Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Storage and Lighting

Hi Everyone!
Here are two more projects that I've checked off my To Do List of sewing space projects.

The first is... 
This book case that we repurposed. We had already put the curtains up when I took pictures for my previous post but it was still empty inside. So what's behind the curtains?
Let's take a looksy.
Bins and bins filled with all my crafting/sewing supplies. No more running out to the garage to get what I need. Yay!!!
This was an easy transformation. Hubby attached a small curtain rod, which I already had from a previous kitchen window redo project, onto the book case. Then I added curtains, which I already had too. I just had to hem them a bit. Easy peasy. I am loving all the new extra storage.
Next project was changing a wall light fixture. Hubby did this one all by himself though. Well I did add the pretty little tassels...Hee, Hee, Hee.
I found this fixture a while back at a flea market and I am so happy that it has finally found a home. So pretty.

Slowly but surely my petite space is coming along.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Old Chair

I have come to the realization that it is going to take me a little longer than I had hoped for to get my new petite sewing space ready for a reveal. So...I have decided to share the projects I work on for this space as I finish them, and when they are all done I will share with you the completed space.

First project was the "Sew Creative" sign (here)  And now on to the second project...

A slipcover for my new old chair.
Found this chair at a local thrift shop. Actually my hubby spotted it and showed it to me. At first I wasn't sure where I would use it but Hubby insisted that I should take it for my sewing room. Later I found out that it was a chair actually designed for a sewing machine table like the one my grandmother handed down to me. I was thrilled and so thankful Hubby insisted I take it. The seat lifts up for extra storage. Which I also found out later when we got it home and turned it upside down to place felt chair leg caps on it. Yay!
The original brown upholstery was okay, I guess....But I just had to give it a little makeover.
The sweet needlepoint rose embellishment is from an unfinished vintage piece I found at an antique mall several years ago. There was some damage and pretty bad stains on it but I was able to salvage the main rose. I thought it was perfect for my chair.
Here is a closer look. I am so happy that I was able to use it.
And here is the back. If you are wondering if I still have access to the seat storage the answer is yes.
 All I have to do is unsap the center flaps and lift.

Okay, two projects down...

Wishing everyone one a wonderful new week.

Sharing over at:

Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Embracing the gray streak

The very first time I noticed a gray hair, I am not going to lie to you, I was a little shocked.
Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein

Then slowly, with time, more started showing up. I'm sad to admit that they made me feel like, well a mutant. (Get it? Rogue is a human mutant from X-Men)
Anna Paquin as Rogue

And a "munsterous" thougt overwhelmed me..."I am not only getting older but now it's really showing."
Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster

But hey, I must admit that I am in good company, right?...Although these women can sometimes be a little misunderstood, but then who isn't, they are strong beautiful and very, very unique.
Here's a closer look...YIKES!!! ;-)
Embracing my gray hair streak...Hee, hee, hee.

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” 
― Audrey Hepburn

Remember you are beautiful just the way God made you.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sew Creative

Hi Everyone!

A little over a month ago Hubby and I worked on this little home project, a barn door.
Which since then has lead us on a long journey of lots of spring cleaning, home reorganization and countless other home projects...Incredible how a little thing like a new door can set off a domino effect of other home projects. Anyway, I would love to be able to say that we are all done, but no. Although we are very, very close. I think the hardest part is all done...the moving and building of furniture (all mainly done by Hubby) and the spring cleaning and reorganization (all mainly done by me). Now comes the fun part...the decorating and creating. I am so excited about all the cool changes our petite cottage is undergoing and I cannot wait to share them with you. But for now I will give you a little teaser...
I just finished this sign. It is for a special new space in our home that is just for me. Oooh, I cannot wait to show you it. 
We are on a budget so most of the projects I am working on are redo/makeover/repurpose projects.
Below is what I started out with. The letters S E W are magnets that I found at Hobby Lobby and the tin L O V E sign I already had and this is what it looked like before.
And this is its new home.
I might not be able to resist waiting until everything is completely done to show you. Maybe I'll show you the changes as they are happening since the major ones are already done...Hmmm, something to ponder ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
Hope you come to visit again soon.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Happy and Blessed Easter

He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.
Matthew 28:6
Easter Blessings to everyone.
Wishing all my sweet blogging friends a beautiful and blessed day. 

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, April 3, 2015

No Greater Love

Good Friday
day to
 Reflect and Pray

For God so loved the world...
John 3:16

Hugs and Kisses,