Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Made It- Week 4

Happy Summer everyone!!!  I am loving the whole 'What day of the week is it??' question that keeps getting asked in my house.  I feel like we have so much going on this week, but it wasn't anything overly exciting... Just the  normal stuff that comes along with summer.  Catching up on house projects, cleaning projects of storage areas and closets and playing with the babe.  He's two months old now!! I can't even believe it.  He's growing so much and I am so happy that I'm home for the summer to watch him grow.  With that being said, I'm trying to also get in some 'me time' this summer and do what I love to do....craft!!!!!

I'm happy to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics 'Monday Made It' linky!  It's week 4 and I haven't posted yet, but I do have a few things to share that I've put together since summer has started.  It's so fun to see what people have made for their homes and their classrooms!!!  Be sure to check out what others have shared!

So I have this jar or buttons... it sits in my bedroom.  I've always loved it, and just never done anything with it.  I've collected those extra buttons that come with clothes for as long as I can remember.  I used to go through my mom's sewing things, and her buttons always caught my eye. So that's why I've collected them for so long I think.  I decided to do a little something for the house with them.  All I used was a small piece of canvas, scrapbook paper, and a printed letter from the computer that I used as a template. (I forgot to take pictures of the process..... of just about everything I made this time....sorry!!!  I'm sure you'll get the picture. Next time I'll have to remember! I was just too excited I think.

First I decoupaged the scrapbook paper to the piece of canvas to serve as a background.  Next I traced the letter 'B' that I printed off of the computer onto the dried canvas.  This way I could stay pretty close to the lines when putting the buttons on.  Obviously it didn't cover perfectly, but tracing it lightly in pencil helped to not see that I used anything as a template. Lastly using clear fabric tac glue.  I'm sure you could use other glues, but I thought it would be the most sturdy to use with the buttons so they didn't fall off, and it would then dry clear.  When it was done I did another layer of decoupage over the top of the buttons to ensure that they would stay. It's now hanging on my wall!


 The second made it, is probably my new favorite recipe....and perfect for summer.  I'm not typically the chef in the house, but I'm the one that usually tries new recipes that we're not sure of and then we LOVE them!  This is a Bobby Flay recipe found from the food network.  It's called Crostini with Mascarpone, Grilled scallion, tomato and balsamic glaze.  

Photo from Food Network.Com

My version!!!

It was delicious.  Since I didn't make up the recipe, please click the link above to have it for yourself.  I ended up following it exactly. The only thing I didn't do was add pepper.  I didn't feel like it was needed!

That's all for now.... here's the latest of my little one, and our puppy!!! I just couldn't resist! Hope you all have a great day!


  1. I love the button art! I have a ton of artsy "junk" that I could totally use on a project like this.
    Endeavors in Education

    1. Thanks Jen! Aren't buttons so fun? I love the different colors! :) Hope to see you doing a project like this for a Monday Made It soon!!! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

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  3. Love the button project! And your son is getting so big! What a cutie!

    Swinging for Success
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  4. Yum! I will definitely be checking out that recipe- it looks delicious!!

    Kelly Anne

  5. Yum! The food looks great, and your B turned out so fun!

  6. Your little guy is adorable!! I'm your newest follower :)


  7. The button canvas turned out really neat. I keep all my buttons too, but I doubt I'd have enough to make any art with them. That recipe looks YUMMY!!! Still lovin' baby pics...keep them comin!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. The button canvas is so cute!! I think I might have to make some of these for family members! :)



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