Monday, January 25, 2010

Sew Much Fabric...So Little Time!

This was my birthday present from Marta (along with those cute juice glasses in my previous post). She had these vinyl letters made for me. I love them in my sewing room.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Finishing Up!

A few years back, I decided to "re-vamp" our kitchen. It didn't need appliances - just cosmetic changes so I painted the cabinets antique white and got new granite counter tops. By getting rid of the dark wood cabinets, it seemed to open up my little kitchen. I bought some wood corbels online to attach to the under hang of the pennisula - but just never got them up. Even though they are still not up, at least they are now ready... Alder wood. Pretty, uh?

White (I did a second coat using an off-white paint)

Looks a little scary-right? This gel stain is AWESOME! It has the consistency of toothpaste. I used it on the cabinets too and really liked how it didn't drip like normal stain.

Done! - side detail.

Front View

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mystery Project

I have had these fabrics in mind for a specific project for a long, long, long, time now and decided I needed something to do while my hubby watches t.v. The fact that this quilt is going to be mostly black is way out of line for me - but for some reason these really 'spoke' to me. I will show the finished top later - it is applique so it may take me a little while!


Aren't these the cutest glasses? Found them at Target after I was tipped off by my Marta. Thanks, Marta! (The small juice glasses were given to me by Marta and look right at home with these retros.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I LOVE Organizing!

I've had this shelf for a long time but it had been finished in a dark brown stain and I decided a couple of weeks ago that it would look great painted white and hung in the scrapbook/office room. I wanted to place a red polka dotted plate on it to match the tie backs on the curtains so I went to the store and found one - that day! Sometimes things just work out.

You might notice the doll on the end of the shelf.- That's Poor Pitiful Pearl. My dad gave me that when I was around 10 years old.

I got this great scrapbook wall shelf for Christmas. It makes things so much easier and actually keeps my scrapbook area neater. I also got a wonderful turntable caddy that holds scissors, paper punches, and many, many etc.'s - you can see a bit of it under the lamp.