June 4, 2012

Sprinkles on Greek Yogurt and Other Weekend Fun

Did you have a nice weekend? I had the most perfect kind of weekend, jammed packed full with lots of family fun and some mommy time too. The family enjoyed dinner out, as well as a baseball game and a redbox rental. Mommy also enjoyed a solo shopping trip and completed three craft projects.

The first completed craft project of the weekend will hopefully solve our never ending case of the missing garden glove. Some families have this problem with socks - for us, it is garden gloves. Today, for example, I have three single gloves waiting to be reunited with their other half. Seriously, where does the other glove end up?

To solve this problem, I spray painted a garden basket and hung it on the garage pegboard to serve as a catch all for my outdoor essentials. Now my garden gloves, sunscreen and bugspray are conveniently located in one designated spot. 

The second completed project was a poster-sized card collage from my daughter's birthday cards. She absolutely loves cards. Six weeks after her birthday she is still toting around her stack of cards and enjoys looking at them daily. BUT... I decided it was time to retire this year's cards. I pieced them together into a large collage and placed it low within her closet where she can look at it each morning while dressing.

The final project involved my first experience with freezer paper stenciling. Have you ever done this? I can't believe I waited so long to try this popular technique. The results are absolutely incredible. The crisp lines look like more like vinyl than fabric paint. Just look at those defined margins! I'll write more about this baby gift later, but in the meantime, check out this tutorial if you're unfamiliar with the technique.
And lastly, I leave you with this final image of my new favorite snack, greek yogurt with sprinkles and mini chocolate chips on top. 

Have a great week everyone!

Linking up: Sugarbee Crafts, Cowgirl Up, Kurtz Corner, Bear Rabbit Bear


  1. 1st, check with the garden gnomes, they may have stolen some of your gloves. 2nd, that is the most adorable way to keep and display birthday cards. I love it! Lastly, I adore freezer paper stencils. I can't wait to see what else you do!

  2. I too am a loser of garden gloves. I now mix and match, although the leather ones (which are supposed to be hand specific) are a bear to wear on the wrong hand! As for the freezer paper trick.. don't you love that? It is long held secret from the quilt world.. all us quilters have been holding out on you! :D

    Can't wait to see the reveal of the baby gift!

  3. love everything about your weekend Shelby! I too have never tried the freezer paper tshirt.. can't believe it! i'm putting it on our to do list for summer. i'm predicting a race car and a princess crown :) and i will pick one for the baby :)

  4. I have a couple of those cone things hanging around. My mom does floral design for a few designers and I do end up with random, secondhand pretty containers like this quite often ...I need to put them to good use like you did!!


  5. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.