Monday, September 29, 2008

Rock the Vote

The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 6th.  Are you ready?  If you're not registered to vote, then please click on the Rock the Vote button to your right and get yourself ready to take part in this historic election.  

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."~Lyndon B. Johnson

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A new project

Happy day, I have found something creative to work on while I'm on my little sabbatical (perfect term for it, thanks Anne) from my etsy shop.  Yay!  I visited a flea market today and I literally walked into this adorable little desk and chair.  The woman working the counter at the place was glad to see it going because she had done the same thing twice today, lol.  At some point, this was a beautiful cherry set I'm sure.... you can see from the back (that's the 2nd picture).  I guess whoever decided to paint this really wasn't much for detail because they only painted the surfaces that you could see when it's pushed against a wall.  I actually sorta like that shade of green, but this desk is going to be for Taylor and she will not be amused that I brought home a green desk.  So.  Now, I need to decide just how I'm gonna Taylor-ize this thing.  My first thought was to add fabric panels to the sides, but I wonder if that's too permanent.  Part of me wants to do something really bold and fun for her, but I don't really want to be re-doing this thing again in a couple of years.   I may just go with off-white to match her other furniture, some fun fabric for the seat, and some glamorous new knobs. Oh, the decisions!  I need to go browse the web for some inspiration.***After school update:  Taylor loved the desk as is.... stinker ;)  Actually, it looks pretty darn cute in her room, too.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

a wee little break

I know, it's been forever since I've posted.  Sorry. It's also been quite some time that I've sewn something for my etsy shop.  I'm taking a little break while I wait for my crafting mojo to return. I think a combination of the new school schedule, having time now that's mine all mine, and not really knowing what to do with it is putting me in a bit of a funk.  Before we moved to this part AR I had ideas (vague ideas, but ideas nonetheless) for what I wanted to do when the little one started to school.  Now, those really aren't an option and I'm kinda thrown.... more than I thought I'd be. Funny, how we don't realize how much we want something 'till we can't have it.
Anyway, I'm sure the crafting bug will bite me again soon and I'll get back to my sewing room and all will be well again.