Saturday, June 30, 2012

More Re-doing and Organizing

Now that I have moved my studio back in my spare room, I am reclaiming my living room and dining room.  I have been cleaning closets, cabinets and drawers.  Its been awesome getting rid of so much of the clutter.  If you dont love it or its not useful, toss it out or find a new home for it! My new mantra:)   My sister bought herself a new 55 in TV, so she very generously gave me her "old" Tv.  Its awesome, finally getting into the 21st century.  Its my first flat screen Tv.  I am so lucky.  I love the color yellow. I am going with the cirtrus colors with my re-do. So I got to bring my "Bunny Hutch" back to my living room.  I love the colors.  I am also working on making my patio a pretty and peaceful place to spend some time.  Its just way too hot to plant flowers now, but I have started on that project too.  At least I have a table and chairs, and they are in my happy colors.  Hopefully I will have more to share very soon. \

We have a local quilt shop called "Quilters Ranch"  Every year they have a garage sale.  Its an amazing sale and the proceeds go to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive.  They have books and patterns for as low as one and two dollars.  I got these bundles of fabric for two dollars per bundle!  I just can not wait to get back into the studio and create!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Third Time The Charm ?

I have been away from blogging for a bit.  I have been going through this whole "starting over" thing and while its a very good thing, there are growing pains.  Starting over at 53 is not for the faint of heart either.   My new job is going very well, but starting at the bottom again has caused me to have to make some huge and hard decisions.  I just havent been able to do very much creating.  I had made the decision earlier to pull out of two of the three shops I was in.  Then came the hardest decision of all.  I let go of my website.  Of all the things I have changed or given up this was the very hardest.  I loved that little shop.  I had my studio in my living area of my apt.  I was fun and practical at a time when I was creating everyday, but  when I wasnt it was a cluttered mess and a reminder of all I was leaving behind. SO for the third time since I have been in this residence I moved my little pink studio back into the spare bedroom.  Its my favorite of all.  I love it.  My living room and dining room seem so spacious and clean and uncluttered.  I love that too.  These arent the best photos, but you can get the idea.  I am on a major mission this summer.  I am going through every closet, cabinet, cupboard and drawer.  I have hauled out trash, donated and given away quite abit so far. Then when this project is complete and I have a new fresh start I will be back in my little pink studio creating again.  AND I cant wait. 
After all of that work, it was time for dessert!  I get so inspired by Pinterest and love all of the recipes and desserts.
There is lots of painting, new floors and hanging pictures coming up.  I will share any handy tips I figure out a long the way.