Saturday, April 24, 2010

SkInnY jeaNs

"SkInnY jeaNs"
I suggested "SkInnY jeaNs"
you said "they are for girls"
I suggested you try them
you said "no way"
We walked in to Gap
You ask "why?"
I said they won't fit like "SkInnY jeaNs" on your SkInnY behind"
You said "they are for girls"
I said "try them on"
you said "if I try them, will you leave me alone?"
I said "take the jeans and come out when they are on"
you took for ever, we waited for your return

you came out of the room, tried hard not to smile,

turned around a few times and said "their not that bad"

I thought you said "SkInnY jeaNs were for girls"

you said "skateboarders wear 'em too..."

Monday, April 12, 2010

April is...

So... 4 y/o and I went to Barnes and Nobles to get new books to read to him before bed, while he picked up every book on the shelf (and tried to convince me he needed every single one) I noticed this sign:

so I decided to write my own poem... the inspiration came from watching 4 y/o catch butterflies with the butterfly net he HAD to have and his question of "can I eat it? what does it taste like?" to which I answer... "I don't know, I do not eat butterflies, please do not eat the butterflies":
please do not eat the butterflies
please do not eat the butterflies
they wll powder your tongue
and tickle your belly
please do not eat the butterflies
they will turn your nose yellow
they will yell for their mom
please do not eat the butterflies
"why" you ask
"because it is not nice"
please do not eat the butterflies
"just because"
please do not eat the butterflies
please do not eat the butterflies

HEY!! I never said I was a poet! Landon thinks my poem is funny when I say it to him (which is everytime he asks if he can eat the butterflies..)

Now he is trying to convince me they have to be flushed down the toilet... so, I may have to come back and revise~

Thursday, April 8, 2010

chair covered fun!

I got a call from a friend a few weeks ago about reupholstering some chairs... I couldn't return the call at the time (I had no voice from when I was sick...)  We finally met for a morning walk this past Saturday and she told me that when she went to clean her tan colored chairs, she picked up a bleach cleaner vice a fabric cleaner to do the job... end result... faded and bleached spots on tan chairs so, we decided to recover the chairs on Monday~ 

Our first trip was to the fabric store, I don't know what the deal is with fabric stores but, everytime I go into one I find myself drawn into a world of color, patterns, textures, and buttons... (yea I said it... buttons!)  I can spend hours in a fabric store... I own a sewing machine, it's seen more name tags and rating badges than pillows and window coverings...  I have told myself on several occasions that I should take a sewing lesson so that I can learn to make my own shirts (that would be nice... custom made by me... I like that thought)  Okay, back to the chairs... 

So, when we got to the fabric store, they had a 40% sale going (awesome), my friend picked out a beautiful red suede fabric and we headed back to her house to reupholster her chairs... this usually entails redoing the stuffing, springs, cushions, and covering fabric for a piece of furniture, we were working on kitchen chairs that were like new and didn't require us to add any new batting which made the job alot easier.  It has been over 6 years since I last reupholstered my first chair (pictured below)  I had purchased 6 of these at the local thrift store when we first brought or house.  I wanted to do something different and colorful around my table so I stripped, painted and recovered each chair in a different pattern and fabric. I now have 2 of them left, sold the other 4 at my first ever yard sale... who knew??

The first chair took about 30 or more minutes, I was super picky about having crinkled edges on the chairs which made the process a bit longer than expected, once the first one was done, it was smooth sailing.  We were able to get 4 chairs completed before I had to head out the door to pick up 4 y/o.  My friend finished the last two, she was a bit nervous but as always, she came out on top!   

(Before and after chairs Pictured below)

It was great working and talking with my friend, not to mention seeing how a change of color can spice up a space at such a small cost!