I thrive on being crafty and creative (though I'm not in the slightest artistic!) and it was good for my soul to get a few things done. It definitely put an extra smile on my face, brought joy, and made me feel productive!
Project 1: Galvanized Steel Pail Covered for outside use on the patio to either be used as a planter or to hold various little items that I keep close by for the littles (bubbles, chalk, sunscreen, hotwheels, etc...)
Project 4: I recently recovered our porch glider cushion with the black and white pattern you see above and I had wanted to add red pillows as soon as I picked out the fabric. Pillows are expensive so I knew I'd eventually have to make them. We had just started loading up another van full of things to take to be donated and as a last second decision I grabbed some white battenburg lace pillows back out of the stack. They no longer matched our bedding and I had planned to pass them along to someone else, but then I realized it would work well recovered. Another easy project with a great pop of color!
and a glimpse of everything pulled together for a spot that I love to spend the mornings enjoying
At this point, it was getting close to time to get things together for Bradlee's 7th Birthday, but I just couldn't resist starting another project. The DIY craft bug had bitten and overtaken.
So I started a quilt top for a new baby. I plan to finish it this weekend and then I have a big project ready to tackle that I can hardly wait to get finished! (Yes, this has caused my reading passion to slow down, but I still finished 5 books this week! LOL)