Also, my husband and I have been working on the house. Plumbing is not as simple as it looks people!! Ha ha some of you probably know this already.
I did a few things while J was out of town this week to surprise him with upon his return. First, I spraypainted some bottles ivory to make a centerpiece for our table and also spraypainted some limbs of a couple trees to go in them. I didn't really want to spend money on flowers and then they would be gone. Also, learned a valuable lesson about priming! (thanks Kim!)
I also made a clock out of one of our wedding pictures. I started out intending to modpodge a picture on a piece of wood, but it didn't turn out. So I was looking for an alternative and found a picture frame to use.
I am not an experienced mod-podger so I had issue with that but then I had forgotten to check the thickness of my wood. The clock mechanism wouldn't go through the wood. Hmmph!
Oh well live and learn!
I am in the process of making a wreath from some big vines we pulled out of the trees behind the house. It is oval and still needs a good bit of work, but I like the start of it.
The last surprise he knows about so far, is the shirt I made!! I used some light pink knit material and covered it with lace I had left over from my wedding dress.
This is the first time I have made something from scratch without a pattern for me. I have made smaller things with my imagination (it is quite active!) I used a shirt I had to trace around and make a pattern of sorts. I discovered the overedge stitch on my sewing machine! Love it! Looks like I used a serger on the seams. I also used the stretch zigzag for attaching my lace so it would have some give to it. :) And lastly, I made a rosette clip for my hair to match from the lace also.
So I hope everyone has had a great week!!