Projects Galore

Ugh, what a terrible blogger I have been this week. My sincerest apologies. I’m sure you all can relate to my being super busy. I have a few deadlines for my HortDecor store. One lovely bride has decided to use my burlap bubble wreath as part of the decor at her wedding next weekend. I am really excited for her and also excited that one of my wreaths are being used to make someones day just a touch more special.

On top of that deadline, one of my besties H.P. decided she needs a colorful summer wreath for her front door between now and the 4th. She is always finding pictures of wreaths and challenging my skills with new demands. I actually really enjoy it as it breaks up the monotony of making the same wreath over and over. This is what she said she wanted…

Cute hu? Can’t wait to get started.

I am pretty exicted, I came accross an estate sale in the paper today. It runs today through saturday so I’m just itching to get out of work today and run over there and check out the goods. I’ll let you know if I found anything to add to My Booty.
There are also some yard sales right around my neighborhood this weekend that I can’t wait to stop at. Last time I took S.Y. with me and she really got a taste of  yard sale-ing with me. I think I was about 3/4ths of the way past a road when I spotted a yard on it. Turning around or going around the block would be too time consuming so I quickly swung that steering wheel to the left and about did a figure eight with my car to make it down that road. Good think my car is a tiny little thing…great for maneuvering.

Some of you that live near me have been asking for a little insight on which yard sales I think are worth going to on certain weeks, so this time, and maybe a few other times in the future, I will show you my yard sale picks.

Excited? Does anything in there strike your fancy? I know it shore strikes mine.

In the mean time I have been cutting up strips of gray fabric for a rug,

…and I have been painting my rusty yard sale chairs

..Looking better but still need another coat and maybe a bit of pizzaz. I have also been cutting burlap squares for the burlap bubble wreath…

…and also staring at this trying to decide which of my many ideas will transform this chandy from dilapi-drab to wonderfully fab.

 As you can see, I have my work cut out for me, but that is what makes every day fun, new and exciting. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my booty from the estate sale !

Hugs and Stitches,


I’m in love….

I’m in love, and there is nothing I can do about it. 

As you all know, I just redid a chest of drawers to go into my sunroom as a storage unit for all my craft supplies. It is the perfect thing to store all my yarn, fabric, felt, and 20 different types of glues in. I decided that since I am also obsessed with Gray, and i’ve recently taken a liking to birds, that I would adorn the room with gray accents and ornamental birds. In the pictures, you are only seeing 1/4th of the room. The other side is empty and I have dreams of making a little reading nook with cumfy, vintagy, YELLOW chairs with a tiny bistro table to enjoy coffee and biscotti  …ok, let’s be real, a Mr. Sticky’s walnut topped sticky bun. 

Anyways…I fell in love…with 2 chairs…. and I can’t get them out of my head.


See!!! Aren’t they amazing and wouldn’t they be just PERFECT in my little sunroom? One BIG PROBLEM…long distance relationships don’t very often work.  

These beauties are in Cincinatti OH, and of course the listing on Etsy doesn’t say the price of delivery, but with a 16 + hour round trip for the deliver-er I don’t see it being two easy payment of $5.99.

So now I’m on a mission to find something very, very similar to these. I have already told my other yard sale and thrifter elves to keep their eyes out for me. 

I clung on to an ounce of hope as I thought I remembered sitting in something very similar at my Grammie’s house years ago, so I quizzed her on this. She agreed that she had, indeed had one, however some lucky lady snatched it up at the sale my Grammie had before she moved.

On another note…”Keep the Change” and “I Brake for Yard Sales” arrived in the mail today, compliments of Amazon. I doth believe I will curl up under a fleece blanket and read a few pages on this rainy Monday evening.

Hugs and Stitches,