What I'v been up to -


I have been quite busy !

Let me show you.

I Re-did the suite case and made the mesh a smaller weave - 

I thought it might help the earrings stay on better when I close it. 

 So far so good!

     Vintage inspired swim -  

         Used to be a tank top. I cut straps to make them halter style and added elastic to them. 

         Darted the top and used bias tape to finish off. I also added under-wires inside.  

         The skirt  is darted as well and a draw string elastic waist is on it.

         This one has been in my to do pile for over a year - 

Finally got it done - Yay

I Got this chandelier at a thrift store a while back,
 but I don't have a ceiling "wire." 
 Well I went to lows and they sell a adapter that makes it be able to plugin! 


Added a shelf above the bathroom door - Thank you pinterest and Martha Stewert

One of the many reasons I come up with to be outside working  - Distress, cut off, fray and dip dyd/bleach- Taking them to craft shows soon, maybe even get around to listing them on my Etsy shop  !

Now the floor has more space!

Lunch Bags

    I've been making these little lunch bags.  People really like them.  You can wash them and reuse them! I use reclaimed fabric for them so they are all a little different -Find them here
I add handles on some of them too



         This one is made of an
              old canvas sign-

 Vintage buttons too.
   Light weight denim -

Map's of Michigan

           I was over at my Grandparent's house on Sunday. Out on their front porch was this cute little rolling cart.  It had belonged to my great grandma who had passed away.  

      I commented that it was neat ... and next thing you know I was opening the car door so my Grandpa could load it in ! 

      The top had a large water stain on it but Grandpa thought I could figure something out .... so I did ... with the help of  "pinterest" !!

(I forgot to take a before picture.)

 I had this old atlas
down in the basement.

    Michigan was the page I chose - 
Because I live there 

    I put the leftover map pieces
onto the drawer.

(there were some scribble marks on one)

    I got the idea from the Primitive and Proper blog


    I still need to put more lacquer on it. I was just too excited, and wanted to take pictures now :)


    I think I may change the main color to a distressed white, but that will be for another day ....