Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kitty cat

This is Charlotte's "big" Christmas present this year.  They call her Bettina at the shelter, but I think we'll call her Betty.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Look 6149

The first time I tried this, I hate it.  Came out better this time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hot Patterns Fringe Festival top

This is the third time I've made this one:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vogue 1027 for my sister

She needed a new one, this time in animal print:

Burda 9780

This is the last time I'll make this for my daughter, because she'd going to grow out of the pattern.

Hot Patterns Fringe Festival top

This was a free download from  Very easy to make!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Latest weekend project

Quickie valance--made from $2 worth of burlap, $4.50 worth of fringe, $4 corbels from the Salvation Army.  $10.50 window treatment!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another monogram

This time, a table runner!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Pillow for the family room sectional:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rod pocket drop cloth drape

Phase II: a rod pocket treatment, which I like better than clips.  Not sure what to do next.  I think we'll live with it for a few days, then I'll figure out how to embellish it.

And here are the drapes in the day time.  I think they will do for now, I just need to iron and hem them both, and get some tie backs from Tuesday Morning:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Home improvement

We scored some new lights from Craigslist, and over the weekend had them installed.  First, the chandelier:

The medallion for the chandelier:

We also got these pendants:

While the workmen were here, I got Aggie to help me hang this drop cloth, which we are going to use as a curtain:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Working on the baby girl's decor

I worked on decor items for Charlotte's bedroom over the weekend.  Here's a monogrammed pillow:

And drop cloth curtains, trimmed with decor fabric, pom pons, ribbons and rick rack:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Game room

Repainted game room with masks from the old house. Turned out pretty well.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Family room furniture

The new furniture is now complete!  Sectional, coffee table and kitchen table are all where they should be.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011


What's a home without plants?  Here are a few I've picked up recently:

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Old Homestead

Still on the market, can't wait for this baby to sell.  Sure looks pretty in the listing photos!