Saturday, 4 August 2012

mini transformation

I have had this artwork above my bed for quite some time. The frames were originally black but I decided to spray paint them white to brighten things up. However, I was still not really satisfied. The images are lovely but I found them a bit on the gloomy side. Instead of replacing them completely, I decided to use my scrapbooking skills and do collages. I used a couple of prints from last year's Embracing the Day calendar, Crate paper - Random paper pad, mod podge and a Tim Hortons card (for smoothing the glued papers down).

 After choosing my papers and figuring out my layout, this is what I came up with:

I am pretty pleased with the results. Feels so much brighter and happier in my room...except for that pile of unfolded laundry on my bed.

Friday, 3 August 2012

feeling lazy

Despite the long 'to do' list floating through my head, I am just feeling lazy today. I think it's the heat. It's difficult to do anything when it's too hot. I often wonder how people whose jobs require being outside for extended periods of time (and in full uniform) do it. I've done a few chores already including mowing the lawn. This took a whopping 10 minutes because we have a battery operated lawnmower. Fully charged batteries barely last long enough to mow a small portion of our lawn which is pretty large.We also have a sit-down mower, which I used yesterday  however it's battery died while i was mowing the farthest portion of our lawn. Oh gosh, what an ordeal. Hubby had to drive the truck through the backyard to boost the battery of the mower. And I was running on 2 hours of sleep (had just done a night shift). These kinds of things like to happen to me. Anyway, before the day is through, I hope to at least accomplish something crafty. Borrowed a few craft books from the library and have been itching to try out some of the projects. Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts is amazing!  I love The Liberty Book of Home Sewing which is oh so pretty. And Crafting a Meaningful Home is a good read. These are just a few of the books I've borrowed from our local library which surprisingly has a great selection. Well I suppose I should get a move on now. It's already past 3pm. Time to create!!!

Thursday, 2 August 2012


Well, well, well, summer is halfway over. It's been a fairly busy one so far. It was nice having the last couple of weeks off from work. We've been having some lovely sunny days off and on throughout the last couple of weeks. It's kind of sad knowing that it will be coming to an end soon. I love the fall but I dread the winter. I like waking up to a bright blue sky instead the never ending gray, rainy days. Sometimes I wish I lived in a climate such as in California but then again I wonder if I would get bored of daily sunshine. I do find myself becoming irritable when we have a long stretch of hot, dry weather and actually wish for a cloudy, cool day.  But for right now, I am not missing the rain. I like stepping outside and not need to worry about putting something to keep warm, when outdoors feels like indoors.