Monday, July 13, 2009


The boys and I made this on Friday. Here is Brandi doing her best Vanna White impersonation after we are all done. I bought too many cross pieces and not enough "t" joints but we improvised and it works. I don't think my "laundry room" (alcove in the family room made by bookcases) has ever been this clean in the last 17 years! It is so nice to have everyone's baskets off of the floor.

I even have one that we labeled "Deal With It" If I find it on the floor or am not sure who's it is, I put it in this basket. If it is still there when I go down the next day to do laundry, too bad because the basket gets emptied into a DI (thrift store) bag. Why didn't I get to this earlier?

You can see I was doing laundry as we worked, so it was put to immediate use

I included this close up shot just in case you want to make one because I'll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell anyone else. I had a hard time figuring out how he did the braces that go front to back and cut the risers wrong. Lucky for me, all I had to do to make it right was cut them in half. I felt like we were playing with giant Tinker toys.

Then I did a bit more playing around with bangles.

I saw these stickers and just couldn't resist. They were so cute.

Calypso Blue

I'm pairing it with the blue beads and hoops and shoes I bought this weekend to go with the yellow dress I also bought this weekend (Jess, Matt and I went shopping, bought 8 shirts, 5 pair of jeans, the above mentioned jewelry, 2 pair of shoes and spent less than $200. Yay for clearance sales)

Jess sparked this idea when we were talking about some beads we want to make using the comic papers.

I was having a hard time getting a good shot of this one. The inside is my favorite part. This bangle seems to be the favorite of all of them this weekend.

Another try

Here they are all together.

I didn't get a shot of the travel sticker bracelet by itself.

I was going to post a short video of Jordan, but I am having problems getting it into the right format to post. I'll work on that some more tomorrow, right now I have some abnormal psych waiting for me.
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ShazBraz said...

Oh, it turned out great!

Sandra said...

Didn't it? Ethan cut and I put it together and Jake used the mallet to pound it tight. We make a great team.

Ali Cross said...

All of your projects turned out great!

I LOVE the comic strip bangle! That's awesome!

If you ever decide to make and sell such things, be sure to let me know ;)

Sandra said...

Ali, that is exactly what I am thinking.

Karlene said...

Totally impressed with your laundry baskets!

And I love the pig bracelet. Thank you. I wore it today with my green shirt. Carter loves it too. We went to Wal-Mart and he kept tugging it off my arm, saying, "Let see, please."