I've always loved the lines on the above pillows & window coverings so when I found white magnetic boards @ IKEA on sale for $6.99 I bought three.  At first I thought I would spray paint them with black chalkboard paint and hang them in my laundry room but then the above images came to mind and I this is what I came up with.




I took glue, scissors and some ribbon and did a quick project during the kids nap. I just have to say that I love the above glue because it is strong but without the harsh odor some of the glues out there have (like E-6000 or whatever it's called). Also, I have been wanting to learn to sew because my crafting is so limited to glue. I have friends & a Mom that know the ways of the sewing machine. Someday....someday but for now I sit back and admire their skills. Which leads me to say that I have a friend who has graciously donated some fine items to give away here on this very blog. It will be stuff that is all hand crafted & sewn by one talented girl....so stay tuned because it will be fun.

14 comments:

lizawiza said...

Your twins' room is so cute, and I love the nap project. Very nice.

twin2trip said...

Liza...thank you but that is not my twins room:-)

Chantelle said...

That looks great. Doesn't feel great to finish a project in the same sitting that you began it.

It's a rarity, and a delight. x

laura said...

GORGEOUS magnetic board! It looks great!

Little Beachs said...

So I know your sister and i saw your blog on hers and I love all your little crafts!

Caitlin said...

You are brilliant beyond brilliant. Seriously!

I can't believe how simple and clever this is!

thank heaven for nap time!

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Well done. What a lovely project you got done in a nap time. What a great way to put those ideas into play. That will come in handy. Have a great day.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Whitney said...

Oh I cannot wait. I heart your new jewels too. And such a cute idea with the magnetic boards. Looks like you went somewhere other than the Mills. P.s I dont have to teach dance next wednesday. WEre going on a day date. So be ready

paula said...

It looks amazing. You are so creative.

kelly said...

new to your blog..found you from perfect party. Loved your little man party..and this board is too cute for words. I think I need to make a trip to Ikea!

Rhonda said...

Another cute project & great idea that I may have to snag!
And oh my gosh, there IS something that you don't do!!!! YET anyway! haha

Courtney Vance said...

I totally thought that was your twins room too. I was like, that is a small project? You are crazy woman. You should be on the parade of homes or something. I can't wait for your give-a-way, I bet its spectacular. Miss you.

Annie said...

"just whipped it up during nap time"?....maybe that's why I have not started any of my projects because it will take me way longer than nap time to finish. I wish I wasn't so darn task oriented. It'd be nice to start a project or two.
That black tape seriously is awesome. So many possibilities. And of course you converted me to that glue when we were doing kid's hair accessories. It's awesome stuff.

momof3girls said...

so very cute!!!! I can not wait to give my memo board a cool make over like yours. How fun will it be when I open my cabinet door and someone sees my menu for the week!

Thanks for the idea I am so going to "borrow" this one!