Monthly Archives: September 2011

Signs and Sayings

As you may know, I love Pinterest!  I have a “board” on Pinterest that I called “Signs and Sayings”, where I collect comically true and laugh out loud sayings.  I also have collect thoughtful and spiritually based sayings for inspiration and gratitude reminders.  Check them out.  http://pinterest.com/OdetomyAbode/signs-and-sayings/ Most of these sayings would make great gift ideas if you made them into a wooden sign, coasters, framed art, etc.  Since I’m always looking for phrases or sayings, I wanted to share this with you.  I will keep adding more as I come across them.  If you have any great phrases you would like to share, please feel free to leave me a comment.

I have a couple of projects I’m working on for more Christmas gift ideas.  I will be posting them soon.

Have a fabulous weekend!

By |September 30th, 2011|Inspire Me|2 Comments|

Where Does the Time Go?

I’m driving along, singing to the radio, and “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey comes on.  I thought to myself… “I just love this song”.  But as I’m singing along with Mr. Steve Perry, it dawns on me; THIS SONG CAME OUT 30 YEARS AGO!  OMG! Surely I’m not old enough to say I remember anything from 30 years ago.  Thirty years!  That’s like three of those decade thingys!  Good grief!!  I don’t know what’s more disturbing… the fact that I’m old enough to remember thirty years back, OR the fact that I’m having trouble remembering what happened thirty minutes ago!

There will be no creativity today.  I’m crawling back into bed.  ; )

By |September 27th, 2011|What a Hoot!|0 Comments|

Handmade Christmas Gift #1

Here is my first homemade, handmade Christmas gift idea.  Tile and scrapbook paper coasters.  I saw some on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.

I picked up some tiles at Habitat Restore for $ .10 each.  Scrapbook paper, glue and polyacrylic I already had left over from last year’s doll house adventure.  I invited my BFF and her kids over for a sleep over last weekend.  (My hubby was in Nova Scotia with his parents.)  I declared it our first Crafty Slumber Party. : )

The coasters were easy and fun to make.  In fact it was so much fun that we dragged the kids off to Home Depot with us at 8:30 at night to pick up more tile!  Home Depot sold the tiles for $ .16 each… still a bargain!  I would have photographed the whole event but Hubby had the camera with him.  The process was simple.  We cut the scrapbook paper in 4 x 4 inch squares.  Used hodgepodge (glue and water mix) to secure the paper on the tiles and then put a couple of coats on top of the paper.  The next day we put several coats of polyacrylic over the surface to make it waterproof.  We used cork lining cut in 4 x 4 squares for the bottom of the tile, but you can use felt as well.  Between the two of us we made 72 tiles that night.  They turned out so pretty!  And it was so inexpensive.  Tie a set of four coasters up with a pretty bow… Love it!

Teacher gift? Hostess gift? Holiday party gift?

By |September 22nd, 2011|Tutorials|0 Comments|
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