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Thursday, October 9, 2014


On Saturday, September 27, my oldest son Andrew married his long-time girlfriend, Sylwia, who we are just crazy about. It was a lovely, lovely day. Everything was beautiful, including the weather. The ceremony and reception came off without a hitch and a good time was had by all.
My brother flew in from Utah and stayed with us for a week, and all the boys were home. We had a housefull! After all the planning and preparation, it seems surreal that it's now over. It was one heck of a party. I'm exhausted :)
Until all the official photos are ready, I have this one to share of the newlyweds- taken at our beautiful Presque Isle.

Busy busy busy

Well as usual it's been eons since I last posted. We have been crazy busy finishing up the remodel to get the guest room and bath done before my son's wedding.
Well, "finishing the remodel" is a funny, coz that's never done, but finally the house is at least guest ready.
Here's the guestroom - I made the upholstered headboard, bedskirt, pillow covers, and rag quilt. Also built the bed frame! (hubby's help on that one). Got it done in record time thanks to excellent project plans from www.ana-white.com.
...also made the fun anchor art on reclaimed wood. Cool project!

The stud walls are up and finished, along with the DIY barn doors that separate the workshop from the downstairs hall and bath.

Cutting, finishing, and installing all that reclaimed wood was quite a project, but am so glad we did it...adds some character and the cost was seriously next to nothing.
Next step - stenciling the concrete floor. I've seen some amazing work with floor stencils, and of course now I just have to try it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cloth over OOAK

'Seren' is going to her new home. During all the remodel/reno stuff I did manage to take some pics before packing her up. She is one of a series of smaller fairies I had been working on for awhile.

                                                 10" tall      Nylon over muslin

The hands were challenging. I must have been nuts to do a cloth over for these tiny fingers, but mission accomplished! Yep, that's a dime.

I wired the hem of her dress. I like the movement it creates with lightweight, floaty fabrics like chiffon.

Tsk tsk

So I am totally neglecting my blog...just like I feared I would. *sigh*
Lots has been happening here of late, though....just not so much with cloth dolls or fiber art.
We started a pretty extensive renovation/remodel/update of basically the entire house about a year ago, and being an avid DIYer, a lot of the work has fallen to me. I do enjoy the process...it's another creative outlet, but it's a major time sucker for sure. That's just the way of it with renovations - if you want to spend less $, ya gotta spend more time. I can finally see the proverbial light, and look forward to more time in the studio finishing dolls instead of finishing reclaimed lumber. Not that I mind doing that, I just miss my little people too.
Here's a small sampling of the DIY stuff:

Wall ledges built from 1 X 2s and 1 X 3s

New cabinets
New glass tile backsplash
New slip covers for the provincial loveseat. I used a graphic from The Graphics Fairy , enlarged it, then transferred it to fabric treated with bubble jet set.
Pillow covers using more graphics from The Graphics Fairy
Chalk painted cabinet
Reclaimed lumber wall
These pine boards were from giant crates that housed some sort of HVAC units delivered to my husband's job site. They were free for the taking so we dismantled the crates, cut up the lumber and loaded it all in the Outback.
 (still not finished, but it's on the wall!)