Monday, November 29, 2010

Ornament Swap Party at Make Mine Pink

Hi, its time for our Ornament Swap Party at Make Mine Pink. The names have been exchanged and the ornaments have been made. :) I had two swap partners, Joyce from and Sandra. I havent met Sandra yet, but I look forward to meeting her. Its so fun meeting new people online. I wanted to post the photo of the adorable ornament the Joyce sent me. She made this and its just adorable AND pink!

I havent had time to put up my tree yet. I plan on making an afternoon of it on Saturday. I will have a special place front and center for my sweet ornament from Joyce. Visit the other blogs to see all of the sweet handmade ornaments from the swap party participants:)

Have a great day, I hope you are getting ready and ahead of scheduele for the upcoming holidays.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Long Post/Long Overdue :)

I have been insanely, crazy busy trying to get my new studio area done. After a couple of unexpected delays and that annoying thing called my job (jk):) I am pretty much done. I never dreamed it would take this long, but I am very happy with the end results. This has been a true test to patience. I have not hardly seen my kids or Grandkids, and I have not seen many of my friends in 3 months time. I have several hundred emails backed up to go through. You get the idea,,, its been a mess.
Now I have some pictures to show you. The new area now called my studio used to be my living room/dining room/kitchen and entry way to my apartment. Its definately not the traditional set up for a home, but its perfect for me. I am happy with being non-traditional. The desk, sewing machine and large room is my work area. What used to be the dining room is now a sitting area with the TV and that flows into my small kitchen. The front entry is an odd little space, but I put my antique stove there and I made a little sitting area. I got the wall picture of the candles and flowers for my birthday, and low and behold in my stash of old linens I found the table cloth and the small pillow. Vintage 80's and looks good as new. It matches the wall stickers perfectly. Woo Hoo, saved more money. I will be honest, I spent less than $100.00 on this makeover. Its all repurposed from other areas of my house. I used my vintage suitcases to store my patterns in. I took what was in my living room and made a pretty bright yellow and citrus colored guest bedroom. So, I hope I am not boring you but here are a few photos. I do have one more space I am working on, and its going to be very fancy, but thats not quite ready so I will post it shortly. I want it to be perfect first. Have a great week! Happy Creating.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Holiday Shop at Make Mine Pink

I cant believe how long its been since I was able to post. I have been going from the time I get up until I fall into bed at night. Working full time, family obligations and working on my studio re-do took every minute of my days. But its all done now and I love it and know I will be so much more productive. And boy am I ready to get back to the business of creating :)
Its the perfect time to get back into the swing of things. The holidays are here. Can you believe it? I just wanted to let you all know that starting this Friday (the 19th) through Sunday is the Holiday Shop, brought to you by Make Mine Pink. All of the participating boutiques will have lots of adorable Christmas items for sale. There will be alot of sales and some are offering gift wrapping too. Check out this link starting Friday Morning...