Category Archives: projects

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 I first read about this paint on Miss Mustard Seed's blog. Oh my…. No sanding, no primer, no nothing needed before you paint a piece of furniture. Seriously? Even over varnish? Even over varnish. After watching this video on her … Continue reading

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Online Classes

Sometimes I think about the impact of computers on our lives. Wow. Twenty-something years ago when working in corporate America, in a 75 story building, in the heart of a major city, our floor of maybe 50-60 people received "ONE" … Continue reading

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 It's supposed to be delivered today. Months of searching…debating…she made a decision!  Meet my new family room coffee table. Handcrafted of unfinished, solid reclaimed pine timbers from 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain (source) {love this store} I've debated about it for … Continue reading

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Choosing paint colors…

 The dreaded task of choosing new paint colors for our interior walls has come to visit me. I've saved notes, collected paint swatches for some time but the perfect shade of a deeper, richer taupe/brown/neutral is eluding me. Either too … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Art Challenge – “Outside the Box”

Ah-ha…now I know why she included the word "challenge"…. And a challenge it was on many different levels… The first challenge was getting out of Target without straying from my short, concise shopping list. Suffice it to say, I didn't pass … Continue reading

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Where Bloggers Create Party

Don't ya just git giddy when something you've wished for, waited on, dreamed of, but mostly WORKED HARD FOR, !!!finally!!! happens? For most of my "creative life" which now spans decades, my creative space and supplies were scattered throughout our home in closets, … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner and Where Women {collect} Want to Create

I'm still plugging away in "my room" which is the bonus room over our garage. Dragging boxes from the basement and sorting through my stuff. As someone who has collected and crafted for over two decades the stash I've accumulated … Continue reading

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Living with a Perfectionist

 Or in my case, he is ME!  More often than I care to admit I allow myself to let that horrible imperfection of perfectionism to stand in my way of JUST DOING IT.  He is a rotten fella to have in your inner circle, let … Continue reading

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   An on again, off again, rainy day in Georgia. Since hubby decided to work from home, I had the perfect excuse to skip a little housework in an effort to not make any unneccessary noise. Not that it takes much … Continue reading

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More Freestyle Embroidery…

   Not sure how the idea popped into my head, or somedays if there's even much working up there in my head {please say you can relate} but I decided to cut one of my vintage feathered friends in two and carefully … Continue reading

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