After a day full of cookies, mac and cheese, baking, laughing, jovial hugs and kisses, crafting, and wonderful connectivity that would have verizon looking like a can company, I'm emotionally wiped out.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!
By the way, who else is jealous that Oklahoma didn't get any snow. All of my friend east of the Mississippi seemed to get snow but us! How strange since we were the very ones to get snowed in the previous year.
Oh well...God is a practical joker like that.
I think I'll invite him to my next birthday party!!
Posted by Ollie Loo at 3:28 AM
For those of you who actually read this thing, I bet your wondering what's going on, so I'll enlighten you.
I recently moved for the third time this year (military family) and started school in Tulsa. I originally started college almost 10 years ago. I'm just now getting around to finishing. Strangely enough, I'm not majoring in anything like art (which I would rather be majoring in). I majoring in the same thing I started college in just so that I can get finished.
Some of you may not know this, but I'm in the military. In fact, me and my husband are both in the military and one point were both active. Now that he's the only one active, I'm spending a lot of time working towards getting more rank which requires more education (even in the military).
So I've been doing that, managing a household virtually by myself, ROTC, National Guard, two kids, and everything else that falls in place with it.
I'm exhuasted @-) (see that...that's my crazy head).
I've spent this time off from school trying to make my craft better. I found out that he reason why I had been having issues with my sewing wasn't because of me but because of my sewing machine.
The sewing machine I have now is a Brother LS2000.
*just a little word to the wise*
Here's the machine I want (right along with my serger) Model 66:
Hope this saves you guys some troubles. If you want plastic parts, buy a Singer or Brother. If you want metal parts and more replacement parts, go Bernina.
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Now...here are the new pictures....
Look at the mirror. Every kid loves a mirror. Also look at the bulletin board. I think that a bulletin board makes a kid feel special when they have something to post on it. Although Phoenix's board is empty, it won't be for long. He loves drawing his pictures and displaying them. Just make sure that that board is secured. For the time being, although you can't tell, it is not secured.
I got rid of the big storage shelf and replaced it with a smaller bookshelf (which will be replaced with another bookshelf to match his room better). Above his shelf, again, I'm trying the theme together with canvas pictures. I bought painter's canvas and decoupaged some cut fabric to them to make it look like they were drawn. I will have a tutorial on that at a later date. Stay tuned.
All in all, I loved doing this room. It took me the better part of a day to get it exactly the way that I wanted it. When my husband came home, the living room looked like a tornado hit. Even so, it was great to walk through the mess and see the organization that came out of it.
cork bulletin board: 9.00
canvas boards: 10.00 for two
final price: 29.50
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