I have been blog stalking for a year and finally decided to jump in. One of the very first blog posts I happened across was a submission for Tara's Monday Made It over at 4th Grade Frolics. I have been blog stalking Tara ever since that day! I try to be a crafty and made it kind of person. Sometimes it works out, and some times (if you ask my hubby, it is more than sometimes) it does not work out. I am soooooo excited to finally be able to link up with Tara with some of my own Made-its!
Classroom Made it #1 and 2
My first classroom made it is something I hope will work but only time will tell. I have seen all of these beautiful tulip starters all over pinterest and I think they are just beautiful.
I had a student give me a HUGE container of water started tulips for Valentine's Day years ago and I have tried to start some of my own tulips in the same container but they totally BOMBED! Before I started them, I did all my research and I found many sites that said they needed to be started in a dark location, similar to what the ground would be like for them! :) So I put them in the container, filled it with a little water and then put them in a closet. I checked on them every few days and some of them finally started to grow! YIPEEE!!! I was so excited. I closed the closet door and let them stay in there for a bit longer, and when I checked on them again I had mold! I was so disappointed I threw the whole thing away and pushed my bag of tulip bulbs into the back of my gardening supplies.
When I saw these beautiful things on Pinterest, I decided to start again. You might be asking at this point how this is a classroom made it. Well, I am hoping that once these begin to grow I will be able to take them into my classroom for some fresh flowers and a little pep. I am not sure how long these will take to grow, but in my little dream world, I am able to put them at some tables at back to school night in the fall.
Here are mine....I did not put them in a closet this time (hoping to ward off the mold!)
Classroom Made it #2 is something I am quite proud of!
I always make my teacher planner for the year. The problem is, I always wait until I get back to school and then I pull it together quickly and it is always very BORING! I hate BORING! Sooooo...this year I decided to get it done now. I think it turned out very cute! I also made a few variations of it and I am not quite sure which one I am going to end up with!
You can find this and the other variations at my store. :)
I am even more excited about my home made its.
Home Made It #1
I bought these curtains quite a while ago and never did anything with them. They had a couple of problems I had to fix. Problem one was that they were too long. I found them and then hemmed and hawed about buying them and when I finally made my decision the correct length was gone. So I bout the longer length, cut them, and hemmed them up. Problem two was that the window they are one is a small window and was eaten up by two full panels so I cut one panel and hemmed the sides of each. I don't know why this took me so long, but it did. I finally got my stuff together and hung them up today! I think they look great!
Home Made It #2
This is my favorite of all! I mentioned in my June Currently I was listening to my new homemade fountain! I (my hubby) used flower pots to create a small fountain for our back porch. I love sitting out there, reading a book and just listening to the sound of the water. I forgot to take pictures of the construction process (and quite the process it was) but here is the finished project.
Whew! I am exhausted now....I think it is time to grab some sweet tea and a good book and sit on the porch listening to my fountain!