Monday, June 6, 2011

2 1/2 recent crafts

1.  Little Tike's toddler car

It's not really a craft, it's more of a fixer-upper. I bought this faded little car for $5 from a yard sale.  New, they cost something like $50-$60.  I bought Krylon spray paint for plastic, took it apart and painted it.

It doesn't look perfect but looks a lot better than it did!  Ellie loves it.  I let her pick out the colors. Now I'm tempted to buy a john deere sticker for the back.  I admit, I didn't think of this renovation on my own--Ellie's babysitter painted one for her son and it looked great.

2. Jewelry organizer

Usually, I throw all of my necklaces and dangle-y earring into a big basket on my dresser.  I can never find what I want to wear and they get all tangled.  This is a $1 mirror frame from a garage sale (I popped the mirror off of the frame--it was incredibly ugly), spray painted it, and used a staple gun to line the back with chicken wire.     

2 1/2.  Cross-stitch project

I haven't finished this project yet, but I wanted to brag and show off how far I've gotten.  This is how far I was in March of 2010. 

This is what it looks like now.  I've been working on it at least three nights a week for the last five months. 

Just to give you an idea of how small the stitching is:

Oh, and this is what it will hopefully look like when it's done.

As I said before, this isn't a craft project, it's a commitment. I don't even want to think of how old Mo-mo will be when I finally finish.


  1. Ha! My mom has a needlepoint of a beautiful cottage with tons of flowers... she started it when i was like 9 and still isn't done! Hope you can do better than 20 years!

  2. Love the jewelry rack! I made something similar using a decorative picture frame and wire mesh for my earrings several years back and wouldn't love to . Similarly, I use a piece of stained wood with brass cuphooks to hang my necklaces. I figure if my jewelry is meant to be decorative, it can adorn my wall as well as me! :-)