Yard Sale preparation and a party!

Hello friends!

Yesterday should be called “The Great Clearing Out Day,” because of all I got done! Many thanks to my Mom and Nana, because they were very helpful in the clearing out process.

You see, my Nana scheduled a yard sale for this weekend! Amusingly enough, on the day of my birthday! Now personally, I can’t think of a much cooler birthday party than a yard sale! A whole mess of people are coming and setting up, and I’m going to be selling all kinds of stuff I’ve had stored up for years.

After going through 5 or 6 BIG plastic tubs, a trunk, a cupboard, and some closets, here is the finished product!


Two-plus tubs of STUFF!

Well, there are things to be done today… so I will head out for now. God Bless!

” One of the advantages of being disorderly is that
one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”
~A.A. Milne~


September 3, 2009. Cleaning, Hopechesting, Life, Organizing, Weekend, Yard Sale. Leave a comment.

More things up for auction!

Hello friends!

I’m back yet again, having spent a wonderful weekend with friends and family! Over the weekend I also realized there was no possible way for me to wear all the clothes in my closet, and I also made a skirt that was a bit too small, so I’ve listed two things on Ebay for sale!

Click on the following links to check out the clothes!

1960-style pencil skirt

Baby-doll Peasant style dress

And here’s a cute tunic top I made this week…


it will be perfect this fall with a pair of blue jeans!

God Bless, and have a wonderful day!

July 27, 2009. Clothing, Fashion, Fun, Life, Monday, Organizing. Leave a comment.

Some Changes…

Hello everyone! You might not have noticed a few minor changes on my website, but I worked on this yesterday for quite a while! After much thought I decided I wanted to remove my other “main” website, and moved the domain to this site!

And if you scroll down on the sidebar, you’ll see a new feature, a green box titled “Freebie”. That holds two vintage embroidery patterns which are free to download! I hope to change that out every now and again, and I’ll be sure to let my readers know when new patterns are available. 

I also have a new Shop page, which can be found clicking here. I haven’t yet set up a thumbnail for the sidebar, so that link will have to do for now!

God Bless, and I hope to be back again soon! Have a wonderful day, everyone!


It’s a perfect day for hanging out…


The laundry, that is!

March 31, 2009. Fun, Life, Organizing, Photography, Portraits, Projects, Shop, Tuesday. Leave a comment.

More Organizing!

So, I seem to have an obsession with organizing lately. Or maybe it’s just that I’d really like to have a clean slate to work from in the sewing room. 🙂 Today I had a grand time, listening to my IPod (yes, again!) and putting new labels on storage bins in the sewing room. 



These bins were shipped to the store holding candles… once they were empty, Mom wisely brought the empty bins home, and they have been put to good use ever since! 



The labels are courtesy of A Print A Day from her Lace collection. Thanks so much for designing!



The fabric bins Mom got at Lowe’s a while ago. Doesn’t the new curtain match nicely?



New tags on other bins! Hooray! 



A shelf on which I keep supplies. Did I ever mention how much I love Mason Jars? 🙂



And last, but certainly not least, there are also matching labels on top of the wide-mouth mason jars! 


Well, I think I’ve posted enough about organizing! Y’all are probably getting bored. 🙂 Have to go do some stuff around the house now… God Bless!

December 27, 2008. Fun, Organizing, Projects. 1 comment.

New Curtains!

I got a new organizer for my sewing room, which has LONG needed attention. So, today, I stepped in the rather scary area of disorganized fabric, trims, re-enacting gear, and proceeded to get to work! I managed to stuff the rest of my feedsacks into my “vintage fabric” bin, the linens in the linen bin, and so on. I moved on, trying to find places for things that needed a home. (All the while listening to my IPod! :-)) By 1:00 I had made significant progress, and I took a break during the afternoon. 

Deciding to go back to see if I could do anything more, I made a LOT more headway, and ended up doing a quick project that really needed done. The poor, old, curtains were faded, not to mention the fact that they no longer match the sewing room since Mom got new organizing bins for all my fabric! 🙂



The original curtains have lasted us a long while, but really needed to go!

So, thanks to some a fabric piece I found for $6 at a fabric store, I was able to whip up a new curtain! The fabric exactly matches the organizing bins that Mom bought, as well as the new color of paint that needs to be applied! 



The new curtains still work with the sign that Mom’s had hanging in the room since it was her art studio! I was thrilled, since I love that sign. It’s been there for as long as I can remember! 


I still need to get Dad to move the curtain rod up a little bit, since I didn’t put a ruffle on the top of this curtain, but all in all I’m very pleased. The sewing room looks totally different! Isn’t it nice how one little change can make a whole room fresh and bright? The good news is that there is still enough fabric to use for something else… maybe chair pads for the chairs at the sewing table! We’ll see… 😀 

In other news, today I also started a batch of bread dough using the all amazing Artisan Bread book, which I think is just about the neatest cookbook on the market. 🙂 I’m sure our guests tomorrow will enjoy the bread, and I’ll be making some of it for Monday, when I am blessed to spend time with very dear friends! 

Well, that’s all for now; I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Now, off to change the template for my blog, seeing as Christmas is past us! 🙂 God Bless!

December 27, 2008. Cooking, Fun, Happiness, Organizing, Projects, Sewing. Leave a comment.