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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wreaths Galore!

Oh how I love to make wreaths. I have made too many to count. I will upload pictures of just some of the ones that I have made. I give many of them away but I also use them for my house. I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Sorry about the quality of some of the photos. Many were taken with my phone or iPad.

Many of the wreaths I make are from foam wreaths and yarn with decals for decorations.
 Patriotic Wreath

 Spring Wreath

 A wreath I made for "S" old room
 Christmas wreath with 3 types of ribbon & a bell in the middle. 
 Another Christmas wreath.
 I pretty wreath I made with hand rolled felt roses.
 A wreath I made for "K" old room.
 Halloween Wreath

Summer Wreath

Then there are wreaths that I have made using the straw wreath. These are harder for me to do only because I like my yarn to lay nice and neat and pretty and when you use the straw wreaths, even with the plastic left on, the straw tends to poke through and you have to over lap the yarn. I like how thick the straw wreaths are and the fact that they are some what cheaper.
Fall wreath with hand rolled felt roses.
 Wreath for my niece.
Wreath for my nephew.

Then I have made wreaths with the wire wreath frames. These are fun as well. 
 This is a Thanksgiving wreath I made using tulle and ribbon. I cut the tulle about 2 feet long and then looped it around the wire frame. I added a plaque in the middle with our last names and hand painted some leaves on there. I added ribbon for the legs and orange foam for the feet. 
Easter wreath with Easter grass and plastic eggs with ribbon. I put hot glue on the wire frame and then laid the grass on there. Once that was done then hot glued the plastic eggs on. Then add a bow. 

I have also made wreaths using cross stitch loop. 
I made this for my classroom but this was before I added more decorations. 

I found a picture of one grape vine wreaths I made.

I hope you enjoy making wreaths as much as I do. Thanks for visiting. 

Key Holders

Hello, it has been a while and I haven't done any new crafts but I was looking back at some of my projects that I have made and love to share. I have had several family members asking me to make them key holders. I haven't taken pictures of all of them but here are some of my favorites. I'm very sorry but these aren't the best pictures.
 Here is one I made for my sister. Her house colors are red, white, & blue and that is what she got.
 This is the one I made for my house. Our kitchen (which is where this hangs) is red & black. My last name begins with a K so no this "K" doesn't stand for keys. Everyone tends to ask me that.
This one I made for my cousin Ashley. She wanted colors that match her bedroom which were brown & teal. This one is turned out fabulous. 

This is how I made them. 

Materials:
  • Wooden Frame (I use the ones from Michael's that have no finish on them)
  • Push Pin Picutre Hooks (again I got these from Michael's in the framing section)
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Little Decals for decoration
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun
* Cricut if possible

Instructions:
  1. I tend to start with the painting of the frame. Let dry completely and give another coat or two. 
  2. When paint is completely dry I like to protect it by applying Mod Podge  on top of it.
  3. The pins I had bought were gold & if I wanted them a different color I would paint those as well. 
  4. I would then use my Cricut to cut out initials or shapes. For my sisters I only cut out the top layer. 
  5. Take the back of the picture frame and trace out the back layer of the scrapbook paper. 
  6. Mod Podge it onto the picture frame back. Mod Podge your initial or shape on to the top of the background scrapbook paper. Allow to dry completely. 
  7. Start putting everything together. Place the back, back onto the frame. Flip over and add push pin hooks. Then hot glue decals to add the finishing touch. 
  8. Enjoy!!!
If you have questions please leave a comment & I would get back to you as soon as possible. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Paint Fun

Hello friends, I just wanted to share just a couple of fun feet & hand painting ideas that I found on Pinterest a while ago. Both of my girls absolutely loved doing these. I won't lie, I enjoyed it as we'll.
Yes my oldest daughter has a larger foot than I do. We did a mermaid one as well but can't seem to find a picture of it. 

I hope to see you back here again. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Crafts

I love making crafts when I have time. Here is a link to my Pinterest board of all the crafts I made. Unfortunately I didn't blog on how to make them but if anyone has questions on how to make them I would be more than happy to tell you how and what I did.
http://pinterest.com/jkeomany/my-projects/

I have made shadow boxes, tutu's, wreaths, silhouettes, hot plates, painted pumpkins, hair bows, headphone covers, and many more projects.

Fireplace

This project happened a week or two before Christmas. Yes, thank you honey! He wanted a TV mounted above the fireplace but he didn't want to drill a hole into the fireplace so we found this wonderful How-To, on my favorite site, Pinterest.(http://sawdustgirl.com/2011/02/28/how-to-hide-tv-cords-in-trim-work-guest-post/) Here is the ugly yellowish tan I'm talking about.

Before the sprucing up! I guess it doesn't look too yellowish in these photos but they are :(
 After:
So much nicer looking, if I don't say so myself. I plan on adding built in shelves and cabinets on both sides of the fireplace.

It took 1 weekend to complete this project.

Dining Room

We never get to use this beautiful room. My hubby picked out the colors and they looked great after all was put together. When we bought this house, like I said earlier everything was painted this awful yellowish tan. They even painted over all the chair rails and wainscoting. So we decided to bring it out. Another room we are so happy with.

Bathrooms

I love remodeling it is one of my many hobbies. We remodeled our 1/2 bath because it was plain, outdated and boring. I can't say that now. Here are some of our before pictures.
Yes there was a pedestal sink on that wall but we removed it before I got in a couple pics. All the fixtures in this house are the 1980's gold and I'm slowly getting rid of it. I HATE GOLD!!! My hubby picked out the paint and he did a fabulous job. We are so happy with the work . 
We added wainscoting around the bottom half of the walls, shelving and a towel bar above the toilet. We found an awesome switch plate that also has wainscoting look to it. We also decided on the brush nickle finish. Again, very happy with the end result. It is probably the most used bathroom. 


Adding some decorations finally.

Then the girls bathroom. I haven't remodeled this bathroom yet but it is in the near future and I will update when we do. For this bathroom I found the cutest shower curtain and my imagination was taken from there. 
I decided on a ballerina pink for the walls and a "Tres Chic" theme. Again I brought in the elements of Paris, the fashion capital of the world. 
I made the silhouettes and the hair bow holder. I love being able to add my own work to my projects. Most of the time it is less costly than store bought. 

 I just had to add a chandelier to this bathroom. It was a pain to make but well worth it. I bought it from Ikea and it only comes in brushed nickle but I wanted most of the fixture black in this bathroom. So I had to disassemble this and there were many pieces then put it all back together with out scratching any of the black off. Then we had to make sure it was fitted to ceiling. What another pain but worth it.
 Again I made the silhouettes and hair bow holder on the walls. I love them!!!!


"K" Room

Our other daughter is the total opposite of our oldest. K is and acts like a princess. Her favorite place on Earth is Paris. She is so ready to go there and visit. I decided to make her bedroom like her personality. Very girly, princess"y", and Paris. Her favorite color is pink so that is what she got. She loves her room as well and her friends always come to play in it.

She also has a monogram K on her door. She has a bunk bed and the top is covered with all of her stuffed animals.

Front Yard

Hello again, we had a decent front yard when we moved it but we had to spruce it up with black mulch. It looks so pretty here. This was like 2 months after we moved in. Lots of black mulch. By the mail box, under the dogwood tree, under our bay window, and then all on the right hand side of our yard, which made it a rather small grass area. Then we found out we have rabbits, squirrels, and deer who loved our beautiful flowers so they didn't last very long. Oh they were so beautiful.



 This past spring we decided that is wasn't worth spending $400 a year to re-mulch our entire yard. We had to re-mulch in the fall because all of these beautiful trees lost all of their leaves and then again in late Spring after all our gorgeous flowering trees shed their petals. So we decided to put in more sod. To do this we had to build tree rings around our dogwood and Japanese maple trees. Then the 1000+ sq. ft. area on our right hand side of our yard was half mulch & half, much hated and despised, Kudzu. I despise that stuff because you have to pull it up if you want it to die because nothing kills it. We also had to build a wall where holly bushes were and we planted roses and calla lilies.

Here are some during photos.


There here are the nearly finished products. It took a total of 2 entire weekends and that is including working in the rain. We just need our bench by the bay window to finish the product.



 We are so happy with the finished project and have been enjoying it for the last couple months.