by Chelsea Johansen

baby shower! December 23, 2012

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this morning i went to a baby shower for my cousin

and wanted to share a couple of the things my mom and i made.

here’s a cute banner i made for baby weston.

great shower decoration and it will go over his changing table when he arrives!


my mom made his first christmas tree full of pacifiers, toys, bibs, and more!


she also made little babies out of diapers, socks, and wash cloths.


fun day with great family!

can’t wait for the little guy to get here!

on another note,

after working on another spray painting project

i decided to make my mark in my mom’s yard.


i’ve always wanted to get in to street art…lol.


p.s. my mom is a husky (BIG rivalry)


lace painting December 13, 2012

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i finally finished a piece that i first talked about in october!

i wrote about my inspiration in this post.

i was busy with a lot of other projects and school of course,

but it’s done!

here’s how it turned out.

hope you like!

i do.


sorry, once again, for the bad cell pic


wood stain update & finished wood block December 11, 2012

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a while ago i posted about a diy vintage wood stain

(which you can see here).

i was so excited to try the wood stain on the edges of a wood block print,

which also happens to be a christmas present for my sister!

i did what the directions said.

combine coffee grounds, steel wool, and white vinegar,

and let sit for at least 24 hours.

the result:


gross looking, huh?

and it didn’t even work 😦

not sure why;

i may have gotten a kind of steel wool that didn’t react well.

this is the slight difference it made after 3 coats:


the top picture has such a defined line

because the stain would not adhere to the wood where a paper label was attached when it was packaged.

so, the type of wood you choose (and how it’s packaged) will make a difference as well.


quite the bummer, but i did salvage the project.

i painted the edges with an off white acrylic.

and let nick do his magic applying the photo to the wood!

here’s the end result:



it’s supposed to look a little vintage and torn up,

which i love,

especially with the right photo, like this!

one christmas present down!

i’ve got another project update on the way,

but probably can’t get it up tomorrow

because i’m going home for christmas!!


onion crescent rolls December 1, 2012

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i decided to share this variation of pillsbury’s crescent rolls

because it is super easy and a big hit with my family and friends.

we had some just last night with chicken and a green salad!


1 tube crescent rolls

1 1/3 cup french’s fried onions

1 egg


-unroll and separate crescent dough onto a baking sheet (will probably want to spray with non-stick spray)

-evenly divide fried onions onto each triangle of dough

-roll each triangle up starting at the wide end

-beat egg and brush onto each crescent roll

-bake in oven according to the directions on the crescent roll package

*you may want to try adding a little cheese too! enjoy!