30 October 2009
After the last couple of years of wanting to buy blinds for our den/office/sewing room/and now school room, never getting around to it, and just putting it off, I remembered that I had this vintage pair of curtains packed away from when we remodeled the living room. They used to hang at my living room windows. I have shutters that are supposed to cover my living room windows now. Somehow my hubby hasn't ever finished that project...
...but, anyway, I was talking about these curtain panels, not the fact that hubby hasn't finished my living room. That's another story. You'll thank me for not getting into THAT one!! I bought these curtains at McMaster and Storm when they still had their brick and mortar store. Oh do I ever miss that place! But they need to be with their families more and I totally understand. Still, I miss the shop. Anyway, back to the curtains. I remembed I had them, dug them out, shook out the creases and hung them. Voila! No money spent, no waiting for someone to hang blinds, now my windows can be covered when I want them to be. Except in the living room... but I'm NOT getting into that remember??
View from the back window. These fun scissors are from Kara and Darcy. They used them as a prop at the Country Living Fair and I think they originated at Hobby Lobby. Don't know if they still have them there, but they are a fun decor item.
I decided to detail mine a little:)
And the view from outside. Feel free to leave comments to Travis hinting that the house needs new siding!
Have you picked up on the fact that I'm wanting some projects around here finished????
I'm kind of in a nesting mood due to some warm fall weather (finally) AND due to the fact that I just helped my best friend move into her brand-new house. Made me come home ready to clean out, finish up and make this place look like I really want it to. Unfortunately, I can't do a lot of the stuff that needs done by myself. So I usually add to the problem of unfinished stuff by starting something new. I get all gung-ho on a project and start in, then almost immediately I get to a point where I need help from my husband. It's a vicious cycle, and really I'd have to say it's all my fault things don't get completely finished. But on the other hand if nothing got started there would be nothing to finish would there?? Maybe don't answer that! Anyway I wasn't going to get into all that was I? Don't answer that either!
Oh well, I'm off to reorganize and reshuffle some stuff. Hubby may wish he'd worked all evening when he sees the mess I've created.
28 October 2009
Today I uploaded the other skirts to my etsy site. The first 6 here have never been seen on my blog till now:) the 7th I didn't show the back detail before so I included it here too. You can view them in store here. Christmas is coming so keep me in mind if you have someone who would love to get a new, handmade, unique skirt!
27 October 2009
23 October 2009
21 October 2009
You let your kids make a complete mess in your kitchen don't you????
19 October 2009
I took lunch to Kara's on Friday to help her out a little with her Studio Sale. These cookie bars were part of the 'menu'. Kara and Darcy raved over them and Kara asked about 385 times for me to put the recipe on my blog!! So, Kara, here it is. Easy to make, yummmy to eat:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour (can use part rolled oats, if desired) (i didn't)
4 medium size cooking apples (about 4 cups), grated
1 package (8 ounces) finely grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Reserved egg whites
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Make crust by combining sugar, butter, egg yolks, baking powder, salt and flour. Blend until mixture is crumbly. Press 1/2 of mixture into bottom of 9x13 pan; reserve remaining half. Set aside. Grate apples and cheese together in one bowl (food processor works well for this.) Add sugar, flour and cinnamon; mix well. Spread apple/cheese filling over crust. Sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over filling. Make topping by whipping egg whites until peaks form. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and cream cheese, beating continuously. Spoon evenly over all layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown.
Yield: 36 bars