Sunday, August 5, 2012

Craft day…

Yesterday I had some friends over for crafting.  Lauren was so excited for the day and I love this big smiley hug I caught.  This is her BFF, Lily, who stayed the night on Friday. 


Before everyone arrived, I sneaked a squeeze in with the girls…




For lunch we had fresh fruit, lemon rosemary chicken and roasted veggie pasta salad. Both recipes were from Jamie Deen’s new show Home for Dinner and both were big hits!


I was thrilled to actually finish the craft I had in mind for the day.  I had this idea pinned on my Pinterest board for a while.  It’s super simple and I think the whole project costs about $7.  I painted a 16” x 20” canvas and used five coordinated sheets of 12” x 12” scrapbook paper cut into leaves.  I stuck them down with Zots clear adhesive dots.  In the tutorial, she uses a hot glue gun but I figured that would be messy and cause clumping under the leaves.  The dots are flat and so easy to use. 


On the edge, just wrap the leaves around the side of the canvas and stick it down with the adhesive dots.  Before I glued any leaves down, I positioned them in place and sort of moved them around and trimmed as needed until I liked the pattern.   Big thanks to my friend, Heather, who has a fantastic eye for color and patterns. 


Here’s our little “artists” caught red handed chalking up the play center.  By the time we busted them they had chalk everywhere including the inside walks of the clubhouse.  Thanks goodness it was only chalk and the hose took it right off!



Shauna and MacLean said...

Beautiful I must do that one looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I wish we lived closer, I'd love to come your house for craft day!