Army wife quilter

July 10, 2016

Love One Another

I am in no way a painter.  But we made this in Relief Society, this week painting in the park.
This is something I can do with my girls.

July 2, 2016

2016 Row by Row is in full swing

It is that time a year again. It is time for Row by Row experience.
I have collected six rows so far but I have only finished 4 1/2.  The four finished rows are from : Castle Rock, Palmer Lake, Monument and Parker CO.  

This kit was the most expensive I have ever bought.  It was $29.99.  All the pieces were laser cut. I just put the pieces on and ironed them on super easy.
Go visit your local quilt store and get a free pattern this summer

May 24, 2016

Snicker Thankyou

I found these Snickers bars with these crazy words on them.  
It made a great thank you card for a teacher at school.

I hope they keep putting funny words its lots of fun making things with them.

May 22, 2016

Patriotic Flip Flop Wreath

I am all ready for the patriotic holidays this year.
I got this Flip Flop wreath idea from Pinterest of course.
I went to Dollar Store starting in April every couple of weeks until I finally got these patriotic flip flops.  I scoped them out on the website but it was not until second week in May that I was able to find them.  Then I had to go to three stores to find all of them in the size I wanted.  Which you can see I gave up on the one pair that I only have one of.  
The center piece also came from the Dollar Store.
The patriotic picks came from Micheal's.

This was the cheapest wreath I have ever made.  Got to love Dollar Stores and coupons at Michael's.

May 11, 2016

reclaimed wood patriotic sign

I made Texas Flag from reclaimed wood.  I had one piece left so I made a simple flag piece.  My daughter wanted to help.

I dry brushed blue around a flag that I placed inside the small box made from the tape.  Sorry I did not take a picture of that.

Than I taped the center two inches and let my daughter dry brush red on both sides.

I than moved the tape to make the white strip.
She did such a good job.

May 9, 2016

DIY Old wood Texas Flag

I had a old grey piece of wood on the side of the house.  I turned it into a couple patriotic pieces. We love Texas in our house.  We lived in Texas for a few years so I made a the state flag.  It is really simple.
You will need 2 pieces of old wood cut to 20"
Red White and Blue craft paint
 A paint brush good for dry brush painting
Wood glue
Large clamp
Painters tape
Star printed and cut out from card stalk

My two pieces of 20" wood

Glue the pieces together and then clamp them together until dry.

Place painters tape about 8" from the left side of your wood. Center card stalk star and dry brush in blue all around the star up to the painters tape.

I decided to not paint the star white and just left it.

I moved the painters tape over to the left covering over the blue line you just painted. Dry brush the top half with white.

It should look just like this.  You can put painters tape in the center to keep from painting on the bottom half or if you are really good just paint to the line that separates the two pieces of wood.

Now dry brush the red.

When you are finished it should look like this.  I then put hooks on the back to hang on the wall and you are done.

April 26, 2016

Weekend with nature

We took the kids to a wild life refuge over the weekend.  The have a herd of Bison free roaming.  This bison was about 10 yards from the car.

The deer were 10 yards from the car.

This guy was the hit of the day.  I got super close to this one.  Thankfully it was not a rattle snake.  
It was a great day.