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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Suggestions Please

OK, as some of you know,
 I have been working on changing up my bedroom
 (for obvious reasons).
I'm making it into a crafting space bedroom combo.
Little by little it has been morphing.

I'm currently stuck on the main window.
It has brown blinds that will stay put,
(should I ever need the window completely covered)
but in the pulled up position.

This window faces the backyard
and will be the area where I will be crafting.

Here's the way it originally looked

A few things have moved/changed.....

I found this old screen door in the barn and fell in love with it.
I knew this is where I had always wanted to put it.
Unfortunately there is a large crack in this side of the window.
It's a double pain so replacement can wait,
 but in the meantime I'd like it and those memories covered.

I have moved a long table under the window for my work table.

I didn't particularly like it alone.
I have already decided what to do with the right side
so that's not an issue.

I've tried it with tall shutters....

and short shutters.

Didn't particularly care for the shutters :(
So then I thought of lace.
I grabbed an ecru panel and threw it over the back of the door.

I like it.
I plan to trim it to fit then tack it to the back of the screen door.
My boggle is whether to leave the screen on or take it off.

I like the look of the rusty, holey screen with the lace in the background,
but can imagine how good it would look removed too.

Let me know what you think.
 It's been this way for a couple of weeks and I need to decide!

And yes, that ivy is going!
Hoping to paint over it soon!
at least after the Holidays ;)

Thanks ♥

Vintage Christmas Cards

From Dover Publications

Have fun!

Friday, November 25, 2011

It's a Frugal Time

This year has been all about frugality.
As you know I'm making most of my Christmas gifts,
when possible.

My Sister's Birthday came along.
I finally got to make this idea I have had for quite some time now

This was the inspiration photo for my idea.
I don't even remember where I saw/found this.

You see she has a thing for pulleys.
I had hoped to find a great wooden pulley,
as in the inspiration photo,
but no such luck.

I ended up buying a new one,
 which I had intended to "rust" in a rusting solution.
I put it out side until I got around to "rusting" it.

Jump forward 3 yrs....
(it never made it into the rusting solution)
nature did it for me.

So here is the nice rusty pulley with rope and wee "buckets''.

Again I didn't have any "buckets" like in the photo,
 so I used peat pots left over from Easter.
They seemed kind of flimsy
so I gave them a couple of coats of Mod Podge (homemade version).
Then with another coat and dredged them in my spice mix...
to give them a rusty/aged look.

I then filled the "buckets" with Sweet Annie sprigs (yes, from my garden),
old stained clothespins, moss rocks and some Cinnamon sticks. 
Brass wire was attached for the handles.

I also tucked in a tiny horse
She has a fondness for them too ;)

Between the Sweet Annie and the Cinnamon Sticks,
it smelled heavenly

This is a small Hostess Gift I put together for
 her and her husband for Thanksgiving.
 Homemade Jams, a votive, and Thanksgiving Tea Towel
along with a handmade hang tag.

All inside a pretty basket that when started was a navy with white drips!
Thank goodness for some Hammered Copper Spray Paint I found in my Treasure Pile!

I'm hoping she liked her Birthday gift and 
that she has had time to open it by now
 so that is was safe to show here! LOL

Love ya Sis

To Infinity and beyond!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow we will be headed to Petaluma
to my Sister and Hubbs
home for a big family gathering.
I wish you all have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving too!

Here are some of my fav Thanksgiving images
Most funny, some heartwarming


Busy Little Worker Elves

The elves (actually just me) have gotten a few more projects accomplished.....

A prim homespun garland to display Christmas Cards or anything else you like to.

A snowy blue Pine cone Swag

A red velvet Pine Cone Swag

and remember all those vintage ornaments I found at that sale?

Some have been reincarnated.....

I love how dreamy this cabinet came out ♥♥

♫ Two Turtle Doves ♫

An Electric Candle Stick

Icy Basket

A few Simple Ornaments

A Lavender Pillow

All available in my Etsy Shop! 

My assistant seems to need a nap....

Even the flash doesn't wake her....
scooch over I think I need one too!!



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