Monday, January 25, 2010

Doing What I Love Best…. Crafting!!

I must say that I am so happy to be feeling better!!  I am still on the steroids and probably will be for another 10-15 days, but they have done great things for my lungs.  Gotta love a good pulmonary doctor!!  Anyway, I felt so great this past weekend that I decided to do a little bit of crafting.  Ahhh, I have missed crafting so much that when I started making more signs and game boards this past weekend…. well, I went crazy!  My sweet hubby cut some boards for me awhile back and I had some leftover pieces of wood.  I had him square some up for me and I decided to make myself some more game boards.  Did I tell you that I have almost completed my game board hallway?  Well, I still have about 5 or so more to sand tonight and then stain them and then my hallway should be completed.  I love how it is slowly taking shape.  I ordered some different size game board stencils a couple weeks back and I must say that I love that I have so many sizes now.  I can make a game board on any size or piece of wood and it looks great.  Who doesn’t love a variety – right?  Well, let’s take a look at some of my newly created game boards.  Are you ready?




So, do you like what you see so far?  I also made some new signs for my Mom.  Here are her signs and a couple pics of where she ended up putting them.  I will be adding these to my selling blog as well just in case any of you are interested.



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Don’t you love the crocks sign?  I ordered that stencil especially for Mom.  I thought it was perfect for her “Crock” stand.  I have more pictures that I need to take of Mom’s home…. I went over this past weekend and did some more decorating for her.  Things are slowly taking shape and hopefully it will be done or close to be done soon.  More pics coming soon!!

Oh…… did I tell you that my Mom and I ordered some new wall border stencils?  We ordered them shortly before I got sick and of course they came in while I was sick.  Anyway, Mom stenciled my bathroom for me yesterday and I love how it turned out.  I was VERY pleased.  Thanks Mom!!

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So, do you love it or what?  Does it totally complete the bathroom or what?  I just loved the stencil and well so does my Mom.


I did go to the thrift store the other evening.  I found one item, but I will post that either tomorrow or in a couple days.  I was upset over one item that I found…. it was an absolutely perfect light.  It was an old crock with a handle that was a light.  I just loved it, but I wasn’t too sure on spending $20.00 for it.  So, perhaps if I go back in a couple days and it is still there then I might snatch it up then, but for right now I am pleased with what I found and for $2.92……yep, I was tickled.  The picture of that thrift store item coming soon!!


I will leave you today with a not so funny story and a few words of wisdom for those with small children.  Never under estimate a 3 year old.  They may be small, but they are smart!!  I had my hubby help me outside for a brief moment (probably 2-3 minutes) and within that time frame, Cameron had locked us out of the house.  He locked the storm door and shut the other door.  He tore down my curtains and well it was pretty darn interesting trying to get back in.  Uh yeah, he knew good and well how to shut and lock the door, but had no clue how to unlock it and pull it open.  So, just a helpful hint…… NEVER leave your small child inside the house by himself.  You could be in for a heap of trouble.  Lesson learned!!

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


Black Sheep Lisa said...

So happy you are feeling better and getting things done. I just ordered some stencils for spring, i havent made any signs in a while and am ready to get back in the swing! Love your gameboards.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love your bathroom, it looks
awesome! Mine in tongue and groove, but I have
some plans to prim it up,soon...That is a neat
stencil; your Mom did a great job!
Your gameboards are cute, too...
So glad you are feeling better, take care!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Janet - underthewillow said...

It's so good to know you are feeling better Lisa! Love all of the gameboards and signs but I must say that my very favorite is the one with the willow trees on either side of the checkboard!

Your bathroom looks fantastic, you and your mom did a wonderful job!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful signs and gameboards Lisa, I may be interested in the crock sign...I really love it and would look great above my dry sink. I plan on painting it as soon as I can open the garage door for air.


PS. I learned that lesson a long time

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Lisa,
I'm so glad you're feeling better and look at you! making up for lost time. All those gameboards are wonderful!
How sweet of your mom to stencil your bathroom for you. It looks great!
Hugs to you~ Birgit

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Lisa, so glad you are feeling has been a very long haul for you hasn't it?

I love the bathroom stencil and your mother is just so sweet.

Your game boards are turning out great and what I saw of the hall with some of them up already it's going to be wonderful when it's completed.

Thanks for sharing your great talents and pictures.

Stellar Creations said...

Wow, I love your bathroom! So glad you are feeling better. I know what you mean about leaving your children in the house, my son did the same to me years and years ago but luckily he has an older sister who we were able to talk into letting us back in.. lol. Have a great evening.


Anonymous said...

I love love love your bathroom!
Stencil was just the touch it needed!

Wooster OH

Valerie said...

I am glad that you are feeling better. Sounds like you got a lot done. I cannot wait to see your thrift store goodies. My grandson has locked his parents out of the house too. Not fun.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

So glad you are feeling better - and I love the stenciling!!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Lisa,so glad you are feeling better! Nice job on the gameboards, your stencil looks awesome.Love it!

american girl primitives said...


So glad your are feeling better and enjoying your crafting. I love all your pictures. The bathroom turned out great!

That story about Cameron is funny and not too. Oh boy hope you didn't freeze too much! My son locked out my FIL while we were moving when he had left the keys in the car to pump gas, it was an old truck so his car seat was at the level with the automatic locks. Now why would you give the passenger auto locks anyway? He was 2 at the time and you should have seen all of us trying to explain to him how to unlock the door. LOL! Not too funny when you are making a 20 plus hour moving trip.


Stacy Mathes said...

Glad you are feeling better! I love your gameboards...that is a weakness of mine! My favorite is the first one with the willow trees. Great job! Love the bathroom also.

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Glad you're feeling better, Lisa!! Love the new gameboards and your bathroom looks fantastic! Love the stenciling!!
Are you ready for freezing temps again? :o(

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa, So much going on at your house. Isn't it great to be so busy? It's fun seeing all that you do.

I am in love with that stencil. It completes your bathroom. You Mom did a wonderful job.

Cameron was pretty clever but it's not fun in the end.


Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

Hi Lisa, so glad to hear you are feeling better. Luv your checkerboards and signs. I made some CB yesterday too for my entry.Don'tcha just luv them?so prim. Your bathroom turned out great. That was so nice of your mom to do that for you. Yeah never underestimate a 3 year old. You never know what they are thinkin,LOL. Cute story. I bet you didn't think so at the time though.hehehe.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Lisa, I am glad to see you posting and feeling alittle better!!!I love the crock sign and the gameboards which I collect!!! I have been drooling!!

Hillcrest Home Prims

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling much better.
Love your game-boards...and so glad that you found stencils in all different sizes.
Your bathroom looks great...stenciling was the perfect touch!!
When my youngest was little, we had the opposite problem...she would unlock the door and go outside. We had to put a chain lock up high so that she couldn't go outside. So glad to hear that you got back inside without having to break into your own home.

Sandy said...

I like the look of your bathroom. And I love all your wood finishes. I take one of each please...LOL. No really though, it all looks good :)

Glad to see you are better...that sure was one nasty cold!

Stacy said...

So this is where you have I know I barely see you post anything on the other blog:)

I use a Pentax K200.I have tried Canon and Nikon but I have always been a Pentax

You bathroom looks great and I am lovin those signs!

Angie Berry said...

Oh my! That Cameron is a smart one, isn't he? I know what you mean though. I have a 4 yr old and he has pulled similiar stunts on me before. They are sharp!

You must be feeling better! You've been working hard, girl! I am loving ALL of your game boards!

I love your bathroom, it's prim perfect! It's neat reading about you and your mom working so closely together. You can feel the love bond between you two and I think that is wonderful! I'm really close to my family also but they all live 3.5 hours away. So consider yourself fortunate to be able to do so much with your mom!