Monday, April 30, 2007

i have a plan

This is what I told my husband when he asked about the chair I brought home yesterday (CL). Of course I was referring to the 4 chairs I had brought home the day before (CL) to go with the new old table. I guess he was so sleepy when he delivered the cloths to the laundry room that he didn't even notice them. I wonder what he'll say when he sees the new set of 4 chairs that I saw and hopefully will own as of this afternoon.

Whats with all the chairs?

I have a plan.

Monday, April 23, 2007


after selling my new old table I had to find a new, new old table. Craigslist to the rescue.

Here she is.

I started stripping this weekend. It's definitely NOT perfect. But I'm not looking for perfect. Perfect would cost more than $65. This looks like it has been loved. I say this because removing the layers of paint have revealed a rather large ring stain on the top.

I love the stain.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

funny story

I bought a old chair for 40 bucks off Craigslist a while back that I was going to reupholster.

The reason I thought I could to it is because I've reupholstered before. Well, recovered would be more accurate. I had one of those boring ole' office chairs from Ikea.


Then recovered with some pretty fabric.


A bit of toile underneath.


Of course once I started to rip it apart (read: carefully deconstruct) I realized there was NO way in hell I was going to be able to do it. So I called in a professional and after much frustration got this.

I love it! Its really comfy too.

Soooooooo, when the guy was dropping it off I asked if he would take a look at my table legs to tell me what he would charge me to strip them. So he sees the table and....

offers me 3X what I paid for it. He picked it up last night.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

help me

If there is anyone out there who stumbles onto this blog and has seen a link or post on another blog that has information about the making of a lunch (or was it diaper) bag with a sort of plastic protection over the fabric to make it easier to clean PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me where I can find it again. I saw it & promptly lost it. I have been backtracking all day. I need to know what this stuff is.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Is it weird that I haven't told any one I know that I started a blog?. Well I told someone, but I haven't told them where it is. I just don't think I'm ready for people I know to read it. I dunno.

Here are some things I finished up this weekend.

i-cord daisies with vintage button centers (except for 1)

felt flowers

fabric covered magnets

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

here we are

I now have a renewed love for fabrics. This is a bad thing... I am patiently waiting for
Sew Mama Sew to reopen.

I just stumbled on Stardust Shoes through Sew Mama Sew blog. She has a tissue holder tutorial too. Mine is more like hers.

Monday, April 9, 2007


I thought this would happen. I'm too busy reading everyone elses blogs to keep up with my own. I began to think that I could use this to keep track of everything. I have a HORRIBLE memory. So this (if I keep it up to date) could help me remember things. So when I feel I don't have a lot of time to create an entry I could simply make lists of things that I want to be able to recall.
I dunno, just a thought.
I'm sleepy today. I had a bit more numbness in my arm last night. My hands "fall asleep" when I'm sleeping. Its been happening for a while, I can't remember exactly how long, years...(2/3?) For the past couple of months it has started to become painful, waking me, rarely a good nights sleep. The pain prompted me to try acupuncture. I've been 4 times. Each time is more eventful then the one before. My last session was this past Thursday. Crazy session, in a good way. I gotta tell ya, from almost the beginning I've slept better, but after Thursday I felt like I was almost normal again. It's wonderful! Last night there was a bit more numbness, no pain, but I woke up a few times. I think its because my arm/hand made Easter dinner. There, now I can look back at my progress.

P.S. I made some tissue holders using the tutorial on Bella Dia (modified a bit) for little gifts. I'll post pictures tomorrow. My Mom came over yesterday to bring banana bread & took 3 :o)