Mary, no wait, Monica had a little lamb.

A long time ago, I purchased this heinous creation from Goodwill for $2. I’m sure whoever made it thought it was adorable, as did whoever bought it from them. I, however, bought this piece for it’s potential…which shall be revealed at the end.

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My first step was to remove the lamb/sheep/white fluffy animal & the backing that held it in place.101_1119

Once I removed the back, I had to remove about 20+ staples to release the lamb from it’s tacky applique prison. I did save the backing to hold my new “thing” in place, and I am going to also reuse the lamb portion as well.

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And here it is all disassembled.

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Next, I took the wooden part (sans dowel) outside to spray paint it a nice green (sageish) color. It’s by Krylon. I think it’s called leaf green. I am totally making that up, I must admit, because I am too lazy to get up and look at the name of the color. If you’re dying to know, leave me a comment.

Then somehow I didn’t take pictures of this next part, so bear with me. As I let the spray paint dry, I took a fat quarter I bought at Wal-Mart and cut it slightly bigger than the lamb thing. I used the lamb oval as a template, per se. The fat quarter was about $1.00 and I had MORE than enough fabric. They have lots of cute patterns, but for this project I chose a simple black/white dog print.

Finally, I assembled it all back together and hung it up.

But first, a story.

The whole reason I bought this item is because of a constant problem in our household.

The dog leash.

It never fails that it is 7:43 am on a Monday morning, and I am frantically trying to find Pee Wee’s dog leash to take him out to potty. Usually, this search happens in a frenzy since I need to leave for work at ohhh 7:47ish. Yeah, I plan ahead. Go me. I search everywhere. I mean everywhere. I do. I promise.

Then, I call Daniel who is usually at work or on his way.

Me: “Where’s Pee Wee’s dog leash?”

Daniel: “Wherever we last left it.”

Me: “Well, duh. You have no idea, really?”

Daniel: “Um, no Monica.”

Me: “You don’t love me!”

Daniel: “Monica, I gotta go.”

Me: “Are you cheating on me? DANIEL!”

Daniel: “Huh?”

Me: hangs up the phone

As you see, I completely go crazy. I then look over and see the leash on the kitchen table. I promise I totally did look there.

Point being, this could be avoided. My solution?

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Ta-dah! It’s right by the door and easy to find/use. Isn’t it cute? It is! Not bad for about $4 total and about 20 minutes of time.

For the record, yes, that blue collar is Pee Wee’s Coach collar from the outlets. Also for the record, the faux Coach bag I have is totally a real Coach…in my head. Look, we’re on a budget people.

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9 Comments

  1. Jamie
    September 15, 2009 / 1:48 am

    CA-ute! I cringed and the lamb and was wondering what potential you saw there. Love the puppy paws.

  2. Gwen
    September 15, 2009 / 1:51 am

    Now there is no excuse for you being late! Yeah sure right..Say bye bye to the lambie and I love your idea and redo. Also, SOOO glad that you are out of your funk!

  3. Naomi
    September 15, 2009 / 2:11 am

    I love it!!

  4. JennXOXO
    September 15, 2009 / 3:14 am

    So cute! Love it!

  5. Krys
    September 15, 2009 / 1:49 pm

    That is AWESOME girl! I LOVE it! I've been in a funk for the past month too. I have over 2000 post in my reader I need to TRY to catch up on. I'm gonna do my top priority reads (like yours) and not worry about the rest. I have just been…. blah…lately in every aspect of things. I have lost 13 pounds, and I'm now out of the 200's forever. It should be alot more, but I haven't been working out like I should. (go figure)I'm glad you decided to wait on a house, I think that's a good choice. You'll see that having a house isn't as much fun as it sounds like, because there's SO much more expense. In the past month alone, we've had to get a new roof, AND a new Central a/c. They had to replace the ducts and everything! As much as I hated apartment living when I was there, I sometimes wish to go back to not having a yard to mow, pest control to pay for, things to break, etc. I have TONS of things to post, so hopefully I'll be back in action soon. Doc gave me prozac on Friday and so I'm hoping a week or so of that will kick me back into gear.

  6. Lindsey @ Better After
    September 15, 2009 / 3:12 pm

    Ha! I love your phone conversation freak out! Sound like something I would do. Love the leash holder!

  7. Jessica
    September 15, 2009 / 6:52 pm

    What a great idea! Great job! You are making me want to get off my lazy butt and finish some of my projects!

  8. Rita
    September 16, 2009 / 12:35 am

    You crack me up. I cant decide what I like better, your stories or your creations. I just read this whole blog and re-read it to my teenage daughter (who by the way loved your lady gaga comment- I commented on that one already).We think you're too great!!Anyway just can't wait to see and hear what's next.

  9. Embellished Bayou
    September 17, 2009 / 4:05 am

    Love this! You have such vision! Hope you had fun at Britney, I'm jealous!

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