Monday, January 19, 2009

One World One Heart

I am happy to be participating this year in the One World One Heart event. For my giveaway I am offering this box that I covered in a copy of vintage music. I then added tulle, crepe paper, glitter, trim, and a chalkware rabbit ( he is new, not vintage). Think Spring. If you want to be in the drawing, please respond to THIS post only. Drawing open to anyone whether you have a blog or not, just please be sure to leave me a contact email. Click on the logo above to go to all the participating blogs. Have Fun!!  A winner will be drawn Feb. 12. 

NOTE: I will be drawing a winner at 8:15 est on Feb 11 as I won't be available on the 12th. I will be accepting names until that time and I am sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you.

CONGRATULATIONS to  "KatCollects". You are the winner of my drawing. Please email me your name and address within the next 3 days . And a HUGE thank you to all who lefts comments, it was great fun!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January projects

This project was a long time coming.I had a sewing room, a tiny 8 x 9 room. When I wanted to spread out my paper crafting, I moved to another room downstairs because I didn't feel there was enough room to do both in this space. Now the paper crafting corner was overflowing and I was determined to coral everything and lasso it back into this sewing room which is now the "where I do everything" room. My tables are made by attaching folding legs to 2 hollow core doors. They used to be in an "L" shape against the walls. But I decided if I pulled one table out into the middle of the room , parallel to the other table, I could put my chair between the two tables and gain more table top space. I'm sure it wouldn't win any decorating awards, it's a tight space, but I think it will work.
The valance at the window I made from vintage hankies and hung lace behind it. That's my wallpaper stash in the corner. Fabrics are neat on the shelves.The one tight part is slipping around this table to get to the chair without getting caught on the shelves, but it can't be helped.

This is the view from the door. 

This was a Christmas present to myself. It helped me get all my ribbons and laces and bits and bobs out of the draws and boxes where I usually forgot what I had. It is called "Clip it Up" by Simply Renee. This is the two tiers put together. They are bought separately. It did take me quite some time to wind my ribbons and trims around cards so they could hang up, but now I can see what I have.  I bought mine at a local scrapbooking store and was able to use a coupon. Well, that was one job I was happy to get off my "to do" list.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Surprise! I'm back!

It has been awhile since I made a post! I wanted to show you some cute presents I received and the last project I worked on.  These deer were a gift from daughter #1.  She said she knew I would like them as Mr. boyfriend said he saw similar ones on my blog. Well, at least someone checks my blog from time to time! ( I know Miss H, you are a regular too!) The deer are so sweet with bells on their necks. They will go with my mantle of small sparkly houses. 

This little fairy elf was a gift from daughter #2. The fairy is riding a swan and looks like she should be in a magical snowy forest. I love her all white costume.   She came from the John Derian Co. in New York. 
This was the last project I worked on before the holidays. I hung my small plate collection on the blue border in the dining room. Most are $1 or $2 plates from the flea market. A few were gifts and 2 were painted by current artists.  You realize this only gives my more reason to frequent the flea market so I can do other walls right?! Well, I have more decorating plans for this new year. Including doing the family room in the same ice blue, cream , and parchment as the sitting and dining rooms. One big obstacle is a huge green couch. And I don't think I have another slipcover in me. Each time I say I will never do another one. Well, we shall see.
What projects are you planning for the new year?