Sunday, August 30, 2015

Powder Room

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm back today to show you our little downstairs powder room. It's teeny weeny too. This is not a grand house, kinda simple as is this little bathroom, but we like it.
 Look at this snap and then I want to show you how it looked when we bought the house.
 See that 1980s wallpaper? Well, it was a complete booger and did not want to come off the walls. Our painter brought some stuff and sprayed on it and tried again to get it off. It was stuck! Needless to say, he continued to work on the other rooms and then cam back to this one last. The mirror was old and lots of the mirroring was coming off around the edges and the hollywood lights over the mirror were just too bright!
 After the wallpaper finally was all gone, the room was painted Biscuit by Sherwin Williams. Most of the rooms are painted this nice yummy color. All of the doors, window trims and baseboards were just wood and dark so that got a good white washing. We don't get a lot of natural sunlight inside because we have so so many trees. We needed to make the inside as bright as we could.
 We took the large damaged mirror down and bought this cute little round one from Lowes. I think it fits the space so much better.
This is a horrible snap and I tried to fix it better for you to see, so excuse it, but...you can see the mirror and the beveled edge and the new light fixture we bought also from Lowes. The owners had put in this cute little faucet and we left it.
 Also the vanity was nice as well as the cabinet top with the sink included in the cut.
 I know, I'm not really good at decorating bathrooms. I kinda go simple so it's easy to clean. I probably need something like a little shelf to hang under the red wreath. Suggestions?
The little curtains were used in my old kitchen in our Texas home and the plates just go so well with them, they were poked up on the wall. They were in the kitchen too! ;) I just love red and have to have some around me and since this is the most visited bathroom I get to see my red a lot! :) 
Thanks for popping in and be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Lady In  Red

 I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, give'em half a chance
And I've never seen that dress you're wearing
Or that highlights in your hair that catch your eyes, I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, it's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled it took my breath away
And I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, it's where I wanna be
Well I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
I never will forget the way you look tonight
The lady in red, my lady in red
My lady in red, my lady in red
I love you
~ sung by Chris De Burgh


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Midweek with Marion and Babbette

Hello Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek with Marion and Babbette.  Hope you're enjoying the addition of little Babbette. She is the one getting the attention for a while til she gets a good amount of clothes.
 These two are having a great time together and I found them playing this morning and took some snaps. Marion has been pulling Babbette around in the little red wagon.
 They both look like they've been having a great time.



Marion is trying to teach Babbette to walk. Be. Care. Ful! Well, you're here to see Babbette's outfit, aren't you? I've crocheted her a little multi colored romper.
 Look at all of the fun colors in the yarn.
 There's a little pale yellow ruffle on the sleeves and the same yellow trim at the pants edge.
 Marion is so enjoying taking care of little Babbette and I do believe Babbette is enjoying all of the attention too!
Shhh...seems like little Babbette is all tuckered out now. All that playing has made her very tired so we'll just let her sleep for now.

Thanks always for popping in to see the dolls and come back next week! Pop on over to Diane's blog Welcome to Lavender Dreams for all of her dollying! And...my two new friends, Joann at Scene Through My Eyes and Sandra at Sandra's Sewing Room. These ladies are very talented doll dress makers and I really do believe you'll enjoy seeing their creations.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Only Sleeping

When I wake up early in the morning
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Stay in bed, float up stream (Float up stream)

Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
Leave me where I am, I'm only sleeping

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need (There's no need)

Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
And after all I'm only sleeping

Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time

Lying there and staring at the ceiling
Waiting for a sleepy feeling...

Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
And after all I'm only sleeping

Ooh yeah

Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time

When I wake up early in the morning
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Stay in bed, float up stream (Float up stream)
Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
Leave me where I am, I'm only sleeping
~ sung by The Beatles



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sewing Room

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, today I'm so excited to show you my official SEWING ROOM! Yay! It's not totally finished the way I want it but I couldn't wait to show it to you anyway.
Before I get into the details, and believe me I have lots, I wanted to show you the room from the MLS  listing.
Okie dokie! The same lovely not blue color as one of the kitchen walls was painted. No, no Nannette! I wasn't going to stand for this so I painted the wall Lauren's Surprise from Sherwin Williams. The same color as I painted the guest bedroom. I did this last October, then things got too busy to do anything else. As sad as it is, I still have that lighting. One day, one day...
 Whew! I'll start on this side of the room and work around. The door to the room and closet are to the left of the hutch. This was my little mother's china cabinet. I wanted to use it in here and decided to go pink! Charming Pink by Sherwin Williams.
 Here it is when we used it in our Little House. Now it looks pretty good in this snap but it was banged up quite a bit. I'm not too sure my little mother would have approved of me painting it pink so I've decided to tell her when I get to Heaven because I know she'll forgive me! ;)
 Bought new little glass knobs for the doors.
 Not a good snap, but just plain pulls for the drawers. I guess I could have ordered some glass pulls but heck, I didn't want to wait. You may want to get something to drink as I have lots of snaps to show you. Like I said with my guest room - if I'm going to show you my new redone room, I'm going to show it to you good! :)
 Poked up some of my favorite things on the top.



I've opened up the doors so you could see better what I've poked inside. I love Pyrex and the Butterprint pattern is one of my favorites. I cannot bring myself to use these so I thought I would bring them into my sewing room so I could see them all of the time and poke sewing stuff in them! I've neatly folded my smaller pieces of fabric and put them in here so I can see what I have at a glance. I am loving this!
 Moving right along to the corner next to the hutch is a little chair covered in a crocheted tablecloth made by my grandmother and a little pillow made from a pillow case I embroidered when I was 12 or 13. See? I've always been so talented! ;) I'm kidding. The little half moon table needs a paint job and I would love to find another little lamp.
 The painted china pieces were my mothers. She had a friend who was a wonderful china painter. I know mother would love this.
 This is a cross stitched piece I did way back in 1987 called A Virtuous Woman based on the scriptures from Proverbs 31. I love this. It was in a dark wooden frame so I took the Charming Pink paint and painted it up, leaving the little trim part because I was too lazy to tape off the glass. I think it looks okay, do you?
 Now this is exciting! I found this little desk last fall at a garage sale for $20! I knew I would end up painting it but with all of the unpacking boxes and the holidays, it sat in the sunroom until about a month ago. I painted it all up with the same pink paint and added a little image and modge podged it down on the drop down leaf. Isn't it sweet? I'm just loving this.
Here's a blurry snap of the little desk before the paint job. Look at the pretty little legs! It was a very sad little piece sitting out here all through the winter.
 Here is the inside with all of the little cubbies that are just perfect for all of my cards and envelopes. I did have to add two little felty circles as the lid kept sticking after I'd painted it. This works perfectly now! No more sticking.


This is the wall area with spray painted shelves filled with doo dads.
 I had to show you my recent find ~ this darling little 1960s sewing machine. It doesn't work but man it's cute! Don't you think so!!
 Moving along next to the little desk is the craft area. I've skirted this area and my sewing table. This is not the fabric I want forever, it's just what I had enough of to use. So it'll do for now. But, the great thing about skirting a large table is the space underneath to poke stuff! Believe me I'm using that space and nope, not gonna show ya! ;)
 You can see all of my crafy stuff poked in the little shelves. See those little plastic things with drawers? I've had those forever and just cut and taped some scrapbook paper inside the clear plastic drawers to make them prettier! Works for me.
 I get a little bit sad thinking of scrapbook paper! I was packing all of my scrapbook paper into boxes and I had a ton!! Mr. Precious told me I just couldn't bring all of my boxes because they were sooooo heavy. I pouted and stomped my feet! Didn't work. So...I don't have very much paper now. I'll get over it. It cost us over $20,000 to have the movers bring our stuff up here. I know! So I'm trying to recover. Drying my eyes, sniff sniff!
 But if you're sad, you get creative! I have collected zillions of cute embroidery pins from Pinterest and knew I wanted some for my wall in here. These are the three I have done so far. Now you don't have to use white or ecru colored fabric for embroidery. I've used little checks and a light print. I love it! I just size the pattern to what I want, print it out, trace it onto the fabric I'm going to use and go to town!
 Another not so good snap, but this is my sewing table. Like I said, my room is not finished. That chair is perfect in here as I can roll it from craft table to sewing table, but it's ugly! I am planning on recovering it one day. The same 'not forever' fabric is on the windows and the skirt on the table. It is pink, blue and yellow. I also plan on cutting the lace sheers to be window edge length. Looks like my window has on earrings, doesn't it? LOL My room looks over the back yard and I don't need a lot of privacy but do need the light. Need to make a sewing machine cover too. It goes on and on! :)


 Moving to the right side of the window is this little area. See those black metal filing cabinets? Well they are packed with fabric and I already had the shelves on top when I decided to modge podge the drawers to make it look softer! I love this. Do you like it? It was fun and so easy and really looks so much better than just the dark drawers. That little rolling cart on the left has its drawers is filled with rubber stamps! I know, I'm crazy. I have so many and got rid of lots, gave some to Carter and still have far too many but I can't seem to get rid of them! :)
 Here's a closer look at the drawers. I found some cute blue and pink papers to use and lined the drawers of those little plastic drawers with the papers too.
 You can see how I'm trying to be organized. Yay! I bought these pretty little photo boxes and they're perfect to hold velcro, zippers, embroidery threads, lace and such. See the little wooden white butterfly box? It's filled with little craft books called "Workbasket". I started getting these subscriptions in the late 1970s. They are filled with crochet patterns, recipes, and such. I'm attached to them and just can't get rid of them. I do use them occasionally. I've been saving glass jars from the kitchen too. I sprayed the lids with pink paint although one was too pretty with the red and white checks. I've been poking my buttons in them and it's great - all color co-ordinated! See that tiny little blue Adirondack chair with the china doll's head on it? I was gifted that from a blogging friend who wanted to remain anonymous. She knows who she is and I just love it! Thank you, darling.
Well, are you just plumb worn out? Is your tiny tongue hanging out? Guess what? I'm through! Like I've said, my room isn't finished but finished enough for now. I hope you've enjoyed seeing it with me and as time goes on I'll show you the updates. Now am I going to sew up something or just sit in my little chair and take a nap? :) I'm so talented like that, you know!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Look Of Love

The look of love
Is in your eyes
A look your smile can't disguise

The look of love
Is saying so much more than
Just words could every say
And what my heart has heard
Well it takes my breath away

I can hardly wait to hold you
Feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you
Now that I have found you

You've got the look of love
It's on your face
A look that time can't erase
Baby be mine, tonight

Let this be just the start of
So many nights like this
Let's take a lovers vow
And seal it with a kiss

Don't ever go
Don't ever go
I love you so
The look of love

Let this be just the start of
So many nights like this
Let's take a lover's vow
And baby we'll seal it with a kiss
~ sung by Brazil 66



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Morning

Hello, Dear Ones! I was sitting in my chair this morning and peeked out to the sunroom and just loved how the sunshine was kissing the room and I wanted to share it with you.
 Little dibbles and dabbles here and there. Smiling on my table.
 The room was splattered with sunshine. No, I haven't found chairs for the table yet. These chairs are so not me but were left by the previous owners. So we use them until I find what I want.
 Look how the shadows play on the tilted windows.
And my favorite Rooster lamp is enjoying the sun too! I just wanted to pop in to say good morning and hope you are all doing well.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's A Beautiful Morning

 It's a beautiful mornin', ahhh
I think I'll go outside a while
And jus' smile
Just take in some clean fresh air, boy
Ain't no sense in stayin' inside
If the weather's fine an' you got the time
It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day
Either way
It's a beautiful mornin', ahhh
Each bird keeps singin' his own song
So long
I've got to be on my way, now
Ain't no fun just hangin' around
I've got to cover ground, you couldn't keep me down
It just ain't no good if the sun shines
When you're still inside
Shouldn't hide, still inside, shouldn't hide
Ahhhh oh! (shouldn't hide) ah ah oh
(Do do waaa, do do waaa)
There will be children with robins and flowers
Sunshine caresses each new waking hour
Seems to me that the people keep seeing
More and more each day, gotta say, lead the way
It's okay, wednesday, thursday, it's okay
(Ahhh) monday, wednesday, friday, weekday, ah ah ohhh
(Do do waaa)
Ah ah oh oh (do do aaaa)
Wooooo oo oo oh oh oh ah wo do waa
Ohhhhhhh .oh oh oh
~ sung by the Rascals 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Midweek with Marion and Babbette

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek with Marion and Babbette. Babbette was thrilled to meet you all last week and hopefully will get to meet more new friends today! Marion is enjoying being the big sister to Babbette and well, I guess I'm the mommy, for now.
 I go on spurts with crafts and right now I'm crocheting clothes for little Babbette. Here's another little dress I've made for her. I have to admit she is a little more alert this week. Last week she was having a hard time keeping her eyes open. You know babies!
 Here's a closer view of her little dress. The bodice is made with a light multi colored yarn and the neck is trimmed in pink. The skirt is crocheted in pink and it's kind of a fancy look. I did good didn't I? :) I apologize as I can't find the pattern that I used. I have gotten all of my patterns from Pinterest and I guess I failed to save this one! Sorry.
 Uh oh! Looking at this snap I believe I see a little bit of pink marker on her leg and foot! I'll have to attend to that. She's not a perfect dolly. You can see her leg is scratched. I know, I know, she needs shoes or at least some booties. I'll get to that.
 I'm letting Babbette play with my little tiny teddy bear but she can't take it with her. I got this in Rome during the Jubilee year of 2000. Bought at at the Hilton where we stayed.
That little Babbette is bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning. Little stinker. Another thing, she has these little scratches on her head where her hair is painted on. I checked on line and learned it's common with these dolls. I was wondering how I might could cover them up. That's a shame about her little scratched head but I'll do what I can do. Any advice...I'm open! :)

Thanks for popping in to check out the dolly doings. Hope you'll come back next week and I'll have another outfit for little Babbette. Marion is enjoying her break. Pop on over to my friend Diane's blog Welcome to Lavender Dreams for her dollying!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 She's My Girl

 Mornin', mornin' glory
If you'd like to know where was I last night
Well, I saw a girl with a boy in her eye
And she's so outta sight

She's my girl
And that's where I was last night
Off in a dream

She's my girl
I took her away last night
Went for a ride
Off in the sky, that's where I was last night

I just come back to tell ya
There's a little bit of heaven underneath the apple tree
And every time I see you with that smile upon your face
There's a little bit there for me

And she's my girl
And that's where I was last night
Went for a ride

She's my girl
I took her away last night
We went for a ride
My girl
And that's where I was last night
Off in the sky

She's my girl
I took her away last night
Off in the sky
My girl
And that's where I was last night
Gettin' so high
Off in the sky, that's where I was last night

My girl
I took her away last night
We went for a ride
My girl
And that's where I was last night
Gettin' so high
My girl
I took her away last night
Off in the sky
My girl
And that's where I was last night
Gettin' so high 

~ sung by The Turtles