Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Twas the Week Before Craft Show...

'Twas the week before craft show and all through the house, the projects were scattered ... there was probably a mouse!

[I can’t help myself … knowing that my first craft show and Christmas are right around the corner, I can’t stop making things ... Christmas things. For example, I had these little wood block scraps from some leftover home project. The wood was way too thick to create signs, so I decided to use them as little, wood desk toppers.

I’m in the Christmas spirit (although my house doesn’t look it yet – I still have pumpkins in my family room), so I decided to make some Christmas blocks. I primed them all with Krylon white primer, hand painted a few in this really pale green, and stamped them with Christmas designs in a red ink. I didn’t like how they turned out, so I started over. I decided to decoupage them and then distress them with a paint and glaze mixture. 



I painted over all three sides with this cool bluish green. Then, as I was decoupaging one of the blocks, another block fell over and ended up getting paint splotches all over it.] 


“Darn it,” I thought, as I cleaned off the spatter. And my kids came running to see "what's the matter?" 


But, what to my wondering eyes did appear? Absolutely not eight tiny reindeer! 
Instead, my eyes twinkled and my heart gave a start. What I saw before me was a cool piece of art! 


I sprang to my feet and began to whistle and then flew down the stairs like the down of a thistle. 


And you probably heard me, as I cleared up my doubt. "It's just so funny how these things turn out."  I'm linking to:
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8 comments:

Carmen said...

LOL!! Love your little Christmas poem! It's great when things turn out that way. Completely relate to you on the Craft Fair Prep Chaos...my kitchen is a sea of bows, boxes, cupcakes, soap and wax. Good luck on your sale!! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

are you going to be at broadneck? i am coming shopping there with a friend. hope so so i can come say hi! best of luck, renee!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your poem is so great! I love the vintage block. So cute.

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

You are so dang cute, I love the poem!

Jazzynickel said...

Great post! So entertaining...

Goog luck at the Craft fair! If I weren't on a spending diet right now I'd come and buy up some stuff. ;)

~Jazz

Jazzynickel said...

Great post! So entertaining...

Goog luck at the Craft fair! If I weren't on a spending diet right now I'd come and buy up some stuff. ;)

~Jazz

Robin said...

I sure hope it's a GREAT craft fair for you!
Wonderful blog by the way!!!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Tamarah said...

Hello over there Renee....!

The colours on your LOVELY Christmas block are GORGEOUS....!

I can SO RELATE to scattered projects....Through the house....The yard....The front entranceway....hahahahaha....

THANK you so much for taking the time to stop by to help us celebrate our 100th posts....!! I've popped your entries in the tub....GOOD LUCK....!

Cheers from Australia,
Tamarah :o)