Monday, June 23, 2014

Button Clock



You know the saying - 'time flies when you're having fun'.  For me, that's especially true when I'm working in my Yellow Room (the extremely creative name I came up with for my sewing room - because the walls are yellow).  As soon as I get started on something in there, an hour immediately passes. Then I look at the time again and another 30 minutes have passed. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dog Toy Box from Old Milk Crate


After we got our second dog about a year ago, the number of dog toys lying around the house multiplied and I finally got tired enough of tripping over them to do something about it.  They needed a home, even if they would still wind up spread all over the house over time.  I decided I wanted to find a cute wooden crate, attach some kind of feet to it, and toss all the toys inside - but not one of those unfinished ones from the craft store.  I've got a few of those storing other things around the house, but I wanted this one to be different.  After a few weeks of perusing thrift stores and yard sales, I finally found this antique milk crate on the second day of a 3-day estate sale.  We went by after a race one Saturday morning and picked it up for $30 - they gave me the third-day price at 50% off, saving me $15!