Friday, July 24, 2015


I get distracted so easily...

My intentions have been to work on some of the other projects I mentioned here.

I just had to work on something else that has been on my mind for a while now.

As you may have guessed from my previous post, I like purses. All sorts of them and I can never seem to have enough of them, hee, hee, hee.

The desire for this one though, came from necessity. Most of my purses, especially the one that seems to go with me everywhere lately is sometimes just too big to lug around everywhere. So what did I have in mind? 
Something smaller and lighter that I can throw over my shoulder. Something hands-free.
Something small in which I can carry only the very bare essentials like my phone and bank card/ID case that my sweet Mom-in-law gave me.
Something for when I'm running a quick errand or when I go for a walk with my hubby. 

And this is what I came up with. I crocheted and lined this little over-the-shoulder strap purse that fits all my needs purse-fectly. I love how it turned out.

But the purse was not all I worked on...

The card case  my Mom-in-law gave me did not look like this when she first gave it to me.
It is an aluminum credit card protector case and the above is a picture of what it looked like before. It's a great case but it did need a little pizzazz. So I decoupaged it with vintage dress patterns.
This is one side of it,
and this is the other side.
Here's a peek inside. 
So there you have it, my newest creations. I do hope you liked them. I'd love to hear what you think.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I've heard it been said that a woman's purse can reveal a lot about her personality....

This is my luggage purse, Big Red...Hee, hee, hee. I love, love, love red purses. I will always go for a red purse as my first choice.

Below are Exhibits A and B as proof. These are two of the other red purses I own.

However that does not mean I do not like or own any other color, type, style or size of  purse.

I love my vintage needle point purse...Thrift store find.
I like the backpack style...I made myself this one out of some left over fabrics and other bits and pieces.
I like light fabric ones...This one was made by my beautiful baby sister. She knows how much I love Hydrangeas.
I like beautifully embellished macrame ones...This one was a gift from my sweet cousin.
 And I like clutches...Both of these beauties where thrift store finds.
So what do you think my purses say about me?

Next time I'll be sharing my newest creation and addition to my purse collection. Hope you'll stop by again and check it out. 

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, July 10, 2015

Where Bloggers Create

Hi Everyone!

My Desert Cottage

Today I'm thrill to be participating in Karen's annual "Where Bloggers Create" party. You don't know how much and for how long I've been wanting to participate but sadly I really didn't  have a space to share, not until now anyway, Yay!!! So lets us begin.

Please, won't you come in? 
Welcome to my sewing/craft room.
For a while the kitchen and dining room had served as my "creative" work spaces but a few months back we decided to do a bit of redecorating and reorganizing our home and out of it came out my very own creative space. 
As you enter the room you'll find my pretty french style bench. I like to sit here with a cup of coffee and wait for inspiration to hit. Well, sometimes I have my iPad with me and draw inspiration Pinterst and Blog surfing.
Next to it is my corner armoire where I keep my computer, printer/scanner and other electronics. All nice and neat in one area.
This space is quite petite. It's an awkward little room off the stair's landing so it has to look presentable all the time since our lower level has our family room and one has to walk through this room to get there. So pretty vignettes are a must.
Because it is such a small space I had to get creative. There is very little room to walk around much less to put in a cutting table or ironing board so, a piece of wood big enough to go on top of the stairs with an ironing pad did just the trick. When I am done using it, it tucks away neatly behind the door.
To the left of  the stairs I have a bookcase that I repurposed as... 
Storage, lots and lots of storage for all my sewing and crafting supplies. Love that it is all hidden behind a curtain, all nice and neat.
As we keep turning left we come to my actual sewing space. This is my vintage singer sewing machine table. It was handed down to me by my grandmother and it still works wonderfully. I love that I can store the machine away and easily access it when needed. The chair is also vintage. It was a recent thrift store find, It was the perfect addition...Love it!
Every bit of storage helps in this tiny space and I like when it looks pretty too like this vintage sewing basket. It was a gift from my sister-in-law and her mom. 
And in our last little corner I have a side table that holds more crafting goods and a repurposed CD tower turned  cubby storage...There's that lovely word again...Hee, Hee, hee. 
 Here's a closer look at the tower's cubbies
They can hold all sorts of goodies.
And just in case anyone forgets who's room this is *wink, wink*...
So there it is, my sewing/craft room tour. I do hope you enjoyed it.

 I do appreciate you stopping by.
Hope you take a minute to go visit others who are also participating.
Wishing you all a wonderfully creative day.

A great big Thank You to Karen for being such a gracious hostess.

Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wire Basket Project-Part 2

Hi Everyone!

Here I am again, as promised. So what did I do with the made-over wire baskets?
They were the perfect size for my repurposed CD tower that I have in my new sewing space.
Now-a-days music can easily be bought and down loaded on-line so I think physical CDs are slowly becoming obsolete and so are CD towers...or are they?
Not if Hubby can help it :-) Using the tower for storage in my new sewing space was his idea.  WAGI Babe! Even though the cubbies are a bit small they still make for great storage spaces.
The above are vintage spice jars filled with my vintage button collection, both of which  I've had forever.
I love how the baskets turned out. I think they look great.
The cubbies are also the perfect size to hold some of my stationary.
Last three cubbies have these baskets, which are also thrift store finds. I do wish I would have found more wire baskets for the rest of the cubbies but three were all I found. But these wood strip baskets work well too...Hey, more storage, I'm not complaining...Hee, hee. hee. Maybe I should just give them a little makeover too...Any ideas?

So my new little sewing/craft space is coming along and I think it is in fair shape...I hope fair enough for showing at Karen's annual "Where Bloggers Create." I have wanted to join for so long but never had a space to share...not until now, Yay!!! Can't wait. Hope you'll stop by over at My Desert Cottage this Saturday, July 11th to visit others participating or maybe even participate yourself. See you there.

My Desert Cottage

Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wire Basket Project-Part 1

Today I'm working on one of the items from a post I did a couple of weeks ago. Click here if you'd like to see. They are three wire baskets I found at my local thrift store...
It's a very simple mini transformation using these cute little enamel number plaques I picked up at JoAnn's.
Easy peasy. Just clipped them on to the side of the basket. Love how they look.
You'll have to come back to see what I do with these made-over baskets. I promise it'll be good.

Wishing you all a wonderfully creative week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you all a 
 wonderful, fun and safe 
4th of July
May this weekend and always be filled with beautiful and fun fireworks.

Hugs and Kisses,