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Monday, August 31, 2009

blanket crane finished

Hello all,
Been rather busy with some projects. My buddy Char (pickled pepper patch) came over last week and we each made a wooden blanket crane. We followed the wonderful tutorial posted by Kris over at simply prim blog. I absolutely love how it turned out. If you get a chance, go over and check out her other projects and tutorials. She does great work!

Starting back to school today. Got some excitement and got some jitters. Even after all these years of teaching, I still get nervous. Having some gorgeous weather today in PA. Have a great one, Kim

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

decorating for Fall

I was getting a few things out for Fall and thought I would share. I am making a few signs and redoing some wooden bowls for the black and red hutch, but I thought I would show my "so far" look. Can't believe summer is almost over already. Have a great one, Kim

Monday, August 24, 2009

my solar light post

Hi guys,
Char (yes, the infamous Char of the Pickled Pepper Patch) came to my house the other day and we had a good time crafting. We made a solar light post. She is so clever. She had the whole thing planned out in her head and whipped it up so quickly. I used a solar light that my boys accidentally broke the first day I put it in the ground. They kicked it over with a soccer ball and it cracked off the stem (boys will be boys). I hot glued it to the top of the post. It looks so nice at night. I plan on taking it with us when we go camping. It is portable and small enough to fit in the camper.
We are getting together today for another project. I will leave you in suspense until we post it. Have a great day, Kim

Sunday, August 23, 2009

updated rooms' pictures

I haven't posted for a long time, but it isn't because I haven't crafted for a long time. I have been busy working at the community pool, getting my classroom ready for school to start (I teach 2nd grade) and doing a lot of garage and goodwill stuff over. I thought I would post pics of my living room and dining room walls. I don't have the before pics, but I thought it would be nice to share what my room look like. I think they are coming along nicely. I started to redo them slowly since January. My boys constantly tease me about "wooden" redos. We go to Goodwill or garage sales and they know their mission- look for wooden things for mom. They know all about paper mache boxes, wooden bowls, trays, shelves... I am raising them right- hee hee. Thanks to you for all of your constant inspiration. Enjoy, Kim

Monday, August 10, 2009

My chinese auction fall window

Our West Newton Swim Team hosted an 8 hour swim meet on Saturday. There were 300 swimmers that participated including my 2 sons and me. That's right, me. They have parent events also. I took first place in freestyle and third in both back and breast. We had a lot of fun! My older son got 2nd in free and 3 in both back and butterfly. He is really fast.

Well anyway, every year I make a window for the chinese auction. Here is the one that I did this year. I just cut out 2 tall pumpkins from 1 inch pine and painted, sanded and stained them. I nailed them to the window. I took a piece of muslin and cut it for a valance on the back and stapled it onto the back of the window. I took a board and cut it and painted Autumn Blessings on it. I cut the tin stars and hot glued them to the board. I believe they got $45 for it. I am always out looking for windows in people's trash.

Enjoy your day, Kim

Sunday, August 9, 2009

And the winner is.......

Hello all,
I know this was to take place on Friday, but I worked all day and had to finish a craft for a chinese auction and then yesterday we had an 8 hour swim meet and then drove 3 hours one way to see a camper that was for sale. The camper turned out to be "crappy" and moldy and gross.... Sorry I am late, but better late than never. So here is the winner of my first giveaway.....

Black Sheep Lisa

Congrats to you and here is what you won:;

Hope you enjoy. I will email you for your address. Thanks to all and have a great Sunday, Kim

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cath's Pennies is having a giveaway

Hey guys,
Check out the beautiful fall penny mat that Cath is giving away on her blog. Go to her blog at

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My birthday giveaway!!!!!!

Hello folks, 
I am going to have my first giveaway for my August birthday. I haven't taken a picture of it yet, but I will soon. I have just completed a stitchery and I put it in a frame. I did a redo on a little peg shelf from Sal. Army. I also will include two, small, paper mache boxes. One will be painted and one will have fabric. This is too much fun!! Hope everyone's summer is going great!! I can't believe we are in August already. Time is flying by too quickly.

Okay, so all you have to do to enter my giveaway is leave a comment here on this post. In your comment please tell me something great that God has done for you.  I will choose the winner on Friday, August 7. Good luck to you!!

Here are some pics of my boys, my hubby and me. We went to the Pittsburgh Pirates game last week. We had free tickets. They lost, but we had a great time and got free beach towels. Can't beat it.