I've been very busy with reorganizing my craft room, but I'm by no means done yet. I've even had my good friend Sandy (of 521 Lakestreet) over a couple of times to help, as well as my oldest sister Lin. I'm probably halfway done, and yes, it's a huge task. I had a bloggers luncheon last year in April, right before all the troubles began with my mom, and it never really got cleaned up or organized since. On top of all that, this has been an extremely wet, humid and very dusty summer and there's not a building in Arizona that doesn't get dust in it this time of year. With my pain levels increased since going off of narcotics, I've been steadily chipping away at the huge task, but I get worn out very quickly. I will definitely post piccy's of everything when it's done........it's very colorful, and at the end of this post I have piccy's of a redone dresser that is now in my new sewing area.
Please stop by my shop for Halloween goodies, as they are starting to sell and I don't want anyone to miss out.
First I want to post piccy's of the banners I've received so far from awesome blogging friends. I'm still expecting 3 more, but I want to share my bounty so far.
|This is from the exceptionally lovely Elizabeth|
of "Creative Breathing"
It's always a joy to swap with her!
|From the sweet Deb of "Garage Sale Gal"|
A very pretty miss in pink and blue.
|From Erica of "Golden Egg Vintage"|
Totally explains herself on this banner,
so cute, too!
|From another dear friend, Renee of|
"My Vintage Mending." I love to send her goodies
because she's so crafty and will usually use them.
Plus, she's so dang talented!
|From my friend across the pond|
Holly of "Pixies Ponderings."
Some day when I get back over to England, I'm
gonna look her up.
|From another extremely talented seamstress......|
Cindy of "RetroRevival Biz"
Don't you just love the vintage doilies?
|From a super lady, and so cooly retro.....|
Tammy of "Tammy's in Love"
Very bright and cheery!
|From another lovely lady, Shirley of|
"Zetta's Aprons" was the first to send one
to me. She lovingly told a family story on the back.
|This is from the neatest lady, Kim of|
"Musings from Kim K"
How cute is that doll skirt? I just love it.
If you don't see your banner here, and you know you sent it, don't worry.........I've still got a few more to take pictures of and post. I'm also going to post a piccy of how I'm displaying them, once they are all in.
Now for a quick look at a project I did yesterday. Now bear with me, as I didn't take a before picture, but I'm sure if you all imagine that this dresser was all white, you can now see the difference. This is a section of a set of bookcases and storage from my childhood. The set of shelves and other storage parts was originally in the dining room of a 857 square foot home in Scottsdale, AZ and this was home to our family of 7! Yes, seven people in an 857 sq. ft. home!!!!! Anyhoo, I ended up with these storage pieces/shelves, etc., and I have them all painted somewhat differently. This piece is painted in "citrus" yellow/orange and a light aqua blue. I used painters tape to block off the sections of different colors, and where I finally removed the tape was left white. On top of the white stripe I used a piece of scrapbook paper cut into 12 strips and glued them over the white to almost look like inlay. I then glued three vintage puzzle pieces (from the 1940's) onto the middle sections of the drawers.
|Click on image for larger view|
This is going to be my new storage place for sewing projects in the works, and for some miscellaneous sewing stuff.
The colors in both my craft room and studio are mixtures of yellows, reds, aqua, green, orange and blue....quite colorful! I've always loved lot's of color!
So, to end this.....I will post more piccy's of banners as I get them, plus my finished display of them....and once my rooms are done there will be pictures.........;o)
Just in case you made it to the end of this post (whew) tomorrow is my birthday........yes, that's right....Labor Day is all about me..........whoot whoot!
Have a great holiday week,