Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a new (to me) lamp

Just thought I'd update that I decided to leave the dresser as is for now. I figure if I ever REALLY want to, I can paint it later but I would not be able to change my mind and get this look back after having been painted. And I do love this. Thanks for the votes! Here's a picture of the lamp I got today at the thrift store...

Monday, August 30, 2010

thrift store find

I went to the thrift store looking for a chest of drawers in which to keep (some of) my yarn in my new craft room and found this. Immediately I fell in love. Originally I thought I wouldn't paint it, but now I'm not so sure. I guess the biggest reason I'm considering paint is because most everything in the room is bright. There is one desk with a light wood finish. Opinions?

the lip at the top is my favorite part.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

we have a new baby

we found this little guy, a stray, near my parents' house. he was skinny. he was dirty. he was hungry. we brought him home. we named him barkley (after my childhood cat who was also black). we love him. he's had a bath. he's getting some meat on him. he's fitting in well.

Friday, August 13, 2010

another activity book

My nephew had a birthday. I made him an activity book, similar to the one I made before.

This book would be great for the car or church or wherever.

The girls colored the first page for him (but used different crayons so these stay pretty). Because he has a two-year-old brother (Elliot is turning 5) we included washable crayons, you know, for the sake of the benches in the chapel.

Elliot. My boy. He's such a boy too! He loves trucks and cars but doesn't like getting dirty. He has a full head of adult-like hair and a great, big smile. He blessed us almost exactly one year from the day our hearts broke when his older sister died. I love him.