Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tennis Racquet Press String Art  Tennis Racquet Press String Art

A few months ago, I found a tennis racquet press at the thrift store. I'll admit it, I had no idea what it was. I thought it would make a neat picture frame and bought it. My husband enlightened me when he asked why I needed a racquet press when I don't play tennis. He should know better than to ask such silly questions!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Skirts Donated to Girls in Foster Care

Skirting the Issue is a charity event hosted by Simple Simon and Co. and Project Run and Play to make and donate skirts to girls in foster care.  Their goal is for 100 skirts to be donated by the first week of August.  If you like to sew, PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE read more about this wonderful cause and consider making a skirt to donate!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Flickering Paper Lanterns on a Stick  Paper Lanterns on a Stick

On Thursday evening, my friend Maria and I took the girls to see the Lantern Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden.  It was absolutely breathtaking!  If you ever visit St. Louis in the summer, I highly recommend a visit to this annual exhibition.

Monday, July 09, 2012

How to Make a Wood Shim Crate......When You Don't Own Any Power Tools  "Wood crate" made from a cardboard box and wood shims

We don't own any power tools other than an electric drill and a Mouse sander. My husband doesn't see a need for anything more. I wanted to make some "wood crates" for storage in our office and had to come up with a way to do it without a power saw.  I ended up using a couple packages of wood shims, two sturdy baby wipes boxes, hot glue, and some paint.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Wood Canister Makover.......Triple the Twine  Wood Canister Makeover with Three Types of Twine

Recently I found two wooden flour and sugar canisters at the thrift store.  They were very beat up and had a slight funky odor, but at 25 cents a piece I couldn't pass them up.   I brought them home and gave them a serious scrubbing and sanding.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Patriotic Recipe Subway Art ..... as American as Apple Crisp?

Apple Crisp

As American as Apple Crisp.....oh wait that's not right. I can't make a decent pie crust for the life of me.  No matter what I do they turn out tough and chewy, so I am making Apple Crisp for the 4th of July.