Friday, February 10, 2012

. tutorial #1 .

Well, the time has come for me to post my first tutorial. My dear friend Britney, just had a little boy...Mr Hayden James. Instead of buying something I wanted to make her something that she could hang in his room. I love getting home-made gifts, and everyone seems to love getting them. So here is what  I came up with...I'm calling it a 'name button board'.
I went to JoAnn's and bought a plain wood board for my button board (I forgot to take a picture of it..oops)
I then painted it blue. Mr Hayden's bedroom was UNC themed, so the colors were dark blue, light blue and white.
On a regular white piece of paper, I wrote down how I wanted Hayden's name on the board. Once I got the one I liked, I put it on the piece of wood. Make sure the wood is dry...otherwise the paper sticks to it. I then with pencil, traced his name. This way a little imprint was left on my board, so I could see where to glue my buttons.
At JoAnn's I also found these little bags with buttons in it. The buttons were different sizes and shapes, and they weren't too expensive. For this project, I needed 2 bags of buttons.I also got a bag with little baby buttons, a teddy bear, a rattler and a little outfit, that I glued on later. I got hot glue on my fingers on multiple was tricky to get the glue on the tiny buttons, BUTTTTT I think the end result is adorable. I can't wait for more of my friends to have kids so I can make more :)

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!!

xoxo e

. its been way too long .

Its been so long!!! I'm sorry guys, I have no internet at my house, and my phone won't let me write blog posts (if anyone knows why it does this or how i can change it...please let me know, its driving me bonkers!).
Here is a little update on my life:

- Last week Monday I got a call saying I got the job I had an interview for 2 weeks ago!!! YAY! It is a housekeeping job at Liberty University (the biggest Christian University) and I'll be cleaning a female dorm. Its not really a glamorous job, but steady pay and set hours are amazing. The added benefit is that after 6 months, my school will be paid for free, which means that finishing getting my bachelors will be so much cheaper!!!

- Today I met with my supervisor and she gave me a tour of the campus and showed me around. I start this upcoming Monday!!! I'll still be working at the restaurant, 2 nights a week. I love my coworkers, and I don't mind working there, plus it will be nice to have some cash.

- Valentine's day is quickly approaching. I'm actually working both jobs that day plus I'm single, so I won't be celebrating that much. What are your plans?

- I feel like such a grown-up. Ater 4 years of loyal vacuum broke! It just died. I went to Walmart and bought the exact same one, its cheap and lasted so long. I was so excited to use it, it was kinda ridiculous. Who knew that time came when I would get excited about a vacuum???

That's a little update and I should be posting more regularly from now on. Hopefully, I'll be getting internet soon!! My next post will be a tutorial on a button board...STAY TUNED :)

xoxo e