That's all I can say about a few great opportunities that have popped up in the non-crafting world lately. One of them is being able to display my vintage finds from PonyParty in this month's Poppytalk Handmade Online Market. Poppytalk is a design blog that promotes emerging artists and crafters and is a great way to find unique pieces for your home. Its a daily read for me.
I've got a long list of projects to finish for our home this month.
* Repaint metal locker for living room.
* Purchase new Heather Bailey Fabric for pillows.
* Chalkboard paint my #3 and an old painting with a rad frame.
* Make headboard for bed that looks something like this one. I was inspired by her handy skills! I might start referring to you as HandyMandi!
* Sew new padding for this chair.
* Find or make a yellow, hand-stitched quilt for our bed.
* Have a custom cabinet finished for the studio.
* Put up display shelving in our kitchen.
* Make a reading teepee for Sebastian's room!
* Fix up the back porch for the Fall. (lanterns, white Christmas lights, old doors and lots of charm.
* Hang my painted mirror collection in our bedroom.
* Fill my frames with inexpensive and lovely art.
* And I won't give away the last one because its a fun secret project for my front door!
Oh, it is a long and daunting list that will probably take much longer than I expect but I'm willing to get my hands dirty and stay patient until my to-do list is complete. Or maybe it will change as we discover something even better to do with this space or that idea. And really life is more about the memories you make in your home than the way it looks but I'm all about having both.
We had my sister-in-law visit over the weekend, went to Diesel's baby shower, worked on the display for Cider Days, packed more kits, posted the 2nd Steady Hand, Faulty Heart class, went to the park, and cleaned in time for my mother-in-law to come by for a quick visit and take my sister-in-law home. You can't have a dirty bathroom when your mother-in-law is coming over. Big no, no.
I found these a few weekends ago and just got around to getting them ready to put in the shop. Aren't they beautiful? And they still work!
What did you do this weekend? What are your Fall projects to finish?
Wishing you a light load,