I don't know where it came from but this last week had found me with a 'crafty, clothe-my-naked-walls' hair in my rear end. Considering it has been two and half years since we moved in and two and half years since I so much as placed an item on a shelf to look somewhat decorative you should probably not expect too many of these posts. This mood may have come about because my dear friend Kalee was in town visiting from her new home in Birmingham. She is so good at all that 'planny, arrangey' type stuff and some of it may have rubbed off while she was here. Whatever the reason, since I have been in said mood lately I will share with you my fond little corner! My walls are so happy not to be naked anymore. Come and read them for yourself!!
I finally made the book wreath that I had found the idea for here. Check Christina out if you want to know how to make it because, well, my step-by-step process talk would give you a whole lotta nothing! I could barely figure out how to roll the cones the right way. It took a handful of tries before Wally (who was helping me) finally figured it out and then a bazillion how-tos for me to finally catch on. This is what finally began to commence after that tutorial.
It all started with a few ripped out pages. This part was the hardest thing for me to do! You do not rip books around this girl!! Books are like babies, they need to be treated gently. I can get all kinds of be-nice-to-that-book crazy, but I felt that given the cover and the amount of love this book had seen it was time to be recommissioned for a higher purpose.
And that is when the pile began to grow...
and grow... (plus you can't beat some time with my main man Tim McGraw and the ever wonderful Sandra Bullock)
And grow! Until it was this glorious pile of Harry Potter happiness just waiting to be put together to adorn my wall. It was actually pretty neat seeing the book piled up on my table like that, with the pages spread out and the cover atop them all.
And then all of those cone pages became this. It took the first movie (The Blind Side) to cone everything and then the second (Bedtime Stories) to get everything glued down properly. I used a 12 inch wreath instead of 16 because I wasn't sure the book had enough pages to fill the bigger one up.
Then the next day, in all the remaining crafty steam of the day before, I finally decided to display wedding photos. And this was born!
I was so happy with myself for these little projects that I did a little jig (or two)! Babe has only been hinting for me to clothe our walls for what seems like years now (maybe because it actually has been).
I also figured I would share with you a lovely sandwich Babe and I ate when we went to dinner at a friends parents one evening. I now dub this sandwich the "Mr. Beaver" in honor of our sweet host (though he did get the idea from a sandwich shop somewhere in St. Pete)!
It is sandwich consisting of grilled tuna steaks, egg salad (made by a sweet friend I call Beave) and avocado. Considering I am not a huge fish eater (though I do love meatier fish such as tuna) and I do not typically like egg salad, I would say anyone should try this sandwich. You will love it! It is so yummy! I loved each and every last morsel of it. So, so very delicious!
Now that you have made it through my rant of domesticated, craftiness how has your summer kick-off been?
Any sandwich ideas you love that I could try out this summer?