Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Numbers, Letters, etc.

It must be the teacher in me - I LOVE letters and numbers.

It should come as no surprise that I have Pinterest boards titled I've Got Your Number and Alphabet Soup.

And of course several of the projects on my 30 Days of Pinterest involve letters and numbers.

Instead of all circles like the ones from Say Yes To Hoboken, I mixed it up with squares and triangles too.

The shapes didn't all fit in the clear container, so Linden, the only toddler on our lane, will be getting a bucket full of felt blocks.  

Trader Joe's galvanized tins from roses are piled up in the garage so this project was basically a freebie.

I printed out numbers from the internet, cut them out like stencils and voila, numbered tins similar to those seen on Anton & K.

My next project is not on my 30 Days list, but I couldn't pass up the fabric.

The strip of fabric was already hemmed on each side and cost just $5.99 a yard.

For $12 and about 10 minutes to hem the piece, I have a new table runner.

The fabric comes with red stripes or blue stripes too.

My last project is copied from Maddiebella Home.

When I saw the post about a little table turned into a flag, I knew I could do it easily.

I already had the Ikea table sitting in the garden to hold my iced tea when I sit and read.

Thanks to Betty P at Maddiebella Home I have a start my Fourth of July decorations.

I am not doing too badly - 12 days have passed, 13 projects are completed plus 2 more that weren't even on the list.

There won't be any projects today.

I am going to LA to see my sister and we will make a stop in my parents' old garage.

I am looking for my dad's old film reels, some rusty pieces for the garden, an old ladder (oh, please be where I remember it) and a couple of metal chairs.

In addition to my parents' garage, we will visit Home Goods, my favorite dim sum restaurant and a great little antique store.

I haven't seen Marcia since Christmas because she has been working in London all year.

Even if I come home empty handed it will be a fun overnight.

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Take the time to visit  Corn in my Coffe Pot.

Pat wrote about some projects she was inspired to do after reading my 30 Days of Pinterest.

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I will be partying at

Cedar Hill Ranch - Tuesdays The Scoop

Elizabeth & Co. - Be Inspired

Cozy Little House - Tweak It Tuesday

Lavender Garden Cottage - Cottage Style Party

Ivy and Elephants - What's It Wednesday

Be Betsy - Brag About It

Fluster Buster - Creative Muster


  1. Good morning Carol! Everything you are attempting is looking so good! You must be enjoying yourself! Anita

  2. I love all of your letters and numbers, Carol!! Have I ever told you that I think you're amazingly talented!!!!
    Mary Alice

  3. You sound like to have it all planed out.I hope everything works out and you have a glorious time.Thank you for being a teacher.You are a hero...and a brave lady.I love all your letters and number creations and photos.Very nice post.I enjoyed it Teach...LOL
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  4. Loving everything. I can't believe everything you are getting done.

  5. I love the pretty colors you've showcased! I bet that yellow cabinet is amazing.
    Thank you so much for Linking Up at Brag About It @VMG206 this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  6. I am enjoying watching you achieve your projects! Have a fun time with your sister!!

  7. Keep it up! Love all the beautiful creations!

  8. Carol,
    You have so much energy. I love all your projects. Love those soft letter blocks they are adorable. Keep up the good work. Don't forget to take a nap!!!

  9. Good job!! Hope you have a great time in the city ~~~

  10. You're doing so good on your projects and I can tell you're having a blast! I love the table runner! Have fun in LA!

  11. I love the felt alphabet blocks!

  12. Your letters and numbers are adorable. We have a set of alphabet letters that are teeny tiny...maybe 1/2" x 1/2". They were hand painted by a friend of my father-in-law way back when our oldest son was born. They are so cute! You could do those too. :)

  13. I love your cute little sand pail and the shelf you have above your window! In a small space, it's nice to have extra places to display things. I have a little wooden table just like yours. It was chippy red when I bought it at the thrift store and that was perfect. Love the flag though! That's as cute as can be! Hugs!

  14. can't go wrong with numbers and letters...and it's fun to change them out

  15. Everything is so charming here! Especially love the sand pails. You inspired me and I have a great idea. Thanks so much. Have a wonderful time with your sister.

  16. Your letter and number projects are fantastic. Hope you have a wonderful time with your sister.
    Sarah x

  17. There you go again, tempting me with all your letters and numbers. I am going a bit number happy in my craft room. Love the felt ones you made! I may have to make some later. Hope you have a wonderful visit and find treasures. I have a few old reels to hang in our theater room. Hoping to do a little decorating tonight. Hope you will link this to SYC.

  18. Your crafts are amazing...and if you come home empty-handed after the trip to your parent's house, HomeGoods, and an antique shop - something's wrong! ;-)

  19. Cute crafts, love the colors! Have fun at Home Goods. Thanks for visiting my blog- Happy Summertime :)

  20. Great projects ! Love your new table runner !

  21. Well, I'm home from my cruise (I'll be posting in a bit) and am trying to catch up on my reading! I am so in love with ALL of your projects...:) I think the letter and number thing is definitely a teacher love! I thought about your colorful beach cottage on my trip when I was on the islands! It would have fit right in...:) Can't wait to see what you do're inspiring me to make the best use of my time this summer! Thanks for that!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  22. Carol - you are so creative and we love seeing what you have put together. Have fun on your trip and can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Thanks so much for linking back to BeBetsy. We appreciate it.

    Have a great weekend~xo
    Sharon and Denise!

  23. It must be the teacher in me, but I love all your letters and numbers projects!

  24. I have a passion for numbers (or an obsession). I love painting number on everything, reminds me of the man with the paint can on electric company (I'm dating myself). Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  25. I love letters and numbers, too, and I think you're right~ it's a teacher thing! ;) I love all the bright colors you use, they are so lively and fun! I also, love your window seat! Super sweet! :) Your blog is lovely!

  26. Oh my you are so productive! I love the cans with the numbers!


  27. May I just say you have a fine looking cow tag.