Well, I'm still here......whoot, whoot! To add to all the fun stuff goin' on in my life, my somewhat better knee (the right one) went out on me the other night and I couldn't even touch it to the ground without a piercing knife like pain resulting. Now mind you, anyone who knows my history (it's looooong and tedious) knows that neither of my knees are any good (even after 14 surgeries and two replacements on the left one), but I've been limping along sorta' safe on the right one for a while. I've been told my right knee needed a replacement over 5 years ago, but not having good insurance and having a nightmare experience with the left one........I just haven't gotten round-tuit!
Anyhoo, I experienced some sort of mis-alignment last Monday evening and ended up staying in bed all Tuesday with ice packs. I'm doing a little better today and had to take my mom to a doctor appointment, but that's about all I could manage. However, my creative mojo has been extremely low lately, and I was surprised to find that I actually wanted to do something. I've had this rabbit lamp in my life for over 24 years, as it lightened my oldest daughters room when she was growing up, and I decided it was time for a lampshade makeover.
Here it is before I started:
And here's what I did to it:
|I used some old images out of a 1930's|
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I think it turned out pretty cute, and lucky for me, if I get tired of it all gussied up I happen to have another plain lampshade just in case.
Now if you noticed the Valentine fabric in the background, I just received it today. I ordered this 1.5 yards of fabric about 1.5 months ago from England, and it just arrived. I love when I order something, and it takes so long that you forget you ordered it, and then it's like a surprise in the mail. Unfortunately, I had planned on doing some Valentine goodies with it and it didn't arrive in time. Here's some piccy's of it anyway, and who's to say I can't make something for next year..........right? Click on the piccy for larger image
Aint it just the cutest stuff ever?????
I also thought I'd show you something I made about six months ago. My friend Sandy of "521 Lakestreet" told me a few times I should post about this little hanger I made to display a sweet little baby outfit. Sandy couldn't believe that I made this hanger using the top piece of a cigar box, and a decal I got (once again from England) and the metal hook part from a vintage hanger. I bought the dress from Diane at "Saturday Finds", the under slip I bought at a local antique store last week, and needed a way to display them. Check it out:
Now, sometime in the future I might make some of these to sell, so if you're interested let me know and I'll try to keep a list of folks to notify when I finally get a-round tuit!
That's it for today folks. Thanks for stopping by.