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Monday, March 28, 2011

Still Learning, but loving it!!!

Hello, all you faithful and wonderful blogger followers.  I am overwhelmed with the work and fun involved with managing a blog.  I love it, but I'm still trying to figure it out.  Between ear infections and other motherly duties, I tend to leave the blog last on my "to do" list.  I want to let everyone know I plan on doing tutorials on  a few of my projects where there has been interest.  You are all awesome and I look forward to hanging out together more.  Have a great day and keep checking back for more projects. 



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Atrocious Picture, Cute Chair



She's headed to the Umbrella Bird today!!!!


wingback chair and ottoman dressed to kill

She's a tease.  Laced up and easily removed.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

DON'T BE SHY AND JOIN THE PARTY!!


CHECK OUT MY PRE BLOGGING TIME KILLERS!!!




THIS PIECE WAS A SALVAGED OLD DOOR.  I LOVED THE THOUGHT OF A MESSAGE BOARD THAT UTILIZED THE ENTIRE WALL. I SIMPLY MAGNETIZED THE BOTTOM FOR MY TODDLERS AND THEN ADDED HOOKS AND CLIPS TO ATTEMPT TO ORGANIZE LIFE IN MY HOUSE. OH YEAH, I GUESS I SANDED IT, CLEANED IT, PAINTED IT, ANTIQUED IT AND "BLESSED IT" MULITPLE TIMES.  



I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO THANK CARRIE FROM DITTLEDATTLE.BLOGSPOT.COM FOR INSPIRING ME WITH HER ROOSTER PICTURES.  MY HUSBAND MADE MINE FOR ME, MANY MOONS AGO.  I WANTED A VERY LARGE ROOSTER PICTURE, BUT THEY SOLD FOR LITERALLY $100'S OF DOLLARS. RIDICULOUS AND VERY UNPRACTICAL IN MY LINE OF WORK. MOTHERHOOD!!


WHILE SHOPPING AT A DEPTARTMENT STORE,  MY HUBBY FOUND THIS 2'X3' PICTURE OF A ROOSTER FOR $6.  DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY?  IT WAS A FLOOR MAT MEANT TO WIPE MY FEET ON!  HUBBY TOOK SOME OF OUR OLD FENCING, MADE A FRAME, AND CREATED A VERY UNIQUE PIECE THAT IS VERY SPECIAL TO MY HEART.

Monday, March 14, 2011

FOR THE LOVE OF A FRIEND

THIS CHAIR CAME TO ME THROUGH CRAIGSLIST.  IT HAD BEAUTIFUL TAPESTRIES OF A COUPLE DANCING.  AS I WAS UNLOADING IT FROM MY CAR, I THOUGHT OF A GOOD FRIEND THAT STRUGGLES WITH BACK PAIN.  SHE CURRENTLY SITS IN AN OLD OFFICE CHAIR,  NOT THE MOST STYLISH SEATING FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM. I ASKED HER TO COME AND LOOK AT IT AND SHE LOVED IT.  MORE IMPORTANTLY SHE SAID THAT IT WAS WONDERFUL FOR HER BACK.  I TOLD HER THAT THIS CHAIR MUST BE MEANT FOR HER.

CHAIR BEFORE


CHAIR AFTER.
  I WAS ABLE TO SALVAGE THE TAPESTRY ON THE BACK OF THE CHAIR AND USE IT FOR THE FRONT. 

I REALLY NOTICED A DIFFERENCE IN MY WORK PACE.  IT WAS SURPRISING TO ME HOW FAST YOU CAN WORK WHEN YOU ARE MAKING SOMETHING FOR  SOMEONE YOU LOVE.  THIS GAL MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I HOPE THAT SHE LOVES THIS CHAIR AS MUCH AS I LOVE HER.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

FAT BOTTOM GIRLS, YOU MAKE THE ROCKIN WORLD GO ROUND


ALRIGHT, I PROBABLY JUST REALLY AGED MYSELF, BUT THAT SONG JUST FLEW INTO MY MIND WHEN I SAW THIS OLD SEWING CHAIR.
SHE IS SO CUTE, BUT THE POLYESTER PANTS PULLED UP TO HER WAISTLINE HAD TO GOOOOOOO!!
SEWING CHAIR COMPLETE WITH A STORAGE COMPARTMENT IN THE SEAT


LOVELY SKIRT TO HIDE THOSE SCRAWNY LEGS.

ISN'T SHE HAPPENIN' ?   NOW HER HIPS DON'T LIE.  I'M ON A ROLE TODAY.  HOPE YOU ENJOY.

Monday, March 7, 2011

SLIPCOVER EXCITEMENT

A PROJECT THAT CAME THROUGH A REFERRAL FROM  http://www.theumbrellabird.com/
WINGBACK CHAIR AND LARGE OTTOMAN

MY DESIGN TO BRING THE TWO PIECES TOGETHER. ISN'T THE CRAYON DESIGN FUN?
THE AFTER.
DRAPED IN PLEATS AND READY TO BE LIVED ON.




MY NEXT PROJECT!!!

A LITTLE TOO MANLY FOR MY TASTE.  LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GIVE THIS GUY SOME CURLS AND NAME HIM SUE, SHALL WE!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

LOOKING THROUGH THE FRUSTRATION


BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS POST IS ABOUT A SLIPCOVER.
I AM IN LOVE WITH A DESIGN THAT I'M WORKING ON, BUT MY SEWING MACHINE ISN'T "WOMENLY" ENOUGH TO PULL IT OFF!! SO, I GAZE AT MY WINDOWS.  I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS, FRUSTRATION HAPPENS, BUT LIFE IS A WINDOW OF POSSIBILITY ONLY LIMITED BY OUR EFFORTS TO LOOK THROUGH IT!! WISH ME LUCK!! HAPPY TUESDAY!! HOPEFULLY A REVEAL VERY SOON.