I have felt so lazy around here with all the heat but today I decided I was going to get something accomplished. I have a few projects around here that I had wanted to get started on so I ate breakfast and got going.
The first project of the day was a shadow box picture frame that I bought a few months ago. I painted it country red and then sponged a darker red on the outside, while I painted the inside hunter green.
The picture is one of my favorites of Jaygen sitting on grandpa Wendell's lap. His mom was trying to take the 'binky' out of his mouth and he would just grab it and stick it back in, giving her this look. It was priceless. Inside you can see a curl from his first haircut, his binky that he used when he stayed overnight here and a piece of wrapping paper he handed me while he was ripping open his presents at his first birthday party. Silly, huh?
My next project was this little 8 x 10 painting. I have had this in my head for a while and decided to get it down on canvas. I love sunflowers and I think it turned out pretty good. Now I am trying to decide if I want to put a black crow down in one of the corners. What do you think? Should I?
This next project isn't finished yet but only because I can't find a stencil to use on them. I love nesting boxes and want to do a lot more but until I can find a stencil I guess I will have to hold off.
I have been doing searches for stencils but I can't justify paying the price some of the places are wanting. ($20 plus) I went to Hobby Lobby and they had a few but nothing like I want. Maybe I am being too picky. :(
I have another project that I want to do but its going to require my husband's assistance. Holli and I had gone shopping in St. Charles, Missouri and saw this neat little thing and I know it would be so easy to do but it requires the use of a power tool. *laughing* Hopefully I will be able to get him to help me soon so I can share it with you all.
I hope your staying cool! Take care,Debbie