Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vintage Buttons

This past week in the Willamette Valley it has been...
raining, windy and very grey outside.

so... I decided to work on a project that
 I have been wanting to do for a long time.

Going thru Vintage Buttons!

I have had this Vintage Metal Box of my
 Mother's for almost 20 years since she passed away.


It was fun to think about the sewing we use to do together.
Picking out the perfect button to sew on the garment.


I have selected my favorite buttons to use on cards.
Placed the buttons in some special jars!


The metal box has to be from the 1960's or early 1970's.

My sister Lori and I think they had cookies in the 
metal box from the photo on the bottom of the box.

Then my Mom stored her buttons in the special box.

Of course I am saving the plastic bag of buttons
in the metal box to remember my Mom!

And yes... there were a few happy tears shed
while looking and sorting thru the box of buttons.







Monday, October 17, 2016

New Home - New Room

New Home equals New Craft Room
or what I am calling it...

Craft Coloring Studio!

The window brings in natural light! Which I love!
Of course the photo above was in the construction phase...
which is how I am now feeling.

We have been in our home for 3 months
I am almost to the end of unpacking and organizing.

A few more Craft boxes to open...
which feels like a early Christmas each time I open a box!

As I have been unpacking, organizing and re-organzing
I have begin to design my Craft Coloring Studio.

Tables, chairs, computers and cabinets to arrange 
and re-arrange at least a few times.

I now have the furniture set
which feels very comfortable.

Of course there will be table in front of the window!
(After we finish re-staining the top of the table)

What I am really enjoying is happening thru the closet doors

Pre-finishing with trim and hardware
In this closet will be my coloring and paper crafting supplies...

Copic Markers, Watercolors, Inks,  Pencils, Paper and Tools!
almost every thing I need to craft cards! 

Want to see what is in the closet?
Here is s sneak peek!


Check back soon for the photos of the
Craft Coloring Studio!