Friday, March 12, 2010

I was just thinking...

It just looked dreary as I peered over my cup of coffee into the backyard this morning. To be honest, I thought "This looks like a good day to stay indoors. Blech!!!" But when I stepped out  to pick my son up from orchestra class about an hour later, I realized how wonderful it felt outside!
...Not warm yet, but warmer. Not dry yet, but refreshingly misty with a scent that makes me think "clean". (Kind of like those old Irish spring soap commericals with the green rolling hills...just minus the hills, sun, rainbows and people showering in the trees...okay, so it's nothing like the commercials, but it's clean smelling!)
Everything still looks rather grey and winterish, but there's a bit more life peeking out here and there this week. My son even helped a big, fat earth worm cross the sidewalk to a tree last night at the library.  The sun we had last week was glorious, but this week the rain has washed away the dirty snow that remained and cleaned up the grimey roads and cars. It also lulled me to sleep last night. I love that. I'm just thankful that spring is on the way. Can you tell?! ...Thinking I need to make some garden mint soap soon!
I've not posted much lately so I'll catch you up with at least one of my projects.
First of all, I was very excited to get ahold of farmgirlcyn's stencils. I stenciled one pillow and was hooked! I know I shared the photo of my pillows just yesterday, but here they are again. what an easy way to upcycle old stuff! I would much rather re-purpose things than throw the old away and buy new, so I'm having a stencil heyday with this! I'll share some more stenciled items later.
I got this fabric from the local thrift-store for about $3. The matte fabric paint was $3.29 at Hobby Lobby, and the pillows were old one's I already had that needed some updating. I made the tree patch by painting my tree stamp with the fabric paint and then applying it to the fabric. So easy. So cheap to do!
Hoping you have a cherry day! ~Jen


  1. Ya know...I was gonna ask how you did that tree on the pillow! Love it!
    And just to let you know...Ollie came in last night after spending a couple of hours in the rain. Pete towel dried him then I ran the doggie/cat comb thru his long, luxurious hair and found a....worm!!! YIKES! I kept him (the worm...not Ollie!) in the comb and tossed him in the front yard! Can't waste a good earth worm, ya know!

  2. I used a stamp I had purchased at Hobby Lobby. I brushed the paint on then immediately rinsed it off. Thanks! I likes how it turned out too!
    That is too unny about Ollie! He could quite possibly hide a small car in that fur! What a big bushy boy!


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