I am the creative wife of my soul mate. I have 4 gorgeous daughters(1 is really my daughter-in-law),and the most wonderful son in the world. I have 4 amazing grandchildren, ages 5 to 11. Collecting buttons and sewing are 2 of my favorite pastimes.I love thrift and antique stores. I am always looking for something to repurpose.
After visiting a friend at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, we stopped at a few of my favorite stores. Home goods, Marshalls, Michaels, and Goodwill. The "junk whisperer" was in heaven! I love me some silver! Mr. Wonderful doesn't get the patina thing. He wants to polish it .
I can't resist a silver tray! Everything looks better sittin on a Ritz silver tray!
Score! Bingo cards. I mount buttons on these babies! There was a penny in one of the boxes.
I use these metal picture frames to display vintage postcards, 50 cents each!
Can you say decoupage project! $1.50
Cutest little playing cards, easy to hold, hard to shuffle!
I have been wishing for a candle-abra to fufu! I am thinking a little spray paint and teacups. Oh yea!
This Christineholm's porcelaine treat tray was brand spanking new in the box! I have a little china with rose hoarding addiction. Is there a 12 place setting step program? All these goodies cost $18.
These two sweeties spent two days at our house, cutting paper and creating masterpieces. Mr. Running with scissors said he had the best time of his life! Who wants to craft with Grandma? Now I need a serious nap! Anyone else have a "where bloggers create " hangover? Happy hunting! ~Robin~
Before I give you a tour of my creative spaces, I want to thank Karen Valentine for being our hostess with the mostess! A toast to you! I so enjoyed last years event! I didn't participate but I did look at every blog. Magnifique!
I signed up this time, walked to my "sewing/button hoarders room and had a panic attack. I thought about emailing Karen and opting out, but I ain't no quitter! I quickly left that room and went to what use to be our house garage. We have lived here 9 years and never had a vehicle inside of it. Time for a change. Mr Wonderful, at my nagging suggestion replaced the garage door with french doors. Let the games begin!
500 pages of sheet music, lots of Mod Podge, and an old Funk and Wagner dictionary later, Voila!
Mr. Wonderful removed the cabinet doors and painted the cabinets white while shaking his head. ( he just don't get it) and he really didn't get the sheet music deal. None the less I continued to glue dictionary pages to the back of the cabinets hoping thru osmosis I would learn to spell. Didn't work?
Now all my storage boxes needed to be matchy, matchy so more Mod Podge and dictionary pages.
The scrapbook paper around the lid makes me giggle!
I was not liking the looks of the "primary colored' sizzix cutters so, you know the routine, Mod Podge and more dictionary pages.
More matchy, matchy!
Fasten your seat belts and keep your arms inside the ride at all times. Here we go!
I cut circles from the dictionary pages (who would have guessed?) and put them behind the knobs of the candy jars. SWEET!
A little girly fufu here and there;
I hung a couple of my collage pieces here. The paris one is available in my etsy shop.
I love all the storage and of course got to have some tunes! Anyone have the "Waiting to exhale" cd?
Are you wandering what those large brown things are?
They hold scrapbook paper, and lots of it. Would you ask Mr. Wonderful to paint them white, because I am afraid to.
A girl can't have too much paper or too many shoes!
This is where I work when I am out of wine and no one will come play with me!
My personal stash, but I can be bribed!
Cards that I make to sell give away. Now we can move on to the sewing/button hoarding room.
Tallulah, open the door, we have guests! What's going on in there?
So, this is where I hoard buttons sew!
More M. P. and some delicious Graphics 45 paper. SEW what do you think?
Vintage linen pillows and yo yos. Yummy! Hey! Where are all the piles of fabric that usually cover that sofa?
I forgot that there was a sofa there.
No, those are not jars of buttons.
Yes, those are the cutest hanky curtains you have ever seen. And my sewing machine. I am in love.
Some fabric. Some books.
More fabric and a little hanky panky!
Drop leaf cutting table. LUUUUv it!
See, I told you I sew! My youngest daughter says she could so pretend to cook in that apron!
Hey! Who you calling a Floozy?
Hankies! I lost count at 4000.
A tiny little table with a few mother of pearl buttons. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back any time. I know if you "get it " you will leave a comment, cause I do love me some comments, almost as much as buttons. TALLULAH! Where are your clothes? Happy hunting! ~Robin~
No, not me! My amazing daughter-in-law and her magnificent assistant, my son, have started their own photography business. I knew that they were good but I didn't know just how good. That is until I watched as they did a fashion shoot. Wow! I mean WOW! Crystal was in her zone! She was shooting the most amazing shots.
It didn't hurt that she was shooting the most gorgeous model, Laura.
To see the photos that Crystal took of Laura and many other amazing photos visit their website at http://www.sevensphoto.com/. Crystal has a knack for catching the personality of a child like no other!
Click on her blog and check out the picture of the curly haired cutie. Don't forget to leave her a comment. We all love us some comments! Be sure and click on fashion in her gallery to see more of Laura.