Goodness...has it really been over a month since my last blogpost???
I swear I have sat down so many evenings with the intention to write a post, but I would start to fall asleep.
A few times I tried to write while at the shop and that didn't work either.
So here I am ...Saturday night (I know..I live an exciting life)
and I am not going to bed until I hit the PUBLISH button.
So what has been going on in my life since I last talked to all of you ....
Let's take a look-see...
I have plugged in my sewing machine in the studio and whipped up a few pretty aprons for sale.
I found some really cool bargains on Craig's List. I'm thinking some of Annie Sloan's new French fabrics, that I will soon have in stock, will be beautiful on these chairs.
Hmmmmm....faded roses or pastorale toile??
I attended a Grand Opening ceremony for a fabulous new arts and crafts studio in
Old Town Warrenton, on Culpeper Street.
It's called Confetti Studio
and you can't help but feel incredibly creative while in this colorful space.
My stock of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
is ready for it's debut!
The Empty Nest carries the full line of Milk Paint and companion products.
I've been creating a little Altered Couture,
which you all know I just LOVE to do.
Aren't these gorgeous?
I've been on the receiving end of a delightful surprise package.
A box overstuffed with the most beautiful vintage laces and trims.
Won't these bits and bobs be pretty sewn onto sachets..pillows or aprons?
Thank you Patty and Karen!!
I spent a weekend staging my Fall inspired shop window display.
Gourds..pumpkins..a spectacular old window greenhouse built by my dear friend Connie of Hartwood Roses blog fame.
And of course some wreaths embellished with Chalk Paint™ cans in Annie's honor.
I hosted around five different Chalk Paint™ decorative paint workshops
where much fun was had by all.
Had my first Advanced Chalk Paint™ workshop and we had a blast.
We gold leafed..French gilded..crackled..decoupaged..stenciled
and the creativity was overflowing....
And then the class got very silly.....I owe Betty Grable and Angelina Jolie (the leg) a huge apology!
Laughter ruled the late night!
Best of all I finally got to meet my fellow blogger and the creator of the great smelling candles I sell in my shop,
Erin of Carolina Country Living.
What a sweet lady and a really lovely little family (met Mr. CCL and the youngster).
I love getting to meet bloggers who I have so much in common with and really admire.
Erin is that kind of gal.
I purchased bag full of wooden and bamboo curtain rings..
which I turned into glittery holiday decorations with the help of Chalk Paint™, German Glass Glitter and some antique sheet music.
But the most exciting thing to happen since we last got together was this...
I'm featured in the Holiday edition of
Romantic Homes magazine!!!!!
That's me on page 18-19 and my fun bottle brush tree tutorial.
Many thanks to Meryl, my editor at Romantic Homes, she did a lovely job with my feature and was a joy to work with.
So that's what I have been up to. Hope I didn't bore you too much.
I promise to be better at posting in a more timely manner
OK...now tell me what you have been keeping busy with this past month!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.