DIY Cutlery Tray – Reader Feature
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|Tomorrow a good friend and I are going to spend the day together (well, at least part of it!)|
She loves Halloween as much as I do, so now that my studio is in much better shape (I'll post pictures soon) I was able to get in there and actually work on something....it felt so good! I hope my friend gets a kick out of this collage, it didn't take me long to make it. But then I start to obsess about the details and don't know when to say when. So I'm leaving it like this, no glitz or glitter because I don't think these look like glitzy, glittery folks....do you?
I do hope you're all having a great week, our weather here is so strange...a perfect day to create something like the above....it's overcast and gloomy..ooooooh.....spooky!
|So you may wonder what I'm talking about with the above header about falling.......these pictures will give you a little idea of some of the things I've been up to lately........foofing a table in my living room.|
|Displaying some of my much loved brown transferware now that it's fall, stacking some thrift store books on top of a platter, I just like that look :)|
|Adding some piano rolls to a vase, as well as french pages with flowers added...|
|Finding a new home for this beautiful old frame brought home from the thrift store....|
|Changing the display on the top of my fridge....that huge round basket with the latch and handles looks so much like one you'd see at PB for mucho dinero, but I found mine at the thrift for very little dinero :).........|
|And the picture above is where I stall out, become immobile and paralyzed....where to begin with this studio....it's been so long that I just buy some cool item, throw it on top of the counter in there, and sadly walk out....berating myself the whole time. I have been able to make a few things, but usually by removing them from my studio so I can have room to work! Anyone else see the craziness in that?|
Wish I had someone to help me, but since I don't it's time to put on my big girl pants and get in there.
Do you think I should get a tetanus shot first? HAHAHAHA!!! She laughs so she won't cry :(
I know this is hardly earth-shattering, and I know it's happened to many of you, but for crying out loud, why can't I be more organized in there? AAACCCkk, so frustrating.
And really, I'm lucky to have this problem, right? After all, it's great to have your own room to create in and I'm so very grateful...now I just need to act grateful by cleaning it up.
Thanks for listening to my pity party, I do appreciate it!
And please say a prayer for me that I don't fall in there, because I probably couldn't get up.....to much stuff in the way.......
|We went to the sweetest birthday party last Saturday for our nephew, who turned 1. Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks, he's the most sweet-natured baby!|
|Check out this birthday cake! It was so delicious, made by my super-talented sis-in-law, Heather.|
She's a fantastic cook, especially her baked goods! She made all these decorations for the cake, a really cute gnome/woodland theme.
|How cute is this little gnome resting on some moss with his head on a mushroom.|
|Here are some happy cousins!|
|These two are almost inseparable when they get together!|
|The happy mom, Heather, and her cuter than cute birthday boy Marek.|
|"Do you like my hat"? "My mom made it!" Yes, Heather made his cute little hat!|
|A happy, happy family. Heather, Marek, and Jeremy. Thanks so much for a great party. We loved being a part of it all, loved your new house, loved the food, love you guys!|
|So my new love is the Daphne above "Eternal Fragrance". Why you ask? Because it blooms more than once! AAaaack! Daphne is my all time favorite plant, thanks to my best friend, Melanie. She has lived in some really sweet old houses around Portland, but one of them in particular had a cute greenhouse in the backyard and a lovely Daphne on the side of the house. I had never heard of Daphne until she told me.....as a great friend would do. The fragrance is incomparable...and it literally wafts across your yard, your neighborhood.|
|So when I decided that I was sick and tired of the Japanese Holly bushes in my courtyard I decided that Daphnes could fill the bill. We already have a big Daphne Odora in there, but I needed more!!!!|
|So the above picture shows where the Daphne's will go once we get the rest of the holly's out of there....can't wait!!!! Did you see those blooms?|
I don't know about you, but Labor Day weekend always ends up being lots of labor for us...usually in our yard. I do hope you all have a lovely holiday weekend!!!! Don't work too hard :) And do make sure that you stop and smell the Daphne.
|I guess it's because my studio is getting a re-do, so whatever I don't absolutely have to have is going away, like the cute gift box above and the super sweet doll dresser below. Check my Etsy shop for more details if you're interested :).|