Thursday, January 21, 2010

back to crafting

The boys and I had a great weekend in Niagara Falls. The boys didn't win the basketball tournament but they all have great attitudes so they left feeling they did the best they could and had fun doing it. It is nice to see that none of them get upset with each other if a mistake is made or a play doesn't go well. They all support each other really well. If they lose a game they are disappointed but that is all. It is a great atmosphere for the kids and the adults. We are home now and I have had a chance to get back to some crafting. The pictures are two of the projects I have finished recently. The carpet is a compilation of several patterns I have lying around. None of them are meant for that but I think it works. I especially like the little Fleur De lis on the corners. The sewing basket is something I have wanted to put together for a while. I finally got all the bits and pieces I needed for it. I have more on the go and I will try to take pictures as I go. I know I love to see what everyone else is creating.
Right now it is time to tuck the boy in. He has had a busy day snowboarding with his school. They came back late and he is now sore, stuffy and very tired. Come to think of it, a soft warm bed sounds really good to me too! Night all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New friends, New stuff

Good afternoon,

I have been falling behind around here but I would really like to welcome some new followers to my little spot on the web. The Recycle-ista has decided to join me on my journey and I am glad she has. Welcome to you. Kathy from My Net Finds has also joined us. I recently found her blog and I am glad I did. She lets us know about all sorts of interesting things going on out there. Stop by her site and check it out. You might find a great contest or a cool new site to explore.

I also got a package in the mail today that I was pretty excited about. It doesn't take much I tell you, but that's OK. I bought a package of assorted miniature food and kitchen items from eBay recently and they come today. Yeah! There were some pretty neat things included in the lot. There was a pizza slice, a cup of tea, a pitcher, a couple of plates, some pantry items, a glass of wine and some other little food stuffs. They are just a few small things but they made me smile.

I am off now to check out what you all have been up to lately but I plan to take some pictures of my latest projects and post again tomorrow. Until then...


Friday, January 15, 2010

Grunge Queen is having a giveaway!

Grunge Queen is celebrating one year of blogging! To do this she is having a contest. Stop by her blog to see how you could be the proud owner of Domino - the book of decorating and or a vintage necklace! She is a thrifter like me and is always looking for great 'new' finds and fun ways to use them. Wander over and say hi and you may just be her one year anniversary winner!

The family and I are off to Niagara Falls this weekend for my son's basketball tournament so I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. See you all next week,


Thursday, January 14, 2010

cool site discovery

Good Morning all,

The sun is finally shinning here. The sky is blue and I am feeling hopeful. Not a bad start to the day, huh. Best of all our computer is in the family room right by a big window so I have that as a backdrop for this mornings surfing. This time, on my virtual walk about I discovered a great site for free vintage images. Check our Abigail Mooney's site called The Vintage Moth . She is offering her visitors vintage art and images for our crafting pleasure. I have all sorts of ideas bouncing around in my head now. Maybe some decoupaged coasters? Definitely some great pictures for minis! In fact I am going to make this post short and sweet since my head is spinning with creative ideas! Enjoy your day everyone,


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Changing the world one fabulous blog at a time!

I love the window seat!

gorgeous canopy

This chocolate brown seems so comforting

all images are from House Beautiful

I have been on a bit of a decorating obsession run lately. I am tired of a lot of the colours and decor in my house. The paint choices have remained just as they were when we bought our house three years ago and I am looking to make things fresh and make it mine. One thing I really need to do is paint so I am fascinated by colour combinations at the moment. What exactly says "me" ? Good question! What kind of atmosphere will we all feel comfortable in? Hmmm. If you read this blog much you probably know I am in love with my local library so I have looked through just about every decorating book and magazine they have. Last night I went through House Beautiful's newest edition. Aside from all the great ideas, they featured a bunch of new decorators and asked each where they found inspiration. Kyle Schuneman answered blogs. That's right, he is inspired by us! How cool is that. We can change the look of the world, one room at a time. If we want it and we blog it, we just might get it!

How's that for motivation to unleash your creativity. Lets get to it.


Monday, January 4, 2010


Sale Sale Sale Sale

Good morning everyone. How is the first Monday of the new year going? So far so good around here. We had a great weekend at my sister and her husbands house to celebrate new years eve. My brother in law is quite the cook so we ate extremely well. I also indulged in one of my favorite treats, oatmeal espresso stout! There is a brewery near them that makes it and you can only get it in the pub. I still hold out hope that one day they will expand and start shipping the beer out to the rest of us.

Now it is back to business as usual. Not a bad thing really. My son is jumping out of his skin to get back to basketball. I am a lucky mom since he is naturally athletic and loves to keep busy with sports. Basketball is his big love though and I have to say I am really starting to love it myself. Apparently it helps when you understand the game and know the rules! Who knew. As for me, I have decided to have a sale in my Etsy shop. I mentioned it a few days ago and it is up and running now. You will notice if you go to my shop that the ad up top says 'buy one get one free'. It gets even better for my blog friends. Just mention that you follow my blog when you order and take 50 % off anything. That goes for one item or ten, whatever you buy.

Have a great day everyone,