When I pulled out my Tupperware bin of Fall decorations, I found an orange sweater. It had been my Aunt Cathy’s, who passed it to my mom, who asked if I wanted it. “Sure!!! I could make it into a pillow cover or something!!”, I said. The “Or Something” turned out to be pumpkin softies. I made 2 from the body of the sweater and 2 baby pumpkins from the sleeves.I wanted to use real pumpkin stems, so I asked my neighbor and my sitter if I could have their stems before they threw them out. Both of them thought I was crazy, but were happy to donate to my creative endeavors. (Thanks Julie and Stephanie!) The stems are hot glued on, and I think it’s an interesting combination of textures.
And……I painted the piano green….totally on a whim one lazy weekend. Brian was out, the kids were resting and I had an itch to change things up. I grabbed some paint that was intended for another project and dug in. I’m in love with that shade of green combined with blue. I was wondering what Brian would say, but he hardly noticed. I had to directly ask, “DID YOU SEE WHAT I’M WORKING ON OVER THERE?”. “Hmmmm. That’s an interesting project”, he responded. LOL. I love that he doesn’t really care either way if I do something really unusual in our house….it gives me freedom to play around with different ideas. My mom, who passed the piano down to me, laughed hysterically when I showed her what I had done. ( I’m pretty sure my dad is NOT going to be a fan of this though)
This is the pumpkin that Kaylee girl brought home from pre-school. It’s a fabric wrapped roll of toilet paper. I squealed when I saw it! What a great craft for 4 year olds!
Any thoughts about my green piano? I like it. I like the pop of color, but I admit it’s a bit strange….and at some point I may re-paint it white or cream.