Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ikea raskog ironing station hack

Can't wait to use my new little ironing station! Found the hack on pinterest but that one was too high for me. Thankfully my husband is handy enough to lower it. I did lose one shelf but this works best for me.

I made the cover with extra padding to make it lux.

I have a huge board and the Rowenta but when quilting I find myself reaching for my old general electric model no steam. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Circle throw

Disclaimer. I don't know what I'm doing but don't care.

Traced my pattern on the paper side of  iron on appli-kay wonder. Ironed to fabric and cut out circles. Peeled  and ironed to flannel block. Cut cotton batting to make a sandwich.

Went crazy trying to secure every last edge on my circles. After three blocks I realized I would never have enough thread to keep that nonsense up so I switched to a straight stitch for a raw edge block.

As usual I had several ideas for this quilt and didn't really decide until after I had started cutting and sewing. Soooo. We shall see how it works out. 

It has turned into a throw because I don't know what I was thinking when I planned a king. Making a couple a throws instead and ordered new quilts for the bed.

Can't even explain how this works but you can go to you tube and watch quilt as you go videos.

Almost done.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

back to the art

My valentine bought this wonderful amethyst geode! Isn't it fantastic!? 
I guess I'm officially moved in and back to art. This is just one project I have going. Also working on a watercolor and painting a small table. Feels so good to have piles of projects instead of boxes everywhere! Actually the piles are bothering me but the art makes up for it. I need to find a way to store projects in progress so it isn't such a mess in here.

Plant room

Having so much fun using my art to decorate the new house. We found some wonderful antiques here in town to furnish the PLANT ROOM! It is everybody's favorite to hang out in the morning, the light! My studio spills over but I think it works.
Did a corner for the mermaid. She doesn't miss the pool as much now. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Maine Journal

I kept this journal for the move. It has lots of information and now just filling it with doodles. Trying to get back to the creative space in my head.

It is perfect because P&G transferred us to Maine and they also gave us this journal for Christmas. It has great stuff in there about the company.

So sick of moving and of my stuff. Hope I don't have to do it again. I love the house and Maine! Can't wait to explore.  I guess the puffins are here in the summer so that adventure is on my list!

 Haven't found any mushrooms either...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

spell spoons

Read something on the internet about spell spoons so had to do some! I ruined the runes learning to use my wood burning tool, but that sounds about right. I like the idea of stirring happiness into my chili.
One of my favorite views in Maine.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How much is that doggie in the window?

 We just love the new groomer and so do the dogs! They don't have to stay all day and she lets them wait in the window if they are good.

 All you gelli plate lovers out there will know what this cart is all about! The bamboo barrel is FULL of texture!
Not sure if these will make the pressed flower wall...