I’m going to be a grandma! I can’t tell you how excited I am! Baby Jacob should be arriving at the end of July. The baby shower was a few weeks ago and it was so much fun to be able to decorate the venue. I also volunteered to get the cake & deserts thinking all you had to do was call someone who specializes in this. Little did I know you have to order things months in advance. I ended up making the cake, cookies and cupcakes myself. It was a tiny bit stressful because I have never used fondant or decorated pretty cookies before. This is how it all turned out!
This is a baby quilt that I started a long time ago and finally finished! I had it all ready to quilt but didn't like the fabric on the back, and I tried to quilt it with the sewing machine. Big mistake! I took it apart, found fabric that I liked for the back and hand quilted it. I made the binding with a petty pink material, and had enough fabric left for a gift bag.
I decided it was time to redecorate & bedazzle my camper! It all started when I found the Tracy Porter duvet & pillow sham. I love the jewel colors, especially because they can be mixed & matched. I made the window treatments behind the bed with vintage lace & a peacock shawl. I hung another vintage shawl above the side of the bed. I found the velvet Bella Notte throw at an antique store. I love all the different textures on the bed! I left the cabinets the same for now. I kept the same cushions that I recovered when I first got the camper, but added throws & pillows to jazz them up a bit. I hung vintage linens on all the side windows and added new blue curtains to the front windows. I have a crochet tablecloth on the table, sari placemats & floral plates that I had. Last, I found a cute boho rug and I'm done for now. I am ordering tin tiles for the ceiling, and I am going to re-paint the outside of my camper when it gets warm.
Yesterday I painted and finished all of my loft furniture, and today I stained the floor, added the wallpaper and finished this industrial loft space. I am trying to make everything by hand, but I really want to add some lighting, and I will need to read up and buy the wire & stuff. I would like to have this loft space in Denver! It's my favorite city and it would be fun to stay there when we visit. Dream big, right!?!
I have been working on my space for a gallery opening this week! I am so excited to be a part of this new adventure! My space will feature vintage and handmade items. A bit of that old & new things that I love!
I made curtains out of vintage linens, painted the door and filled the room with handmade pillows, some furniture and chic junk! More details to come!
I have always wanted to decorate a dollhouse! I bought a beautiful dollhouse about 30 years ago and started collecting furniture for it, but I didn't have any place to work on it or store it, so I got rid of it. How sad! Anyway, I went to a sale at a school on Saturday, and there was a homemade dollhouse. I didn't buy it, and left. Well, I was driving home and I thought I really should go back and look at the dollhouse, even though I didn't need it. It came with some mismatched furniture, and I just couldn't pass it up.
I brought the dollhouse home and decided I had better make room for it in my art room, because if I didn't I would never finish it. I have now completed 2 rooms and I am having so much fun decorating it!
I still need to finish the door by the stairs, but other than that the nursery is finished.
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.