Friday, January 28, 2011

for my living room*

i saw these chairs on kijiji and HAD to squeeze some money out of the budget...
i LOVE the style of them, the wood trim, the tufted back... even the fabric.
and it's not everyday you find an antique chair that doesn't need to be recovered.
i think the only thing i'll do is give them a good clean'n and replace the foam in the cushions.

they look FABULOUS with the curtains i just made!
** don't look to close... the bottom isn't hemmed ; ) it's on the list**

UPDATE* just turned the chairs over to put some pads on the bottom of each leg and you wouldn't believe what i found...

quite an extensive collection of
BOOGERS : P !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
i guess you never know what surprises your going to get when you buy an antique ; )

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

learning piano*

now that my older kids are starting to take piano lessons, my 3 year old has shown an interest in playing too!

he's a little young to understand notes, the names, counting and all of the other things that come with learning piano. but he DOES understand COLOR and the placement of the notes on the staff.

how does COLOR come into playing the piano??

good question.

i came across these videos one day and decided this would be a GREAT way for him to learn piano. they use colors on the keys and notes to teach young kids. the best part is, you can print off the colors here for FREE and there is also some FREE printable songs to go with.

there is a book that you can buy. but i thought that if you wanted a cheaper way of doing it, you could buy a beginner piano book and take some pencil crayons to it ; )
it's been fun to watch him randomly go to the piano and play songs. it also has made him feel included in what the BIG kids are doing!

if my 3 year old can play, so can YOURS!!!

now what are you waiting for...
go print it off and let me know how your kids like it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

birthday invitaions

i decided to make my daughters birthday invitations on the computer. i had forgotten how much fun creating in photoshop can be. here's what i came up with.

i printed them off on a letter size white card stock, cut them into four and voila!
birthday invitations!
SO, how about a FREE customized printable copy for YOUR child's birthday!

i would be happy to change out colors and information just send me an e-mail with what you would like. if your child doesn't have a birthday right away, no problem, when you need them and have all the information ready to go send me an e-mail-!

sound good?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


theres something about making bread that i love...
i think it's because it reminds me of my mother.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

-20 C and counting...

it 's been COLD here to say the least. there hasn't been a lot of snow (i guess that is all relative. looking at the picture it looks like there is ; ) but it has been making drifts that are almost nearly impossible to shovel...
this one took 2 hours, 2 broken shovels and it made a reappearance the next morning.
a little frustrating but it comes with the territory i guess!

nothing of the sewing nature going on around here lately, but i have been renovating my husbands office with him. adding bead board, tearing out baseboard heating... all that FUN stuff!
this is what it looks like with kids under foot...

i have to say that they were excellent sports about the whole thing. no fighting and just a little complaining. we're almost done. i'll put up some before and after pics soon... it looks SO much better.