Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Table This!

Look what I found! I was working today and took someone to look at an apartment, and behold, in the kitchen of one of the apartments was this lovely little table that had been used as a kitchen island. I commented on it and the manager said I could have it! Music to my ears! Picture her with a lovely shabby chippy coat of white on her. Bliss! And you can't tell from the photo, but it pulls apart and has a leaf, making it square if you want. The leaf is stored out of sight under the table top. Precious! Now the dilemma, do I keep it once it's rehabbed, or will she show up at our summer Chick Market at Aggies in Union, August 14? Hmmm, you'll have to wait and see.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Not my grandmothers quilt

I got an old card table at a yardsale a long time ago with the intent of making it over to cart around with my trailer when I go on my Sister outings. When I moved out of my house and put everything in storage, I threw the table in the back of my car along with the craft suitcases that held the supplies I would need to tackle the project. Two months later I finally had a day to myself and time to do it. So, voila! How do you like the finished product? My sister, Suci, can quilt, and though I admire her work it seems like math to me. I hate math. Cannot do math. Today, I decided however, that I can 'quilt' with paper. I love how this turned out and look forward to using it on my next camping outing, and for whatever else I can break out the little lovely for.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday America

It's the 4th of July weekend...I saw several cars on the road this morning loaded with traveling paraphenalia headed for parts unknown. Me, I'm headed to La Grande for the weekend to spend the 4th with my youngins. We'll be grilling, and no doubt spilling; sipping pop and popping fire works; soaking up some rays and getting soaked by the sprays of water balloons and sprinklers. Ahh, the simple pleasures of summer.
Aren't these adorable fire crackers fun? You make them using toilet paper and paper towel rolls, crepe paper and vintage americana photos. The wicks are pipe cleaners, and you fill the tube with surprises. I always find great ideas too late to do anything about...not to mention all of my artsy craftsy stuff is pretty much packed away for now. But I'm thinking I'll still manage to bring some red, white and blue decor to the abode in true junker fashion.