Yep, it's true - it has almost been six months to the day since I left my poor little blog for dead. Didn't even come back to check on it, didn't leave an extra bowl of water out - none of it.
I did keep my sad lonely little blog in my thoughts - always hoping that I would return to it someday.
You see, not to make excuses, but things got crazy.
I became a mommy. Not just a mommy, but a mommy with a full time job. Not just a mommy with a full time job, but a mommy with a full time job and a full time student husband.
I moved all of my sewing and crafting supplies out to the garage to make room for the high chair in my kitchen. Now, whenever I want to make something, I have to sneak stuff in the house and make out with it while no one is looking... I'm like the bad babysitter keeping my boyfriend in the shower until the parents leave...
I got a new job - which is amazing - not only because it's the type of job that will grow with me and that I can depend on, but I'm pretty sure nobody wants to fire me because I have to pick my kid up from school... so, that's an improvement...
Needless to say, all of this has quickly and effeciently made sure that I don't have much free time for making stuff, and since my blog is about stuff that I make... well, you know the rest.
So, this afternoon, after lunch I was hanging some pictures up in my new office and it dawned on me that I had created something crafty, fun, and super easy to do... oh, and cheap too!
It's so good - I had to share it with you guys... which I think means that I just might be blogging again...
Alright - to my project... it all started with some cheap Ikea frames - $2.99 a piece to be exact. I think they're called The Ribba...
Next, I went over to the Snapfish, picked out some pics, made them all Sepia tone, and ordered them for a mere $ .79 a piece.
Finally, I wanted to have more than family photos on my wall - I wanted to have some color and texture too.
I've always dreamed of having awesome vintage wallpaper on a wall, but have always been too scared (or lazy) to ever attempt it. Not to mention, rolls of awesome vintage wallpaper come with equally awesome price tags... but samples of rolls of awesome vintage wallpaper are super dupes cheap - $1.00 for an 8x10 sample to be exact.
Go check out Bradbury & Bradbury to get your wallpaper lovin on!
...and voila! I present to you a totally awesome homage to my family (and awesome vintage wallpaper) for my office wall for only $34.65 total!