Friday, February 3, 2012

Creative Rut= Lots of Random Projects

So, I meant to post this on Monday of this week on my new website. But, because I totally wordpress e- literate, I haven't been able to figure it out! Now it's Friday and I am even more projects to share! I guess I should start with last weekend and work my way up from there... 

I  keep complaining that I am in a creative rut. I look in my work area and see only un-loved and un-touched windows that need my attention. Although I see the need, (and notice my Etsy store declining daily in views) I have had a  hard time getting started. I don't know what created this rut. It may be due to stress at work, the workouts I have been doing at the butt crack of dawn that make me soooo tired, or that I can't stand the time change and working in the dark. Maybe it's a combination of all 3. Whatever the case may be, I need some new inspiration!

As I ramble away about the rut I am stuck in and the new website  issues I have been having, I search through the photos I took last weekend and realize, I HAVE been creative! Or, I should say, Ron has.

We completed 2 projects last weekend that I am incredibly proud of. The first: Our new front door mat. I found the tutorial through Pinterest.  I immediately begged Ron to help me with it, (AKA do it for me.) I know, I know, I am woman hear me roar... but power tools stil scare me. It's something I am working on in 2012.

Anyways, our front door mat turned out amazing!

Ron hard at work... after cutting and sealing the redwood, he drilled holes and looped rope together. All together, the project cost $30.00

Finished product. Nice right? I was pretty proud... and yes, I will take come credit as I came up with the idea! Or maybe I should say, I came across the idea... whatever.

Another project we did last weekend that I will take some credit for is, we built blocks! Yes, blocks. That doesn't sound too exciting but it was the best project Ron and I have done in a while. I made these blocks for my cousin's son Cameron (they call me Aunt Lauren so I felt like my birthday gift had to top everyone else's.)

Ron cut the blocks out of redwood and I went to town sanding and painting. I meant to take a photo of Cameron playing with his new toys but, I didn't have a chance to watch him play! He is only one-year-old so he may not be interested in them unless they are in his mouth but, I made them all the same!

I need to get a great photo of Cameron playing with these, but until I do... you get the idea! 

He's a cute little guy, isn't he!?! 

Stay tuned... my project this weekend includes a front door! Watch out creative rut... I may get rid of you yet! 

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