I was one busy bee this weekend! I crafted all day long yesterday. I actually tried my hand at making a gameboard. It turned out so well, I made another one! Then I made three small Halloween themed hanging signs. They turned out good too. Kinda look like chalkboards but they aren't. I painted the wood black and then used a white paint pen to write on them. I then distressed them a bit to make them look a little worn.
This is what I started out with. Hubby asked me if I could use this extra sheet of wood he had purchased for a project and then didn't need. I said heck yeah! He cut it into smaller pieces for me.
Here's my first ever gameboard! I am thrilled with it. I didn't have any patterns to go by so I just drew myself a crow outline on a piece of typing paper and traced it onto the board with a sharpie then filled it in with black paint. For the checkerboard, I did the same thing. Drew it out on a piece of typing paper and laid it on my board, marked the edges where the squares needed to be, drew some lines with a ruler and used my black paint pen to fill it in. I wanted a fall look for this piece so I chose orange and black for my colors. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. I tried to take a pic with the flash on but it made it way too bright. I need a better camera. Hhmm, maybe Santa will bring me one this Christmas!
I had so much fun making the checkerboard I decided to try another one. Only this time I opted for a tic tac toe board. I first painted my board black and then went over it with some yellow paint. The yellow was too bright for my liking, so I mixed in a little of the black paint and ended up with a greenish color. It looks a lot better in person. Again, I'll blame my poor photography skills for the quality of the picture. I used star stencils to do the stars on this one and on the checkerboard one.
And since the crafting mojo was flowing, I kept going and made these three little hanging signs:
While I was busy doing all the signs, hubby was busy outside with his saw and surprised me with this awesome little wagon wheel! We had seen these for sale on our last trip to the Smokies and I saw hubby eyeballing them for quite a while so I figured the wheels were turning (pun intended) in his head! He did an awesome job on it! I can't decide whether I want to paint it or just stain it. What do y'all think?
Whew, I sure was tired after all that crafting! But when I sat down to rest yesterday evening, I thought I'd work on this little fall pillow I've had in mind for a friend. It turned out super cute as well and it matches my fall swag that I showed y'all in an earlier post. You can see part of the swag peeking out from the top of the picture.
It feels great to be crafting again. My brain is running wild with thoughts of other crafts I want to make. Looks like I'm gonna be busy for a while!
I had taken some pics of my awesome July giveaway winnings from Karen at The Barely There Primitive Bear, but I cannot get them to download from my camera. GGRR!! I swear, I believe that I am not destined to show y'all the wonderful goodies I won from Karen. I'm gonna try again tomorrow to get those things to download. I will not be defeated!
Also, tomorrow I'm gonna be sharing a wonderfully simple recipe for Tater Tot Casserole with y'all. Everytime I make it, my family eats the heck out of it. It's really good and really simple! Gotta love that!
Well, that's gonna do it for me tonight. I'm tired and still have laundry to finish before bed.
Until next time. . .