Friday, August 19, 2016

New Storage :0)

So how should I start this story.....Once upon a time...I was on a Shop-hop across Florida....LOL!!!! 
and came across this BIG beauty for sale!! For next to nothing!!!
and bought it!!!
The End!
lol :0)

The shop owner wanted more space and let it go for a rock bottom price...So, we came back with our truck and loaded it up and drove the 1 1/2 hour home. (yeah...not fun) 

Lots and lots of storage. The draws are about 14 inches wide and 24 inches deep. 
.... and there are 30 of them.

It has a lot of scratches and dents....I was going to leave it alone (no painting it) but when we pulled it away from the corner the store owner had it in...the side you can't see...has been replaced with a thin piece of panel. It is not as thick as this left side. and it is very yucky. And the only place it will fit in my house....THAT side will show. So it will need to be replaced...which means that side will be new...and not match...so it will ALL need to be painted...

Bring on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!!!

But as soon as quilt season passes me by and I'm NOT tethered to my machines
I will start working on this big girl and turn her into a beauty again. 

Thanks for stopping by....

I'm here...I'm just quilting...I've got show quilts I'm working on...
*Note to self...next year...don't enter any quilts into shows if they are NOT all ready DONE!!!*
...trying my best NOT to stress to much.
:0)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

21 Secrets...Early Bird Sign Ups!!!

I am super excited for my friend Dianne!!! She is doing her very first BIG teaching gig!!! Yeah!!! 
Today 21 Secrets released the new fall teacher line up...and Di is in the mix!!!

So...in support of my friend...I'm posting HER link to her blog. 

If your are considering or thinking about signing up...go to her blog and sign up up through her :0)


** The very last photo in the post is the link to sign up on her blog. **

There is a FANTASTIC line up of teachers....so please go check them out!!!

I even found out that another friend is a teacher as well.... Robin Mead!!! Yeah!!! 

Looks like its going to be an AWESOME time!!!
 





Friday, August 5, 2016

Ruby-Rose

I had a buzzing in my brain for a while to make some art dolls. I have been pushing it aside...cause lets face it I have plenty to do. But I woke up one morning and I just didn't want to ignore it another day...so I set out that day and made my new friend...Ruby-Rose.

I gathered the supplies that have been swarming my head as to what I wanted her to be made of...old quilts, vintage lace, doilies, chenille, buttons, and I even printed a photo that I took in Paris onto muslin. Then I was ready to start playing. 


I am a big doodler...(not sure that's a word) lol... but I love to go back over my art work when I'm done with black pen and doodle.  And I found myself wanting to do the same thing with this doll..so I went with it. I stitched her together with black thread....and doodled my heart out!!!
The back of Ruby-Rose.
She is a flat Doll that I just stuffed...so I decided I wanted her to have hair...I added fun fibers in the seam line when I was stitching her closed. 
....and I added a tattoo on the back of her head so it wouldn't seem so blank..hehe!!! 
Yep...I am pretty happy with how she turned out!!! I will totally be making more!!! I have all kinds of ideas rolling around in my head now!!!  Not sure I made it better by getting it out of my system... I think I just might have made it worse...cause now I want to make a whole pile of dolls!!!! HELP!!! lolololol....snort!!!!
I took this photo so you could get an idea of Ruby-Rose's size..... like her creator...she is curvaceous, colorful, and spunky!!! Haha...lol!!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping by
your comments mean the world to me... I love hearing from you all.
Have an AWESOME-SAUCE day!!



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