Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gettin' My Craft On, Uhm...

SOOO---where do I begin.  It all started with Pinterest.  I'm beginning to have a love/hate relationship with it lately.  I LOVE all the ideas I find, but hate that I think I can attempt them.  Have you seen these pictures?


                                                                  Source: idproducts.us via DeAnne on Pinterest

OR

                                                                  Source: craftfail.com via DeAnne on Pinterest

Well, that's me!! Well, those pictures aren't mine, but I SOOO understand the feeling. Allow me to demonstrate.

I've been eyeing this clipboard. I LOVE it!!
                                                             Source: cotesclass.blogspot.com via DeAnne on Pinterest

Cute, right?  
My attempt....it isn't too bad.  I need to get back to Hobby Lobby to buy me a different ribbon piece for it.  This is how it looks for now.  
Hubby says, "I could've done it better." (meaning him....he's probably right...so he can do my next one!)

Next up, those cute little binder clips...you know what I'm talking about.  Looky!

                                                             Source: artsyville.blogspot.com via DeAnne on Pinterest

So cute aren't they?  Well, since I had duct tape left over, I of course had to try to make me some zebra ones---LOVE me some Zebra!!  **Sidenote---here's a pic of darling daughter's room.**
LOVE me some zebra!!  SOOO---here's my attempt at the binder clips.
I was feeling all crafty, but guess what??????
I can find them at the store-(yep, click the pic!)--and save myself the headache. It was fun to try to do something else with the duct tape though, and my daughter was loving watching her momma try to do something with it.  BOY does duct tape EVER Stick together!!

Hold on, THERE'S MORE!!! 


                                                                Source: classroomdiy.com via DeAnne on Pinterest

Ohh yeah, and I had extra duct tape, and thought....HMMMM!!....Well, we will attempt that picture another day, and HEAVEN forbid I show you a picture of my toolbox.  Well, actually, it still looks the same.  Its' very clear, and very blue---and JUST perfect the way it is!! Here's a pic!
Yep, it's PERFECT! :)

So, since I was feeling so crafty the past few days.  I thought, MAYBE, I can make a craftivity.  You know the kind I'm talking about.  The kind like, hmm, I dunno, maybe this:


This is from the FABULOUS Miss Kindergarten.  Isn't it stinkin' cute?

OR maybe this?



This cute craft is from A Cupcake for the Teacher

I love BOTH of those blogs, and the lovely things they create!!  They gave me some inspiration to try my own!!  Take a look!

We had an exciting Friday night in this house.  Our area was having HORRIBLE wind/rain storms, so this is how we spent our evening.  Do you know what character it is?   My kiddos and I attempted them.  They had the template for the head, ears and dress.  They added their own limbs, boots, etc. This is my son's.  He wanted to make one because his sister was....but he wants to rush through everything.  It's still cute, because it was HIS work!! 

Next, we have mine.  This was the sample I showed my kids.  Actually, we all worked on it together, doing it step by step. 
Finally, we have my overachiever daughter.  This turned out so stinkin' cute!!  I LOVE it!!

My last picture, well, it's not too bad.  Usually everything I attempt turns out looking like a bear, but I THINK, I actually made a rabbit!!  Check it out!  What do you all think?

So there you have it.  My hits or misses of the past week. I found this and thought it to be perfect. 

                                                                                        Source: craftfail.com via DeAnne on Pinterest

For the most part, things didn't turn out THAT horrible.  I have no crafting ability in me AT ALL!  I guess on the bright side, I *think* I make yummy cupcakes! :)

This is my cupcake.  It's a Red Velvet/Cream Cheese Buttercream.  I adapted a recipe from HERE.  I suggest adding 1/4  cup (I think that's what I put in it) cocoa powder.  When I make these again I will also fill it with the frosting THEN ice it!! YUM!!!

26 comments:

  1. Okay. That's funny! You and I were on the same wavelength at the same time! I was posting about the Daily 5 but I had to first talk about pinterest and my love/hate relationship with it!
    Ha! I feel your pain!
    JennyB
    Funtastic Fun in First Grade

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    1. I read your post too!! LOL- There's something about Pinterest though that keeps reeling me in!

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  2. That cupcake is a thing of beauty. Nicely done. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thanks so much!! They tasted pretty good too, at least I think so ;)

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  3. I love your crafts! Lily is adorable! And I know what you mean about Pinterest - sometimes it is my nightmare! (I try to be crafty - but it just doesn't turn out! My daughter always does a better job than me!) Keep at it! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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    1. Aww thanks!! I think I may stick to just the cupcakes though ;)

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  4. You crack me up!! Your crafts look AWESOME, DeAnne!!! And that cupcake... mmm!!! I'm working on beefing up my sweets pinboard for you ;)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. Awww thanks so much Teri, but I think I will leave the crafting to you and Hadar! ;) As for the sweets, I've been watching your pinning....much better! LOL!

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  5. I love all your projects, well about your nails...
    I think your daughter's room is beautiful!
    You have been very busy! Thanks for sharing-it is inspiring!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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    1. I like to pin, that's for sure. Then I get this great idea thinking I can do it----well, I tried. That's what I always tell my kiddos too...they like knowing that I'm not perfect lol!

      My daughter's room, she likes it....so that makes me happy! :)

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  6. Such a fun post! I have several pinterest finds myself I am wanting to tackle, hopefully they will look like a hit and not a miss! My toolbox looks just like yours, in fact, it is still in the plastic. I don't think I'm going to paint it, but I may put labels in it. My daughter would love you red velvet cupcakes. I'll have to copy the recipe.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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    1. Pinterest stinks, doesn't it? LOL---too many things on there and not enough time to do it! :) I think that I may attempt to spray paint it today---okay, so MAYBE I will convince hubby to spray paint it today!


      The cupcakes were good---but honestly, add a little filling to them. They would taste MUCH better that way! ;)

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  7. I love all your ideas...I would love to craft as well, but not that talented. I am in to the zebra-thing right now, but alas...not creative enough to do anything crafty with it.

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    1. Duct tape can work wonders---I will have it all over my house by the time I'm done! HA :)

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  8. I know exactly how you feel about having high DIY expectations and lesser abilities. Unless you just LOVE doing a particular DIY, availability and cost effectiveness are something to factor into a project. Nobody's perfect, but you will always be fabulous in my book :) P.S. I love the look of your blog.

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    1. At least I tried...I love finding all these great things, but I think I will stick to the cupcakes--at least I can eat them if they flop ;)

      And my dear, as a parent, teacher and friend---you are AWESOME! :)

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  9. Now I am hungry for cupcakes... thanks! lol! Your craftivity is super cute! I absolutely love it!! Thanks for sharing these inspirations/real-life crafts. Things looks so easy.... and then you try it and sometimes I fail miserably! So I can TOTALLY relate with the last picture! :)

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment. I guess I should practice what I preach, and not give up! :)

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  10. This post CRACKED ME UP. I was really lol-ing while reading it this morning because I can totally relate! Ha! Love your blog. :)
    Susan
    Kindergarten is the Best

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    1. Thanks---I'm glad you found humor in my experiences! LOL ;) Just teasin'...I am soo glad that others can relate to my post----but all these crafty people STINK! ;)

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  11. Hi,
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    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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    1. Thanks so much----I am headed to visit you.

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  12. Oh my gosh! I'm in the same boat with Pinterest! I love everything that I've pinned but when I try to do it myself...it's not a pretty sight...usually! Your Lilly's are adorable! I'm interested in the book behind the bunny! What's that all about? The title grabbed my attention!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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    1. Thanks for the comment about the Lilly's---we enjoyed making them anyway! :) The book You're Finally here is by Melanie Watt. It's about having to wait, and goes through this humorous approach of telling how long he waited for someone to get there....something that ALL kids can relate too. IT's really quite cute. She has several other great books I recommend you checking out.

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  13. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. :) Come by my blog when you have a minute to read about it.

    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  14. This post is too funny! I am your newest follower!

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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