Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I am Moved IN!

These pictures are not the pretty ones :) Those will come later after I get everything organized, arranged, put away, decor up and on - but you wanted pics so here they are! lol

Since I took those pics I have made progress. I hung the mini blind and it hasn't fallen off yet, I hung the curtain rods, still have to make the curtains. Also make curtain for the closet and I have a lovely piece of linen to make a new bedspread (currently in the middle of that) and well let's just say today it looks better than in these pictures! Nicer ones to follow - karen

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Happy and Blessed Easter to You

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Among all the busyness this day will hold, please remember why we celebrate Easter.
 Because - 
He is Risen!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Re-fashioning bug has bit me!

Oh boy have I been having fun lately! Besides moving into my new rooms this weekend (pictures later) I've been having all kinds of fun with some tops I bought for practically nothing and re-fashioned them into something completely different. I wish I had taken before pictures. So, for these two I'll have to explain what they were before.

The first on was a plain jumper, with a simply band across the midriff, a-line, extremely simple with no embellishment whatsoever. It was also a size 28. So, there was a lot of fabric to work with. You can see what I did with it - (white on white is hard to see details, sorry for that)

Nice row of gorgeous vintage lace! 
 4 channels to make it very adjustable in size

Tied with some funky braids

And the second blouse is linen, was a simple blouse, button down the front, long sleeve with cuff, and shirt collar. It's a lovely spring peach color -

Oh what fun to cut and sew and add trims and lace - how much more fun could you have in the sewing room? :) More later - I have to go move into my new digs! :) Karen

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.

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