Thursday, December 31, 2015

3650 Items or Clean in Sixteen

Another New Year, 
Another Resolution. 

This is the year I get organized. 

It has to be, 
it is now driving me crazy. 
I heard on TV this morning that the 
best way to keep your resolutions
is to make them public.
here goes. 

Ten items will be leaving my house every day for the year. 

That is unless...
3650 items leave before the end of the year. 

And the count begins. 

The afghan above? 
At least 10 skeins of yarn, 
now in Shelby's house. 

This yarn, 
leftovers from a bunch of other projects,
off to Mom and Dad's for Dad to make
hats for the homeless. 

At least another 10 items. 

So...20 down, 
3630 to go! 

Also, starting this bathroom project.   
There have to be at least 
30 items in there that can go. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Two Turtles Down

When I started these a couple of months ago I thought that I had plenty of time!
What do they say?
When we make plans....
Then I got sick.
For over a month.
A little crocheting,
but mostly not.
Then a vacation planned,
tickets bought,
a six year old
So here I am
10 days and counting...
Two down,
one to go.
See it in the bottom of this picture?
Tomorrow we will discuss the mermaid tails.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Rocky the Lobster

left alone at the auctions
Thursday nights
has proved interesting.
Clowns, neon signs, parrots.
So, I never know what he is going to bring home.
Last night he made it home before me.
These books and vintage cards are great!

The picnic

The vases?   Maybe to the right person.

Pyrex and Glasbake?
Wonderful buys....

This shelf....10 feet long?
You might think that is the worst.

After 12 hours at work.....when I turned the corner to go in the kitchen,
This was serenading me with
"Won't you let me take you on a Sea Cruise?"
I'd like to send someone on a sea cruise....
without a life jacket! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Soldiers' Angels

Every now and then it is interesting to see where blog visits come from.
I was really happy to see the link
to make these bags
come up on this page.
Great use of directions!
Hop over and take a look!
Maybe there is something that you want to make!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Serendipitous Moments

What a ride this has been!
Setting up and opening a shop,
a winter of paint classes,
all more craziness than usual...
if that is possible.
I have loved getting the shop ready,
enjoyed the entire process
really like working there. 
The vendors work most of the weekdays,
mostly the weekends are tied up for me for the time being.

I was on my own.
Worked at that REAL job in the early morning
and then off to
Time Works.
Busy day,
I took paints and brushes.
Didn't really accomplish much there.

My two last customers of the day came in.
Wandered around
and then....
The one woman brings two yearbooks to the counter.
Her voice is shaky.
She has just found her father's yearbook!
Not just the 1946 yearbook that he was pictured in...
His personal yearbook,
with all the messages from his classmates!
Stories from the past.
What a serendipitous moment!
I am sure that she enjoyed her evening,
reading all about her father!
Goosebumps and Tears!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Covered Hanger Tutorial

These little dresses.
Found at yard sales and in boxes of aprons
are adorable.
But how to display them. 
On a really cold winter day,
what better place to hole up than this sunny, cheery sewing room.
I really don't spend enough time here.

Decorative hangers.
I have been told that they don't sell without cute hangers.
So, I raid the four year old grandson's closet,
a quick peruse of Pinterest
for ideas
away I go.
This could easily be adapted to adult hangers though.
Find a piece of material to fit the hanger, doubled.
I have this awesome stash of drapery and upholstery sample books!
Cut the fabric about an inch bigger than the hanger.

Might as well make more than one.
Press under the bottom edge and hem.

Add some type of decoration on the fronts.
Speaking of stashes. 
There happens to be an awesome stash of lace, trims and ric rac in my sewing room.

Sew them together around the top edges, wrong sides together.

Turn and press.
Cut a small slit for the hook to fit through and place hanger inside.
I tacked the bottoms together with a little hot glue.
Wrap the hook in seam tape
dig through the ribbon stash
(oh yes, I have one of those also)
and decorate with bows.

And hang your vintage dress.

Actually, this post was started quite awhile ago.
Two of these dresses have already sold in my new shop!

This smocked one went first!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Giddy Up

Another horse!

For this little cutie!
Eleanor won't be riding it for awhile,
before her mom and dad realize it,
she will be
wildly rocking away!

And another one for an order,
finished last minute before we left on vacation.

Along with a hare for my sister! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classes, classes, CLASSES!

It started out so innocent.
My friend's daughter was getting married
they wanted to do a painting class.
We had this new back room at the shop.
I could teach that! 
Bring them here!
And then...


and this,

and how about Gracelyn's birthday?

and this,







and don't forget these,

this again,

and this...

is where it all started! 
It has been so much fun! 
Truly, I could do this for a living!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Day at the Science Center

The boys love this place! 
It has been two years since they were there.

This time the weather was good enough that
they could go to the submarine.

I think that might have been a favorite!

Along with Sports Works.

Papaw and Logan had to experience the hurricane.

And a surprise when Gracelyn and Garren were also there!

with much trepidation
I post this
not so flattering angle!
Just to show I