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!!
Grape Hyacinth from my garden.
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