Jan 29, 2009

What I've been up to

So Christmas has come and gone and we had a great holiday. Driving across Canada is an adventure. I saw my first moose and a white headed eagle on the side of the road! I also got a great picture of Lake Superior at sunset; I'll have to post that.

Since we've been back I've been looking for a job, no luck yet on that but I have until the end of March so I won't panic just yet.

I've also been fixing up my sewing room, which will now be called my Girly Room/Studio ;O) I didn't want to invest too much money in this so I used some leftover paints we had and bought a can of oups! paint (the one they sell for 1/4 of the regular price at the hardware store because the colour didn't turn out right)and mixed my own colours. I am very happy with the results.

Here are a few pictures some with the flash and some with the overhead lights on.

I still need to make the curtains, cover my ironing board and cork board and put up my batting for my design wall. That coral took six coats to hide the darn aliens but it was SO worth it.

I love this room because of the colour but also because it cost close to nothing, I bought one gallon of bright oups! pink for 10$ and one small can of new Golden Starfish yellow for 10$. I mixed the pink with some leftover orange to get the coral colour, the yellow with some leftover white and the peach I made using the leftover coral and some more leftover white.

I already had the small shelves and brackets so I bought 2 more sets of brackets and 2 more shelves for about 15$ so I would have 6 instead of 4. In the closet we used the panel from the old IKEA armoire that was falling apart and a set of 3 brackets for 4$.

This last picture is a close up of my spice rack. My dad made it years ago and I've had it for at least 15 years, I had always used it in the kitchen but I have no room for it here so I painted it turquoise and now it's my knickknack storage. I need to buy some baby food the empty jars fit perfectly in there.

Have a great day
Danielle xox

Jan 15, 2009

Oh Boy! I'm in trouble.

Anna Maria has done it again.

Wouldn't you know she would come out with another, fantastic absolutly
amazine line right in the middle of my fabric diet! And I was doing so well...

Go take a look. I dare you not to feel like a child at the carnival. Try not to smell the popcorn and cotton candy, or imagine the jugglers and fire breathers. I dare you!

Anna Maria Horner: Good Gracious!#links#links

Have a great day

P.S. Please excuse the spelling, my spell check is somehow set to french and I don't know how to change it.