for Father's Day I searched online for ideas of what to do for Matt from Leo and ended up on this blog. I loved the hand card idea and on the same post was a painted canvas - I
stole used both ideas O:)
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I'm 9 weeks and sorta in and out of feeling well, so not much has been getting done at all. we found out on Mother's Day so I had a few weeks of feeling fine to think about what all needed to get done, but once the hormones kicked in I was out of commission for a couple of weeks. it hasn't been as bad this time around, but having Leo to keep up with isn't really helping me take it easy when I need to - this post has even taken me about a week and a half to write!
I surprised Matt with a small bottle of "Preggo" when I told him - he was thrilled! at first he looked at the pictures and thought it was sweet, then I told him to read the label, and he just laughed at the pun. I thought I was going to have to explain it to him for a second, but it finally clicked.
I've been trying to get back into posting things I've done (I have a lot of drafts waiting to be finished) and I'm hoping once I feel better I'll be back to making things again and posting on a regular basis, but just looking at my computer makes me sick - one of the strange morning sickness triggers I'm experiencing - so it's probably gonna be a while!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I made a carved watermelon bowl for a beach themed party I went to recently. I found some simple hibiscus flower clip art online to try and it worked up pretty good.
I did the design before I carved the melon so it was easier to work with and I could wash it down after I was done and get rid of the marker lines. it tends to dry up depending on how long you work on it (took me 2 hours start to finish) so washing it helped to let it soak up some moisture.
I cut the top off and scooped out the inside, rinsed it out, patted the outside dry and wrapped it in plastic to set in the fridge until later that night, then I filled it with fruit right before I left.
it was so easy to do I would definitely carve one again if I find the time!