Monday, 25 February 2013

Storage Reinvented.

I have this buffet in my dining room that I didn't really want but, it came with the set
we bought at antique store & they basically threw it in for free because they 
wanted to get rid of it. I didn't want it because it has a big hole under 
the middle drawer that is just wasted space. I felt I wanted to put
some kind of box under there to put storage in. Well finally
I figured it out. I got a new storage basket for my office/studio so I put the other 
storage box I had under the buffet. I put castors on the box so I could pull it out easily.

For the new basket, I cut a piece of plywood to fit under the base for stability 
& attached castors for easy moving. 

So now I have double the storage & it is easily accessed! : )

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Old is new!

On Friday, the day of the big snow storm, I went through my jewellery box & got 
out all the stuff I haven't worn in years but, still like & couldn't get rid of.

I was inspired by some necklaces I liked in a shop & thought:
I have a lot of old jewellery that I could put together & make something.
 It would be sentimental for me & not break the bank.
Win/win! : )

Monday, 18 February 2013

Meet Judy!

I would like to introduce you to my little friend... Judy.
We met an at estate sale about a week ago. We hit it off
immediately & she came home with me!
What can I say? I was easy & she was cheap!

I have been wanting a dress form for a long time & started looking
in ernest a few months ago. There is not really anywhere
near me that has them. I tried at antique markets but they were so expensive!
Looked online but the shipping was astronomical!

Finally I looked at the online local classified ads on Kijiji & found this
one for sale only a short drive in the country away.

She is from 1957 & size 15. About a size 8 by today's standards.  : )

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Snow Day!

Well we sure got dumped on! Why didn't we get this for Christmas?
Oh well, it sure makes everything look clean & bright!

I don't think the birdies were impressed with all the snow on the feeders!

Mocha loved it! It was pretty deep for him & he got tired after a while.

Here he is basking in the sun after all that hard work!

Looking out my window, I don't think I will be swinging for a while.

On the bright side, the sky was a beautiful blue & it was sunny. : )

Friday, 8 February 2013

New Pillows

Got new pillows for the sofa in the living room. 
They really go well with the rug & sofa colours.
Got the inserts & pillow covers from Pottery Barn, my new favourite store.

I am mad for plaid. Must be the Scottish in me.

Now that I have the pillows I really must tackle the drapes.  : )