I really thought I'd feel grown up by now, especially after having a baby..but nope -I still feel like I'm immature and don't know what I'm doing! I'm thinking that might be a good thing and I'll just always be young..hehe
It was a great day, even though I wasn't too excited about the number at first. We ate under our new gazebo and in the middle of the meal, the Lord showered us with a strong rain that just started from nowhere! It was the best part of the day- totally fun and memorable. :0) We had to make a run for it with our food and chairs in tow.
Here we are all smiles and soaked..
After the rain settled, just because I'm such a grown up - we had a water balloon fight. It started out innocently enough but Sher always gets mischievous!
Here is a photo snapped right as he slammed me with a water balloon smack on the side of my head!! It's embarrassing but hilarious, so I will share the photo...
..and since I shared an embarrassing pic of me, here's one of my Mom and sister Delilah (hehe)
It was a fun and really great day and I was blessed with RAIN, a true blessing here in the desert! I even had 2 cakes - a first for me..my Mom and sister made one and Sher's mom made the other :0)
..and yes, I was able to blow out all the candles..YAYY...hahaha
Thanks to everyone for making my day special. I love you all very much. Now here is a picture of the best gift I have ever received, enjoying her time in the water..she is a total water baby :0)
When Lindy from Cottage Hill posted about this fabulous idea to make a trompe loeil clock like the one she saw from Pier one, here, I totally fell in love with the idea and had to make one!!
We've been wanting to make a Mora clock for a long time but we just haven't gotten around to it yet..I love all of these styles of Mora clocks.
This project took me a while because Sophie slows down a lot of the projects around here, :0) I 've been working on making our patio a lovely place to be and hang out in and we have always wanted a mora, so I thought it'd be the perfect spot for a fake mora! Using mdf and some trim pieces I made one for our outdoor living room :0) We are really blessed to have a large covered patio -which is a wonderful thing to have in Las Vegas. (pictures of that project coming soon)
The clock is around 6 1/2 ft tall, I drew it on a piece of 3/4" mdf and cut it out with a jigsaw. Sher helped me cut out the circle that the actual clock fits into and he used his router. I bought a cheap clock at big lots and painted it the way I wanted, then added some moulding we had left over to the bottom of the clock and used a round medallion trim piece that I had and cut a piece from to "crown" my mora.
I don't have any "in progress" photos because once I finally have a chance to work on something I always forget the camera! I do have a couple pictures from the time I started to paint the clock though.
Here is the only photo I could find of the naked clock:
I painted it with a blue green oops paint that I had in my paint cupboard, then I added a thick layer of elmers school glue and before the glue dries I put on a thick coat of off white paint I had left over from our laundry room re-do. As the layers dry they crackle and you can see a little of the blue color come through. Once that was dry I sanded a few of the areas and rubbed some mahogany gel stain that we had in the cabinet-I just used whatever I had on hand...
Pop in the clock face and voila! -You've got a mora clock!! :0)
Hello! My name is Debbie and I love to paint, craft, cook and decorate. I am at my happiest when I am creating something. I am a mother of two and love every minute of it. My husband and I build our furniture as a hobby, so we are always working on one thing or another- and I'm always dreaming about the next project,lol. Hanging out with family,traveling and dreaming are also things I love to do!