Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Porch Plans

Do you want to see my new porch? I thought that you might. I have wanted a porch for Sooooooo long.

We built it right here.

Then it looked like this.

There should be a stage 2 picture here... but there isn't... because I did not take one.

Then it looked like this!

I can't wait for porch furniture, and porch plants, and porch sitting.

I am also loving the new door look. I used this tutorial. Found on Pinterest of course.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Seen while out and about. Someone made the most of their space this season.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Brookings, OR

Last month we took our annual Anniversary trip. Just me and my man. We do love our Anniversary trips and dearly love to explore the Oregon Coast. So, we were off to Brookings. 

Brookings is a weird little town. They have commandeered most of their rather nice beachfront property for a water treatment plant, and a mill of all things. Weird. The entire town shuts down, as far as we could tell at about 5, and doesn't actually come alive until around 11:00 am. See.

We did find a rather fabulous bookstore that was open until 6. I forgot to snap a picture, but I did find a good one from their fb page that gives you an idea of the wonderful stacked and shelved bookishness of the place.  I think that you can imagine the giddiness incited by seeing the the open door of the bookstore in an otherwise dead town. Practically magical.

Earl E Books - Brookings, OR
I forgot to snap a pic, but found a good one on their fb page that shows the stacks and shelves of bookishness.

We stayed at the South Coast Inn. Very nice, despite their website.

Their picture. Again, I forgot to snap one.

And they have wild life. This deer appeared out of nowhere.

Only to be joined by her baby. Apparently, they were visiting some friends.

Say "Hi."

Besides their magical bookstore, the town of Brookings boasts nice views,

a beached whale graveyard, ( I did take pictures, but decided to spare you. You are welcome.)

the best play structure ever,

and a really creepy weeping angel

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Embroidery Reveal

2012 Christmas Embroidery
This little guy was a Christmas present for someone special. Obviously. If they get handmade, they have to be special, right?
I found a similar stitching online, and pinned it to my inspiration board for later viewing. When the time came I printed it out and laid it under my fabric on the lightboard. If you are wondering, yes, the patterned fabric made it impossible to do any tracing. This was fine as I was mostly just using it for dimension. I added my own touches just for the recipient: cats, and birds abound. Of course, the patterned fabric also made it impossible to see the fabric pen, and I ended up tracing over most of it with a thin sharpie.

I was quite pleased with the finish, and I think so was the special someone.

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