Remember the Pouffes from last year? I just made another one and this time I added a Union Jack detail to the top. This Union Jack pouffe was created for Tricia from Little Cottage on the Pond to put in her son’s room.
In October we took a trip to Wisconsin – a part work/part fun trip. We got home the first or second of November and from then till New Year’s it was a blur of projects, business, family, and life-in-general. I never managed to blog about all the things from our trip I had planned. So now that the bustle of the holidays is past and January is swiftly winding down, I’m dusting off those pics, editing them a bit, and finally sharing with you!
Milk paint is fast becoming my favorite. Especially since I broke down and used a Tupperware bowl and my kitchen whisk to stir the stuff up this time. If you haven’t ever used Milk Paint – go to Miss Mustard Seed’s blog to read all about it – how it works, what it is, and how to use it.
I showed you the armoire I recently purchased here. It was a tv armoire, very solid and heavy, and HUGE. Just what I needed to hold all the fabric I have around all the time. Can’t run a business that involves a lot of sewing and creativity without having fabric on hand 😀 I knew I wanted to use the armoire immediately but I also knew I couldn’t fill it up with it looking all orange oak like it was. So I painted it the minute my husband was done reworking the inside and adding shelves. We picked it up on a Thursday night and by the end of the weekend it was painted and filled.
Before I share my Antique Grain sacks and other Vintage Finds I have to admit that I crashed this weekend. As you know, just over a week ago was The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Flea. After a totally overworked 3 weeks of prep, painting, sewing, and planning on top of school, laundry, and all the other normal everyday things that make up the life we live, we loaded up and hauled it all to the flea, set up, and spent 3 days there selling all the fun things we’d amassed.