Friday, February 19, 2010

I think i've taken more than I can handle......

SO I picked up this little beauty at a local thrift shop for dirt cheap but it had this horrible dark stain job. I've sanded it down smooth- getting it ready for paint and I'll tell you I think I'm really crazy over my head on this project.  I've seen pieces like this in antique stores all nice & painted and they go for anywhere from $250-$300 ! (next time) I'll pay that. It's so much work
It's a 2 piece project

I think it's pretty cool looking - not sure how old it is but it sure is sturdy enough to house all my sewing supplies. As of these pics it's already primed all white and ready for paint 
hopefully it will look great once it's done. too bad for me it's suppose to rain all weekend long :( as for color? I was thinking the nicest shade of seafoam green, what do you think?
any ideas of what type of paint to use? 

well aside from taking more projects than I can handle we got a new puppy in January
Isn't he adorable!!! his name is chowder,,, he sure is keeping us ALL busy. He's brought so much joy to our home I can't hardly stand the sight of him .....I always want to hold & SQUEEZE him he's so darn cute!

and look what else I've been busy doing, baking (my second love) 
so tell me, I've missed you; what have you been up to?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy new year

where the heck have I been you ask? I've been sewing , backing and a whole lot of craftin!
see you in a few.

Monday, December 14, 2009

keeping it short

I'm actually going to abide by the title of keeping this post short & sweet. I feel like such a lagggger this month. I can't hardly believe it's December 14th already where did this month go! I guess it went a little something like this:

1. x-mas shopping
2. baking and more baking
3. school performances
4. school secret Santa exchange, hurry mom I need a gift
5. Work
6. pick up Son from work at 1:30am
7. hurry run home to cook dinner
8. hurry up get up we're late for school & work

and the list can go on and on and on, but you got it, hope your list isn't as long as mine this Holiday season, hope I get to come back one more time before x-mas but i wouldn't hold my breath! (hey what happened to keeping it short) Hoping your hearts are filled with joy and your hands are warm whatever you celebrate this holiday Season!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

here's how I spent my weekend, and some

So I thought this weekend was going to be different, maybe catch up on some sleep, put up some curtains in my bedroom, (maybe make some new ones for the laundry/mud room) ....with that new fabric I got with my birthday money...ummmm ( not! )boy weekends fly. Instead I went thrifting a bit and got some great x-mas stuff and my parents came over to visit on Sunday and there it is in a nutshell my weekend! back to work tomorrow. I'm hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year, so you can imagine all the baking and cooking I'll be doing- Not complaining I love to cook.

OK so I have to show you this picture frame with a beautiful doll in it my dad brought me today, isn't it adorable! it's definitely vintage- how old? I don't know. it's got a crack on the frame but I still love it! he said when he saw it he knew I would too! I certainly do! Thanks daddy!

I don't know if you can tell but the glass on this frame domes, it's a lovely find. Now I know where I get my love for thrifting and old.
I got these Chinese ornaments while I was thrifting- they are small and so adorable- I don't know exactly who these caricatures are or what they represent- I do recognize angels but I found them irresistible and for a buck who could resist- right?
Aw aren't the little elves cute!
Thank you, Thank you very much- as Elvis would say....... don't they resemble the King? hey maybe they're suppose to be wise men, who knows.
And the cherubs so cute standing there next to that sad little man.
well, I'll have to show you the rest of my x-mas stuff later after I scrub it all down.
But if I don't you all have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving- enjoy
huggs, swankygal

Friday, November 6, 2009

giveaway at sweet jessie's!!!!!!!!!

OK- so I've been following sweet Jessie's blog for quiet sometime now and yesterday I noticed that she blogged about getting this amazing book in the mail, one that she had pre-ordered a few months back. It looks pretty good, I want one now(along with so many other books coming out soon!) she has generously offered to giveaway a copy of the book to one lucky reader who leaves a comment describing their favorite something ,,,,could be anything. I have so many favorites but of course I needed to narrow it down to my really really favorite thing which is antique shopping (or browsing) on a Sunday afternoon with my Andy, alone without the kiddos.

So go on head on over to sweet jessie's and tell her about your favorite something!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy day in November!

well it looks like I didn't make it back in October. The move is all over, we are settling nicely in our new home. Don't ask me if I'm un-packed yet, the house looks like a bomb crash landed here! but really I'm super glad that everything is here now and I don't have to go back in forth between 2 homes. Oh and the unpacking is so much fun, it's like getting early Christmas presents, so much stuff that I love but haven't seen in over 1 year!
more pics to come soon. Just wanted to stop by and say Happy day in November.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

{Autumn is definately here}

Is it an understatement or what? I love how the weathers changed it's crisp in the evenings and cold in the mornings (LOVE IT) I think that autumn has got to be my most favorite time of the year!!! so any way it's been a while , how have you been? I've been extremely busy with [LIFE] got one? ok so you know ! Thank you :)
so many things have happened that have put me in a place to not find time for me to ramble on and on. Well all I have to say is that Halloween is near and I'm so excited because soon I'll be moving into a bigger place where I can unpack finally!!! after 2 years and start baking and doing all those nice things all of do before and during the holidays. So grab your cup of coffee or tea and check out what I've been up to!

I pulled out this apron I made a few years back using Alexander Henry fabric, love that vintage halloween look it has.

I made these flowers to make it girly!! I really love the way the whole thing came out, now I just wish i'd find the gal that made it.... she hasn't created anything in a while!

I guess you can't count the day I pulled out some scrapbooking supplies to play around!

and check these string lights put, I got these at Target for $2.50 they were white skulls. I painted them to resemble the sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead).
i'm really pleased with the way they are coming along.

got these goodies at the hospital gift shop, couldn't resist. I can't have enough halloween decorations, can you?
besides they go nicely with my collection.

I'll be back really soon to show you more halloween stuff!! hopefully before the move at the end of the month! enjoy this magical month and stay warm wherever you may be!
huggs, swankygal

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I'm just a girl who loves to play with crafting supplies paint & scissors Welcome to my wacky little world, lover of all things vintage addicted to fabric.

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