I leave you with this nice picture of the top of our fridge.
This picture of Kirby (aka Mr. Katz) summarizes why I love cats.
They do what they want.
They go where they want.
They don't care if you think they look ridiculous.
|That's me when I think about Allbrands.|
|Ribbon storage racks (built by my wonderful husband), rickrack storage hook, cheery (cheap) clock, old-timey TV. The price was right and it works for me!|
|Home, the starting place of love and dreams. Couldn't have said it better myself!|
|This is "Em"...my embroidery machine. I'm clever like that with names.|
|A folk-art dream with a couple of jolts of modernity (is that a word?)|
|Wipe-off board to keep me organized. Even though I'm too busy to be organized, like the little blue sign says. And I do keep trying to Simplify. It's not working.|
|Clearly, cats are better. Just ask my helpers.|
|Ribbon rack, random bird, black cat sign, festive rickrack storage|
|Cutting table corner.|
|Cutting table = free. Scrap storage from Wal Mart = cheap.. DIY new flooring and helpful Sentinel Cat named Kirby = PRICELESS.|
|Please ignore the hanging Hershey's Kiss mouse, etc. This used to be a crappy-looking bronze color. The thrift store lady with the heavy German accent said, "It's Italian bronze." I said, "I think it's American cast iron with an ugly bronze paint job." Had it rewired and turns out...she was RIGHT! I still spray-painted it black, because Italian bronze or not, it was ugly.|
|Two more of my sentinels: Foster guarding my precious Pfaffy (my cleverly-named Pfaff sewing machine); Kong doing his best scary Pet Sematary cat impersonation.|
|My impression of AllBrands' customer service.|
|What I ordered.|
|What AllBrands sent me.|
|Z.E.R.O Kit, by Uncrate.|
|Knot Dress/Top. I fussy-cut the bodice so the design would be centered. Once a quilter, always a quilter.|
|Owl print Peasant Dress with Sash|
|Owl print scalloped skirt. I made this without a pattern. Figuring out the measurements for the scallops was the hardest part.|
|Shirred Dress. This makes me nostalgic because I do the shirring on my mother's old sewing machine, so I don't have to mess with the bottom tension on my precious Pfaffy.|
|This one was Sarah's (Zoey's momma's) fave. Here's the original:http://www.tiedyedivapatterns.com/product/ruffle-neck-dress-pattern-the-daydreamer-dress-for-girls-2-10 . Sarah liked mine better. :-)|
|Pink and Black Twirl Skirt. Couldn't get Zoey to twirl in it, though.|
|Bright Print Twirl Skirt|
|Shirred Dress/Top. I made this with no pattern. I attached the rose to a pin back, so it's removable. Again, made on my mom's old machine. She got yogurt on it before the 'photo shoot', so I didn't get a pic of her wearing it. (Zoey, not my mom!)|
|Travis and his daddy, 1984.|
|My boys at Sandbridge Beach in 1984. The only thing better than a day at the beach was a night at fireworks!|