>Some sneak peaks

>Since I am in CO and can’t work on any of my crafts I am going to post some sneak peaks of items I plan to finish or start (and finsh, need ritallin for craft ADD). Some the links are at home, so just going to list 🙂

Master
felt heart wreath in a light blue
billy book case from IKEA
curtains in either white or cream (would love your input, trim is cream, but I love the look of white)

Patrick’ and Robert’s room
A Mickey Mouse wreath
Finally finish their bedding and curtains

Jacob’s room
His entire sports bedding
Hang his gymnastics hooks for his medals
Organize better in there.

Living Room
recover two dining room table chairs (http://www.tonicliving.com/productsDetails.asp? for some reason it won’t let me highlight the last line)
curtains, again in white or cream http://www.tonicliving.com/productsDetails.asp?categoryid=94&productid=525&currentpage=1&onsale=0 (going with an Irish theme, room is dark green, so leaning towards white, because I prefer how it looks and that is the color in the Irish flag, but again, the trim is cream.)

Misc
thank you gifts for all the friends that have helped me out so far
boys’ baby books, trying to decide do I get them all caught up to robert’s age, and then the older two to Patrick’s age and then work on Jacob’s until it is caught up or just work on one kid at a time (mom guilt prob won’t let that happen). Also need to just scrap some family albums 🙂
Am also in search of a wreath idea that really captures me for a patriotic wreath, I had wanted to have it done for Memorial Day and now I am not even sure if I will have one for Independance Day!! I do plan for it to stay up until at least 9-11

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>Deployment Challenge

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I saw a link to a blog that has inspired me and I am hoping to also make the last 9 months of my hubbies deployment easier to handle!! Paige over at Faith’s Page set a challange to do 100 projects during her husband’s 14 month deloyment. Her hubby will be home soon 🙂 Well, we are only 1/4 of the way through with ours. I did craft and organize/decorate a lot when he first left. But now I am just trying to tread water with keeping the house semi clean. I am so overwhelmed by it that I feel guilty doing anything else!! Even if it is something for the house of my boys, and I know that the process of doing those crafty things will help my mood and my sanity. So, thanks to Paige, I am challanging myself to get 100 projects done too. Starting back with my St Pat’s wreath, that I completed the day he left. I will renumber those projects and post some others I have recently done and try and do better at posting the ones I am going to do. My goals include, organizing/cleaning, decorating, gifts, and scrapbooking 🙂

>Painting with a Twist – Deplyment Project #4

>I got to have a mommy night!! My friend and I went to a place called Painting with a Twist. It was a little stressful, but still fun and the end result was worth it, come to find out our first was prob one of the harder ones. And it looked to be an easier one… We started with a blank canvas. They had our paint all ready for us, they did let me get a different background color so that it would match the boys’ monkey bathroom (more of that to come…) First we were told to draw a straight line to seperate the canvas, like how straight my line was 😉

then step by step they took us through the drawing, there were so many lines and grey spots from errasing, they promised us that it would look bad before it got better 🙂 I forgot to take pictures from there, but here is the end result and you can kind of see their painting in the back ground 🙂

Oh, I will be linking up all the posts after I get the boys to bed 😉 And that is a pic of my boys above 😉

>Lent Eggs – Deplyment project #3

>I saw this Easter countdown idea over at Eighteen25, and thought I would have it pertain more to the real reason for the season…I also painted the egg carton so that we weren’t staring at egglands best all season 😉 Inside the carton is a little bit of Easter grass and some old plastic eggs with numbers on them…I found a Lenton countdown and printed off the sheets and then typed the prayers included…Inside each egg is the prayer, that we are supposed to recite throughout the day. I put the strips on the refridgerator so we can see them and the eggs and binder with the sheet on top. We are actually behind. I need to get black ink so we can get caught up, which seems to be the story of my life… More completed craft posts to come 🙂

>Fleece doughnuts – Deployment project # 2

>a little while back someone asked about fabric food patterns on a facebook group I am on. Thus the watermelon I rencently made. Well, as I was looking at the archives to tatertots and jello, she posted about an etsy shop that had had some real fun felt food. I decided I wanted to make more for my boys, especially my middle child. I posted the blog post on fb and a friend sent me a bunch of links. The first link started with doughnuts, so I decided to do the same. In that blog, she had picked up a dunkin doughnuts bag to put them in. Well, we don’t have a DD, but do have a KK (Krispy Kreme). So I decided the boys and I HAD to go buy a dozen so I wouldn’t feel like a dork asking for a clean box. Because I use fleece a lot for costumes for my boys, I use my huge stash of fleece scraps.

The doughnut’s tutorial was linked at the original blog to Skip to my Lou.

Since my middle child picked the St Patrick’s Day doughnuts, at first I was going to go with 12 holiday themed doughnuts, but decided to do colors instead. He just turned 3, and does not have his colors straight, so figured I would do a double wammy and make them educational too 🙂

though, I have adorable crochet eggs, I plan to make more, and include some fleece ones too, just cause I can 🙂

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>Irish Wreath – Deployment project #1

>So, I should be cleaning or feeding my kids, but instead am surfing tatertots and jello. I did decide to multi task and upload my project I finished yesterday. i saw the idea on one of her check this out blogs. It is a fabric wreath.

This is the wreath as it was completed yesterday morning. It looked too plain for my liking so I ran back to Hobby Lobby, not sure if it being so close is a good thing!! But I took it with me and went to their St Patrick’s Day area. There were so many different signs to choose from. In this style they had Lucky and Irish, I love Irish 🙂 It was a perfect fit too. I then went and grabbed a roll of ribbon to hang it. Did not like the hanger showing. Am so proud of this one 🙂