Friday, May 31, 2013

Rippling Crochet

 I decided to update an old throw pillow,
by crocheting a cover in ripple.
 I really love how it turned out!
Bye for now!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spring is Bloomin'

 Everything is blooming at once in the yard,
like the crab apple tree...
 the azalea...
 and of course the lilacs.
I picked a bouquet of white lilacs
and tried it out in the living room,
 and the bedroom.
Looks pretty everywhere!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


 Here is a sweet vintage book,
given to me as a baby.
illustrated by Mary Jane Chase.

 I really love these bright yellow chicks with the dandelions
and violets!
 And isn't Mrs. Hen's house the cutest!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What I Wore

 Green cardi: Target, shortened by me
Skirt: made by me
Tights: Target
Purse and necklace: vintage
Belt and blouse: thrift
Shoes: Dansko

Bye for now!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Around the Yard

 Lots of blooming out in the yard,
like our new little lilac bushes.
I was a little surprised that they bloomed 
the first year!
 It's been very rainy lately,
but I'm not complaining,
after last summer's drought.
 Pollen from our maple tree.

 The tulips on the side of the house.

Hope you have a great weekend! 
Bye for now!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby!

 My hubby celebrated his 45th birthday!
Love these two so much!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Splish, Splash and Splush

 Time for some great vintage 
children's book illustrations.
This is "Splish, Splash and Splush"
with art by Irma Wilde.

 Who can resist ducklings, 
especially when they cry
or carry umbrellas!
 Even better is a wise old owl!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What I Wore

Blue calico skirt: hand sewn by me
tee: Target
Shoes and necklace: thrift
Purse: vintage

Bye for now!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 My thrift store luck came back this week!
First of all I found some wonderful fabrics,
like the pastoral scene below.....
 and this vibrant floral.
And check out these fun sewing patterns!
Plus, it's always a good trip 
when I find yarn.
Bye for now!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

At the Park

 This was our best day ever
at the park.
It was a beautiful 75 degrees!
 It is really starting to get green.
 And the little violets were blooming
in the shady areas.
 But best of all I finally got a pic
of one of the deer we often see.
Isn't she pretty!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Found this great vintage craft book
thrifting the other day.
They always inspire me so much!
 Love all the great folk art motifs.
 And I always get a kick out of some of  the 
more unusual crafts,
like these hooked rug handbags!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New in My Shop

 New in my shop is this cute little 
peachy cuckoo clock.
I added little heart accents to this
on a nifty layered roof.
Check it out at 
Bye for now!

Monday, May 13, 2013

What I Wore for Mother's Day

Red gingham jacket and purse: thrifted
Denim dress: Old Navy
Tights: Target
Shoes: Dansko

Bye for now!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Is It Spring Yet?

 Well, the trees are finally starting to leaf out,
and the temps have stayed about 50,
so I guess spring is here?
We went for our walk in the park,
with our girl and her bicycle in tow.
There she is pedaling along.
 Her and I also spent sometime in the back yard,
especially in the tree house,
which is really the play area, 
but I feel like I'm in a tree house when I'm in it.
 I did a little crocheting....
 while a robin serenaded us....
 and my girl took in the view!
Bye for now!

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