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 😉

1/2 way through April … already!!!

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So much to do, so little time!!!  Such a true statement.

These are my creations so far this month.

I received an Etsy order from my daughters friend.  She asked if I could make a jewelry box to match the crate I made for her little Avalena.  She has a little girl that comes to visit her  and she apparently loves the crate.  

This is the jewelry box.   I think “Lauren” will like it. Especially when she opens it and sees her name on the inside too.

I made this clay pot bird bath a few years ago and it has been sitting in my craft cave ever since.  It never did make it to the garden.  First because our garden was under construction and then it didn’t match the furniture we bought so I never took it out.

I like the idea of it so I’ve been working on a new one that will match better.   I used my outdoor cushion for my inspiration. 

It’s not done yet but I think I like it so far and as you can see if definitely matches better.  I’m  not sure if the paint will cure to the dish on top because it was sealed with a smooth, glass surface.  I sanded it a little and painted it with patio paint . Now I have to wait to see if  it will stick as this is where the water will sit. I also have a little solar light I’m going to add to the dish and a cute little butterfly to hang on the side of it.

I am also attempting to make these tipsy pots.  They look pretty fun!  I found them on this awesome blog.

I painted the pots red and orange.  I had to stop production though because I bought the wrong size nuts today.  I hate that!

Anyway 😉