Sunday, April 13, 2014

Linen and Lace

This is the painting weekend! My niece and her husband are painting for me. They are doing a Fantastic job - it's absolutely beautiful. I appreciate them so much. Here is one picture of the paint color -
The wall with the door just has primer on it, so you can see the beautiful neutral on the adjacent wall. I couldn't find a place to take a picture of the paint color next to the floor - trust me - it's GORGEOUS! :)   
So, in celebration of my 'neutral' I'm collecting all different kinds of fabrics in white, off-white, ivory, caramel, taupe, vanilla and will combine them all with different lace for the curtains on the window, the shower curtain, the curtain for my closet and linen closet. I'm living in this space alone (just little ole me) so I can be a girly as I want to be! :)

Here is my first project, a linen and lace pillowcase. I don't know how it will feel to sleep on it, it's a very fine linen. If it's too rough, I'll use it as a sham for my other pillows on my bed.



More pictures to come! :) Karen (the pillowcase is white linen, although it doesn't really look like it)

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Pictures of My Rooms - Almost Done!

The Floors are IN!!!! That's the texturing on the walls, painting this weekend.

There is the window on the right, and staring straight ahead is my double rod closet

This is the hallway that leads back to the main house. The bathroom door to the left and that first doorway will be my door. 
I just LOVE the floors! :) Karen

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Meet The Bird Family!

I have a new pattern in my Etsy and Craftsy shops - I'm very pleased to introduce to you:

The Bird Family!

This one pattern, contains everything you need to make all four members of The Bird Family!

Daddy Bird

Mama Bird

Grandpa Bird

Grandma Bird 


They are fun to make - easy and quick! Embellishment possibilities abound!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt and Construction Progress! :)

I must now hold my own private Easter egg hunt because I can't find them! They can't be too far away, my room is small. But I did pack up two big boxes in anticipation of moving day on the 15th, so maybe I put them in there.

Okay - after much nagging asking nicely :) here is the plan showing the layout of my space. Click on it to make it bigger. More actual pictures in the next few days.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Progress on Easter Eggs

Well, I only broke one egg! I'm thrilled :) I've got 5 decorated Easter eggs and I love them. Not sure I will do it again, but it was a fun experience. Here is the story in pictures!

A cane I made, cut in half and used the other circle to make a triangle. Pretty pleased with it.

Another cane I made, and this time I incorporated finished bits of other canes and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Yup the broken egg. :(

The 5 sort-of finished eggs, they haven't been sanded or waxed yet. But they will be and then I'll show 'pretty pics' :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter Eggs with Polymer Clay

I get a monthly newsletter from Meg at http://creatorsjoy.blogspot.com/ and I follow her blog. She gives such great ideas and tips and tutorials for clay things. Since it's almost Easter she is showing some of the Easter eggs she done. OMG!!!! Of course, then I had to try it!

I bought a 6-pack of eggs :)

And used this cane which is really kind of smushed, but it looks good enough for my cheap eggs :)

And I actually covered one without breaking it! Yahoo!!!! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Progress is Good!

If you follow me on FB you'll see some progress on my garage now apartment.... :) If you don't follow me, how come? lol https://www.facebook.com/karen.gass1

So, now I'll catch up here! You gets lots of pictures :) (It's been awhile hasn't it? sorry....)

Where the garage door used to be - you can see where the window and door is framed in. Then....

We raised the floor about 16" to be on the same level as the rest of the house  .... 
Floor raised ....
First wall framed - bathroom ... 
Bathroom mostly framed and shower added :) 
Small shot of what will be my living room/work space/etc 
my linen closet :) 
Yesterday the plumbers and HVAC guys were here getting started on their parts. I think they'll be back today. Then the electrician has to come and at some point we wait for inspections to happen. Then drywallers, the floor laid and it's all uphill from there until one of these days you'll see pics of my new apartment! :)

I know it's hard to tell anything from some of these photo's - but it's so exciting to me that I can't help but share! Bear with me :)

In other news, I finished a special order. Pretty hair clip (she wanted blacks and browns so it would go with more things) -

Finished another special order of 3 Americana mirrors which I forgot to take a picture of :/

Made these cute little tins -

I've even done some sewing! Made a new shirt, using another shirt as a pattern, changed the neckline. Turned out cute, but it's in the laundry. lol Will take a picture of it soon. Took my sewing machine down to be serviced, and figured it will be done there about the time my sewing room is done 2-3 weeks.

And last but not least - I'm getting ready to post some pendants on the Cotton Spice FB page - would love to have you visit! Currently am running a promotion to get more likes - we've reached the 50 and 75 goal, next is 100 likes and when we reach that one person will win a $35 gift certificate for anything I have on the CS FB page! You could do some serious shopping with that! https://www.facebook.com/cottonspice

Will be back soon with new construction updates! I hope your week will be awesome!

Karen

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