Sunday, December 30, 2012

How many days 'til Christmas?

I just finished my first Christmas craft for next year.  Is that weird?
I started noticing these at sales a few years back and began picking them up.  For some reason the bases looked like a fancy victorian Christmas tree stand.  I had in mind I could figure out a way to make trees.  Last year I tried a couple kinds of ribbon but wasn't happy with how they turned out.
See...tree stand.
I saw an idea on pinterest.  Paper trees. Although I think theirs were on dowels.  I got busy and cut out squares of dictionary pages in 4 sizes.
And here we have the finished product.  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve I am spending the whole day in the house.  My own little celebration.  Working in retail has a tendency to burn me out on the holiday rush.  Make a little fudge, watch a movie, finish my 12 days of Christmas reading, wrap a few presents, get crafty, drink hot chocolate, take pictures and blog, and maybe even clean the house a little just to make me feel better about neglecting it for the last month. Have whatever kind of day makes you happy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


     You can find sewing cabinets just about anywhere.  I got this one at a thrift store in The Dalles.  There were 5 or 6 there that day.  This one was a little bigger and heavier than most so I got it.  I had something in mind to do with it.
     It has possibilities.  What do you see?

    These handles are a bit outdated.  Old but not vintage.  I thought I could find some others.

     I added casters (well, Gareld did).   You can see here I also painted it white.

     I didn't make it up to Simply Sandy's for new handles so a little black spray paint gave them a new look that matched the new "feet".

    I sanded the old finish off the top and the bare wood looks like a cutting board.  So now I have a handy little kitchen island.  It will be for sale at the open house.