Monday, June 10, 2013

First Monday Made It (for me!!!)

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!


  1. Your fountain is beautiful. You guys did a great job. Your planner looks super cute too, I love starting out with fresh new things!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love my fountain. Sitting on my porch reading a good book and listening to it's sound is wonderful!

  2. Your fountain is amazing! I love the sound of water...I have a koi pond in my backyard and my hubs built a little water that sound:) Thanks for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I was so excited to link up. I am hoping I can make it a regular thing...making new things makes me happy and the summer is the perfect time to experiment with some new things.

  3. Wow! I loooove the fountain. The perfect picture of serene! Your planne looks great as well. Nice job!


    The Gemini Teacher

    1. Denay- Thanks for commenting. I told my hubby everyone loved his fountain. I claimed it as my "Made-it" but really I was the support staff on this one! I held the tools and added the positive encouragement where needed!

  4. I love all of the things you've made! I am so glad to have found your blog. As I was reading I saw some familiar ladybug clipart! I think you just made my day!!!

    Covered in Glitter and Glue

    1. Jessica- Thanks for coming by! I am glad you found my blog too! I am glad I was able to make your day. I love the ladybug clipart and have used it on several things for my classroom already. I also used it on some end of year thank you notes for my parent volunteers!

  5. I have always wanted to try the tulips in the vases! You will have to post pictures of their progress! I am a new follower :)