Sunday, March 27, 2011

Oh Baby!

I went to a baby shower, today.  I love being able to go to a shower or party with a gift, without ever going to the store!  I was able to make several things with supplies I already had at home.  Several months ago, the Mommy-To-Be requested that I make her one of my elephants.  So, I knew I was going to make that.  I looked through my things and was able to make a couple more things, as well.

 This elephant is especially fun, because of it's textures.  It has a corduroy body, minky ears, silky tail, and well, just regular cotton trunk.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

China Cabinet Redo

It's true, I didn't register for China, I knew I wouldn't use it.  But, I love dishes and serve ware and have been wanting a china cabinet.  I was planning on getting rid of my childhood book case, when I  realized I could fix it up and use it for a china cabinet.  Then, I realized, it WAS a china cabinet.  I didn't think of it that way, since it was my book case for as long as I could remember.

My plan was to stain it to keep it looking antique, but I decided to paint it instead.  Staining just seemed too hard, and I had this real desire for it to be a deep black/purple.  Anyway, here it is!