29 January 2010

Did Someone Say Giveaway

It's time for a giveaway.

It's been long overdue....and well....cuz you guys are the best....it's just my small way of saying....thank you.

Thank you for your sweet comments...

thank you for your words of encouragement....

thank you for all the tips...on sewing....

thank you for making my day brighter....

The rules you ask....there are none....just leave a comment on this post....and the winner will be announced on Thursday, Feburary 4th.

I guess your also wondering....what's the giveaway for....

It's for a $50.00 shopping spree in my shop....

Good Luck!

26 January 2010

Wishing For A Window Seat

I have always loved windows seats....but none of our homes ever had the right space to build one...until now.

We are in the midst of a dining room makeover...and we're adding a...you guessed it...window seat.

But...seems how the window seat was lookin' a bit lonely...we thought we'd add some built-in bookshelves to the mix. I can't wait for this project to be finished...I'm gonna fill those shelves with ironstone and baskets galore....I'll keep you updated on the progress.

And now for a red sofa update....

I have now finished the loose cushion covers {13 broken needles later}.....11 in all...

now onto the couch slipcover....yikes.


21 January 2010

They're Coming....

Our order has been placed....and these are just a few of our new family members....

Black Australorps


Silver Laced Wyandottes


White Polish (these are the ones my older son choose)


Crevecoeurs (these are the ones my little guy choose)


Phoenix

Buff Orpingtons

We've actually ordered more than a dozen different types of chickens...and more than a couple dozen in total....and can I just tell ya how excited I am...we love chickens...and have been wanting to add to our farm family. Our day old baby chicks should be here the second week in February....just waitin' for the post office to call and tell me to pick up "my girls".

If you'll be needin' eggs in about 5-7 months....just let me know....we think our girls lay the best eggs...cuz we spoil'em :o)

P.S. We placed our order with McMurray Hatchery....and all photos are courtesy of their website.



18 January 2010

A Visit From Jack Frost

On Friday morning....we woke to this....


evidence that Jack Frost had visited us....


my little buddy was excited to see that Jack Frost had been busy the night before....touching everything in sight....so that we may wake....

to this winter wonderland.
Just beautiful.

14 January 2010

Slowly Coming Along

So....I've been doing this sofa makeover for what seems like forever....but slowly....it's coming along.

There are times when I'm a sewing maniac....and then there are those times....I just want to through the sewing machine out the window {the latter of the two happens quite often}. As I've said before....I've just recently learned to sew...and when I say learned....I mean I've taught myself. It hasn't been too bad...although my zipper sewing skills need a little work...and I think I'm keeping the sewing machine needle company in business....as I've broken a ton of needles while doing this monster project....but it's coming along....slowly but surely.

So this is where I'm at now....I have 2 more seat cushions to make....and then I'm on to the gigantic....enormous....monsterous sofa itself. Did you notice the scary words I used to describe the sofa....well....that's because it scares me. Making the cushions has gone surprisingly well ....while making the actual sofa slipcover scares me...but I'm gonna keep on truckin' till I get it done.

11 January 2010

For Moi...How Sweet

Look what Mary at Vintage Home and Garden presented me with...

a Kreativ Blogger award...for moi...how sweet.


So with this....here are 7 random things about me you may not know...


1. We purchased our farmhouse (halfway across the country) online....yep....that means we didn't see it in person until we pulled up in our U-Haul.


2. To go with No.1...we also didn't see the town that we'd be calling home until we drove into it....luckily the town...as well as the farmhouse are perfect.


3. I love making lists...that's right...I write lists daily.


4. I love making the bed....and love white sheets.


5. I collect vintage umbrellas.


6. My hubby calls me dude...cuz I act like one.


7. I'm a dork....you see....in the middle of writing this post, I heard the doorbell ring and went out to show the contractor what he needed to fix....and as I made my way back to the house, I realized the front door was locked....LOCKED. So...while I did have a jacket on...I was still in my jammies (in freezing weather mind you). So...dressed to the nines in my jammies....I walked down our dirt road to one of our neighbors who was thankfully home and called my hubby to see if he could come let me in....he came....the end.


Moral of No.7....make an extra house key and hide it outside.

04 January 2010

New Goods

A few new goods have been added to the shop....like....

a vintage Saint Therese statue....

and vintage inspired flower tin buckets....

plus a few other goodies....with more to come....soon.