Thursday, January 14, 2010

Remember This...

Remember when I raised my hand like this:


And ended up with this in my garage:

Well, we turned it in to this:

A few months back I volunteered to help with a fundraiser at my daughter's school. We had some of the students paint tiles and then we turned them into different projects.

This is the top of one of the table tops. I learned that grouting is not my calling in life. I don't know what is, but I know grouting isn't it.

Paige painted the bird in the bottom left corner.









I was really proud of how they turned out. The kid's artwork and creativity really made each project special. There were a few more, but I didn't get pictures of everything. Parents bid on these at the school dinner/auction so they all went to a good home. It really was fun and I enjoyed working with other moms on the project, but it will be a while before I raise my hand in any meetings especially if grouting is involved.


30 comments:

Tara said...

Oh wow! That looks like the kids had a great time creating. Neat ideas. Love that.
Hugs,
Tara

Cicero Sings said...

You turned all that into a great project .

Ha, ha ... grouting wouldn't be MY favourite thing either ... definitely not one of my giftings!!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

They are WONDERFUL!!!!

Grouting is not my fav either!

Brenda said...

Those really turned out well! What a great idea. I'm glad you raised your hand, maybe that skill with grout will come in handy some day ;)

Diana said...

Great projects!!!! I love them.

Tracy P. said...

Those are gorgeous! So sweet. Hope you got a good price for them, they deserved it.

Deb said...

that's a neat idea...they turned out so cute...this time raising your hand was a good thing...

Sandra said...

What a creative idea!!!!

Melody said...

They turned out beautifully! Congratulations on the good work... and that it is over! ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very Very nice, Joy... I think they (and you) did really well with that project... Just be careful --and learn to say NO... Once you do one thing, they'll come back for more and more..... One project a year should be enough!!!! Share it around for others to do!!!! ha (I know --after being in church work for so long!!!! ha)

Hugs,
Betsy

Joy said...

Joy-What a wonderful idea! These are so special and will always be their teachers' favorites.
FYI on grouting: I found some "glue & grout" stuff at Home Depot a few months ago that I LOVE. You put a layor of the grout down, then set whatever you are "grouting" on to and "squish it down a bit. Viola! Done. It's eezy-peezy and I use it all the time for my crafty projects.~Joy

The Farmer Files said...

Precious! I hope you raised some good money for the school!

Louise said...

Hi Joy - that's a great project! Please drop by my blog on Saturday - there's an award waiting or you!

Berni said...

That is so creative great work

tricia said...

they turned out beautiful.

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. Those are amazing!

Found you over at the Texas Blogging Gals site!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Joy,
Oh that turned out so beautiful, and such a personal touch. Grouting is not mine either lol. paiinting and drawing not my gifts either.. But I'm pretty good in other areas. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

Hugz Lorie

Susan S. said...

Hi there fellow Texas blogger! What a cute table re-do. Great job!

Happy New Year from Houston,TX

Karin said...

What a great idea and it turned out beautiful! I love when folks put up their hand to volunteer and help! I bet this gave a lot of satisfaction to many!

Brenda said...

What fun projects. I bet the kids enjoyed seeing the fruit of their labors.
btw, thanks for tips for my daughter's bad cold.

C said...

hahahahahahaha! I'm loving the look on the Joy-ie face, Joy-ie!!! :) With that hand up in the air like that! Snap! :)

Very creative of you and your daughters! And for a good cause! Bravo! :)

Apron Senorita said...

Hi Joy, the table is adorable. Hope you have a great week. We traveled again over the weekend and finally arrived back home. I can't wait to start sewing again. Take care! ~ Yoli :)

Floss said...

Those are fantastic, even thought it must have been a lot of work for you. Thanks so much for your thoughful words on my Haiti post. I have looked at lots of websites about Haiti today and I am beginning to sense, as you suggest, that God is going to bring something good for Haiti out of this terrible tragedy - perhaps simply the fact that the rest of us will think about its people instead of forgetting about them in their poverty.

Pam said...

That turned out so darling! I wish I were as creative as you, and funny too, oh and can I add cute! Love the photo of you with your hand up! Shows your full of personality!

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Gay Vaughan said...

That is awesome! Found you through the Texas Blogging gals and very happy I did!

Betty said...

Looks like a lot of work, but you did good Joy! I´m sure the parents loved them too!

Katie's Journey said...

Just came across your blog from the Texas Blogging Gals! The table is such a wonderful idea... I will have to be sure and remember that! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Julie said...

that is so awesome! I love it, you need to show how you did it... I would love to do that with my kiddos... do share :)

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Good luck with your daughter's dresser!