Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sooo....what's new?

Well, it had to be done--we had to move the computer this week! Yuck. Here's my poor baby all piled up on the table, ready to be moved. Made me nervous to say the least, plus it was just inconvenient! But that pretty little piano window that you see here above the table had to be stripped, that shelf had to be taken down so we could spackle that wall, and the carpetting had to be torn out.
The window is stripped and the cartpet is GONE!! We were happily surprised with the beautiful shape the wood flooring is under the carpet--being the front entryway to our home, we were a little afraid that the wood would be damaged, but happily not! Yeah! The walls are spackled and drying, and tomorrow morning we can start priming the wall. We are so happy that the stripping is done--it's taken us 15 years, but all the stripping on the main floor is finished! YEAH! The end results are fantastic and it probably upped the value of our house immensely, but that stripping is the most tedious and yucky job ever! I'd rather change diapers! lol

OK--on to more crafty topics! Check out this beautiful tea towel I scored last week! The embroidery on this one is absolutely gorgeous, intricate and so expertly done--and it even has a pretty scalloped and crocheted edging. I decided to make it into a bagkeeper (you know, for those plastic bags from the grocery store) and I was able to use the towel without cutting it up in any way--which makes me happy! This one is a real beauty--perfect for adding a cute cottage style to the kitchen. It's listed in my Etsy shop.
I also decided to do up a little inspiration kit--I haven't made one in a while and this pretty lace was staring me in the face, lol, so here it is! Don't you just love those little vintage buttons on the bottom--they are delicate flower shaped with a rhinestone center--so precious, I am having a hard time not convincing myself to keep them! LOL

Finally, a sneak peek at my latest project, just finished yesterday--I was able to sneak down to my studio for a little craft time! Beautiful vintage satin brocade in the loveliest shade of pink you ever saw, and lined with a pretty pink satin. I've made it into a pretty pocket--perfect for holding your love letters and other keepsakes!

The little rose applique was a cutey that I recently purchased from TwigandBerries on Etsy --it's the perfect touch to this pocket, don't you think? There is also a cute little rosebud applique applied to the inside that you can see when you open it up. Of course, I had to stitch on some pretty crocheted lace and add a vintage glass button that has a little gold gilding.


I will be listing this in my Etsy shop a little later on today.

Well, I better go jump in the shower and get ready for church. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

20 comments:

Ravenhill said...

what treasures you have made - they are sure to delight!

Esther Sunday said...

Your projects never cease to amaze me! Those kids are yours are pretty dang cute to! Glad you found the wood floors in good shape! I would love to discover wooden floors under my carpeting!

Distressing Delilah said...

Very sweet little etsy items!

Waterrose said...

Love everything, but especially that tea towel!

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are all beautiful projects. I love that pink pocket!

Pinky said...

Your house looks fantastic! Stripping wood is soooooo time consuming, I know you have worked so hard. In our old house, we were lucky to have hardwoods, but not in this one! Glad your were in such good shape. Love your new work! SO pretty!

Jenn Maruska said...

Your wood floors look gorgeous! I'm so happy for you that they are in good shape with no "hidden bummer factors" (my husband tells me that is an official renovation term : )

It definitely feels like spring on your blog and in your shop!

: )

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI..Such a cute blog site
Glad I found you --will add you to my page favorites (:) Patty

Debbie said...

Wow! You are a busy lady! This is my first visit, I'll be back often. So glad your wood floor was not damaged much. It looks beautiful. Very cute etsy items.
Debbie

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi M.Kwitty,
Love your new wood floors and I totally can relate to your floor project taking years! lol We are trying to renovate our little guest bathroom and we are going on the 3rd year now of not finishing it. House remodels seem to take a long time when you are doing the work yourself!
And I love the colors of your pocket purse.
deborah

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Karen ~~Oh you are a kick (:) yup love that gal she is ''me too'' looking in the magic mirror..(:)
Have a great rest of the day !!
hugs Patty

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Congratulations on finishing your floors!All of your etsy items are so pretty!!
Barbara

Lucy said...

Love your new items! Between the house and your etsy store--you've been a busy girl!

Amy Wagner said...

How exciting to find the beautiful floor hiding away under your feet the whole time!!!
Amy

marsha said...

i'm loving that wooden flooring too! it's gorgeous!

Diana said...

Great projects!

It always seems to get worse before it gets better with home projects. I'm so glad you found the wood in great shape, though; it will be that much easier to achieve your goal. And, once you're there, you'll know it was all worth it as you enjoy your beautiful, custom wood flooring.

I love your other projects, too. What a beautiful embroidered bag. I wouldn't have thought to have used it that way. You're so creative.

I have a penchant for vintage embroidery -- especially designed for the kitchen -- that turns inanimate objects into animated ones. Like veggies with faces. I just love that stuff!

Best wishes,
Diana

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

LazyTcrochet said...

I love this pink purse! So dainty.

I'm think of tearing up the kitchen flooring. There may be some pretty wood lurking under there as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lallee said...

You are going to love having the wood floors!

The embroidered towel is a beauty. I wouldn't be able to let it go!

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