Monday, September 23, 2013

Hi Everyone :)

Last week was a great week got some projects done. Went to my mom's Sat. and gave her the card I made her for her birthday.

This is a picture of my mom taken in 1983. I grayscaled it and then used pastels to color in the hair, cheeks, flowers and some things you can't see because of the flowers ;) The flowers are handmade by me :) Some of the doilies and laces are vintage and the paper was Colorbok paper from Walmart :) She really liked it and I'm so tickled that she did ;)

I bought a vintage secretary desk w/ hutch on top at Goodwill. It was regularly $199 I got it on half price day and I had a $10 frequent shopper card so I got it for $99. I was going to paint it white but after getting it in my room today I've decided that the dark wood helps show off my shabby chic stuff better.

I'm not going to paint it but I do have to fix some scratches and make some minor
repairs and then I will sand and re-stain:)

Still plenty of room to add more stuff :)

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Time sure does go by fast doesn't it? It's been a month since I posted and I really meant to keep up to date here. I shall try harder :)

I have been busy with different craft projects. In August I entered a swap over at the Vintage Shabby Chic box and mini album. My partner liked a Romantic Chic look and I think I did well in making that. She took the pictures after receiving my swap, guess it would have been hard for her to take them before she received it LOL, because I didn't take any as my camera was at my mom's and I didn't have a computer either. Thanks Bonnie :)

Here's the youtube video:
I made the box and mini album as well as the pin and bows :) I really like how it turned out :)

Then I started teaching myself to crochet. I made flowers, paci straps, headbands and a pin :)

Don't they look delicious?

Just the crocheted flower in the center did I make I added blushing and the vintage button :)
The rest is just to make the picture pretty :)

Lastly for today is the video of the Colorless Mini Album Swap I joined for Sept at :) This was a very fun Swap. The only colors were to be beige, cream and white. I think I did well sticking to the rules :)

Thanks so much for stopping by ;) Hope to have more entries more often :) Take care!