Thursday, February 12, 2009
Orange you Glad...
Look at this pretty picture of creamy vintage supplies... aren't you just itching to see what will become of them? Stay tuned for a new twist to my shop with these. (ps, don't forget to sign up for the giveaway in the post below this one!)
My little rocking horse brooch form my Little Lovables shop was featured in a treasury this week, thanks to gloi locks and body! I love orange, one of my favorite colors and I love how she put all of these pieces together.
I have been working on a custom order that requires some painting. It is just one, small tiny egg shaped bead, needing just a bit of paint, speckles and varnish. Is that so hard? I have had to paint/repaint/strip/paint/repaint/strip... several times now, b.c the 3 yr old keeps climbing up the counters and sabotaging my projects.
This is a lovely 1 foot or so spray of paint on the carpet in the middle of our living room. No amount of scrubbing could get that up. So, what did I do? I got on my hands and knees (for about 3 hours) and painstakingly CUT the paint out of the carpet. I made my rounds around the room trimming out other paint, magic marker, play dough, food coloring, and other splotches of child's play that has rendered it's niche as part of our family decor. This method works well, but until someone creates a carpet mower, you will have a splitting headache, aching knees and back, carpal tunnel, tunnel vision and very very dull shears.
Well, I can tell you that some spots in our carpet are a little bald now, but at least the color matches for once.
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I am really in the nesting mood right now. I just want to throw my taupe/beige/sage floral couches and sage curtains over the banister and start fresh (reupholstering would be wiser, but I don't sew)... I would love some sofas with thick, hardy, dark colored (cordorouy) fabric that can withstand Spagetti-o hands, playdough smudges, my dog's long claws. I would love to accent with red, aqua, yellow, white and black next time around, put up a lot of art prints from some of my favorite artists... Perhaps something like these (from HERE), and Country Living.
Speaking of my dog... dear old David gave Jackie a not so beautiful shave down. But, when we start to sneeze, the hair has to come off... along with her nipple! Yes, that's right, he sheared into one of the poor dear's little nips. It bled a little, looked really nasty, but overall, she has been fine. David gave her the famous "lion tail"- fortunately for her, he only did one puff this time. Here she is, in her bald glory, our little noodle chup chup...
By the way, here are some phrases that make my skin crawl that seem to be repeated over and over again lately online... "skin crawl" (did you see that coming?), "to boot", "that said,...", "I know, right?"... yes, please strike these from your vocab, please!