Tuesday, March 20, 2012

YOU ASK......"WHAT IS GOING ON OVER THERE?"

Remember HeHaw...

What's for supper Grandpa?

Well.... What is going on over there Barb? Glad you asked....Least ways I got a few emails asking.

Yesterday was spent running around.

Today I had a friend come over, I am helping her design a Bowling quilt for her Brother.

Then more running around.

Well....Saturday while running around with my husband we stopped at Hobby Lobby.

And I found these....

Aren't they cute???? Fifteen cents each....the only problem is they mostly have the initial "I" and one "A"..... So I walked away but then I grabbed my husband arm and said...

"Hold ON".....he heard the breaks screech!!!!

Whoa Nellie!!!

Yep....I couldn't pass them up....fifteen cents....did I say EACH????

My husband is now rolling his eyes (One day he is going to freeze that way).

We get in the car and he goes what on earth did you want those for. I said, I brought 10, that is one dollar and fifty cents....take it out of my pay....HA!!! (no, I didn't say that).

Well.....the wheels were churning

and a churning ( I am thinking in the Young Women mode for church)....

So I pull out my slice
Pull out my Accuquilt go cutter.
Cut circles the size of the circles on the pails from the Go cutter.

Cut each gals initial from the slice

Got some trusty MOD PODGE (you know where I am going with this....I guess I can just stop my post here)
Put some dots around the circle....and this is what I came up with. Oh yes.....do I hear some high fives????? Hasn't dried yet....but we are dancing over here!!
I made just one, this gal can't attend...but the other girls can do their own.

Oh yes.....so Mr. Bejeweled you can bring those rolling eyes from the back of your head now......

Other than that....you guessed it...not a thing is going on here...Not a thing.

42 comments:

Fiona said...

great post... great idea...
Hugz

JCnNC said...

Yeap - they are gonna freeze that way - I really like the "take it out of my pay" - gonna grab that one to use. I love to repurpose things, but DWH just does not understand. Thanks for sharing. JudyC

Susan said...

Oh Barb, I love how you think!

JustCindy said...

Great find! Mr. B should be proud of you.

ktquilts said...

Salute!

wackywoman said...

Well that is just so stinkin cute!!! They are going to love it!

sandra said...

Barb your mind just never stops what a cute idea for just pennies. I have been trying to send you an e-mail with pictures but either I am stupid or the computer is playing games with me. I will keep trying.

Heather said...

Great idea. And at 15 cents each you can't go wrong. I may need to check out my local Hobby Lobby and see what initials they have. :)

Marjorie said...

You are so clever - what a great way to use those tins. Love it!

Brenda said...

You clever thing you! No more rolling eyes Mr.!

Sasha said...

LOL!!! Love it!!! That will show Mr. Bejeweled huh =P

hetty said...

Great idea Barb! You're so creative!

evelyn said...

Very clever! The young ladies are so going to love this.

QuiltNut Creations said...

love it!!

phillysblarney said...

Wow!!!! Those pails are dirt cheap and husbands always react in the same way. With easter coming soon they have many uses. Just keep on keeping on

Rhonda said...

Barb, you are a genius!!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

So cute! You have great ideas!

Gene Black said...

LOL... yes, if you and I went shopping together we could be dangerous!

Jean said...

Love your idea! I love stuff like this and glad you husband's eyes didn't STAY that way!

Hands Sew Full said...

Brilliant "makeover"!! Who could pass up 15 cents?!!

Pokey said...

Very good deal, Barb! Way to stretch that 15 cents into a great gift bucket ~
:-}pokey

Mystica said...

Just love the creativity. You see something and you know where it should go. That is a gift. Other people only copy! (like me).

Just Ramblin' said...

Very clever! Nola

SeeingStars said...

LOL! I bought some of these on sale too. Only not as nice as 15 cents, but there were more choices of letters. After spending way too much time in the store scrutinizing the letters, I finally realized that I could do something for Ed and Sharon. Their anniversary is in Dec, so those little tins are in the attic near the Christmas decor. I wish I'd been as clever as you and made my own letters. :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I saw those a while back and they were waaAAAYYY more than 15 cents....good score and I love your idea.

andsewon said...

Cool idea...always think'n ya are..yeap!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I would have snatched those little buckets up too. So many uses for them.

Karen Bates said...

You are so smart and thrifty...that man of yours will get it soon! Actually, any man that goes to HL with his wife is King in my book!!

Barbara said...

Very resourceful and clever!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute, Barb.

Dresden Quilter said...

You always amaze me! I love your idea.

Barb said...

super cute buckets! and so clever to change the Letters!

suemac said...

You are certainly creative.

Sheila said...

I love reading your posts , so funny , thanks for the chuckle and you really came up with a great idea for such a small price :-) Clever girl you are !

Debi said...

What a great idea, you are so creative, love it Barb.

Ivory Spring said...

Way cool, Barb!!!

Fiesta said...

Fab idea Barb

SewCal Gal said...

Where did you say you found these cute buckets?

Love what you created with them. What a great, great, great idea. Definitely a fantastic use of Modern Quilting Tools. And, what excellent creativity. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Connie said...

How cute and I wouldn't have been able to pass them up either! What a deal!

Michelle May said...

LOL! Barb you totally crack me up! I'm impressed that husband even goes into Hobby Lobby! David would sit in the car and roll his eyes!
You are one clever gal.
xx

desertskyquilts said...

That is a fabulous young women's idea! They are going to love this.

Michele said...

I love it when a bargain hunter gets inspiration! And cudos to the husband who is brave enough to go into Hobby Lobby!