Monday, April 18, 2011

387 miles for paper...

Okay, not really.  Back to THAT in a bit.

Kelly here!  Thank you, Amy for that very flattering intro.  I am so glad someone enjoys my messing around with all things crafty, because usually my husband just wants to know when my paint brushes by the sink will be dry & ready to be put out of sight & out of mind.  Husbands are fun, huh??

I kid.  I kid.

Mother Nature is seriously off her meds here in Minnesota.  Snow?  Freezing temps?  Rain?  Sleet?  Uhhhh...Easter is like Sunday, right?  Easter is why I have a cute little project to share...stay tuned and see below.  Until then, I have yet to pack away the winter coats.  On Friday, I was standing with my oldest boy, waiting for the bus and he looked up and me and said "You do realize it's freezing out here, right?" But, there I stood in my hoodie and flats with no socks.  I am in denial.  So, oldest boy and I went inside and swapped his adorable spring jacket for his winter one...and gloves...and a hat.  I, however, remained in my ensemble refusing to face reality.  The one thing I DO enjoy about this time of year is there is no pressure for my yard to be "spring ready."  That will soon change when it's time for flowers and a garden and all things pretty.  But, because we still have the *slight* chance of snow, the yard remains looking like it went head to head with winter and winter won.  So, when we do get days in the 60's and 70's, I get to just park my rear outside in the sunshine with a book and yell at the kids from my little sunny spot.  I swear, if I am good at anything, I am good at soaking up sun and keeping my crew in check simply with my voice.  

I kid.  I kid.   (Not really) 

Okay, Easter.  I have yet to buy anything for baskets because I am married to a guy that can knock back a 6-pack of those peanut butter eggs in about 3 hours.  So, I'm "that mom" on Easter eve looking for the basket-filler-items.  Not because I forgot...Noooo...but because I simply can't keep the candy in the house.  I do enjoy decorating for spring.  Aside from the looming snow, INSIDE my house is very spring-y.  Outside...NotSoMuch.  My mom found the cutest little Easter egg lights for my windows.  I want to keep them up until the 4th of July simply because they are so adorable.  Last year she also gave me a box of Easter decor from my chidhood.  I love seeing things I once saw my mom display in her home now in my home.  One of my favorites was this bunny...

Cute and simple, huh?  I love simple.  But, his (her? I somehow assume all bunnies are "he") paint was looking rough and he no longer wanted to sit up like he was crafted to do.  I pictured much more for this bunny.  He needed an update.

387 miles later I landed at the Hobby Lobby in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Okay, I was really there to see some awesome friends and family on my husband's side.  That is the real reason we load up the minivan and head west with the three kids.  We sing songs, tell stories and point out all the beautiful scenery.

I kid.  I kid.

The kids play their electronic games and mother of the year here went out for her birthday the night before and made the 6 hour trip with a hangover.  But, nights like that are few and far between and really, my pounding head (covered by a hood and sunglasses for 380 miles of the trip) didn't matter compared to birthday celebration I had with my friends. 

Back to the bunny...enough about my hangover, right?  Hobby Lobby is what my dreams are made of.  Have a spare $100...well, you can transform an entire room.  The best part, my mother-in-law picks a hotel overlooking this grand location.  Screw the lights of Vegas or the Grand Bismarck, ND I have a full view of the Hobby Lobby.  At night I can close the shades and whisper "Goodnight my dear children Hobby Lobby.  Sweet Dreams.  I will see you in the morning." 

Okay, the paper.  They seriously have the best selection of paper in the whole US of A.  Which is where I found the paper to cover my bunny boy.


He's adorable, right??  I just pulled his limbs off & traced them.  I cut about a 1/4 inch inside my trace lines and used a little Modge Podge to adhere it all.  I used a little glue to keep his legs in place so he can now sit up and enjoy the view.  Overall, I already had the Modge Podge and glue and I spent $1 on the paper.  Woot!  My mom already told me she wants him back.  Ha!  So yea, all that rambling from me and you got to see a rabbit covered in paper. 

But really, Happy Easter everyone!  I hope your weather beats ours!!  I'm excited to see what Amy has to share this week.  As always, thanks for stopping by!


Lindsey said...

Gorgeous! I love your projects! Keep 'em coming!

Amy K @ Chestnut Tree Lane said...

Love it Kelly!
Always look forward to it!

Kelly said...

Thanks, girls! You are the best! Lindsey, thanks for your rendition of the gasoline scene in Zoolander that night. I have not laughed that hard in ages. Classic. See you this week! Love, Kel

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Great project! I love how it turned out.

Thanks for sharing.