Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Pot of Gold.......

As a child I was just a wee bit superstitious.  Always looking for 4 leaf clovers and wishing on stars......that's why this project really appealed to me.  The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
I made it with my silhouette and stuffed them full of chocolate coins.  But not the icky ones from the drugstore.  No these came from Sees Candies.  Delicious!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Update on Sewing Room

It is not done yet but I thought it would be fun to show some of the progress in the sewing/guest room!

 I made this bulletin board to hold up pattern instruction and pictures of inspiration.
 I am still working on the quilt that will go on the bed.
 The dresser in the corner was my husband's growing up.  He refinished it a number of years ago.  And that little rocking chair has been in our family for a long time.

 Antique baby's gown and wooden shoes from one of our trips.
  Here is my cutting table before......
 and after.  Just a temporary cover till I figure out something better.  I t does the job for now though.  I still have curtains to make and more wall decorations to come up with.  Plus all the little things that will make the room special.  Can you see the snow out the window?  Can't wait for spring to finally get here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tuffet Redo

One more project from the sewing room redo.  This is the third time I have reupholstered this little stool.
We have always used it to make getting onto the bed just a little easier.  Below was the last redo about 12 years ago.
 I should have more pictures of the sewing room tomorrow so be sure and check back.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Plain to Pretty in 5 Minutes

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.  I mentioned I was changing the color scheme in my sewing room in a previous post.  Getting rid of all the red just felt right.  This white lamp had a very serviceable lampshade but it was definitely red.  I thought of all kinds of fixes for that shade.  Fabric paint, wrapping with burlap, etc, etc, but none of then seemed feasible.  Sometimes you just have to give up, so to Walmart I went. Well actually I started at Pottery Barn but the prices were outrageous!  Hence the trip to Walmart.
I found this cute pink shade for about $7 and these little flowers for about $10 for the three packages.

 A little hot glue and I have a beautiful shade for less than 1/2 the cost of ones I had been looking at.

Anybody need a red shade?