Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some Progress on the House with Potential

A couple of years ago we downsized to a smaller fixer-upper
and my daughter suggested I chronicle our work on this
House with Potential.

Quite a bit got done that first year, but then we got a little
  sidetracked for a while with work and family.

 Things are finally starting to get going again, so let's 
look at some of the progress!

 This is what the house looked like when we moved in.

I was nonplussed with the faux Spanish arches and blah color.

 We had never had a stucco house before, 

 so we were a little unprepared for how much work 
it would be to take down those arches!

 But a lot of blood, sweat and tears later,

 we finally have pretty white posts!

And I love the turquoise door with the new grey color!

Friday, February 13, 2015

happy valentine's day

I have been spending Valentine week with some of my very favorite little people,
so here are just a few pics celebrating
Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Canvas Bags Personalized

Along with the usual books and toys I buy my grandkids for Christmas, 
I also like to give them something personal every year.
Something handmade just for them from their Grammy.

A few years ago, when there were only 2 of them, I made
these cute canvas bags with their names on them.
Inside were small pillows (also handmade) and other small items.
Perfect for sleepovers at Gammy's!

But this year, grand child #3 noticed that she didn't have a bag with her name.

 So I quickly got busy.

 Pretty buttons make cute flowers.

 These were very easy to make, but unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the process.

However, I have a feeling I will be making some more soon, 
as grandchild #4 turns 2 this year 
and #6 is due this summer, so stay tuned for instructions!