Over the weekend I did a few odds and ends jobs. Nothing huge but I’m trying to keep up and not let things lag to far behind.
I grabbed another previous stitched piece and I framed it in a thrift store frame. This one was $1.
This is a Lizzie Kate design I stitched some time ago…I believe when Kramer was sick. I wasn’t brave enough to change colors back then and now, it certainly would have. That fushia color would have been changed to red. So I wanted to prim it up a bit so the black frame for the win.
I think I want to make some little hearts with jute and hand them for the handle on the frame. We’ll see if I find time for that. For now, it’s hung here under the spice cabinet from Ila that I love.
This whole area needs a little sprucing up. It will have to do for now.
Do you remember last week I used the chop saw and made this little tree from a thrift store Easter tree?
Kelli picked up some black spray paint for me and I sprayed it.
Here it is doing just what I wanted it for.
I have charms for my grandkids. Each one has a tiny pieced quilt block on one side and the birthday of a grandchild on the backside.
These were made by Julie from Me and My Stitches. I just love them. I started out with them on a bracelet but that got to be too heavy and I lost one of the charms so I’ve been looking for a tree to put them on. This one is just what I had in mind.
In getting this project together, I realized I don’t have charms for Eli and Emmett so I contacted Julie and that is now in the works.
I’m not big on decorating…in fact, I’m terrible at it. I was super happy I came up with the idea of putting them on a tree and so happy I found the $1 tree at the thrift store that I could use for it.
Remember last week I was working on getting this old divider box together?? Well I got it clean and stained but really wanted some varnish on it. Buck had suggested Varnish in a spray can. I didn’t know there was such a thing. I found it HERE on Amazon.
I used it and now my shelf looks like this…
Much better than the original.
I think I paid $7 for this at the vintage junk sale.
I am very happy with it. So happy I immediately found a spot to hang in and hung it. But…I really don’t have anything for the inside. Originally I was thinking of some cross-stitch pillows and do-dads. But, alas, I have no little pillows stitch and the do-dads I have are already nicely distributed. I’ll have to get busy and put something together as it looks terrible as is.
Someone might say “run to Hobby Lobby”…but that’s not me. I like my do-dads to be vintage or with special meaning to me. I guess I’ll have to do some thrifting and shopping…and perhaps some stitching. YES. I love an excuse to stitch!!
Since the boys came and we did some cleaning in the garage, I’m so much happier when I get a chance to do some projects like this. I have space and I know where things are. Before it was just miserable doing some of that stuff as I couldn’t find a thing.
With that, I’m off. I’m am going to hunt for a quick little thing to cross stitch. I see a pillow coming soon to my new little shelf.