Monday, May 17, 2010

Bedroom Pics and Chair Redo

Good morning. I hope you are all doing well.  I had intentions of jumping right into getting my work done early today, but somewhere along the way have lost all ambition.  It is cold and windy out and more rain is on the way. Ugh.....we have had enough for now.  DH, along with the other farmers, need to get into the fields again.  We have all of our corn in and about half of the beans. It's a good thing DH started as early as he did.  Many don't have anything planted.  As farmers, we are always leery of wishing for the rain to stop.  Because, it might just stop for the summer.  So I guess we deal with what we get. 

Last weekend was our DDs' dance recital.  Here they are in their jazz outfits.  Alex, on the left, danced 5 different dances at all 4 performances while Emily, on the right, danced 4 different dances each time.  They were tired girls by Sunday. As always, the recital was amazing and the girls did a tremendous job. All the dancers, preschool through high school definitely give it their all.  Now the girls are off for the summer and can't wait to start again in the fall.  

After redoing my curtains in the bedroom a couple of weeks ago.  I changed a few things around here and there and wanted to share a few pics.

I finally got around to refinishing a little chair I found last summer.  It didn't take too long to strip the paint...someone had started it and apparently gave up.  I was going to just paint it, but liked the look of the wood with a little stain and tung oil.  I'm very happy with how it turned out. 

Well, I should go and get to work...I can hear the never-ending call of laundry and cleaning.  Sure wish I could learn to tune all of that out. Just think how much crafting I could accomplish!  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I truly appreciate it!!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Curtains and Prim Breast Cancer Awareness Hope Doll

Hello. I hope you are all having a great day.  I posted wayyyyyy back last fall about wanting to get some different bedroom curtains. Well, I finally did something about that.  After looking everywhere it seems, I decided that plaids, checks and stripes were not for me at this time.  I am really into plain, plain, plain.  So with that being said, I made my own using osnaburg.  I really liked this for several reasons....while I do sew, I can only really sew straight lines.  I only sewed the rod pocket and just tore the rest of it to have unfinished edges. The material was way cheap so if I messed up, which I did once, it was not too big of a deal.   Remember...measure twice, cut once!!  They fit into my plain theme and they are light and airy for summer.  I coffee-dyed them to age them and ta-dah.......curtains for only $5 per window.  Told you it was cheap!!  When I tire of them, I can just use the material for some other prim project.  I hung them with a curtain rod although I love the look of hanging from jute.  We have all new windows and trim so I couldn't bring myself to nail into it.  For a tie back, I just used old wooden clothespins. I pin them back during the day for air and light and unpin at night for privacy.  I just love them!!

I have also been working on a doll for my selling blogA few years ago I had seen a breast cancer awareness doll. I made a couple and decided it was too time intensive for me.  I like quick and easy.  I came up with this doll and will be listing her on my selling blog.  A portion of the proceeds will be set aside and donated to our local  Relay for Life teams.  I'm sure we all know someone affected by this terrible disease and I hope to try to help out a little bit.  Stop over and check her out. 

I have also been working on refinishing a little chair.  I stripped and stained it over the weekend and now it just sits patiently waiting a coat of sealer.  Maybe tonight??  I share when I get it finished.  Well, that is all for today. Have a great rest of the day and thanks for taking time to stop by.