Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Checking Off Projects!

Been finishing lots of projects lately! Which feels so good! so a few to start with:
1. Painted over the DARK green "faux suede" in the living room which has brightened this room up soooo much and makes if feel 10 times bigger and takes it down to 2 colors in the living room instead of 3 which makes me so so happy! So glad our "land-lord" agreed to this proj!

2. Finished this clock that has been sitting in my closet in the "to-be-finished" craft pile... its been there...ahem...2yrs now, sad I know but now its done and all it needs is a battery, but until then its just going to stay a 5 o'clock ;D

3. Printed pictures, framed pictures, spray painted our DVD baskets, and arranged all that + my green and blue books into this:

the basket on the bottom is kinda hard to see but they used to look like this:
So they got a coat of black paint and some blue-green twill tape and they worked out perfect for the bottom shelf of my "display-case-book-shelf-storage-whatchamacallits"

3. We completely re-arranged the office. Pictures of that will be coming soon! But, while tearing it all apart I came across so many projects I bought all the stuff to do but then never touched it again.... so I decided no more shopping or blogging or crafting until these projects are done first! so that resulted in the following projs:
4. Christmas stockings! I had all the fabric but no pattern so I went onto Martha Stewart's home page and searched for a stocking pattern... um Martha you have too many stocking patterns. finally found a simple one, enlarged it, printed it, cut it, sewed it, and even pressed it!
whoa. i know.
I do want to embroider our names on them (oh ya, the 3rd one is for zip! no Jenna don't even get any baby ideas running through you head! ;D)
5. I used the left over fabric to make these small square mats to go under my nativity set, to give it a sandy/dirtish/natural backdrop

6. I sewed zip a new hoodie and matching blanket. because its going to be so much cooler here this winter vs last winter in the mild Folsom house.
Quincy and Calvin both loved it, they say "...it makes him look hecka gangster..." I assure you this was not the "look" I was going for!
I think he just looks pretty sweet.

well today is finish up the office day so there will be more projects and pictures very soon! I think all this productivity might have something to do with the change in weather too, its been so nice and cool, I even busted out jeans yesterday! There is something about cool fall weather that makes crafting and home projects so much better! Or maybe its just that now its cool enough to drink coffee all day long so the caffeinated-kate is just really jammin on the projects! :D

3 comments:

Jenna said...

what? i wasn't even thinking it! ;) just keeping your options open right? zip looks hard core. i LOVE it. did you make if from a pattern?
kate, what will you do once all your home/craft projects are done? oh that's right, homework!
your house is looking sweet, good job! oh i know, you could come to my house and help me finish up all my projects?

Kate said...

consider it done lady! you just say when... as long as its not a school night! ;D

Anonymous said...

Kate I love the completed projects. Are you working on anything for fall? I'm looking for interesting fall decorations for the office and home. What do you think? I'm sure Quincy loves the "caffinated Kate" too. Love, Mom