A new hobby

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mondays are supposed to be manic cleaning days in the Roach household. What better way to start off a new week than the sweet smell of lemon Pinesol in the morning, or bleaching things til your fingers bleed? That's intense cleaning, my friends.

Today, however, I've given up. We're having severe plumbing problems in every drain. Taking a shower is essentially taking a bath because the water never goes anywhere. When you flush, the toilet either overflows or the sink in the kitchen will start bubbling with water whilst making a very unpleasant gargling sound. It's hard to have the will to clean when you're terrified of getting splashed with yesterday's pee.  Hopefully the plumber will be out today. Just one of the many quirks to living in studio 2301 1/2.

To replace cleaning, I will craft.

I don't know if it's the eight hours a day I spend alone inventing things to do, my recent obsession with Pinterest, or my regrets that the wedding, and all the craft projects that went with it, are over...but I've recently become a craft junkie, or at least an aspiring one. I read a blog the other day that said her husband has no idea what her night life is like because she is always crafting when he's asleep. I share this sentiment, only in the afternoon when Grahm's at work.

Currently, we don't have a headboard for our bed. So I decided to make a faux board that would also help cover up some scuffs on our crude baby blue walls.

I went to JoAnn's, my new favorite store, and got some lace and off-white fabric. I covered a large bulletin board with a piece of felt for a nice padded look before adding the layers of fabric.  

I added some matching ribbon on the sides and with the left over materials, I made these fancy fabric flowers for the corners. 

Originally, we wanted to do something like this for the wedding. It would've involved styrofoam balls covered in these fabric roses and we would've hung them in the trees for the ceremony. This idea was quickly abandoned, simply because they are super duper time consuming. Instead, my mom made millions of fluff balls... coffee filters glued to paper lanterns in a variety of sizes. She's the ultimate crafter in my opinion, and the sole reason my wedding was so beautiful.

My friend Julie took this during the Father/Daughter dance. I think it shows off a few of the fluff balls really well (there were like a million more). Mom called them the "wow" factor, and I think just about everyone agreed :)

Back to my headboard. 
Here is the finished product! I tampered with the coloring so you couldn't see what the walls really look like. It's my first official craft project as a little wife, and I'm quite pleased with it.  I've got several other things in store for the coming days! Today's craft involves some of Grahm's old tee shirts. But shhhh, don't tell him.  He needs to be rid of those anyway! :)


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Blayne Royse said...

Look at your headboard! I love it a lot. Excellent job, June Cleaver ;).