Thursday, March 31, 2011
This morning I interviewed and it was confirmed that I will have a booth at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market on April 16th!!! Here is the link and if you are around Dallas - PLEASE COME.
I also just created my ETSY shop - there's nothing in it yet to buy, but I can't download those pictures here at work...so I have to finish that process when I get home and over the weekend.
I have a ton of work to do in the next 16 days to be ready...but I welcome it all - I am so excited, happy and thankful.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Glad I did - this chair was tagged at $15 and I asked her if she would take $5 and I walked away with a new chair getting my way. I have ideas for it...
Tomorrow will be at least partially committed to getting the backyard ready for the next phase - grass - which is coming next weekend. This is the not fun step - leveling, digging, cleaning, etc., so I decided to dream rather than just dread the hard work...
|This one for the beach, the lanterns, and the straight clean lines of it.|
|This one because it feels so homey and inviting!|
|This one because - "hello orange candelabra."|
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
So not being able to ever buy a TV large enough to sit on the console and cover the plugs - I have stared and loathed that spot - until now.
I was sitting at work one day, much as I am right now thinking and reading through other blogs. I saw a coffee table on one that had been redone, which made my mind drift to the coffee table I had to recently put in the garage because she just no longer had a place to sit in our house. I was sad about her demotion but really truly no room. I then started thinking ... what can I do with her - who needs her - etc. Then it hit me - I immediately texted Jerod and said "I have a brilliant idea - we don't have to get rid of the coffee table." IT was such a good idea I even told him I couldn't text it - it had to be in person. I know - dramatic and silly, but sometimes I really don't want the greatness of an idea, the tone of a comment, or the beauty of a wall to be lost in a cell phone - in my sometimes crazy mind I think it will be received the way I want/expect it to be received if I just wait for the conversation or the real camera.
So let me show you the idea of getting rid of Hated Spot #1 and using the coffee table...
First of all - meet the coffee table that served us so well. We first got her in our uptown apartment because we didn't have room for a dining table in that place so my mother in law made this for us out of an old church door. So cool - right?
|Here you can see the leg and overall shape|
|Here you can see the top of it (and yes Harrison almost always comes for a picture).|
Monday, March 21, 2011
#1 - The weather - It was beautiful... lots of outside time - called for sunglasses, many rides in the jeep,l and taking the long way home as often as possible.
|I randomly cut bangs this weekend too...|
|The girls painting flower pots|
|Who needs a bathing suit?|
#5 - Found cheap furniture to buy for a future project...
Urban Outfitters was selling old display furniture and I got two pieces for $20.
#7 - Did some shopping at West Elm (favorite store) and got a new chair for the den.
#8 - Went to brunch at Dream Cafe - yum yum yum - love omelets with pesto, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes
#9 - Took at 3 hour nap on Saturday afternoon - I had to get up and wake everyone up at 5 so that any of us would go to bed that night.
#10 - Ended the weekend with a fire truck next door and us peeking through the living room curtains trying to figure out why our neighbor was hoola hooping with a flaming hoop. Yes I am so serious - I unfortunately couldn't get a picture but you will have to trust me that I am tellin' the truth!
Hope you all had great weekends too! Now for a week of welcoming spring!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I just found this great tutorial (little girls shabby ruffle skirt) and can't wait to try my hand at a skirt for Cana AND we have a cousin play date scheduled for tomorrow, hitting an outdoor market on Saturday and brunch at Dream Cafe on Sunday!!!! I am on cloud 9 just thinking about spending the weekend with the fam!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This project will be broken down by weekends and I will try to keep you posted of it's development...but I have to show you my little pride and joy from this weekend. Choo Choo Planters (as Cana puts it)...
Seriously they are old HEAVY hub caps from a train car. How cool is that? They were underneath all this mess...
So after pulling them by tying them to the jeep and pressin the gas, Jerod and his dad got them here...How good are they at placement!!
This project was entered in the CSI Project this week - themed "Spring" ! Click here to view this project and all the others entered this week.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
- I have finished my tasks at work
- I have finished our 2010 taxes (or putting together everything the accountant needs to do them)
- I have read enough of Anna Maria Horner's blog that I am dying to go home and sew.
- I have clipped coupons and made a grocery list
- I have had three cups of coffee
- I made toast with Cana girl (she did the jelly by herself)
- I have dreamed about wanting some thing at a restaraunt for dinner, talked myself out of it because it's "not as healthy", and then looked again online for some Thursday night specials, because maybe if it is a really good deal I can overlook the calorie/fat factor.
- Saw a potential name for an unborn boy baby and Jerod kind of liked it too.
- Sang some old sing a longs with Cana on the way to work
- Found a market that I want to goal out to sell at by May
- And wrote a blog entry!
I love the feeling of a productive day before lunch.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
In furniture news...I finished a nightstand.
I do all my painting in my lady cave in the front of the house...Jerod has his man cave in the studio above the garage and my space is this random room that made this house just right for us. I couldn't remove the hardware on the drawer because it was covered up by the plastic drawer that I am sure my grandfather somehow maneuvered - he was crafty and silly like that and we all loved him for it. Therefore kept the old stuff and just painted around then cleaned up the rust on it with fingernail polish remover. I started with a metallic gold coat and then in the after shots you will see added a black glaze over it for more dimension and a little older look.
And now she resides in the adult guest room at my mom's house.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I am not sure what I am supposed to be learning from these posts continuously being deleted…I am determined to show you what I have been working on the last two weeks.
My mom is letting me redecorate two of her guests rooms upstairs…one is a kid’s guest room and the other is the adult room…I only have pictures of the kid one for now. I picked a much lighter fresh color, picked fun brighter colors for bedding and added a lot of wall hangings. Much more kid friendly and exciting than the cream and black toile that was in there. It was so much sewing, painting, and making up stuff.
The next project that I am still in the middle of is Jerod’s studio. We never painted or did anything to personalize when we moved in so it was way past due and fun to do for him. So far we have painted a couple of walls, built a frame for the wall mirror, built a shelf out of a railroad beam and a collage board to cover the back of the piano.
And to make sure there is a little mess and progress going on inside the house – I am slowly but surely working on Cana’s room. I have painted a new old headboard for her “big girl” bed and done some work for a couple of her walls.
All of this has made me very happy…I so love creating. I am bad and slow at showing because I am afraid of what people will think…is she a good mom if she is doing all this other stuff too, this isn’t really that good, or is she crazy for thinking that any of this would be something someone would want. I am really realizing that if I don’t want any of those things to come true, I have to start sharing and showing – in process and completed things. I do so badly want to do this for a living…I want to make gifts for others to give, I want to help women see a project done that has always been in their head, or help someone see a possible project out of what they just see as the everyday stuff around them.