Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bathroom sign

I sure hope google translate is accurate. Here is bathroom in MANY different languages. I've been in LOVE with subway signs and I've finally made one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lemonade for Sale!

Every summer my kids have a lemonade stand, THIS year they'll be doing it in style! The excitement in the house is contagious, they've been talking about expanding their products and maybe do a 'breakfast stand' with donuts, bagels and muffins...we'll see if that one comes to pass (sounds like a lot of work for mom too). We're planning a family vacation and the kids are earning their own spending money. Mom's happy! Below is the shell of the stand.
 My helper! He wouldn't let me get a picture without him in it and honestly I like the picture better because of it. By the way that should be Brazilian Lemonade not BraziLLian Lemonade...oops!
 Detail of the tabletop.
 Detail of front & side
I think my husband thought I was nuts with all the time and effort I put into this, but it really was worth it to see their faces light up when they saw it finished.
I decided to attach wheels to one side, it makes it easy to get to the sidewalk.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Child size folding beach chair

Such a fun project! I will be making more for sure!
 I'm in love with the reversible seat! If you want stripes you get stripes, if you want polka dots you get polka dots.
 And it MUST be comfy if you can sleep on it!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kids picnic table

So about a month ago my son and I were shopping when he came across a kids picnic table that he REALLY wanted, the only problem was the price tag. $80.00!!!! Sorry kid, I love ya but it isn't going to happen right now. I knew that it wouldn't be a hard build so I promised that I would make one.
I am so bad about getting 'in progress' pictures, by the time I remembered I was practically done with the build.
The original plan I started with only had a 31" long tabletop. My four year old wouldn't be able to sit more than one more friend at the table with him. I realized that I would be altering these plans for sure!
Another view, here you can see the under support which wasn't in the original plans. I felt it necessary to add this with the length added to the top. I also wanted to add an umbrella and felt that the lower support would be helpful with the umbrella as well.
 My four year old enjoying the table before the umbrella addition.
 Finished product!! I'm so happy with how it turned out, I even like it more than the table we found at Cost Plus World Market.
table dimensions
Tabletop: 41" wide by 18 1/4" deep
Overall depth: 34"
Height (without umbrella): 18 3/4"
 Happy Crafting!