As I've said, this has been a busy table.
Starting back with Valentine's Day...the girls and I made some Valentines for their friends whose Moms are in my Life Group.
I REALLY didn't want to do candy, and thought it would be hard to come up with another idea. But I saw these stickers at Wal-Mart and wallah. I saw the heart-stitching idea on this blog and used it. Bought the baggies too, but the rest we had.
Malia taught me how to make tissue flowers for a friend. Something she learned at a library time once.
I tried my hand at the pinterest t-shirt flowers. They were not nearly as complicated as I thought they'd be. You could do this! This one was for a friend, but I think I'd like to make one for myself.
Two sets of burp rags...one for a nephew about to arrive, and one for a new little friend who is already here!
4 pillow slipcovers...Here I followed a tutorial on pinterest for the back slipcover part, but made up my own designs for the front. Can I tell you how much I love patchwork designs? All the fabric was from my scrap stash.
The backing was the same burlap-y type fabric that I got from my Mom-in-law and used on my piano runner a while back. I bought the pom-pom trim at Hobby Lobby.
AND...my dear Hubby helped me with this one...because no one wants to see me try to use power tools.
I bought a 2x4 on sale at Menards, had them cut it for free, and used some of our leftover trim paint to paint it. Nate screwed it into the wall to make a base for our coat hooks in the mud room. I love it!
There is something about a mudroom with lots of small, dirty shoes that makes my heart happy.
First up: 3 little Easter dresses.
I was talking to my Mom on the phone the other day and she said that she remembers feeling extra-creative in the late winter months, too. The post-holiday, pre-summer/gardening season. Maybe that's it.