Embroidery · Paint jobs

A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion

Well, next year I’ll be taking part in my local needlework shop’s UFO club, and to make things interesting, I’m starting a ton of varied techniques projects rather than just listing 12 of the 20 cross-stitch WIPs I have languishing on my to-stitch list. Y’know, because it’s not a UFO if it’s not a WIP,… Continue reading A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion

Embroidery · Paint jobs

Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

Still no painting on the house as repairs and the like continue. Almost ready to paint, though. Well, the walls. I did get a ceiling medallion painted to match the previous faux-patina canopy for the patina chandelier: Probably more convincing from a distance, but hey, once it’s on the ceiling behind the chandelier, it’ll be… Continue reading Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

Embroidery · Furniture · Lace · Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Quilting · Videos

New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

First up: so I’ve been in the new house for about a week now. Not moved in, mind you – just in and doing some fixing up. Dad’s discovering a lot of wiring issues and has come to the conclusion that whoever did the wiring was a moron. I disagree. The house is 117 years… Continue reading New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

Embroidery · Lace · Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Quilting

Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Howdy, long time no post… but I’ve been busy… -ish… So, on Sunday I picked up this nifty green-patina chandelier for the new house: Whoever removed it from wherever it used to live simply cut the cord off 2 inches above the top of it and left the canopy on the ceiling, which is retarded,… Continue reading Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Embroidery · Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Quilting

Crazy quilting, cross-stitch, and a fake bronze sign

Been busy running around doing house inspections and also trying to catch up on demo recording, but I did get some crafting done since my last post. Crazy quilting I won’t show the whole of this until after next week’s guild meeting for the challenge reveal, but here’s a peek: It’s now about 3/4 done… Continue reading Crazy quilting, cross-stitch, and a fake bronze sign

Embroidery · Paint jobs · Thrifting and antiquing

We all live in a something something something…

I popped into the post office antiques mall at Ladysmith today, intending to look for an Egyptian touristy ottoman I saw last time I was there. Of course, it was gone, lol, it’s been a while. As was the State of Texas rusty iron fireplace gate. Knew I should have coughed up the $150 for… Continue reading We all live in a something something something…

Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Thrifting and antiquing

DIY Project: Thrift Store Lamp

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. Found this lovely little carved and painted lamp base at Value Village. The bottom was broken and had obviously been glued before (see above), but I figured I could try again. I kinda baulked at the $25… Continue reading DIY Project: Thrift Store Lamp

Decorating · Misc. DIY · Paint jobs

DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. Another installment in the saga of the spare room (I mentioned making the curtains before). So far the balance has been a little too much on the “shopping” side vs. the DIY side, but aside from the… Continue reading DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room