Since my last post, Jen and I made a trip to Charlottesville to check out some shops. We went to Covesville Antique Store on our way down and I found the cutest old fashioned Girl Scout Cookie tin, I wish they still sold them in old tins. Once in Charlottesville when went to some of my favorite spots, Bodos Bagels-yum, Anthro, and the Mudhouse-on the downtown mall. It was a fun quick jaunt.
Saturday I got all of the Christmas decorations down and spent the whole day cleaning my living room from top to bottom. The builders paint they put in new houses scuffs so easily, so I got my pail of hot water and soap and got my walls very clean. It is worth it and makes a difference if you have the time to go around your house and hit those annoying scuff marks, is it quicker than repainting and cheaper!
Also, I got the tree down all by myself-was really wishing when it was all said and done that we would have gotten an artificial tree. Needles and water everywhere, enough said.
Chris and I made a quick trip to Richmond yesterday to pick up the island my dad built us, he is so talented! We are trying to decided on whether to paint the bottom half or just put a coat of varnish on it. My vote is to paint it and make it look slightly distressed, we are going to leave the walnut top as is with a coat or two of beeswax oil. Can't wait to have it all finished, it will be so nice to have some extra counter space.
As far as sewing, I haven't made much since the last time we talked...but I am hoping to get a few things done today. I have some special orders I need to work on, but it all depends if I get called in-its a bittersweet dilemma.
Pictures of my most recent pieces, purchases and my house for the New Year:
|Girl Scout Cookie tin|
|The mantel-still working on it|
|Love my old apothecary jar|
|The Living Room|
|Wooden bowl with cork|
|The Nook-no more tree|
|Cell phone case|
|Eye glass case|
|Inside of the Checkbook cover|
|Cell phone case for an droid or iphone|