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.
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.