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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tree with antiques

Just a couple pictures of one of my trees. I decorated this tree using an old lock with keys, gloves, old jewelry, daguerreotypes, silverware, and a couple old pens, silver case, baby shoes, old spectacles and an old celluloid fan. I  used a bowler hat on the top. My husband's antique guns on wall behind tree. Just all antiques!

more trees later!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chistmas decorating

Well, I have the new decorations up on this blog, so it's time to get the house finished. Going slow this year, not really sure why. It's snowing today, but still doesn't seem like the holiday season to me? I need to kick it in gear and get moving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New addiction!

I am now totally addicted to Pinterest! So fab! Great site to keep ideas, pictures, recipes...everything that you love. I've got lots of pins and boards already. Hope there isn't a limit on how much you can pin! I have a link at the bottom left of my page.

My pin boards at home!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I guess I really like to change things! Now that I figured out how to make my own backgrounds, I 'll be changing them alot! It's from a picture of an old frame I found online. I collect (hoard) old picture frames also!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Great Pumpkin!

A couple of posts ago, I said I made a BIG giant pumpkin and I hoped it would sell... it sure did! The new owner is Megann, one of my best customers at Bedford Fall Foliage. This a picture of all of us togther. That's Me, Rick and Will holding it and Megann, Soren and my hubby, Tom. Got this picture from Megann's blog.

And we had one from Tom's phone...

That's a big pumpkin! Thanks Smileys!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Annoyed with the other divider, so I tried another. This one is better, but I still have a problem with cutting out in photoshop and having clean edges! Don't know what the issue is. I need more tutorials on Adobe.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Well, today I decided to try my hand at making my own background! It's been an adventure! Found the directions online and gave it a go...Lot's of trial and error. The banner was no problem, but it was a little tricky getting the background to be the right size and show my typing right. Lot's of adjustments. Then, I thought, what the hey, might as well make a divider, too. More problems! I had trouble getting it the right size and my images weren't crisp enough, had to redo them. To top it off when I went to upload to photo bucket, it's too busy for me or something. It won't load or let me upload! I could scream! Have to try again later. I'm going to try my divider on this post...
Saw the preview for the divider and it needs more work. DARN!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Spool cabinets

I just recently found 3 more spool cabinets! Score! Auctions and and Antique stores, yea! I only have pictures of 2 so far.

Someone painted this one, but I still love it.

This one has a leather covered top that lifts. It's a little desk top and it has a space for an inkwell. Love, Love, Love!
pictures aren't really clear

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Next show

New Germany is over and now it's on to Bedford! Lot's of stuff happening this week. My parents left for Florida after being here for 2 months, miss them already! Drs. appts., funeral home, cleaning, sewing, And always commotion! Life never slows down.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall show is coming!

My first fall show is coming next week! Still have LOTS to do! I really don't know where the summer went. I never seem to have enough time to get everthing finished. Body parts are strewn about and I need a CSI team to get it all sorted out. What ever I have finished will go and the rest will have to wait for the October show...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My best Singer

I didn't include pictures of my favorite Singer sewing machine in my posts for "Where Bloggers Create", I had it under the sewing counter area,  so here it is ...

I love the hand crank!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Starting to work on things for my upcoming shows. I made a GIANT pumpkin from upholstery fabric! Hope someone has room for it! And working on black wool felt pumpkins, too. Shoe pin keeps and Victorian ladies are started on my sewing table.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Well, I learned a lot this past week. Since putting my pictures on for "Where Bloggers Create" I have so many new ideas for my sewing area and my blog. A lot of things I wish I had done differently about my post, too.... Like add more info under my pictures and make the pictures bigger! And I finally added a followers widget. But live and learn. It will be better next year.

One thing that was wonderful,  I found some new blog friends! That was a real treat! In fact one of them, Lovey has written a beautiful book and I just purchased a copy! The images she uses in her collages are antique ladies and they are stunning. She has pictures and tutorials in the book. Can't wait until it gets here. It looks so rich and colorful. 
Her blog  is
She's having a book sale right now! Check it out!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still having a great time looking at all the wonderful studios and craft rooms! So many amazing ideas people come up with for storage and decorating! I will just keep looking all week!

Also, Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by to look at my rooms and leave a thoughtful message.  I really appreciate every comment, they mean a lot to me!

Friday, July 15, 2011

"Where Bloggers Create"

This is my first time on "Where Bloggers Create"
not sure I'm ready? (Lot's of cleaning, arranging and purging!)
Big Thank you to Karen from "My Desert Cottage" for doing this!

This is my antique jelly cupboard/ fabric storage unit, that I want to paint creme and "antique"
View from the cutting room to the sewing room

View from my sewing room to cutting room
My Singer Featherweight and pincushions
 Singer collectibles
Thimble and small collection
Lots of stuff in progress...
The area to the left I use for hot gluing.
Top of shelves in Sewing room
Dress form, she holds my needles and pins!
Close up of my Singer collectibles, did I mention, I collect cloth tape measures as well?

My husband made the sewing tables for me with machines built in. I usually keep beige thread in the Izek and black in the other Singer. The futuristic Izek Singer is a 150th Anniversary machine that uses a Game boy for the stitch functions.
My sewing room. My machine is undercover, so is my serger!
My husband found this 4 drawer spool cabinet for me, it was painted totally black and he stripped it down and when we found the words were still on, I screamed. The other one we found at a fleatique!
 My fabric cutting room's other corner. Lots of ribbon rolls hanging above.
 I made the lamp shade for the Singer Lamp. Going to "antique" the Hoosier soon, too white!
 This big Singer was for upholstery.  I haven't tried it yet! And I've had it for years!

Love Singer Sewing Machines! Major Collector, here!

Closer view of my cutting table. It's a real old Singer table that I found a sale.

My cutting/storage room. I have taken over our entire basement for my sewing and crafting and storage! I still don't have enough space.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm joining "Where Bloggers Create"! So I have lots of cleaning and arranging to to do today.

Had a computer scare this morning (everything went black, had to do a small system restore!) Gotta have that fixed to put my pictures on!

My Desert Cottage

Monday, June 6, 2011

Not much time till my first show of the year! It's this Saturday! Lots to do this week! It's a girls weekend with my BF, Sandy and I can't wait!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Back to sewing as of today! Yea! Got a couple things done!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Just added the shows I will be doing this year (as long as I get in to all of them!) Took me a while to figure out how to add the links to the websites. Last year I had them on, but you couldn't click and go to them. I thought they worked automatically when you typed the address! Nothing works automatically on my blog! I don't know how all this blogger stuff operates. Just a computer dork! I type everything in on the search engines and try to follow the directions. It takes a while!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I know it has been awhile since my Bedford Fall FoliageShow, but I decided to put my pictures on anyway. Things get crazy with the holidays and I get forgetful. But, I was working with Photoshop, trying out different things and I am hooked on these dag frames. So here's a few from October 2010 Bedford...