Crafting

Crafting

Covering The Book

Covering The Book

Today is an especially exciting day.  Not only did the kids start back to school, hooray,  tonight my bible study group meets to start a brand new series!  We have a wonderful group of ladies, young and old, new Christians as well as long time believers, and a very diverse mix of denominations.  Along with our […]

New Year's Porch Dress

New Year’s Porch Dress

Christmas has come and gone once again!  Ours was filled with family, friends and lots of laughter.  We had company for just over a week, and are now enjoying the quiet!  The Christmas things are slowly making their way back to the tops of closets until next year, and I am starting my annual sort, […]

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

Six days until Christmas!  It has been as busy as Santa’s Workshop around here lately, and unbelievably I only have TWO gifts left to make!  Way ahead of my normal schedule.  I’ve been making Christmas presents for my family and friends since I was a kid, it makes the holiday so much fun, really.  I truly […]

1 Party Down

1 Party Down

20 day until Christmas, and one party down!  Friday is always the more low-key day, and this year was no exception.  It is a fun respite before Saturday’s madness!   My little sheep was won by my lovely friend Danielle.  Here is a finished picture, he turned out so cute!  The white guy, awaiting legs, […]

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

I have a thing for pillows.  Designers often say how the easiest way to change-up a room is with paint, and while that may be true, I’d make a case for throw pillows!  Paint is messy and labor intensive, pillows, clean and easy, (especially if you buy them)!  Fresh pillows can bring pattern and color […]

12 Days Before Christmas

12 Days Before Christmas

It’s 12 day’s until Christmas! And there is still so much to do! So much, that I made a list of what I have left to make.  It includes…… Finish and make 2 more of these pretty cashmere cowls,   A magician’s cape for my little magic man, Andy. A retro embroidery project for my […]

Continuing Ed

Continuing Ed

Today I took a class.  A painting class with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Budget Redesign in Wilmington, NC.  I’ve been using it so much lately, it was fun to learn some correct technique.  What did I paint?  A floor cloth! The hardest part was choosing a stencil design and of course, a color […]

Tea Time

Tea Time

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve read about my various attempts with chalk paint.  Some I’m not happy with, and some I’m very happy with.  Overall I love the ‘look’ that only chalk paint can give an old piece, and let me be frank, I LOVE that there is no prep […]

Fall Layers

Fall Layers

Hey everyone, It’s Caroline, back with a new jewelry idea that is simple and fun to make.  Fall is here, which means we get to throw on jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters, to stay warm and cozy.  Layering is super trendy this season, and the easiest way to get in on this look is with lots […]

Island Time, Again

Island Time, Again

So, even though I said, just a few days ago that I wasn’t going to distress the island, well I couldn’t help myself, as usual. Here it is painted solid, I just think it looks a little flat.   So I dry brushed the whole thing with Annie Sloan Old White and waxed it with […]