I had big plans this week, people...BIG plans! My husband and two oldest children went to Cape Canaveral Florida to see the space shuttle Atlantis launch. They are gone the whole week. I had all these grand plans of everything I would accomplish while they were gone...HA! I've done nothing. I wanted to paint my kitchen and laundry room cabinets black. And I had every intention of doing it. That is, until I went to Lowe's Monday afternoon with 2 whiny toddlers and got totally overwhelmed by paint choices and the incessant crying coming from my darling children. Ok, scatch that...let 's go see what the laminate counter tops with the "fake granite look" are like. Maybe I can get my contractor friend to do that for me this week. We get to the back of the store and the whole aisle is jammed with trash and pallets of boxes and several employees who don't seem willing or eager to move the crap out of my way. So I wiggle my way in around the crap and start looking for the right color. Still no one moves to help me. Just then my 3 year old scales the buggy to climb out and proceeds to sprinkle/dump an entire bag of goldfish crackers all over the floor. Ok, that's it...we're done! I wanted to leave the heap of crackers on the floor for those lazy employees to clean up, but I didn't. I got myself down on the floor and picked up every last one of them. As I was looking around for somewhere to throw them away, one of the workers yelled over..."just throw em in that big bin over there with the rest of the trash". Yeah thanks! I thought you didn't see me, but obviously you did and were just waiting for the right moment to approach me. People like that really get under my skin. Anyway, we left. I think that whole episode must have started off my week on the wrong foot, because since then I have been so UNmotivated to do anything.
Well, I guess I did get 2 things accomplished this week. I had some custom orders that were so much fun to create. I forgot to take a picture of this first one before I packaged it up. So this was my lazy attempt at trying not to unwrap it. Yeah, that didn't work so well. I think I can spend an extra 45 seconds to rewrap. I wanted y'all to be able to see how utterly precious it turned out. I mean, come on...who doesn't love toile? Especially soft pink girly toile with nursery rhyme scenes on it!
(you can click on the picture to see it better)
I love the simplicity of this one. I got an e-mail from a girl who wanted me to match her daughter's crib bedding. She told me the name and brand. I googled it and printed out a picture of her exact bedding, went to Hobby Lobby, found a coordinating paper and...VOILA! This one was a lot of fun to create... I LOVE custom orders. I really enjoy putting my own spin on my pieces, but it's neat to work with someone in creating that one of a kind customized piece just for them. So, if anyone's interested...my etsy store is right up there in the top corner, or you can e-mail me anytime. I'm obviously NOT going to get anything else accomplished around the house this week. And I'd much rather craft than paint anyway!