I'm happy to report that my job did not kill me off and I took a MUCH needed break ("much needed" being the understatement of the century). I abandoned my craft room and shacked up with my Kindle and my RonChops and the dogs for most of the latter part of the summer. I did manage to get a few odds and ends done so I figure a little summer recap is in order... so here we go.
It was HOT!
To start off... we had the hottest summer in Texas. Ever. I thought it would be fun to show you a new temperature gauge thing we got in July. It summarizes the past 3 months perfectly.
...let me rephrase that again...
It's September 25 and it's still 100 degrees outside.
(that should be illegal)
(let me contact some random lawmakers and see what I can do about that)
Temperature #2: 113. The hottest day we had this summer.
(I honestly considered tossing some pork chops in a pan and leaving them outside on an almost daily basis)
(slow cooked pork chops rock)
Temperature #3: 57. That was fall messing with us last week.
(he does that to me again and I'll track down even more of those lawmakers and have him arrested too!!!)
Temperature #4: It's 76 in our house (right now).
(that's a long story involving a house full of smoke and a broken AC that I'llI save for a rainy day)
He's my new craft table and I loves him to pieces!
I wish I had before pictures but I wasn't thinking straight!
I have a herd of rams guarding him right now, lest someone run off with him.
I'm not sure what's going on with that seat cushion, but I'm pretty sure it was used to torture someone.
I'll be replacing it and painting that fella TEAL soon!!!
Speaking of teal...
It's by Martha Stew and I got this little sampler of it at Home Depot.
It's called sea glass.
I went on a thrift store excursion just so I could get things I could paint with it!!!
I also found this amazing birdhouse.
Who am I to say no?
RonChops was relatively horrified when I brought him home.
(relatively being a solid 10 on the somewhat horrified to completely horrified scale)
But all things considered, he was even more horrified when I snatched up this beauty.
I think he muttered something about the 70s and his aunts house...
...but I was glowing too much from the thrill of this find to pay him any mind!!!
(it was only 4 bucks you guys... can you believe it?!?!?!)
(RonChops was actually shocked that I paid that much for it)
(you can even buy the copper for that much anymore (that's what I told him and he rolled his eyes))
Oh and speaking of copper!
I'm dabbling with enameling on metal!
I have always wanted to try it so I got some books and watched a couple of videos and got started a few weeks ago.
...and my new best friend...
RonChops might have said something about me burning down the house, but I couldn't hear him over the flame thrower sound it makes when turned on!!!
I'll be sharing pics as soon as I have something worth sharing!
I also did a few Live with Prima classes!
I made this little Floral Fall Centerpiece!
(you can watch the rerun of the video HERE)
I also did an ornament class last week and I made 9 different ornaments.
Here they all are!!!
Love this fella to bits!
You can get the kit HERE (it's only $17.99!!!)
I'll be doing two more Live with Prima videos in October!
I'll share all the dates and details as soon as I have them!
Lastly... I have a little dream.
...and not thoughts of FLAMES shooting through the front door...
If you have some winter weather and want company, I'll be right there!
The lovely folks from Waverly fabric asked me to host a giveaway where the winner gets to pick $200 worth of fabric from one of their new lines!
Make sure you stop back by on Monday October 3 to enter and get all the details! It's super awesome!