Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Midweek Miscellany

Just some random things on this middle-of-the-week Wednesday in this middle-of the-month November. (Yikes, that means the holidays are getting closer and closer!)

If you are looking for a great advent calendar

or if you already own one but would like a Christian-based advent "kit" of things to add to the pockets

check out this post and then rush over to Fairytale Pumpkin. But don't wait too long--they are flying off the shelf. Including one that is coming to live at my house.

I finally got these Block Swap 2 blocks in the mail today. Brittany had us make blocks for a Halloween quilt. Fortunately she wasn't planning on having it ready to go for this year. At least I don't think she was! Ooops...

Brittany sent the fabric pieces for the left block and requested disappearing 9-patch. But because I have this funny witch's underwear fabric, I couldn't resist making an extra block.

Near the border it says" witches undies scarey screamy, have a happy halloweenie."

And I added a lovely chalkboard to my sewing room. I took an old way-too-ornate gold frame and sprayed it with this.

You see where it says "all-surface paint"? I thought it would cover the black velvety inner border of the frame a little bit better, but it just ended up being kind of a charcoal grey. No problem, since the walls in my awesome new sewing room are grey. It's all good.

Slapped some Valspar chalkboard paint on a piece of masonite, and ended up with this.

Oh, and those names on the board? Just a reminder to get their pincushions in the mail. Have a happy Wednesday.


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~Niki~ said... #

wow~awesome frame/chalkboard!

felicity said... #

Your frame refashion is awesome! Way to go!!

Jen said... #

First off, I love that advent calendar! Did you make that one? So cute!
Second, that frame is awesome! I love the effect the paint created with the black! It looks so neat!
Third, I saw my name on the chalk board and I thought I was in trouble! ;) And you are so super sweet to make me a pin cushion!

Jennifer said... #

Cute! Cute! And hey, I see my name on your new chalkboard... yay!

Jennifer :)

Mary said... #

Love that advent calendar!

Terriaw said... #

Cool chalkboard! I love how that ornate frame looks with a chalkboard inside it. Cool blocks too! I love Advent calendars. My mom gave us a cool one a couple years ago, where we take turns filling each day with fun little treasures, or just chocolates and money, if we get lazy!

Needled Mom said... #

Great Advent calendar. She is already sold out on the verses, etc. Too bad as it was an awesome idea.

The chalkboard looks fabulous! I like the gray look in it.

That Halloween fabric is tooooooo cute!!!

Christa Wiens said... #

Thanks, Cindy, for the shout out! And thanks to all your readers for the feedback. I am working on getting more kits in the store by the end of the week. Also, I have now made available the pdf of the kit so you can create your own!

Bec said... #

i LOVE the Chalk board frame... i would love one at my house... and very cute advent! xx

randi said... #

love that chalkboard. serious cuteness!

Andrea said... #

What a cool advent calendar!
It's so neat how you can totally transform something with a coat of paint..