Monday, September 21, 2009

Chili Weather!

It's hard to believe that it is mid September. The forecast in Nebraska is 60's all week! Not that I'm complaining, it's beautiful outside! Most certainly chili weather, too bad I can't eat it! I'd have to swallow a bottle of tums if I did as heart burn has become the boss of my menu selections lately. My last check up was great though! The babies are growing right on schedule! We also found out that 2 of them are boys. The third one wasn't ready to show off yet. Of course I'm crossing my fingers for a girl, but when I walked out of the clinic I was just excited that they were all doing good! I'd make an appointment every week to check up on them if I could! My appointments are now 3 weeks apart instead of 4, so that's good.

Anyways, on to crafting. I've gotten a few more things done lately! I finished the buckets I started last time. I only posted 2 of the finished ones here.

This guy turned out cute. You can't see, but the star on the top of the tree is glittery. I added some glitter to each bucket. They have been coated with a spray varnish so they can be outside in the elements and still last.

Here is my reindeer bucket, with his glittery red nose. Pretty simple but I like it. I added so greenery and red tinsel to the handle. These buckets would be nice for storing mittens and hats. Or put them outside with a lit up tree in them!

This creation was dreamed up last Sunday. The box does open, for storing all sorts of goodies inside. He's been glittered up pretty good too.

Lastly, I've been doing a fair amount of needle punching this year too. I made this piece to go on this old bread cutting board. A nice year round piece, it would look good anywhere.

I did manage to get some other things done, stitched prints and ornaments. Some winter lights and winter floral arrangements. Still lots to do! I also need to get the baby room done! That might not come together until early Nov. I'll post photos when I get that far. I might have to spend some time outside enjoying the weather...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Fall!

The weather is getting cooler and it is nice! One of my projects has been to move my craft room out of the soon to be babies room. I finally got that finished and I can start crafting again! My theme for this years show is Use What You Have. I'm always on the lookout for craft bargains. I buy things that are cheap knowing I'll get around to using them some day. Well this is some day. With 3 babies coming I need all of the room I can get!

I've got a stack of galvanized buckets that I've picked up here or there. They always seem to range in price from $4 - $20. So I've always bought the cheaper ones when I see them. Here are 3 buckets that I started on. The middle one is a reindeer. He is going to have a glittery red nose! I'll post pictures when I've got them done. It's been slow going, but it's nice to have a retreat.

Now the baby news! I had an ultra sound today at 20 weeks and we found out 2 Boys and a ?? Or as the doctor said "and the third one is a boy, no wait girl, um boy, no I think girl, hmm I don't know". So now we get to wait some more... (more importantly they are all growing at a great rate, on schedule and their hearts look awesome!) Of course I would really like a girl, but the most important thing is that they are all healthy. I'm just such a planner / organizer I really wanted to know all three so I could get going! Well hopefully that 3rd one will show off it's plumbing at the next appointment!