Thursday, July 28, 2011

Time To Celebrate!

Hi Everyone.

With a humble heart, today I wanted to share with you that my petite blog has almost reached 500 Sweet Followers! Yay! Can you believe that? Not me. When I first started blogging I never, ever imagined, not in a million, gazillion years that anyone would visit my petite blog, much less follow it.

I feel so very truly blessed to have met many wonderful, supportive, kind, sweet, creative, inspiring and caring friends through my blog. Each and everyone of you and your sweet comments have made my life a bit brighter and sweeter. Thank you!

So let's celebrate!!! But how should we celebrate? Well, you'll just have to stay tuned...


Wishing you all a very sweet and beautiful day.




Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

La Marché aux Puces

Aaah...Paris! Ever since I can remember The City of Love has been on the top of my list of places I'd love to visit.

*Sigh*...Maybe one day.... And if that day ever comes you know I'll definitely visit La Marché aux Puces.

The Flea Market.

I can't believe I found this awesome sign at the GW...Oh, but it didn't look like this when I got it....

It looked like this...What do you think of the of the transformation?

Hope everyone is having a fantabulous summer!






Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ralph Lauren Bed Sheet Repurposed

Hi Everyone!

A couple of weekends ago I bought this Ralph Lauren, queen size bed sheet for only.....Are you ready for this?... $4.00! Can you believe it?!

The only thing was, I thought it was way too pretty to hide under my bedspread. So I assigned it a new purpose....

It is now a duvet cover for the down throw that sits at the foot of our bed. Oh, but that's not all.

There was enough fabric left over to also make a sweet little decorative throw pillow and...

a pretty little bag for me and...Yes, there is more...

an apron.

A duvet, pillow, bag and apron for $4.00...Not too bad!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.




Joining in all the fun over at:

Courtney's: French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

Cindy's: My Romantic Home for Show And Tell Friday.

Vanessa and Heather's: At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday.

Alison's: Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded.






Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Three Loves Combined...

If you've been following my blog for a while...(Thank you, how very sweet of you.)... then you may already know that I love to reuse and repurpose. I'm always looking for new ways to give old items new life. You may also know that I love to sew, and you may also know how much I love everything vintagey... Well, today I wanted to show you how I've combined all three of these loves together...

I took some vintage sewing patterns and made these pretty paper flowers out of them.

I used both the tissue part of the pattern and the instructions. (Used the instruction pages to make the rose.)

I think they turned out sew pretty...Don't you? :-)



Hope you're having a fantabulous summer.
Stay creative everyone!



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Goal Accomplished!

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to share with you that I accomplished the goal I set for myself at the beginning of this week...Yay!!!! I challenged myself to complete two projects this week...One old and one new. The old one was an afghan I started crocheting about 12 years ago...Yikes, 12 years! I know... And the new one was transforming my most recent thrift store find....Do you wanna see?

Remember the "Taters and Onyons" bin? (Click here for a before pic.) Well, now it's this awesome shabby and tres chic storage bin.

Originally I was going to repurpose it as a "Doggie Food" bin...You guessed right Julie Marie :-)...But now I believe it can be used for many other things...A TP storage bin for the bathroom for example, or maybe a mail bin, or maybe even use it for it's original purpose, potato and onion storage. The possibilities are endless. What would you use it for?


And below is the beautiful rosebud afghan....Finally completed. Yay!!!

It feels soooo good to finally see it done.

Love the sweet scalloped border.

Now on to my next project...Well, maybe after I catch up with my house work :-)




Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Unfinished Business...

Does anyone else do this, start a new project when you have old ones that still need to be finished? I am notorious for doing this. But I want to change, really I do :-)

I started crocheting this very sweet, rosebud afghan...YIKES!...about 12 years ago. I think it's been waiting long enough to be finished... Don't you? Hee, hee, hee.

My goal for this week is to finish my "Taters and Onyons" box project and this afghan. One new project and one very, very old one.

Posting about these projects always seems to encourage me to work quickly and most importantly to finish...Must be all the sweet, kind and supportive comments I always get from you, my dear blogging friends. Thank you.

Wish me luck...

Wishing everyone a wonderful and productive new week.





Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ah Sugar, Sugar...

Just wanted to wish all my SWEET blogging friends a super SWEET day.

(SWEET, vintage, sugar scoop is a thrift store treasure find.)

(The lavender....Mmmmmm, smells so SWEET...is from my petite jardin.)


Sending tons of sweetness your way...
Have a wonderful weekend.




Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Taters and Onyons

Hi Everyone!

After a very much appreciated and needed four day weekend, which helped recharge my battery, sort of speak, I am sooo ready to tackle my next project.

It's this "Taters and Onyons" box I picked up at my local thrift store for the incredible price of...

I'm thinking of giving it a brand new look and a brand new purpose.

You know me, I can never leave well enough alone. I'm thinking of making it into........

You know what? I think I'll wait until it's done to show you instead...Hee, hee, hee...I know, I'm such a tease :-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful summer day.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.



Hugs and Kisses,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.




Hugs and Kisses,