Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pay It Forward & an Open House

I took part in a Pay It Forward over at Southern Prep. She sent the sweetest little happies!

I am working up a few projects for an Open House. This will be the first I've ever held in my home. We will have my paintings, a tupperware rep, a home interior rep & maybe a lady who makes and monograms baby things. I'm excited but a little nervous too.

Could you share any ideas or tips for holding an Open House? Leave me a comment and I'll draw three names to send a Pay It Forward to on Halloween night. If you link me on your blog, I'll give you another entry.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Leather Pillow on the Cheap Tutorial
I saw the most awesome leather sofa pillow covers on the Pottery Barn website last week. I just can't justify
spending $90 bucks each for covers.
I went to our local charity store and bought two leather jackets, one for $1.00 and the other for $5.00. I cut them apart at the seams. I laid the pieces out on the floor and pieced it back together like a puzzle to find a pleasing composition. The front of the brown one has a different seam line than the back, but looks equally nice. Same thing with the light brown pillow, the two sides are seamed slightly different but if you work it like a puzzle before you sew, it will look nice. These are 16 inch square. They really call attention to themselves. I just love them.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beauty & Beau is next Saturday!

The sweet Princess finally found the dress that makes her happy! She's avoided pageants since about 4th grade but wanted to be involved in everything possible her senior year. This was in the pre-altered state, pins and all.

You can't tell from the pony tail shown here but her hair is long. She hasn't decided whether she wants her hair up or down and I'm really torn on those earrings, give me your opinion. Smaller or are these good?

This shop is so cool. Their dressing rooms are made of old doors, there is a shutter next to her that they are displaying pictures on.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I met a fellow Blogger!
Susie Harris from Beinvenue had a booth at the Canton Flea Market. Her art pieces are just a wonderful in person as they are on her blog. She was so nice and welcoming as was her husband. I wish I had had my camera with me. Susie had hers and her husband was sweet enough to take our picture together. Go visit her blog to see all her artwork and check out her etsy shop.

Go check out Handbag Planet.

October 15, 2008 they will launch their new website, and are giving away a free handbag every hour for 24 hours that day. Beautiful bags!! Go take a look!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I do wish I could remember where I saw a picture of these witch legs. If you know, please let me know and I will credit them.

My version has fat, lumpy legs. Maybe because of those shoes!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Has this ever happened to you?

You strive to make your focal point eye catching only to have the hubs come behind you and make it ..... I guess this is still eye catching. Maybe? I've even put one of those boxes that looks like a book up there for him to use. Who else has a mantle that becomes a catch all?

Friday, October 03, 2008

What do you get when you put together an old whiskey cask lid and a lazy susan?

I've had this old lid hanging around for a few years, couldn't part with it. I just knew there was something I could use it for. Lo and behold, Everyday Gourmet had one on display as a Lazy Susan. I found this rubbermaid lazy susan for a quarter the next day at a rummage sale. And this is how I'm using it:

OoOoOo! Have you seen the new leather sofa pillows from Pottery Barn?
They are gorgeous, I will be scouring the rummage sales for old leather jackets to make covers for my sofa pillows!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The summer rush at work is over. Now maybe more time to paint. Looking forward to Canton Flea Market next week. Getting a jump on Christmas shopping. Here is a peak at the latest painting. Happy fall ya'll!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Yesterday we celebrated my nephews birthday. His party was held at the same skating rink I went to as a teen. His reaction when I skated past him was priceless. His mouth fell open and he yelled after me, KK, you can skate?? I almost fell over laughing. As I was leaving at the end of the party, he came over to give me a hug and told me I could skate good for an old lady! Gotta love him!
I painted this for him. As I painted it, one thought kept nagging at me. Maybe he is too old to get a painting. What if it embarrasses him in front of his friends to get what might be considered a baby gift. Well, let me tell you, his response totally took me by surprise. One by one he tore into the gifts, turned to the giver and said thanks. I held my breath as he opened our gift, out came the remote control truck, then the batteries, he acknowledge with thanks, next came out the painting. He tore off the wrapping, he looked up, held the painting over his head, pointed too it and yelled, KK, I love it! The only gift that got that sort of response! Thrilled my heart!