Visiting Seattle

We just arrived and will be here until Sunday. Hubby is for work and I’ll be seeing the sights. We will also be visiting family.

Our room isn’t ready yet, so we are enjoying a latte, half a cookie and muffin at Herkimer Coffee.


Wreath Of The Month

This month’s wreath is dedicated to “Mother’s Day”. My mom passed away 16 years ago on May 5th.

Each color of the flowers represent my mom, sisters and my birthstones. I tried to match the colors as best as I could.

It came out nicely. =)

Cloth Wreath

Material: 10 inch wire wreath, fabric cutter, ruler and strips of fabric (I used two different patterns).

Cut the fabric in 2 1/2 by 8 inch strips. Then start tying them in a knot rotating the patterns. I followed a video on YouTube. Easy, simple and helpful.

I started around September and with a lot of procrastinating and cutting all the material. I started going back on this project mid February and finished it mid March.

Live Laugh Love Art

Hubby and I had a “glass blowing” class for a date night at “Live Laugh Love Art” in Tigard, Oregon.

Before class started, we had to watch a safety video. We wore safety goggles. The room was HOT, due to the ovens. It felt like a sauna but with heat. Not easy to handle at first. There are clothing requirements (no open toe shoes, no shorts). Most people wore jeans, t shirt/casual shirt and sneakers.

We each made, with the guidance of our instructor, a tumbler. Mine is the orange and white and hubby is the red and white. Then the instructor made the vase and heart paper weight.

St Patrick’s Day & Spring

I noticed, as I’m walking my dog around our neighborhood, that a majority of houses have wreaths on their front door. A wreath for every season.

I decided to make one. With a help of a video on YouTube, I did just that.

Materials needed: green tube ring, burlap ribbon, green plastic flowers and butterflies. All these were purchased at the dollar store.


DIY Message Board

Materials needed: cardboard or hard foam board, material (longer than the board on all corners) and packing tape.

Lay material design faced down. Then lay board on top. Tape the material over.

Turn it over when done and you have a message board! Simple and easy….