Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Sleep Tonight!



I decided to help Kurt study. That means we will both be up all night. I can sleep in though- he has class at 8am (And I will sleep in. Probably until around 2 or 3pm). By "help him study" I mean stay up, and let him nap every few hours. If we were both sleeping, there's no way he would get up after 20 minutes. To keep myself busy, I decided to try Being Crafty.

First I made a box for Annie. I will post pictures of it later (She would see it if I posted it now). It didn't turn out very good (You better like it anyway, Miss Annie!!). Then I decided to try making something a little bit more my style.

They have these picture frames on sale at Michael's right now for $1. They are just plain, unfinished wood. I could have used one of the thousands of pieces of paper I have here- but instead I bought one at the store. It was expensive, too: .58 cents! Which is a lot for a piece of paper. But the oranges were speaking to me.

I cut half of the 12"/12" piece of paper up into random squarish and triangle-like shapes. then I grabbed a piece of burnt orange cardstock and did the same. Finally, I thought it needed something darker, so I grabbed a little sheet of gold and black checked paper. These are what I used to paper machete.

I painted the frame a burnt orange really quickly. I didn't bother to do well, it was gonna be covered up anyway. Then I started gluing pieces on. I used a glue stick, so I could re arrange the pictures if I wanted to. Once I was finished, I used Mod Podge to finish it off. And Viola!

So... tell me what you think. If I made a bunch of these things (In different colors and stuff) would they sell? And if you got one as a present, would you hide it in a closet?

I made Kurt take this picture of me. My hair is kind of crazy- I'm still figuring out how to wear it out here. Bangs in the humidity=greasy, stringy things on my forehead. No bueno. And for those of you who are wondering, my apron was a gift from my new stepmom, JoAnn. My bridal shower was themed, "Sexy Housewife" and she got me this! I love it. I wanted to get a picture of me making the frame, as proof that I was once successfully Crafty (you never know when the Crafty mood will strike again. It could be a while). Kurt had to finish his practice test before he could take this picture. And so I kept myself entertained by taking pictures of my slippers.


I know this is super long and probably boring, but it's almost 4am. And those who know me well know that I ramble a LOT when I'm tired. Or nervous. Or excited. Or... well, you get the picture!


8 comments:

Nicole said...

You are extremely crafty! I worked for chatterbox for a year and collected the same things. Sadly, I used them all up and have nothing anymore. I swore I couldn't get into scrapbooking till we have some sort of income. It's so expensive!!!! I love your frame!

Annie said...

you are so great! I have a special place in my closet for your um "crafts" KIDDING!!! The Frame is really cute! Make them and sell them at the corner or strip club or whatever it is you call your town craft market. :)

Lanie Ree said...

Thank you Nicole! If you ever want to come over and scrapbook, I have plenty of stuff we can use. I've just never actually scrapbooked before...

And Annie, your comment is the funniest thing I have ever read!

Amber said...

That picture frame is really cute! If you have a local farmers market (it is getting cold so it might be stopped until spring)you could sell them there. It is a great place to sell homemade crafts for more money (usually a really good price!)then you would get on ebay or other internet sites. You should check it out!

Kyle and Aly said...

I LOVE the frames! So cute! I wish I were crafty. I am going to try some experimenting of my own soon. Hope it works for me! Love the apron too! Way cute!!!

mccall said...

Ewww, you make me so angry! I knew not to believe you when you said you weren't crafty. That frame is darling! And you totally just pulled it out of your you-know-what. I'm seriously impressed.

kirsten said...

I love your shoes! Where did you get them? You are great at blogging. And you are right all married people do it? Why is that?!

Kirsten

Lanie Ree said...

Kirsten! They are from Wal Mart. Most of my favorite shoes are- don't tell anyone.

And its true. If you are married and not blogging, you are breaking a Sacred Trust. I don't know why- I'm just afraid of what the consequences would be if I didn't do it.

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