Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vase of Flower Pens

This is just a vase full of pens. :) I made flower pens. This was something fun to do on a Friday night. It took about an hour to do all of these. Nobody will take off with my flowery girl pens now.

Materials needed: Vase, handful of pens, floral tape, wire cutters, and bouquet of flowers.
I did not cover up the grip on my pens because it feels good. You cut off the stems with flowers. I pulled off a lot of the decoration but left some of the leaves up top. I put it on the pen and started wrapping them together. I started at top. The tape was a bit sticky so I guess that is why you roll it between your fingers (to smooth down and help the sticky).

This is the video I watched. Not the best quality but you get the idea.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Garden is still going

Here is my one spaghetti squash. I planted it in a bag of soil at the beginning of season. This vine probably went 6-7 feet and a squash appeared towards the end. It has been growing for a bit. I am waiting for it to turn a good yellow and toughen up a bit.

I had surprise watermelons this year. The seeds must have been in the compost I made from last year. Surprise. Watermelons are now taking over where my potatoes were. I had them growing up a tomato plant. They get kind of wild.

I just moved the melon out of the tomato plant and laid it on the ground. I have three watermelons total. Pretty good since I didn't plant it.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

At last, a music room

This area started as a formal dining area (used once or twice). Then, when I was pregnant, I did away with it. ha! Who needs a formal dining? It turned into a sitting area. Then, I finally moved the piano out from a bad place between the kitchen and living room. I think this is my favorite place in my house now. Thank you, wonderful husband, Danny, for letting me just go music decorating crazy at times. (Getting rid of our big table for 10 was a pretty wild thing to do on a whim - but it has worked out perfectly!)

This is where the piano used to be. D loves to play the piano. This is the infamous piano bench that busted Alex's toe open.

This is where D usually ends up - playing on my piano or strumming a banjo. He loves music just as much as Grace and I do.