Thursday, September 16, 2010

One Down...

Sorry I haven't been blogging very much lately, but I have been super busy, accomplishing one of my goals for 2010. I'm not going to bore you with the whole list, but one of the things was to work on my shop, Grace Goods.

I had read that it helps if you break a larger goal down into smaller baby steps.
For this one, my three steps were:
  1. Add new items twice a week
  2. Have at least 50 items in the shop
  3. Order business cards
Well, as of today, I have achieved the first two! Currently I have 55 items listed in the shop ~ Whew!!!
The last thing is to order some business cards, and I have a friend who will be helping me design and order these once her hectic schedule slows down with art shows.

This seems to be my biggest seller right now.

And this is what one person is doing with them.

You should visit Whysper Fairy and look at all the yummy stuff she has for sale!

And finally, I would like to show you a picture of my two kids.

Being crushed by Grave Digger, with smiles on their faces.

There was an event at Charlie's store, with lots of things to do with the kids.

Big kids and little kids


And I just had to take a picture of this little boy. He had the dirtiest face I have ever seen. But a big smile minus two front teeth .

Toddles my dear friends


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Finds

I honestly think I have the willpower to resist most non-needful things.

Except then it comes to Halloween

Take a look

The book is my current read.

I just adore these cups. And they are B-I-G

Can't wait to get started decorating.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bedroom Makeover

I wanted a new bedroom. But that wasn't in the budget.
Sooooo, using the age-old maxim of using what you have (and hence the whole theory behind Donna and her inspiration at Funky Junk) I did just that ~ kinda. I bought a gallon of paint. And some sand paper. But I still have a lot of the paint left, for other projects.

So, won't you please come take a peek at this little project I'm as so excited about!

Above and Below are pictures BEFORE I started

Next are a few pictures of the main focus of this makeover. To paint my baby dresser that has traveled with me over the last 20 something years.

It is a well-made piece of furniture, but was in desperate need of some TLC.

Forgive me for jumping along, I just get so dang excited!

Dresser ( now known as Evelyn) has been sanded and painted and distressed.
Now time for some finessing.

Using some of my plethora of old books, I lined the drawers with wonderful old pages.

"One night of love" Starring Grace Moore ~ PERFECT!

Ready to start her new life, Evelyn is back where she belongs.

I also put this wonderful old mirror above her. I am going to ask Hubby to help me hang it as it is SUPER heavy.

As with any room, it's the little things that help make a house a home.
I have had this light switch cover for ages. I don't even remember where it came from.
It is metal though, very unique. But ugly!

And now...WOW!!

Closeup of my curtains. Hence the inspiration for the whole room! To me, these lovelies look like old-fashioned Southern Ball gowns. And then that might just be my wild imagination!

Beautiful mercury glass tie backs

I still have a list of little things that I want/need to do.
But for now, I smile when I walk into our bedroom. And that is the BEST feeling in the world!

Thanks for joining me for this month's edition of "Gitter Done". A huge Thank You to Donna for inspiring me to get some of these things done. Now to start thinking about next month ~ LOL!