Sunday, September 30, 2012

shabby lace shade…

thanks so much for all your well wishes—my eye is gonna take some time to heal, and, I have to limit my time on the computer for awhile longer. I have a few drafts already written—this is one of them.
each year, I die white seam binding with tattered angels glimmer mists-to use on projects like cards, home dec, xmas ornies.


(I received the mists as compensation while doing some work for a scrapbook store).  but, you don’t need to buy the expensive mists.  
you can make your own mists by just filling a spray bottle (from the dollar store, 3/4 full full of water, and add a little bit of metallic paint—(think, plaid’s folkart acrylic), until you get the shade you want.
to keep the binding manageable-(or to give as gifts), I wrap several yards up with bits of paper, twine, buttons, flowers, or gems.


and I made this lamp by stripping an old shade down to it’s metal frame and added a lace doily, seam binding bow, ruffled fabric and a big paper rose—click here to get a free template to make this easy paper rose.
my husband wired the lamp, and I hung it from one of my birdcage stands.


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I want to thank these awesome people for my september features!  have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

pink ruffles and a break…

hi everyone:)  I walked into home goods yesterday and walked out with this cute pillow.  and it’s the softest thing!


and in the corner, is my husband’s latest table.  I was given a broken bench—(no legs on it), --he attached legs from an old stool and I added a ruffled skirt.  (btw, this ruffle and the ruffle on my tv cabinet were cut from an old dust ruffle!)


it goes so well under his barn door chandy.


I also hung some curtains (simply shabby chic from target), with 3 rows of ruffles.


and I’m taking a bit of time off from blogging.  my doctor says my eye may have a detached retina, --from all things…a sneeze!  I have an appointment with a specialist, and hopefully, he’ll fix whatever it is:)

thanks for looking and I’ll catch up (when I can see again!) no parties for me this week, but, here are some you might like:)

common ground, faded charm, the dedicated house, totally transformed tuesday,-the farmhouse porch,feathered nest,funky junk, ivy and elephants,rustic restorations, vintage farmhouse, shabbilicious friday, french party, junkin joe's, cozy little house