We have moved to a new house, and have a new computer and we got things are figured out on that new computer, so hopefully I really will be back to blogging more regularly again. I even figured out how to get the pictures from my smartphone onto the computers. Yay! Here are some new things at the new house that I have done up in Burlap, and a bathroom makeover with an Oregon Coast theme.
I found this Paris inspired printed Burlap for my table runner.
Here is the entrance to our new home. New to us, but the home is 18 years old. The front door had never been painted, so I choose to paint it white and redid the trim in a biege to match the stucco.
The bench was one we brought from our old place and I restained it to give it a fresh look.
The before in the guest bathroom. Someone painted this mural quite a few years ago. I know that it was the someone's artwork, but it wasn't me. I found paint to match to cover the mural and then after our trip to the Oregon Coast this summer, I changed the bathroom with that trip as inspiration.
And below the After
This was the mural wall now painted biege.
I found this old worn out board outside and turned it into a great place for bath towels to dry out.
Two craft projects I did for the bathroom, were some great things I have picked up off the beaches I have visited, and the seahorse print was printed in black and white and then I colored it with chalks.
Yep, I have 23 grandchildren that either already call me Grammy, or will call me Grammy and here is a little secret, There is more to come. I love everyone of them so very much. It is so fun to see their fun little personalities and cute ways even when they are babies. I am in love!!!!!!!
Penelope June Dowse
Mayley and Liam
And here is my baby Ty meeting the newest baby, Ty's little nephew Hudson.
I am back after a long absence from blogging due to what else, but technology problems. I won't go into the reasons, I will just say that I am happy to be back, and wanted to post some new things that I have made with Burlap accents. I love using Burlap!
A rare round frame for some Rhinestone bling
This frame for this beautiful handmade vintage brooch sent to me in one of my blogging swaps
Well I have really done it this time! I used to be an avid blogger. Seems like more and more of my blogging friends aren't doing much with their blogs anymore, including me. I am thinking that social media is the culprit. Maybe even pinterest! But let me tell you why I have done it this time. My college age son had a laptop that wasn't that old that quit on him, so I being the nice mom gave him my laptop to use. I had bought some tablets around Christmas time for my husband and myself, so I felt it would be alright if I gave him the laptop, plus we have our regular computer.
So anyway after giving him my trusty little laptop, with all my pictures on it, he took it off my hands, and then I got the bright idea that I needed to upgrade my smart phone. I had an iphone 4S and liked it but the screen seemed so small compared to all the newer ipones and samsung galaxys etc, that i was jealous. Well I sold the tablets, sold my digital camera, and my iphone all so that I could get a new phone for nothing. Now I am left with a slow computer, and a smart phone that has a good camera, but I don't know how to get the pictures I take onto my old computer, and I can't access this blog on it due to some weird things that happened when I changed some passwords. I have had a month long ordeal, with getting to know how to use a galaxy verses the iphone. Well hopefully I will be able to rectify these little problems of mine. Hopefully you will see more pictures in the future and also more blog posts. I still love blogging, but just have gotten away from it, but would like to start blogging again. Plus, sometimes I am just plain old technologically handicapped.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!