So I had a crazy day yesterday. Â 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. Â As they got closer I noticed that they were cashing a van. Â 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 wasÂ goingÂ to hit me. Â ThenÂ guess what? Â The guy driving the van jumped out and took off downÂ theÂ street. Â 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 turnedÂ pursuitÂ on foot. Â Little bit scary, but an awesome story now.
Now lets get back on topic shall we 🙂 Â It’s the season finale!! Â How did it get here so fast?! Â Jessica from Running with Scissors had the most votes last week with her Thread Sketches.
I think that isÂ theÂ most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Â I would never have the guts to just “draw” with my sewing machine! Â And look how fantastic it looks!
It was such a tight race for 2nd place last week! Â But in the end Kim won out. Â That means that Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts will be leaving us this week.
She won’t be leaving empty handed however. Â She won a fabulous prize pack including aÂ gift basket of earrings, a necklace, & a bandana dress fromÂ Belle Adore, & a $25 gift card toÂ Lily Bella Fabrics. Â 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. Â 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 decidedÂ onÂ thisÂ 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