Sorry it has been so long since I teased you all with this project, it is complete and ready for its debut. Here is what she started out to be:
and here is what she is today:
I just love the way this clock turned out.
I started by taking apart a pallet, then I lay ed all the boards together and nailed them. I then used a big circular saw blade that my husband had as my pattern for the circle I traced it on an filled it in with some cream paint. I then used a little stain over the cream to give it a vintage look. I printed out roman numerals from the computer using word, cut them out and traced them on to the clock face and painted them in with a brown paint. I bought the clock hands at Hobby Lobby and my darling husband drilled out a hole and installed the hands for me.
I have it in the spare bedroom and I think it looks great!
I have had the worst case of the don'ts. I just don't want to do anything here lately. A great friend and I joined a gym about a month ago and that has really been the only thing that I have done productive. Weight loss is such a journey in and of it self. I am hoping that this journey will get me to a slim and healthy weight and off of my blood pressure meds. Blood pressure issues run in my family and I hope that with weight loss I can keep it under control with out the use of medication.
We interrupt this blog to bring you my wonderful neice Ms. Reese,
She brings us such joy and laughter. I am keeping her this weekend and I have really enjoyed her. So there has been no time to post on the blog but posting will resume Tuesday. Hope you all are Having a great weekend!!
Boy this is work!! I am trying to give my blog a cute face lift. I can't seem to figure out how to center the header. I have followed all the tutorials that came with this header and still have a non centered header I just don't get what I am doing wrong. Anyway I hope me changing my blog doesn't trow anyone off I am not quiet happy with the results so I will continue to change things around please be patient with me.
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Here is a layout I did today of 2 of the 3 blessings that God has blessed my husband and I with. This is our oldest and our middle child. We were in College Station that weekend for parent weekend and had a great visit with our Aggie. We are so proud of him for all his accomplishments.
I made these curtains for my room redo. I just love the way they turned out. I got the idea for the curtains from Anthropologie they sale some just like these for a grand price of $168.00. Mine cost under $20.00. What a bargain.
I have always had a love for old keys and wanted to incorporate them some how in my room redo. I bought this frame at Hobby Lobby and decided I would decorate it with some old keys and burlap. I added a little bird that my sweet friend Tracy gave me. Believe it or not the bird was white with hardly any tail feathers I sprayed it brown with glimmer mist and added a few feathers to her tail I love the way she turned out. What do you think?
Well I have finally pulled one of them out of the garage and added a burlap wreath to it, and it will hang in my sons bedroom. I am redoing his room and making a guest bedroom. He went off to college 3 years ago and it has taken me this long to adjust to the fact he has grown up and will just use the room to visit. I am so proud of him and his journey.
I have painted his room and his dresser, hung some curtains that I made, sewed some pillows and I am now on the hunt for bedding.
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I was asked to post some close ups of the stockings that I made. Hope you Enjoy!!!
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Tracy and I had a great time sewing these it took me a bit longer on mine I just couldn't figure out what I wanted. I made two others decided to scratch those and changed the plan and this is what we came up with. Not one of these is the same. I used burlap with a felt topper. The doilies where all hand crochet by my mother, I found the trim online and at different antique stores. The ornaments came from Hobby Lobby and Cracker Barrel. I love the way they turned out. My sister loved them so much I am now making a set for her. Fun stuff!!!
My name is Dusty McRae. I am a mother to three amazing kids. My wonderful husband Marcus and I have been together for twenty one years. Our kids keep us busy, they are very active in sports. They are my motivation I love to preserve our memories in hopes that one day they will enjoy looking back on them. I also have a love for teaching others, I find great joy in watching them create new things whether it be a layout, tag or a paper craft project, seeing them smile and get excited about a project in which they created makes me giddy inside. I have been scrap booking for about ten years now and just fell over the deep end with it.