Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Resolutions Already Broken

Well, I don't ever make New Year's Resolutions, but I did make a resolution to get Jessie's closet cleaned out over the four day's off for New Year's.

Julie, (son #2's girlfriend) had left a book for me when she came over for Christmas and I made the mistake of picking up this book

on New Year's Eve, and I couldn't put it down! So now you see why I don't make New Year's resolutions, I couldn't even keep the one resolution I made for the weekend!!!

I have gotten a few crafty things done in between the hustle and bustle of the holiday's. I made the ever popular (to crafty bloggers), washer necklace. Excuse the bad quality of the pictures.

A closer look at the ribbon covered washer.

I used wide ribbon to cover both sides of the washer. I should have changed out the blade in my exacto knife for a smoother cut. It hangs low and looks good with a colored sweater.

I also made a slipcover for my lampshade in the bake center. This light stays on all the time.

Once I got the slipcover on I decided to paint the lamp white. It was black.

I like it so much better! Since I had the white paint out, I painted a thrift store mirror I had in the garage.

My sewing room is decorated with white framed mirrors. I may try to "shabby" it up with some wood appliques painted white. I think I have some in my wood/craft supplies, leftover from other projects.

We are supposed to get snow starting in the early morning. 2 - 4 inches possible. I am hoping for another 4 day weekend! Only so I can actually get the one resolution I made, accomplished and start the year off right!!!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! (with no power loss, please)


Renee said...

Reading is far more fun than cleaning out a closet.. I don't blame you for you choice. and see, I'm so jealous! You make things that you will actually use. (Something I'm going to try harder to do this year) I love the necklace and the lampshade..the checked fabric is lovely. I think your year is starting out great!

ANIBSHO said...

It's about time you blog! Do you think it is somewhat messed up that you call your son's by numbers but call their girlfriends by their actual names? Sexist.