Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy Busy Busy Last Couple of Weeks!!

Hi Ladies!!
I am so sorry I haven't been around much in the last few weeks.
But I have been a busy little bee!! :)

Not much new and exciting going on here at the Young's Home. But I have been redecorating, tweaking things, and crafting like crazy!!
I guess that is what happens when you hang out at J*S*P*F it fills you with so much inspiration!!!

I am working on changing my half bath right now. It has been done in an Americana style for years. I am wanting to make it Colonial. So for the last few days I have been trying to get the wall paper off the walls.

Yes, I did say, The Last Few Days!!
WHY is it taking me so long??? Well, the stuff wont come off!! It is driving me crazy. I work an hour get frustrated and have to take a break... then go back work an hour... etc.
I will be sure to show B4 and After photos if I ever get it finished!! LOL!

Please remind me Never to wallpaper Again!! I am starting to think this stuff was backed with super glue!!!

I have found time to craft though. Here are some of the things I have made.

I made some prim cupboard hanger pillows.

This is the first one I made. It isn't my favorite but I do like the coloring of it.

The next on I made is for was for my fireplace. And this one is my favorite!

The next one is an example of Why you shouldn't watch TV and stitch at the same time!! LOL!!

Did you notice what I did?? I was stitching away and thought I almost had it finished when I stopped and looked closer.... On no I had stitched
LOL!! So I had to squeeze the "L" in there because there was no way I was just going to throw it away and start over. LOL!

I have always wanted a prim fly screen but the prices on eBay were more than I wanted to pay. So I was Very Excited when I read through my New Mercantile Gatherings magazine and noticed they had included instruction on making your own. YAY!! I showed the article to my Mom. And a couple of days later she brought over 2 she had made for me!! YAY Mom!! These really turned out fabulous and in person they look very very old.

I put one in my kitchen on my stove dough board. You will also noticed under the fly screen are the cinnamon buns I made out of salt dough.

I put the other one in my dining room.

I also have been wanting on new dough board for my kitchen sink. The one I had was small and only covered half my sink. So my Mom made me one!! She made it without any pattern, just out of her head. It turned out fabulous!! I am so proud of her!!

She made the board, then she brought it over to me to paint and age.

Here is a photo of the board when she 1st brought it over.

First I put on a coat of black paint.

Then I went over it with a light coat of mustard yellow. I wanted some of the black to show through.

When it dried I sanded it a bit, then put it in to place.
Here is the finished display.

Then do you know what else she did for me?? Well, I was telling her I wanted a prim table bench to go on top of my kitchen table... Yep, that's right. She made me one!!
She brought it over the next day and I painted and aged it to match my sink board, in the same black and mustard paint.

You will also noticed I moved my fly screen cover off my stove and put it one my bench. :)

She actually made two of these table benches. One for me to keep and one for me to paint and sell on my website. So if you are interested please check it out.
You will find the bench in my "Reproduction Primitives" Category.
The pictures aren't the best. It looks much better in person. Old and worn looking!! Trust me you will love it!!

Well, lets see what else have I been doing?? My Hubby took me to the mall last week. We stopped by a craft store they have there. They didn't have much I wanted but I did find 2 reproduction flat back cookie cutters for $2.50. So I snatched them right up. Opps! I forgot to take their picture so I will have to try to remember to show them off in my next post.
I also found a wonderful prim wooden spoon holder for $10.00. It looks great in my dining room next to my Bakers Cabinet.

That is about it for me.
Hubby is home from work and I need to go spend time with him.
We are hooked on 24 right now. We have never watched the series b4 but without any new on TV except the Closer, we needed something to watch. So when we were at the mall that night, we saw the series of 24 for $19.99. We picked up Season 1. OMGosh!! Talk about nerve wrecking!! But it was enjoyable. We got through that in a few days... We just couldn't turn it off. So I went back to Target and now we have started on Season 2. So I guess that is what I will be doing the rest of the night. I'm not sure how relaxing it is... way too much excitement and drama on that show to relax, but it is very enjoyable!!

Take Care!!
Wishing Always Only the Very Best!!


Lisa said...

Everything looks great Tammy. So prim and cute! I love the items your Mom made for you and love love love that old antique grocery cart. Where did you find it?

Thanks for sharing!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Oh you do have a great mommy to make you all those goodies! Love your mantel by the way, might have to borrow a couple of ideas from that! LOL Your stitcheries are great too!

Audrey said...

I think you just may have the worlds best momma!! You are quite lucky she is so talented and generous!!!
Your stitcheries look great. The "L" gives character :)
I love your personalized red ware plates..How did you get those?

Enjoy 24...I love Tv dates with my honey!!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Tammy a post with lots of pictures! SO many new goodies! You are so lucky your mom is so talented too! Love it all!

hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, thanks so much!! I found my grocery cart years ago at a local antique store. I personally have never seen one made like it. It was so much fun finding old items to fill it up with. Thanks again, Tammy

Unknown said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks so much!! My personalized redware came from eBay. Her eBay ID is: cazancraft Her work is Always gorgeous and her prices are quite reasonable. You should check her out. Thanks again, Tammy

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa & Linda, Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!! ~Tammy

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Love your fly screen! I bought the stuff to ake these when Char fist posted her blog about them and they have just been sitting there. I'm inspired to get back to them now! THanks! Kat

Dawn Buie said...

Love all your pics you have shared with us on here! I cannot wait to see your bathroom pics! Hey Tam NEVER WALLPAPER AGAIN!
Love all your things oh but my fave, is where you put your shoo fly on the bench with the pumpkin!

Tonya said...

I was wondering what you've been up to. I love it all and those little pillows are just adorable. I really need to make time for some crafting.

I can't wait to see your bathroom. My living room is wall papered with an Americana border and last night I was thinking about taking it down. Then again, maybe not.

Take care!

Pots 'n Prims said...

Love all the pics!! And, if you're still having problems with your wallpaper, you can rent a steamer ~ Lowes sometimes has them ~ that will steam the paper & make the removing MUCH easier!! (the last room I helped my mom remove, the paper was coming off in tumb-size pieces, so we rented the steamer & it was MUCH quicker!!)..
Have a great day!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You sure have been busy! I love everything that you (and your mom!) have been working on. Prim perfect.

As always, I look forward to seeing more...

My Colonial Home said...

Hi Tammy, I don't know how I miss so many good blog posts but lately I've been out of the loop!

Love your post - beautiful pictures and we watched 24 the entire time it was on TV! Fantastic isn't it?


Never So Simple said...

This is my first time reading your blog and I love it. I will be back. You have so many great primitive items in your pictures. Oh and you have a fantastic Mom!