I can't remember if Brett and I were dating or just best friends when we took this photo but it cracks me up. I had to share. It is a fake CD cover and T.N.G. stands for Totally Not Gangster.
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us, when adversity takes the place of prosperity, when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us, when trouble thickens around us, still she will cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving
My lovely mother when she was expecting me.
I love that you can find so many wonderful places to have fun in Colorado. You can just go driving in any direction and you will find somewhere lovely to explore. I don't even know where this is. We just found it in the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of Montrose.
This weekend, my friend had her baby shower. I wanted to do something cute with the gift so I did some research for inspiration. I found how to turn baby washcloths into lollypops.
I rolled them diagonally to give me more to work with in the next steps.
I stacked them offset and with the outer washcloth on the bottom.
I rolled the top washcloth once before I started to roll the outer cloth into the spiral.
I just taped the washcloth to itself to hold it then added a popsicle stick.
I finished the lollypops with cellophane bags and ribbon.
I loved this box to hold the lollypops but it did seem a little girly for a baby boy. So, I painted it.
I added a candy name tag and ta-da.
I have been wanting to make a spoon mirror for some time now so I thought I would have a few practice tries. I have two cousins that are having birthday so I am making mini versions. I was also hoping to play around with a gradient from dark to light with fun bright colors. However, they both wanted black. I tried to lighten the black with each layer but it just looks black. I will be doing two more soon, so maybe I will have some other colors to show you.
For this mirror I bought a box of 100 spoons for $2.68.
I cut the handles off.
I rounded the cut ends with a sander for the spoons that will be in the first row only.
Cut out the back, which I will be gluing everything to.
I quickly sprayed a plastic primer on, but I don't think it did anything for the spoons. I am going to skip this next time.
I primed the back as well.
I hand painted the spoons, adding a little more white to each layer.
I forgot to take a picture of the spoons after I put on the clear coat. I will tell you, the clear coat will make the color you picked 10 times darker. As you can see from the two pictures above. So keep that in mind when you choose your color. Next, I glued my $1 mirror to the middle of my backing, then hot glued the smooth spoons on first around the mirror. For the next layer, I glued the spoons in between the spoons from the first layer. Just continue this to the edge.
For $3.68, I think it looks amazing. I cant wait to make one for myself.
A sister at my church had heard that I love miniature books. As you all saw, I got a tiny Bible for Christmas as well. Anyways, Sister Diana gave me six miniature Golden Books that she had. They were great when I was a little girl, and now they are even better when they are 3 inches. So, Thank You for the wonderful gift Sister Diana. I am so happy to add them to my collection.