Thursday, September 10, 2009

Worth Her Weight In Salt

This post has something for everyone so step right up! If you're crafty, you'll love my newest project and if you're into babies, you'll love Toot's newest video. See, win win! (Unless you hate crafts and babies in which case...uh...this post will be really boring...)

The first is my new favorite crafty idea which unfortunately I did not think of: altering empty salt containers.

*gasp* What did she say?!

I think she said altering salt containers...

But that's madness!

Yeah well, she's nuts. We knew that going in...


Hey you guys, I'm writing a post here! Oh, sorry... ANYWAY, I found this fabulous little idea over at Altered Art Junkies. (click HERE to see the original post!) Here's what I started with:



I then took the paper off the container, cut the top off and then cut a window out of one side and then through the power of Mod Podge and seed beads...

TA DA!



I covered it in patterned paper, one side says, "Once upon a time" and the other has a couple of frogs wearing a crown which I covered in Stickles. I put pink tulle inside the container and added a picture of yours truly. I don't remember how old I am in this picture but when I was younger I used to wear my dress slip, tights and dress up shows and pretend I was a ballerina. :D

I strung some beads on wire and then Mod Podge to covered the bottom and top with dress pattern pieces and accented them with Stickles. I'm not actually sure its quite finished yet so I may add on to it but until then, yay! lol



And now, may I present....

"The Toot That Was Suppose To Be Napping" In Color!

37 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I absolutely adore this!!! Great work, it is simply beautiful!

JANN CLARK said...

that is a fab idea....you did a super job Maggi, you crafty girl - so creative. Now I am off to watch
THE NAP......have a great day

Scrappy Girl said...

Cute...cute...cute!

JANN CLARK said...

she is sooooooooooo sweet....
luv the little teeth. Toots has a lovely room, like the name above her bed and who is the furry dog keeping guard over such a precious princess?

Melissa said...

This is the best post ever, not only is your amazing project, well...amazing! But toot, omg, seriously, she makes my ovaries hurt! Too cute for words!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Maggi...I LOVE your altered salt container, my no wonder you're such a beautiful lady, look how stinkin cute you were!

Oh that Toot makes me melt! I'm telling you, she is the cutest thing ever and those eyes!

Hugs,
Karyn

Lisa said...

That girl is just too darn cute! I really LOVE what you did with that salt container!! You are so creative!

Karen said...

Love altered salt container!!! Love everything 3D, glittery, and girly all about it.....and you & your ballerina self!!! :>

That video of your Toot just reminds me about all the wonders of the little ones!!! Just LOVE those noises! Made me flash back to when my son would go down for a nap and not nap.....I could always hear him reciting Dr.Suess books (when he was a toddler.....when he didn't nap when he was supposed to be napping as a babe, I just cringed thinking about the crankiness that would follow) and my daughter does the nap for two days and then stay up and talk to herself or orate to her room from her bed for the next nap and on those days, when I come get her at the end of what's supposed to be her nap, she says, "Mama! I'm No Nap Girl today!!" LOL! :>

Jocelyn said...

Oh Maggi....I adore the salt container...it is awesome....man what talent you have!!!! Now Miss Toot...I adore you.....what a sweetie.....want to come spend time with MeMe...I could have some fun taking YOU shopping!!!!! :)

laterg8r said...

love toot not napping - too cute :D

altered salt container rocks it!

Callista said...

Haha Toot! Do I need to come over there?!?

Maggi, what you talking about telling me you have no mojo?!? This must have been the project that took it all away then because this is freaking fabulous!!! Wow! Girl you did an outstanding job!

missy said...

oh my gosh.....everything about this post is way to cute!!!!!!!

Tracey said...

I love your daughter! She is so beautiful and full of life and fun! What a great little person to be around. She has my vote for cutest baby of the year! ..oh, love the salt container idea too..very cool!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg Maggi, Toot - what a dollface, and your doggie is pretty cute too!!! And no WAY can I believe you altered a salt container, that is the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!!!! I love that! BTW, my hubby thought you were pretty cute- I thought I'd pass that along! lmao He was looking at my comments the other night and was like "hey you have some pretty cute friends, she's cute!!" and he pointed at you! hee hee
Yes he has good taste, lol! Anyways,the flu bug is trying to get me now, so off to lie down and watch some football! love deb

My Big Mouth said...

Who'd ever think?!
That is such a cute idea!
You did a fab job!

Toot is too adorable!
Can a baby be too adorable?
She made me miss mine when they were that small.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww Toots you are soooo cute! Now Aunty Vintage Kitten says you must give mummy a rest and have your nap X

That's Who I Am said...

You always make me laugh!! I love the salt container...what a clever idea! That would be a great little project for kids too! Oh my goodness I wish I would have had a video recorder while I was playing Toot's video. Zoey (my dog) was going nuts listening to Toot's laugh. She's still looking for her lol! Too cute...what baby's will do:)

Lorry said...

Maggi, great project and video of Toot not napping was cute... Love the name over the bed also and the color of the wall...
xoxo

jacque4u2c said...

Toot you are such a hoot!

yyam said...

This project is fantabulous Maggi! I love it...you were cute as a kid! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSHTHATALTEREDSALTCANISTERISTODIEFOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! And that VIDEO!!!!!! U are just the BEST MOMMY!!!! Now remember....Mommy needs to get in front of the camera too! hehehehe! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

gauchealchemy said...

Oh my sweet gravy, Maggi! That is SO much fun! I am thinking we need to post it on the Gauche Alchemy blog - is that ok? Oh, and just in case you think we're totally lame, we are hoping to FINALLY release the kit in the next week.
Amy

gauchealchemy said...

P.S. Your kiddo is just TOO CUTE! All that abbreviated squealing just melts my heart. My kiddo is a vocal one, too... but hers tend to be less "ah! heehee" than "AAUAAUAUAUAGGGGGHHHHHH! SCREETCH!" heh heh - well, now that she's older, she mostly sings and tells herself the funniest stories. -Amy

Julie Camacho said...

Ahhh, She is adorable with personality!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh you are way sweet in that outfit honey!

Toot's I just wanted to go pick you up and give you a squeeze. Thanks so much for putting that in! Loved it.
xoxo

BananaStamper said...

Fun idea! It turned out great - do ya think maybe Toot resembles you just a little bit!?! Wow! She is a cutie! Cheers,
Shanna

Amy said...

What a great craft idea. You should come over and link this post up at my Round Robin. It is awesome. Have a great day.

Euphoria said...

awesome, awesome, AWESOME!!!! Love the salt container so much!!

have a great weekend!

Nina said...

Aww, what a gorgeous project! And what a beautiful picture of you and wonderful memories. =)

Adorable video! Couldn't stop laughing. =)

*hugs*
Nina

P.S. Hope it's okay if we "borrow" this project and feature it on the Gauche Alchemy blog on Tuesday. =)

Jackie said...

OH MY GOODNESS that altered salt container is so CUTE!!! And Toot is adorable.....have a great weekend :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

The project is awesome and Toot's squeaks are absolutely hilarious!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous craft idea, such a cute final product.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Brilliant idea - love, love using a salt container as a picture window of sorts! Seriously awesome creation, honey dear!!!


Big hugs!
♥ Jessica

Danielle said...

I saw that "altering salt containers" video too!! Thanks to you I think? my memory is missing.
ANYWAY Loved the idea, and yours is amazing!!!!!
Great "girls gone wild" video footage too!!

fromtheowlsnest said...

your salt container is super cute but nothing can be cuter than Toot. Love how she was so excited to see you and then got to the "umm, are you going to stop videoing and get me out of here...I'm really being very good" stage.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

That's such a fun project... and you were too cute!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Squeal!!!!

Love that mini-theater!