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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Hammocks and Beds

 


My melons are growing 

up a trellis this year . . .


 

so I'm creating little hammocks

to cradle them as they grow :)

 

 


 

The other day I found this 

red and white polka dot fabric

on sale for $3.99 a yard.

 And decided to make bed skirts

for my twin beds.

 

 

 

Then I remembered that I couldn't

make them until I raised the bed height,

something that I have wanted to do 

for two years. 

So out to Steve's shop 

to look for wood.   

 

 It's amazing how one little job,

leads us into more than we 

expected, but I couldn't do all

that sewing and still not be 

satisfied with the height of

the beds. 

Four inches made a huge difference.

 

 

 

I'm happy to have both jobs

done and behind me . . .



 

And I'm delighted with the new 

height, the bedroom looks so

grown up now.

 

 

 

And ready for guest.




 

Two decorations that are in

this room that I love

are these vintage pillow cases

on this old antique hanger,

given to me by a dear friend.



 

And these two pieces of art

done by our granddaughters

back in 2011 when they were

4 and 5 years old.



 

 

Thanks for visiting . . . 

and for being such 

lovely blogging friends. 

 

God bless you all!

 

Connie :)

Friday, August 12, 2022

Dish Drain Pad Makeover

 

Okay, who has a drain pad

for doing dishes that has seen 

better days.  


 

I grew up in a waste not -

want not family . . .

so making this over was

an obvious task.

 

 

 

I just made a pillow case

to fit it snugly.

Inserted pad and sewed

closed.

It doesn't get any easier.

 

 

 

This is one side

 

 

 

This is the reverse side.

 

 

 

Then I covered this one 

with the same fabric

on both sides.

 Good as new :)

This is a good way

to use up old fabric

or scraps and even make

your drain pads 

match your decor :)

 

Well, that's my post,

I hope I inspired 

someone to make something

old, new again :)

 

Have a sweet day . . .

keep God first in your life

&

God bless you.

 

Connie :)




Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Pretty New Dishtowels

 

Sometimes that Pioneer Woman 

just puts out something you 

cannot resist.

 I don't have a dishwasher

so I use dishtowels 

all the time. 

 


And they are more fun to use

when they're pretty.

 


I'm one for those silly

old girls that actually enjoys

 doing dishes :) 


 

Have you bought 

yourself a present

lately?

When you buy it yourself

you always get the right

color and the right fit, LOL

 

Have a lovely day!

&

God bless you.

 

Connie :)