Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jean Rag Quilt

Here it is! 

 It is heavy, which is a great comfort to Bradley. I have been wanting to create a weighted quilt for him, for sometime. I have read that children with autism like pressure or to have heavy things on them. This seems to be the case with Bradley, he loves to carry heavy things, and hold heavy objects. Anyway, no matter what the reasons behind this quilt were to make it. Bradley loves it! That is all that matters. It seems to give him some great comfort when he goes to bed. Bonus, I made it and filled it with my love. 

This was one of the toughest quilts I have ever sewn on or made. 
It was just awkward to sew the long strips together. 

Front Side

Back Side

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bed Spray Painted Pumpkin Orange

The weather has been to windy to do any kind of spray painting. But, finally this weekend  I just took a chance and went for it. This is one project we have been anxiously waiting to get done.  We (as in Bradley and I ) pulled the bed outside into the back yard. Grabbed our cans of pumpkin spray paint.

Here is what happens when you allow a 10 year old to spray paint a bed frame. 

Ya, get a few drips that totally capture his heart and he decides that is the new look of the bed. 

Later, when the bed is "suppose to be drying",  I sneak back outside to do a little touch up. 
Which he then thinks it"s amazing what has happened while it was drying.
 "Hey, mom you can't see the drips as much now that it is dry".

When he first told me that he wanted the hand me down bed to be painted  pumpkin orange I was a tad unsure if that was such a great idea. In the end I think it looks great. I have a plan to make those hearts disappear. Can't wait to show off what I am going to do. But,  ya have to wait. Bummer!!!

Once it was dry and had time to set. Bradley helped me carry it back into his room and put it back together. Right now he is sleeping very happily on it. After all he thinks that changing the color makes the bed sleep better. Oh, the new quilt I made looks amazing! Another, ya gonna have to wait moment. 

It delighted my heart to get this bed painted over the weekend. It gave me a chance to take my mind off other things that are happening right now. If by chance you want to see my design plans for this bedroom, go here

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Toilet Paper Wall Art

Over a week ago I created the flowers for my wall art. Today I got them all put together. 

Here is what I did: 

I grabbed a tape measure, ran into the bedroom to measure the width that I  wanted it to be.  

I wanted to fill a certain amount of space on the wall.  

Since this would be the only thing hanging on the wall, it needed to be the right size visually. 

Once I had the width, I marked it with masking tape on my dinning table. 

Next, I started laying out the flowers from one end of the measurement to the other. 

I wanted it to flow in a wavy shape. 

Once I had all the flowers hot glued together. 

It was time to spray paint. 

Which is my favorite part of doing every project. I love spray painting!!! 

Then I filled in the flowers randomly. 

It really shows in the final piece. 

I wish I had planned it out just a  tad better. 




Which way do you think I decided to hang it?  First way or Second way? 

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