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Monday, September 1, 2014

New Work Surface

I had this dresser against the wall in my old bedroom studio, 
but now it takes center stage.  

Come in and see what's new . . .

This dresser was always been wonderful storage,
but now my sweet Steve added a new top to it.

It measures 38 X 58 inches 
and gives me so much room for cutting fabric,
and spreading out projects.

 The new top hangs over on one side 
to make room to scoot a bench under.

I am loving it:)

This end was the perfect spot to add chalkboard paint.
I decorated the top with rubber stamps and sharpies
and then gave it 6 coats of varnish.

See the measuring tape that I added to the surface.

Also I added a 12 inch grid.
I think these will come in handy when working on projects.

The over-hang on the side gave me more room for storage.

I used up some old fabric and scraps to make curtains to hide my loft storage.

Sometimes I feel like I must be dreaming.
and like I need to be pinched, LOL.

I wish that I could invite you all over to play.

I've been having an extension cord for electricity 
and having to be very careful.
But today we have an electrician coming to start the process 
of installing power to my barn.

I can not wait!

Thanks for stopping by.

Please leave a comment, and Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister, 
Connie :)

P.S.  It's my Birthday!
69 years young:) 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cowgirl Boot Corsages

Remember the Cowgirl Boot Corsages from the previous post.

My friend Shirley and I got together and made some of our own. 

The first four photos are the ones that Shirley made. 

She has a daughter and three granddaughters that ride horseback all the time.  
They have nine horses of their own.
So, Shirley made these for them:)

My very favorite is the top one with the burlap bow.

 This one and the next two are mine.

I made this one for my great niece. 

That's it  . . .
We were inspired by the Rustique Divas.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday in Waterville, Washington~Part #2

Today I'm posting photos that I took at the 
booths of the Rustique Divas
in Waterville, Washington last Saturday.

 I love keys, so I really thought these necklaces were a neat idea.
I love it when something ordinary becomes pretty :)
Check out the lamp shade, too.

I love this chair.

Painted books.

Wind chimes

Look at this long lace banner
and that baby buggy.
I had a doll baby buggy like that when I was a little girl.
My Dear Aunt Jean was always giving me
 hand-me-downs from her daughter.
They were the best hand-me-downs ever!
Thank you Aunt Jean:)

 This was a sign on one of the booths.
Very creative, right!

Okay, these are adorable . . .
I'll be making some of these:)
They are like a corsage for your cowboy boots.
Very girly and pretty :)

Notice the fabric on this apron . . .

I will end my post with this vintage table cloth.

I hope that you enjoyed the tour.

That some of the items inspired you
either to get out and enjoy a Saturday Market,
or to try your hand at starting a new project.

Thanks for visiting
and please leave a comment.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)