Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where We're At

1.Bathtub is in and working!

2. The last of the baseboards are stripped, patched, sanded and ready to be painted!

3. Bad floor boards have been replaced and the floors are ready for sanding!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Quiet Book

My labour of love, which in no way compares to the labour my friend went through to deliver her beautiful baby, was to make a Quiet Book. I have always wanted to make one, so in spring, when my friend told me she was pregnant, I believe the second thing out of my mouth.... after being speechless and excited and finally saying congratulations... was "I am going to make you a Quiet Book!" This project is a definite time commitment, but a super fun project.

The Cover

Valcro Clown Face

Lace Up Football and Botton On Flowers

Pocket Train

Snap On Balloons and Close-Pinned Clothes

Match the Shapes and Mitten

Zipper Lady Bug with Babies

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Starting to finish!

We are starting on what I am calling the "finishing touches"... and they are looking good!
Window trim is all up and looks so great! I love the character of it... it's like a brand new old!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


This project really slowed us down. These pictures only show a small amount of the baseboards, window and door trim. I just hope they were worth it! (I am sure they will be... I can't wait to see them nailed in place!)

They went from this .... this

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Things are moving along now I feel like we are getting so close! Here is some progression from one spot in our house.... our staircase:

The stairs are now ready for staining and vanishing!