Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I was going to leave it plain like this but decided it was too plain
so I added a patch and ribbon. Now it's more to my liking.
Sorry to bore you with such short post but I don't have a lot of time for more right now. I am working on things that need done for other and so I must get back to work. Take Care and have a happy Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Hester's Book of Spells
Sunday, July 12, 2009
They have weathered with use and time but I will not part with them because one day I am sure that when grandkids come along( in the very distant future) that they too will get use out these cherished heirlooms. But in the mean time they are once again in use by my cousin's little girl whom I babysit every Monday.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It took a couple of hours to make with Wayne's help. He drilled the holes for the hooks and cut the wood but I painted it and I love it. My 16yr old gave it his seal of approval because he said it was "pretty sweet". Now I'm not so sure I wanna give it up. Guess I'll just have to make another one for myself. I may even make a couple to sell at the store.
Miss Ginger wanted say hello to my bloggin buddies and to see what I was doing. She's such a curious kitty.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I have plans to redo this bench but I'm not sure what color I want yet. I'm thinking either a dark red with black dry brushed on it or maybe a navy blue with antique white dry brushed on it. Still deciding.
But my favorite item is this table.
I'm leaving it as it is because it's perfect. It's going to stay outside on my porch. Which is getting a make over soon.
Here is what I've already done with a few of my new goodies.
This is a shelf I have in my kitchen that I change with the seasons. This one is for the summer season. But it seems my white walls need a new color job.They just seems so bland to me lately.
My other shelf still needs some work.
As you can see the little door Wayne made me a few years ago needs a prim make over and so does the glass candle stick on the right. I'll get around to it soon. I hope. But I'm not sure yet what I'm going to replace the heart make do with. maybe a star one.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
and I liked it so much I gave it a try. I wasn't sure what I was going to make with the fabric after trying. I knew I didn't want a pillow like she had made, so I went off to bed not knowing what I was going make. I forgot to take a before picture sorry.
The next morning I was doing some blog reading and came across this post and I instantly knew what I wanted to make with my faux vintage cloth.
A purty library bag that cost next to nothing since I had all the supplies on hand. I love it and I've already used it for a trip to the library and the beach. It would make a great market bag too. Don't ya just love it. I'm thinking one in blue would look just as grand. I might even coffee dye it to make it a little more prim.Still not sure yet.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I don't have alot to show but I did wok on this. What you ask is it? Keep reading and you'll find out.
First I painted it white but didn't like it. So I painted over it with tan
But I didn't like it either and decided to wipe the tan off and it looked like this
and I was pleased with it. Looks prim now. Still wondering what it is?
It's a cornhole scoreboard. I bet no one else thought to prim up their score board. Now if only I had tought to do that with the cornhole boards (which I didn't get a pic of) before we sent them off to my Grandmas.She wanted a set made for an upcoming family reunion. Oh well when Wayne makes the next set I am so priming them because they will be mine to keep.
And next we have this little ironing board Wayne made to sell at the shop. It's just like the one he made me for Valentine's day which I forgot to share with you.
It's 12 inches wide and 30 inches long and make s great litte table top iron. I love mine and use it all the time. The kitty's love it too.
Edited to show the back side because I forgot to add it last night.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
The trip once we were into Kentucky was very interesting. Everything is so green and trees are everywhere. As you can see from the bridge. This was pretty much the view we had for most of the trip.Which was beautiful BTW. Some of the side roads were just a little gravel pathways and there were lots of cemetaries- some right beind peoples houses and the little country churches just sat in the middle of no where. The roads we traveled were mostly back country roads but yet state routes. We stopped at a little country gas station and the pumps were the old fashioned ones where the numbers rolled instead of being digital. It was very quaint and it just seemed so peaceful and relaxing.
We toured Cascade caves. It was very wet but enjoyable. The was an underground pool
that lead outside.
And here we are enjoying ourselves beside it.
There were lots of stalagtites and a few stalagmites and there was even an undergorund waterfall.
We had a wonderful time and even got in a bit of trail hiking.
There will definately be a return trip when we can stay a few more days and enjoy more of the sites. Wayne has already said so. All in all we had a very nice time in Kentucky.
Edited to remove any content that was offencive to anyone even though I only posted what I saw and meant nothing bad by it.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Two co-ordinating fabrics
sewing needle and button
thin wire and chopstick
Cut 3 squares:
One from fusible web(I use wonder under)
and two from 2 different farics. I made mine 5 inches but you can cut them any size you want.
Fuse your two fabric squares together.
Step 3. Fold your square in half twice to find center point.
Measure an cut 2 inches down from each corner using your center point as a guide. Do this on all four corners.
Next fold your points down to look like those in the picture and sew in place. Then attach your button.
Step 6 Now that your pinwheel is finished you can attach it to a stick if you want or leave it as is. I chose to wire mine to a chop stick.
Run a piece of thin wire through the holes of your button.
And wrap tightly around your stick a few times.
Now your all done.