356. feather ornament.

feather

A few weeks ago, milo and I went on an adventure to find some feathers and twigs for future crafting projects. While we were crafting on Sunday, I came across the feathers we found from that day of exploration. There were some leftover clear balls and I put a feather inside and liked how simple and lovely it looked. And its a reminder of the fun day Milo and I had when we went exploring!

192. bird mobile.

I’m really excited about this project!
I saw this on pinterest and followed the link and it looked like it was super easy to make! I started digging through my fabric scraps and instantly sewed the little birds. The directions call for sewing by hand, but I just used my machine and went slow around the curves. They turned out great! (the pattern for the birds can be downloaded from that link.)

I had to make a quick stop to home depot for the screw eyelets, which ended up costing $1.18. I took a stroll around the park to find a branch. I hot glued the birds to the branch. Screwed the eyelets into the branch and hung from the ceiling using fishing wire.

This would have been a great and much longer-lived idea for a mobile for milo’s room when he was a baby. I thought about hanging this in his room, but opted for hanging it above my computer in my office.  This was so fun to make and I’m really happy with it!

171. tank dress.


This has been on my to-do list for quite some time, and I’m pleased to have finished it! I went thrifting this weekend and found this sheet for $1.99 and a tank for 99 cents. I mainly used this tutorial, but kind of skimmed through multiple versions and using my own knowledge made it work. I used the hem that was already on the sheets, so that was one step I was able to skip. Though its not perfect, I definitely learned alot and am pretty pleased with the results.

164. garden snake.

I love the birds in my yard. I bought them a bird bath, make sure they have a constant supply of bird seed, make them special treats, and leave them stale bread. What do they do in return? They are jerks who eat my garden!  Everytime I go back there to water, birds go flying out of there. They completely ate my watermelon plant. So I planted two more. One is almost already gone, and they are now eating my okra and some of my green beans. One of my okra plants is almost all eaten up before it had the chance to even do anything.

So I googled how to keep them out of your garden. One of the things it said to do was to cut up a house and they might think its a garden snake. Well, I don’t have a hose to cut up, but I did find a deflated bicycle inner tube, so I spraypainted it blue, hoping to draw attention to it, and hoping it keeps them away.

I guess windchimes, a large owl, or pie pans are all supposed to help. I saw you can make a windchime out of cd’s, but for lack of time and wanting to try to nip this in the bud ASAP, I just stuck some cd’s into the ground as well hoping the reflection scares them away.  Not sure how well any of this is working. When I went to water this morning there was a robin near my tomatoes pecking at something!! (hopefully weeds) At least she wasn’t near my okra or watermelon!

C’mon guys. Stick to the bird seed!  Can’t we just all get along??

153. bird feeder.

Milo and I made these simple bird feeders to hang in our tree out back.

We took some old toilet paper tubes, smeared peanut butter all over them, rolled them in bird seed and tied ribbon through them to hang from the tree. We have some hungry birds out back, so hopefully they will enjoy this special treat.