Tuesday, August 28, 2012

hold real still.

Isaac and I ventured out to the north east side of town a couple weeks ago when the meteor shower was happening. We saw a few, because we were a little too early for the main event, but mostly we had fun taking super long exposure pictures. And Isaac interrupts me as I type, HE took the long exposure pictures. He is very proud. So we tried to hold still for about twenty-five seconds at a time,  but we still look like ghosts a little bit. 
 It was a little chilly, but it was a fun little outing/date night event. And it was free! We're all about the free, fun things. I can't wait to do another star gazing adventure again. Oh, and we tried a kissing picture. I got the giggles about ten seconds into the exposure so we're kind of blurry. Apparently I can't kiss for twenty five seconds straight. I think I drooled a little. Ha. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

baskets and crafts!

Containers have a special place in my heart. Baskets, jars, bowls, whatever the form, they feed my appetite to organize everything. Just ask my husband. He says I organize so well that things disappear. 
Well anyway, I know covering baskets is no new phenomenon, but I wanted to show how my rope covered basket turned out! 
I got my basket at Thrift Haven for fifty cents. One of my favorite thrifts in Springfield. So cheap!
I grabbed this thick, white rope at FM Stores for only 47 cents per yard! I picked a pretty big basket, so after it was all wrapped, I ended up using about 20 yards. 
 I found an old pillow case, turned it inside out and put it down in the basket to give it a little lining. Then I began at the top hot gluing the rope onto the basket inch by inch. I managed to not get an in between shot of the process, but it was super simple.

And ta-da! The finished product. Now I can organize the heck out of magazines, blankets, small animals, or whatever is laying around that I don't want to be laying around anymore!
 Cherries were a part of the fun. Snacking while crafting helps...
 I'm so glad I gave this little basket a face lift! It was a fun and easy craft for less than ten dollars. If you give it a try, let me know. I want to see all the baskets!