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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


sample of toddler skirts that will be in the sale.

I am so blessed cuff bracelet

PURITY bracelet.... real love waits

Just finished another pair of shoes for Maryn. I started 3 other pairs for the sale! These pictured are 6-9 months. Also doing smaller and larger sizes.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

JUST A TEASER. . . . . . .

the wacky birds have found a place to roost

Loving the colors in these fabrics.......will definitely be using them on some chair seats...

For those who have questioned if I will be doing any furniture for this sale.....ha! Plenty of it! I don't know if I will ever get to the bottom of our stockpile! But, we are working, working working! With nice weather finally here, we are able to do alot of work outside.

interesting piece we found....

literally stacked to the rafters!

an old radio cabinet. I love the detail on this.

This is so much cuter in person. Vintage green wall cabinet. The knob is a pink glass butterfly.

There will be lots of little side tables.

Just had to add a picture of sweet Maryn that was taken yesterday at her papa Rich's birthday lunch.

Post cards are ready to be mailed out for the spring sale.....May-20-21! Last sale I added the 'bebe bird' boutique. I am hoping to have some of the baby shoes made! There will be burp cloths, skirts, pillow-case dresses, hair bands.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

These Shoes are made for walking.........

Not really. Maybe for crawling. I just finished them for Maryn! I finally found a pattern that actually made sense.....and I have already started another pair in a lite gray polka dot! Hopefully will have some made for the upcoming sale. This pair has a little pair of vintage buttons on the side! Tomorrow is Easter. Probably my favorite holiday. My mind has been on the cross alot lately.....and all that it stands for. To know that someone loved me......ME......enough to die for me...that I might have eternal life. I thank God for a risen Savior!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Super excited to share. When I came home from Ft Wayne last Friday it was to this surprise! I know it may look kinda 'tacky' to some......but it a vision realized to me! I had mentioned to Rich a few months back that I would love to remove one of the sets of garage doors and have double doors......... he was listening! A set of double doors that swing out......a vintage window with part of an old door at the bottom! We have primed and still need to paint. But, I am loving it! So much more light! Now I am anxious to finish it up on the inside. And have a super neat idea for a curtain for the window. It involves postage letters......hmmmm what could it be?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I am loving this spring weather!! When I packed my winter coat and sweaters away in mid-March I vowed they would not be coming back out. It is the principal. I really think spring may be here ! Positive thoughts. I am ready to bring out the flip flops....but, the thought that I just might be wearing them in the snow is a little too much. I only wish that spring lasted a little longer. I really think that it is my favorite time of year. But, then Rich will remind me that I say that at the beginning of each season. Guess that is why we live in the midwest. This little girl is growing! I have been watching her 3 days a week for the past 3 weeks. She is such a happy little baby! She wakes up smiling. She has the sweetest temperment. She makes me laugh. She is such a little ham. I think she looks so much like her Daddy's baby pictures......and then she smiles.........she is SOOOO her beautiful momma! Almost 5 months already! Does not seem possible that it was a year ago April 1 that we were told that she was coming!! She is at that age where she is changing weekly. I am just so thankful that I get to spend so much time with her! I have been putting my sewing machine to work. I made this little skirt last week. I tried it on her....perfect!
So, tomorrow when I go....I am taking this one that I sewed up last night.
I have also been making flower pins for the up-coming sale

and another Bible third in 3 weeks. Once I again on a roll......I love teaming up the different fabrics I have.
A couple of before and afters. This is an ottoman in our den. Love the print but it really did not go in my apple green den.
Voila! Slip-cover to the rescue. Love polka dots.
This is a piece that is ready for pick up. The client was going back and forth between cream and vintage green.
So, she is getting both! After priming I painted it a vintage green followed by cream. Then distressed it so that some of the green is showing through. Finished it off with a set of vintage green glass knobs and a little "doo-dad" distressed green on the bottom. A very sweet piece! I hope that she likes it.