Monday, November 21, 2011

Off to a Good Home!

It may sound silly, but I loved seeing our things go off to "good homes" on Saturday (yes, kind of like puppies).

Take the little blue dresser.  I didn't really want to sell it--BUT knew we just didn't have room in our little house to keep it.  I was so happy to see Kitty, who is an amazing cake artist and owner of
 Tasteful Indulgence, buy it for her shop!  Check out this photo she sent:

Lucky dresser!  Doesn't it look happy surrounded by all those lovely cakes?!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Craft Fair

Julie and I had a great time selling at our local Seward Jr. Women's Craft Fair today! Thanks to everybody who stopped by our booth.  It was so much fun to visit  and you were so nice to buy things!  Thank you!

There was a lot of interest in the pretty aqua dresser (above), but without a way to get it home most people had to pass.  This means it's still for sale ($85.) and my handsome husband and son-in-law will  deliver it locally.  Let me know if you're interested in it or anything else you saw.  You can contact Julie at her blog (
 if you'd like more of her cards, bags, or baby hats.

Again, thanks Jr. Women's Club ladies for a fantastic job putting together this event--
and to all of you who came!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Paris Break

Well, actually my break today was a thrift store run where I found a little bitty Eiffel Tower.  I painted its brassy finish a flat black and it looks very pretty.

Then I came across this YouTube video of a famous pastry shop in Paris.

Can I go now?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Felt Flowers

It's been a busy week!  With the craft fair just a week away, I've been finishing up a lot of projects--and starting a few new ones.  I don't enjoy mass producing anything, but with each one a unique combination of felt, fabric, and buttons, these flowers have been great fun to make.   I still need to get pin backs on them and attach them to tags, but should have them ready!

Friday, November 4, 2011


While it may appear to some that I will paint anything that stands still, I actually do appreciate beautiful wood finishes, too.  I picked up this little footstool a couple of weeks ago, thinking it would be fun to paint and distress with all the carvings on those curved legs.  One thing led to another and after doing some sanding, I decided to see what stripper would do to the old finish.  It came off easily, so I stripped it, sanded some more, and decided to stop there.  The raw wood finish is very nice.  I reupholstered the cushion and called it done!


And here's the before:

I'll have this for sale at the upcoming craft fair, but will probably ask hundreds of dollars for 'cause I like it and want to keep it.  Ha!