Friday, September 14, 2007

What a big boy!

My little man turns four years old today.
Happy Birthday Lowell!
I haven't been blogging this week because I've been busy getting my etsy orders shipped. Thanks to everyone for purchases. Most of them have been mailed and the rest will be in the post tomorrow.

While we were over at Lowell's school this morning to have a little party for him, of course we took some time to stop by a few garage sales. I found this fabulous antique chair. The owner said it was about 100 years old. It is perfect outside my front door. I have a fun little project in mind to transform it for Halloween into a witches chair. I'm going to drape cobwebs from it, add a witches hat, some spiders, grunge it up a bit and viola!. Should be fun:)Also got these wonderful dried gourds for 10 cents a piece. I love gourds. Anyone have any great gourd craft ideas?

Have a wonderful weekend!

27 comments:

Junie Moon said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little boy.

Great thrift finds and I'll look forward to seeing what you end up with the Halloween theme (my favorite time).

You asked about gourd ideas. I posted an easy gourd painting project on my blog this week (Wednesday's post).

AmyB said...

Kari... You have a knack for sniffing out fantastic finds! Happy B-Day to your big little guy.
I laughed when I opened your blog, because I purchased the exact same witches broom at JoAnn's Fabric YESTERDAY!
-Amy B.

Maria said...

I love the broom, where did ya get it?

Happy birthday to your son.

Lilli said...

Happy Birthday Lowell!!! Love that big smile :)

Good Luck getting all those Etsy orders shipped!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lowell! I can't believe our little babies from ECFE are already four! :-)

We belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm and they had the kids paint some dried gourds. It was easy, fun, and the gourds turned out cute. And of the course the kids loved it!

-Ginger

Amy P said...

I LOVE gourds! I altered one for the sweet and sinister swap. It's posted in the flickr group :)

Heather said...

Great thrift finds. Gourds are so fun. An artist I met sawed some in half and attached zippers and made fabulous purses! They take stain great, can be wood burned, carved, etc. Great deal at .10 ea. That woudl be a fun swap!!

Happy Birthday to your Baby!!

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Cutie Patootie Lowell!
I love your blog and your crafts. Keep up the good work.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

The gourds are awesome! I love the antique creamy color of them. And the chair is a wonderful find. Congrats! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Stacy said...

Hi artsymama, I found your blog on the SilverBella board and am really enjoying reading it! I did see some darling,funky painted gourds on candice stringhams blog, very cool and not "gourdy" if you know what i mean!
-stacy mc

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Happy birthday to your little man!

Have a nice weekend!

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday to Lowell! Have fun with the gourds.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to a big little man!!! He's so darned cute! I love your finds--I hope we get to see the finished witches chair!!! xo-Mel

Corey Moortgat said...

HI Kari! Guess what? You won my collage pack giveaway! Send me your address (my email address is on my blog), and I'll get it out to you asap!

And happy birthday to your little cutie-he's so handsome!!

Mica said...

Happy birthday to your big boy. and guess what?? You have been drawn for my give away. Thanks for stopping by. I will need your address to ship out your gift. I will talk to you soon. Congrats.
Mica

jennalee said...

Great finds, I love finding a good deal. I did a gourd project of few years back from Sunset Magazine, with stickers to create shapes and patterns and shoe polish. The shoe polish gives them a beautiful dark finish. You have to add several layers of polish to get a darker finish, rub a lot for a beautiful shine.

Christi Snow said...

Happy Birthday, Lowell!!! smiles...

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Happy Birthday to your little one. He is so cute!

That is a great chair...be sure and take a pic once you have it decorated for Halloween!

Michelle M White said...

Happy B-day! He's too cute!!! My little guy turned 6 on the 13th!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great witches broom and what a sweet lil' big boy. I posted you on my site because I made an inspiration board with chicken wire just like yours. I wanted to give you credit. Hope that's o.k.
Ele

kristin said...

what a CUTIE!! happy birthday sweet boy! :)

(gourd birdhouses are always fun for kids to make)

karin (creativechaos) said...

Happy Birthday Lowell! What a sweetie!

harmonyinline said...

Happy Birthday Lowell!

Cerri said...

Oh, happy birthday to your sweet little guy! What an absolute cutie he is Kari! Both of your children are gorgeous!!
Not sure if I told you yet either how excited I was for your sales from Junk Market and etsy!! I knew you'd do wonderful though!!
~Cerri xoxo

Allison said...

Kari, Lowell's birthday is very close to Evy's. She turns 4 on 9/25. Happy Birthday to Lowell!! So glad to hear that your Etsy orders are going well. Can't wait to see your Halloween inspired chair. Sounds great!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

Great site you have!

Hey, Craft magazine had a neat thing that they just did with gourds. They cut them and painted them and boy did they turn out cool.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

Karen Ross Smith said...

Kari,

He is just adorable! I hope he had a great birthday and I can't wait to see what you make with your finds. Any estate sales coming up?

Karen