Friday, February 25, 2011

This Week

This week I got a couple of things done I took the red off this wall and replaced it with white (I know Mom, you don't like it white) and you would think that with all the snow that we have seen this winter I wouldn't want it white either but I was just feeling like it needed to be white right now, clean and fresh. Oh yeah and the paint was left over from another project so it didn't cost anything. I also picked up this set of wall words at JoAnn's when I was there picking up some items for a client. They were 19.95 but I had a 50% off coupon so for $10.00 I've got a new wall.
and I'm finally getting to a project to use up all my little left over yarn bits Its a little Blankie for JT. I think he will like all the bright colors for when its nap time. It's also something to keep my hands busy til my yarn shows up for my next project!!!

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Finding Summer

Thought I'd share one of our projects from last summer ... since I'm missing it so much! this is what we started with, its the space in front of and under our three season porch its always been an eyesore stuff just piled there because its a good storage space but it looked like Hell!
I came up with a plan ... complete with a drawing for hubby and we went to work. This part was my job. I spent a week making a path by digging up and seperating 30 years worth of rock and dirt to make a path that I we could line with plants and lighting .

Hubby made some removable panels according to my drawings and then I painted them and he hung them up

and there you have it and I love love love it its clean and pretty and I can wait to see how the Hosta's ( the plants that line the path ) do this summer when they fill out a bit more. oh and I should have taken a picture at night when the light's are on.

yup I'm ready for summer !

Friday, February 11, 2011


Getting a few more things finished up for Birthday gifts. I thought some fun hats for my niece that just turned 7 ... one for summer using this pattern and one for winter using this pattern both were fun and easy to put together. for the knit hat I used sock yarn from my stash two strands held together. for the summer hat I used a fat quarter bundle that I found at Wal Mart
and something fun for mom this hat I made using an old hat that I took apart to use as a pattern and the scarf I found a tutorial here

Yup I'm still stuck on the whole hat thing... I'm having one problem with them though for some reason I cant seem to get the brim on straight and I don't know what I'm doing wrong!!!

if any one out there has the answer I would love to hear from you.
have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Who Knew

Who Knew that an old wash stand would make a perfect little entertainment station.
yes it's drawers fit two row's of CD's perfectly! a perfect place.
now I'll tell you a little secret ..... the rest of those drawers and the cupboard behind the curtain are fill I mean STUFFED with yarn! I spend a lot of time next to this little wash stand.
Ahhhh simple pleasures.

Friday, February 4, 2011

a Week of Finishing

I 've had a week of finishing projects and boy does that feel good. I finished this scarf. I found the pattern here and just love love love it
I finished my honey's "Christmas" socks ... yes they were suppose to be a Christmas gift!

and I finished one more section of my kitchen cupboards!!
I'm lovin the knobs and drawer pulls

Now on to the next list of things to get done.
Have a great weekend