Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I so enjoy having my kids home! A week and an half ago we had family friends get married so my daughter and her family came to take part in the festivities as my daughter and son were both in the wedding party. Here are a few pics I took during those five days the kids were with us. Our grandson, Jonah, decided to dump his applesauce onto the table and eat it that way. Silly boy. I hated to see them go...we really did have a great week together! Bottom photo is my son and daughter all dressed up for the wedding and one of me and Bentley, a chinchilla. So cute and fuzzy!

My Etsy Shoppe

Homespun Country Designs

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Make Your Own Designer Magnets!

I made two sets of these for a Christmas gift to my daughter last month. I also made her a calendar for the next year, but with all the craziness of December I forgot to take a picture of it. Anyway, I had a package of magnets on hand that I had purchased at Walmart several months back. They are 3/4" button mags and I wanted to dress them up a bit.

While I was shopping in the scrapbook section I came across these cute "word" epoxy beads and thought they might work on my magnets and sure enough they did! I came home bent the brad, with fingers or use needle nose pliers, on each side of the bead till they popped off leaving the top of the bead to place on each magnet. They are metal so they will stick to the magnet on their own. How cool is that!!

You will need:
Epoxy Beads that will fit over 3/4" magets
3/4" magets (sold in pack at Walmart in crafting section)
Needle nose pliers