So I had a crazy day yesterday. While I was stopped at a red light (I was the first car on the line) I was looking up the road in front of me and noticed some police lights racing toward me. As they got closer I noticed that they were cashing a van. Then I watched as the van over corrected, spun around the flipped sideways onto the curb and slide almost a whole block before it stopped just a few feet in front of me – I totally thought he was going to hit me. Then guess what? The guy driving the van jumped out and took off down the street. The police finally caught him and I gave my statement, but it’s the first time I’ve seen a high speed chase turned car accident turned pursuit on foot. Little bit scary, but an awesome story now.
Now lets get back on topic shall we It’s the season finale!! How did it get here so fast?! Jessica from Running with Scissors had the most votes last week with her Thread Sketches.
I think that is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I would never have the guts to just “draw” with my sewing machine! And look how fantastic it looks!
It was such a tight race for 2nd place last week! But in the end Kim won out. That means that Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts will be leaving us this week.
She won’t be leaving empty handed however. She won a fabulous prize pack including a gift basket of earrings, a necklace, & a bandana dress from Belle Adore, & a $25 gift card to Lily Bella Fabrics. But make sure you’re following her fabulous blog so you don’t miss any of her crafty goodness.
This season, instead of having the normal “wild card” finale we normally have, I decided to give them a theme. So the finale this time is all about Peacocks!
Craft #1 – Peacock Painting by Kim @ A Girl & a Glue Gun
so peacock? who knew they were so popular!? (don’t believe me? pinterest it!)
I had a brain block for the longest time with peacock. (and maybe i thought i would never get to top two so i wouldn’t have to worry about it!) but once I really got down and started brainstorming i came up with some fun peacock ideas! but i had to narrow it down and decided on this picture:
one of my favoritest things about peacocks is the colors..so i know i wanted that a big feature point…
so i grabbed some old blinds and hot glued them together, painted them and then found this fun peacock image and i handpainted it on with white to really make it pop!
it’s super fun..super large and cost me nothing but time..and the kitchen floor space…but hey, i wasn’t going to mop this week anyway!
Craft #2 – Peacock Dress by Jessica @ Running with Scissors