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Monday, 26 March 2012

Bedroom reno

Hello there, just a quick post to show you what I have been working on in the last couple of days.  I became bored with my bedroom decor so decided to lighten it up.  This is the old look......

And this is the new.  I'm loving it so much more.  I am now tempted to try painting my vertical blinds in green.  At present they are burgundy.  Do you like this look better than the old one?

As you can see, I painted the matting around my cherub picture in green and also the lampshade.  I also bought a cheap glass vase from the Dollar Store and covered it with material from another Dollar Store item and filled it with a selection of yes, Dollar Store flowers.  What would we (I) do without that store?

As this is so short, I thought I would throw in a few pictures of the little birdies I also have around my living room.  Where this new addiction came from, who knows.

Enough of those, here's a photo of the sweetest little chirper that I know.  This is what his mum and dad bribed him with to eat up his broccoli.

His new little sister is just about to be born, a week today is the expected date of delivery but............... it could come before.  I can't wait for my next trip to visit with them.  Til next time, be good.

I meant to mention that I will be having a Craft Show here in my apartment building on Saturday.  It will be only for the tenants unfortunately.  I will be introducing the new items I have made over the last couple of months.  I also have an album of them on my Facebook account, under the name "Chris's Chabby Chic Creations".

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Trying to keep busy

In the last week I have been very, very fortunate to have been invited to the movies twice.  The first time, last Thursday was with Dawn and this is the movie we went to see...............

The Vow is based on the actual relationship of Krickitt Carpenter from Farmington, New Mexico, who wrote a book about his marriage, also known as The Vow. Ten weeks after their wedding on 18 September 1993, the couple was in an automobile accident in which Krickitt suffered brain trauma, which erased memories of his romance with Kim as well as their recent marriage. Kim, however, was still madly in love with his wife, although his wife viewed him as a stranger after the accident. However, according to the couple, their faith in Jesus and their wedding vows before God kept them together.

 A horrific car accident puts Paige Collins (McAdams) in a coma and gives her severe memory loss, making her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) work to win her heart again. After several romantic trials, they start their relationship anew.

The second movie I went to see with Helena, Janis and Nancy was this one....................

Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there's a better way. They decide to have a kid together - and date other people. 

This last one had too much swearing in for my liking, which even took place before the little children.  None of us were impressed with that!!  There were a few chuckles though.

What projects have I finished lately???  Quite a few actually.  I posted a whole slew of things on my Facebook account into a new group I made up called "Chabby Chic Creations by Chris".  I'm hoping to sell some of them, but I'm not holding out too much hope.  Here are a few for you to look at........

Napkin Holder

Tables painted Cream

Little wooden purses painted and adorned with lace

Wooden holders for Converters, Pens, Brushes, etc.
for your desk, vanity or even placed on the wall

Vintage looking pictures in frames, with lace adornments

Cream wooden shelf with butterfly decal

Well, I had better leave something to talk about in another blog so I will say goodnight for now.  I've had quite a long day.  This afternoon I started painting classes and did the first step in what I am hoping will be a really lovely painting, worthy of wall space, but we'll see, it's something quite new for me.  Have a good sleep and good thoughts being sent your way.

Was just on Facebook and found a new photo of my darling grandson, so............

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A-crafting we will go!!

You have often heard me mentioning "The Queen's Cupboard", a place where I have purchased many interesting items and refinished them either for my apartment or to sell in my craft shows, well, she (Pat) has moved her business to a new location and now is in the midst of painting and re-organizing everything.  This, of course is a very, very large undertaking.  She hopes to re-open for occasional shopping days by May.  Her new location is now in the building behind the Bush Plane Museum, where the Potters Guild is housed.  This is artwork done by my son of the Bush Plane Museum many years ago before he left town to seek his fortune, which he never found by the way, unless you count a beautiful wife and darling son, which certainly is more precious than silver or gold......................

Going back to Pat.... I went to visit her to see how she was coming along and was delighted to see that she had almost finished painting the whole area, with the help of another delightful lady, Carol.  Well, I ended up coming away with a few more birds, which she so graciously gave me, insisting she didn't want anything for them, so I paid for her lunch at Tim Horton's.  Aren't the little birdies adorable?

They have been squeezed into the little white cream china cabinet which you see at the top of this blog, which is quickly becoming a haven for lost birds.

So, what else have I been working on?  Do you want to see the small horses that I have just refinished?  I picked these three up at a local Church rummage sale a couple of weeks ago and immensely enjoyed  working on them...............




Here are two more fabulous paintings by my dear friend Laurie of.....   If you are ever interested, she does sell her work, she just doesn't "flaunt" her talent, a very lovely, humble lady...................

I did pop into Michaels for a few minutes the other day to see what it was like.  My eldest son and his lady took me.  My gosh, it was overwhelming, but what I saw I thought it was also quite expensive.  If you are making anything with the intention of selling it, then I think it will be hard to get your money back, at least in this town.  Remember the larger horse that I refinished a few weeks ago?  Well, an unfinished wooden one was $40 and when you add the cost of all the other products you need to complete the project before you know it you will have spent at least $60.  Perhaps as time goes by they will reduce their prices.  We used to have a store called White Rose here and that closed and it wasn't anywhere near as expensive as Michaels.

A little while ago I bought a couple of pillows from a new quilt store in our Mall - they were only $5 each, so how could I refuse them?  I thought they would add a smidgen of colour to my living room, considering I have more "cream" in there than does a barnful of cats!!

Well, to finish off for this evening, how about another picture of the most handsome grandson in the whole world, or at least in my world, LOL..........

His dad, my son, "photoshopped" him onto one of his pieces of art.

'Til we meet again.