Friday, September 9, 2011

Doodle on watercolor

Something random and different to show y'all...

I used to watercolor a lot when I was younger, and just recently pulled out my old set. I painted a fun background, and then got to work with a purple sharpie once it all dried.

This was another random doodle that I did with the kiddos I watch. Clearly I was having more fun than them!

Kitchen Inspiration Wall

I'm the type of person who really needs inspiration for the things I do. I need something to keep me motivated with mundane tasks that I don't necessarily always enjoy. Like cooking. I like it most of the time, but when I run out of ideas or motivation I need a little pick me up. Hence my inspiration wall!
I started with these burner covers that I got from the Dollar Store. They were both in the same package, one big and one small.

I decided they were going to make perfect magnetic chalkboards, so I spray painted them with the chalkboard paint, and added them to a little cork board I got from Beverly's (using a gift card!)

Its a great fix to this big, boring wall we have in our kitchen, as well as a message board (got house-mates), and an inspiration board!

I love all the circles and then theres the square shape of the board... Fabulous if I do say so myself!

I added fun and exciting recipes to the cork board, so that every time I walked past it I could be inspired to make them. So far it has been pretty effective, and I have been cooking a lot more than I was.

The chalkboards can be used for virtually anything too. Right now I have them set up as one being a shopping list, and the other a place where we can put the bills. I realize that its kinda tacky to have your bills out in the open like that, but getting multiple people to pay them is hard enough as it is- we don't need it hidden away where we can forget about it for even longer!

Isn't that fabric great!?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mommy & Me Hats

Another cousin of mine asked for some matching hats for her and her 2 year old daughter. She just told me that she wanted it to be either white or cream, and that I could just do whatever I wanted.

So I made up my own pattern, and used a half double crochet with a scalloped edge at the bottom.

I really loved this purple/periwinkle color of yarn I already had, so I made a big flower and sewed it on to the side of the hat.

Such an easy hat, yet so incredibly adorable!