Thursday, May 27, 2010

Don't cry for me fellow bloggers....

Sung to the tune of:
"Don't Cry for me Argentina"
(you know you just went back and tried it, I DID!).
Girls, let me tell you... my allergies are KICKIN MY BUTT!
Snot is pouring down my face, my head feels like someone threw a brick at my face, I'm grouchy and I just want to sleep but I can't quit sneezing (think in reps of 12-15!)...
attractive, I know!
Yesterday I worked on my "chandelier" after my drugs had kicked in... let me show you what I've done so far... I'm finding it rather fetching if i do say so myself!
My little assistant, Rambo
She's helping me take my $1 store baskets over to get painted!
I chose French Lilac paint because it's going in my studio.

I've got them all wired together and hope to finish it up today...
Here is the one "Brassy Apple" did for her daughter's room!!
Click on the link below for ALL the detailed directions!
http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-chandeliertutorial.html/
I like to think I'm pretty crafty, but who in the world see's these baskets at the $1 store and thinks:
CHANDELIER!?
I got mine at a store called "Dollar Tree".  Honestly, I've never really been into $1 stores, but I've been introduced to some of their benefits lately!  I just don't like to shop places where I'm pretty sure someone in a foreign country is cranking out this crap for .30 a week!


Even in my weakened condition (I know, "give you a break", right?!) I listed some things on ebay (my seller name is: chinesebabydoll).  If you're into rubber stamping (or just general craft collecting like the rest of us), check them out:






http://cgi.ebay.com/Stampin-Up-Perfect-Princess-7-stamps-Never-been-used-/170491818121?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b21ab089#ht_500wt_1154/

Most of them haven't been used, most are "Stampin' Up" brand and they all start at .99! I'm my very own $1 store right now!!
Happy Sneezing!
and...

a little plug about my BABY HAT DRIVE 
As most of you know, my daughter was adopted from China and I left a little piece of my heart there.  I'm collecting hats to keep the children and babies warm in the winter.  Many live in orphanages that are without heat.
1. make a baby hat, toddler hat, or kid sized hat (you can take the non-crafty way out and buy one if you must)
2. email me at: chinamommy_04@yahoo.com for my address.
3. I'll take care of shipping them to CHINA next fall.
any questions- please feel free to email me!!

6 comments:

The Taylor Bunch said...

what an awesome idea. I would have never thought of it on my own. Just now, this week, after weeks of allergy issues, they have finally gone away but the 95 degree plus Texas weather is here...what a trade off. lol

Angela said...

Rambo is such a great helper!!

Your chandelier is fabulous!! I might have to go to Dollar Tree and get myself some baskets!

Funny in My Mind said...

Interesting!
Dollar Tree is the shit! My mom and sisters and I used to go there when they visited and we found the cutest white plates. I also get cheap Christmas decor there for the boys rooms and stuff for birthday treat bags. Wrapping paper and bags are great there as well.

considerthelillies said...

i will have to try that chandelier idea! So clever!!

Amy Sprunger said...

Miss, I need one of those chandeliers! How awesome!

Hope your allergies get better.

See you in July!

AMy

viewsbychris.blogspot.com said...

cute chandelier!!

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