Where the heck did April go!

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It’s just crazy how fast the months fly by!  Way too fast and the older we get the faster they fly!

I planted my flowers in the garden on the weekend along with my tipsy pots.  I hope it stays warm enough for the flowers now and I do enjoy the tipsy pots.  I was hoping to get a picture of them today but it’s raining out.

This weekend I cut and painted “SUMMER” letters for my backyard.  My plan was to have them sit on my table but the wind will keep blowing them over so I decided to put stakes in the bottom of them so I can stick them in the garden too. I drilled a hole in the bottom of each letter for 1/4″ doweling.  I won’t glue the dowels, that way if I decide I’d rather they sit on a table, I’ll have that option.  The dowel will be enough to hold them in the garden.   My best buddy who does not like clutter is starting to shake his head.  I think that means enough.  He worries that I may overdue it.  I won’t 😉  I’ll add a picture of the letters and my tipsy pots in my next post.

Transforming a plain piece of wood with a little bit of paint always amazes me and the possibilities are endless.

I used DecoArt Patio Paint so they will be fine outside all summer.  Check out their website.

There’s a lot of fun project ideas and how-to idea videos.

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I enjoyed painting my Margaritaville sign so I decided to paint a few more.  Who doesn’t love a little Happy Hour?!  I’ve started a Pool sign and I’ll probably do a Hot Tub sign and then i”ll add them to my Etsy shop.

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On to May…

We have a new baby due in the family this week. May 4th is his expected arrival date.  He is my first May project priority.  I’m excited to start making him something.

Anyway 😉

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My Top 5 Favourite Tools

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#1)  my scrollsaw.  This is definitely my favourite tool and one I recommend for every crafter.  The possibilities of things you can make with it are endless.  I even made my daughter a loft bed when it was my first and only saw.  It was a beautiful bed complete with a desk underneath it.  I wouldn’t recommend taking on such a project with a scrollsaw to anyone but I proved it can be done.   As long as you practice the common sense safety rules, it is an awesome fun and easy tool to use.

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#2)  my sewing machine.  This is a machine I think every girl or guy should have.  It comes in handy for so many different projects. It’s easy to use and there is so many helpful tutorials everywhere on the internet / youtube to help you with projects.  I would suggest you put one on your birthday / Christmas wish list 😉

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#3)  my glue gun.  A crafter cannot be without a glue gun.  You can gather up any and all randoms, glue them together and make yourself one heck of a beautiful masterpiece.  Caution … hot glue hurts!!! Be careful.

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#4)  my drill.  This is a tool I think I take for granted but there is so many projects it is needed for.  The adorable  little ladies below are just one example.  The drill was needed to make holes for their legs, necks and heads.

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#5)  my cricut.  Such a fun little machine this is.  A lot of people use it for scrapbooking. I use mine more for personalizing with vinyl.  I could barely keep up to the bulb orders in my Etsy shop at Christmas.  It’s an awesome little machine to have for last minute gift ideas and again the possibilities are endless!!!

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Anyway 😉

The Blogosphere

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Wow, I am in a state of information overload.  I decided to start this blog without really even knowing much about blogging. I’ve heard lots about them but never really paid much attention to any. I’ve only closely followed my nieces blog, My Battered Backpack, as she bravely travels around the world.  I kind of randomly decided that I’d like to start my own blog this year and well, here I am.  Ever since I opened up my Etsy shop in August it seems I learn something new on the computer everyday. I enjoy technology and social media so I decided why not try this too. Now that I’ve started it I’ve been looking around and have stumbled upon so many interesting blogs already and I’ve only just begun.  Speaking of stumbled upon … looks like another fun website. Pretty sure I like it too!  All this along with pinterest and twitter = a busy year!  I hope I can keep up!

Anyway 😉