First, of all, the above picture was taken yesterday when I was working at my computer. I had the door open to allow the dogs to go in and out as they please. Jackson was out for a while and came up and so proudly dropped this little squirrel right there. He was SO PROUD and wanted me to be so happy for his find. All I could say was, "No, no, no, no Jackson". I didn't quite know what to do but knew I had to get a picture of his proud moment before I discarded the poor animal.
So, my crafty moments over the last two weeks consisted of making Maddie a new dog bed and totally destroying an almost-finished-homemade ornament wreath. The dog bed idea came when I was home (Southern Pines) the last time and since my parents put another couch in the TV room and thankfully the dogs aren't allowed on it, I took them an extra dog bed that we had. It happens to be a bed that is sort of small for them to share, so one of the dogs gets the shaft. I decided to try my hand at making Maddie her own special girly dog bed and it turned out cute! Not sure how long the "M" will last as she is a "scraper" and rubs her paws along the bed to make the perfect nest for herself. She really enjoys this bed and since it's still here in my house, she's gotten used to going to it instead of the larger bed that she and Jackson normally share.
The ornament wreath was a pure tragedy. I worked for a couple hours on this and really liked where it was going. I had probably 30 more minutes of work left to do. It had become rather cumbersome to work with so I was going to hang it on the hanger present in the picture. Fumbling with securing the wreath to the hanger and the hanger to a hook.....the whole project came crashing down at my feet. I stood there a good minute trying to figure out if it was real or a dream. Unfortunately, the next 30 minutes devoted to sweeping, vacuuming and making sure shards of ornaments were thrown away made me realize that yes, it did in fact happen. I'll give that project another try once I've forgotten how annoying it was to clean this mess up.
|26 weeks front view.....my belly button is half way in half way out....the body is weird. |
|This was Lib's chair (David's grandma) that we had recovered....it rocks, swivels and is just plain comfy.|
|This dresser used to be black and I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Thanks Bekah!) to repaint it....handles are from Anthropologie. The top of the dresser will be a changing table but is now currently home to random objects (animals, boats) and fabric.|
|These are two of my choices for a light pendant that I found either at a consignment store or on clearance. David's next project is to take down the ceiling fan and replace it with one of these.|