Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Getting Crafty

One thing I love is crafts.  I planned a whole, though small, room in our house to be my craft room when we built our house 4 years ago.  Everyone has different ways to relax.  For me, I just need to be alone with some paints, pretty papers, glue, ribbons, etc.  I’ve often wished I was one of those people who relaxed by running and exercising, but that doesn’t do it for me.  I exercise because I have to.  Sometimes.  {grin}

Well, that room has a new purpose now.  It’s a perfect room for our little man when he gets here.  It’s downstairs with us, so I can check in on him easily.  I am perfectly pleased with the new purpose for that room.  It’s still a mess and halfway full of craft stuff, but I will work on the nursery transformation to keep my mind off court and travel over the next few months.  I may have to edit (Tony’s word for get it out of the house!) some of my supplies.

Who has time for crafts with 5 kids anyway???

But, since I still only have 4 kids (ha!), I want to share what I made yesterday.  I was just playing around, so I’m sure there are some better products I could have used to make it look more “professional”, but I was happy with how it turned out. 

Africa plate 187

Africa plate 188

{Hopefully, we will hear an update and maybe get some more pictures of our little man this week.  It seems to be taking about a month to hear about court dates, so I am not expecting to hear anything anytime soon about that.} 

6 comments:

Dawn said...

LOVE it!!! VERY cool!!

missy said...

i love making friends through blogs! especially ones i have so much in common with. i will be excited to see pictures as your nursery comes together. what a great way to pass the time while you wait. the plate is fabulous!

Tisha said...

You did a great job!!! I love crafts, but I am not very good. I get all my ideas from others!!

mandi said...

so great!

oh- and feel free to 'edit' some supplies my way ***wink***

Jenny said...

I'm giving my craft room to our little girl too! I just packed up my paints last weekend... I tried to get my husband to give up his 'fishing' room, but that didn't work.. Lol, I'll let him keep it till we have our 2nd child, then we'll have a fishing/craft room! I can see the mess already..

nell ann said...

That plate looks very familiar! : )

It was so nice to meet with you today! I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery when we visit next time. We'll find something more entertaining for your kiddos. They were so well behaved -- and absolutely adorable, too.