Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Christmas gift

Hopefully no one sees this! LOL
I am making this for a gift, complete with shams and pillow cases,
I am taking it to KY for it to be quilted, I can get it done so much cheaper there even with the cost of shipping added in.
Anyway I hope it is well recieved when the recipient gets it in a few months.
I had fun making it on my new Rocketeer!

Don't you just love my yellow bed!
I got the whole bedroom suit for $99
Some folks laugh at my vintage yellow bedroom suite but I laugh at them for forking out so much for the new stuff that isn't even solid wood!

Hubby's quilt

I made this for Ronnie for Christmas last year, just now getting around to taking pics.
He loves his 55 Chevy Gypsy so when I saw this fabric I had to make it for him.
I sent it to my cousin in KY who machine quilts to finish it up for me.
It is quilted in the exact color of his 55.
He loves it, He wants it on the bed all the time.
Never mind have a new comforter for it!

So much going on...

It has been a busy few weeks.
Hubby has been to the doc and goes back tomorrow for test.
He bought me a uber sweet ride. My sweet Delilah, 1963 Cadillac hearse/ambulance or is that ambulance/hearse?
Any way, I have a new great niece, Keeli Ryan
she is gonna be something else!
I have been trying to get ready for my road trip to KY, we leave out on Friday and will be back Wednesday.

I am gonna post a few pics of projects past and my most recent.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I am soo happy!!!

I got my baby today!!!

I finally got my Rocketeer!!!!
She is GORGEOUS!!!
And runs so smooth, no knocks like my other one.
The only problem was the cover is a bit worse for wear but the the machine itself is perfect!
I can't wait to play with it this weekend.
I will post pics of her and the projects we will be making together.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm a Real Basket Case

My vintage funky purse collection grows!
I love these little BoHo basket purses.
I keep my hair products and brushes and make up in them in the bathroom,
Cute and usefull!

My smallest one (and biggest investment in basket purses $6) is this Holly Hobby one. It is unlined.

This one was created by a decoupage demon! It has everything on it, S&H green stamp, Hawaiian Punch dude, birds, flowers you name it and it is on it pretty much.
Even a penny!
This is actually the worse of the bunch it needs new felt on the bottom, the hinges are sprung, the lining is worse for wear and the mirror replaced since it is missing.
But I love it just the same and for $1 the price couldn't be beat.

My mom got me this one,($2) which I thought was kinda funny since the list is inscribed "made for mom"
It has Nieman Marcus, Hilton and various other stores around Houston I am assuming since it has the Astrodome on the top.
This one has a penny on the top too.
Any clue as to why so many of these have them?

So all together I have $7 in my basket purse collection and they ususally sell from $10-$80.
I think I am doing good!
Plus the thrill of the hunt when I go to thrift shops, yard sales, estate sales, and antique stores is so great.

My little dream house

Most girls dream of a Prada, Coach or a Louis Vuitton bag.

Me I always wanted a cool wooden house purse.
And I finally got one!!!
I have been looking forever it seems for one but they always seem out of my budget $40-$50
is too much for me.
I found this like new baby for $14!!!

Japanese day at the thrift shop

I found this cute sushi themed purse with chopstick handles, I hate sushi but I had to have the purse. And it was only $3.94!
And at the same shop I found this great NEVER been used lacquered photo album with a Japanese theme.

Now to save up for a trip to Japan so I can fill the album with pics!
(more likely the Japanese garden in Ft. Worth, I didn't save nearly enough at the thrift shop!)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Texas Frightmare Weekend

We had a blast!

Hubby won "Least likely to survive the zombie horde" with the car, even thou I think she would.
He enjoyed all the other drivers and their rides. All the while I was inside standing in line to meet my favorite horror movie actors and directors. It worked out great, especially since he can't stand crowds.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Getting ready for the 1st

This weekend has been a busy one around the pondarossa.
Hubby washing, taping and painting Dedemona (check out the pic ) getting her ready for the Shock Rod and Hearse car show at Texas Frightmare Weekend this coming Saturday.
I will already be up there, I am staying the weekend and enjoying all the festivities at TFW, the movies, the V.I.P. party with the stars, all of it!
I am SO glad hubby is taking Dessie up there we should win something (maybe) last year two of their categories was "most likely to survive the zombie horde" and "most likely to star in a B-movie". Just look at her she should take at least one of those home!
Plus we have been mowing and weedeating and yet it looks like nothing has been done. All this rain we keep getting keeps it growing like mad!
My roses I got from Hubby's nanny's place when she passed last July are all budding if not blooming! I am very surprised since they laid out in the sun for a week and a half no dirt or water on the roots until we planted. But good old heirloom roses are hard to kill.
I need to find some boards to make some raised beds. Trying to find them for free but no luck.
Gonna keep looking. But I did get 4 tomato plants in the ground, they were leftover from my mom's little flowerbed garden she is trying out. No idea what kind so it will be a surprise if they make it.
I still have no sewing room so no crafty stuff happening due to that room is still a rental for our roommate and because of that I haven't been able to unpack my crafty boxes.(going nuts from lack of crafting!!) But on the upside, after the before mentioned car show I get to redecorate the car!!! New curtains, paint, ceiling, and seat covers! We are gonna try to hit the Hearsecon in Englewood, CO in June. So now I get to make a little redneck, horror home on wheels. This could be very interesting to say the least! I think a revisit to my Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD may be needed for some inspiration. LOL
I haven't even really been in the mood to get my camera out! I don't know what is wrong with me. I've just been kinda Meh! I am gonna have to start forcing myself to get out and do something. Besides I have loads to do to turn my yard into someplace I would want to be.