Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

First time ever...My New Year's Resolution!

Wishing you all a very safe and Happy New Year!!!

This year, for the first time, I've decided to make a New Year's resolution.

Mainly...to get some of my time back. You know how you are always doing for everyone else and never have enough time to do something for yourself (in other words...not knowing how to say NO). This year will be a little different.

I took off 30 rug hooking patterns from my catalog/website. I'll draw less patterns, one way to make more time for myself. They are so time consuming as they are all hand drawn.
I'll spend more time designing and making wool applique patterns.
More time in my flower garden (what garden) it has become pure weeds and small trees.
More time to sit and crochet or stitch, start new ideas and fun new projects.
More time to get together for lunch with old friends.

And more time to blog!

I miss all the friends I have made in the blogging world and I have met some pretty nice gals over the years. I feel badly for ignoring everyone so much this past year (or maybe it's been 2 years!)

So hopefully soon I'll have some fun stuff and projects to blog about and I'll get back to visiting your blogs!

Oh yes, my favorite flea market is this Sunday...do I need more stuff? Absolutely not but there's always room for a few little treasures for decorating. (Plus it's so much fun to look!)
Maybe I'll find something super cool and a super deal to share.

What's your New Year's resolution?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wishing you all a very Cheery Christmas!

Sorry I've been away for so long.
It's been so busy and so much to  do. I had something cool to post but never finished it so it will have to wait until after Christmas.
We've both been down with a terrible cold which hasn't helped at all.

I'm sending you all this sweet little vintage Christmas postcard...

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and stay healthy!

See you soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Assorted Fabric Pumpkins

Last week Deborah over at Green Willow Pond showed us her drop cloth pumpkins she had made.
A link to her blog is HERE and her tutorial is great.

I thought it was one of the cutest cloth pumpkins I've seen!
And seeing as I've had this thing for using drop cloths lately for anything imaginable I just had to try this.
Last night I finally got around to making one (and I want to make more of them).
I added a rhinestone pin to mine, I thought it needed a little bling with the coarseness of the canvas and stick

Here are a few I made several years ago, wool and velvet

And now we go way back to the late 70's or maybe I made these in 1980, not sure. Back then I was working in a fabric store and in those days you used what you were expected to use, cotton fabric. 
No one would even consider using a canvas drop cloth! 
I think I like the canvas best of all.

I couldn't resist adding a picture of my cat, I was trying to cover her with leaves but the look on her face is...Try is just once more and you'll pay!

And the pretty orange hibiscus flower that opened this morning.

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