Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Little Bitty Baby Bibs

Still sewin', still havin' fun....  I just made a "batch" of cute little baby bibs.  The photo shows bibs that I made for my son and daughter in law who are trying to adopt a baby.  Some of you may know that my wonderful son, Brent, was adopted.  He came into our lives when he was just 23 days old.  He is my light, my wonderful son.  I was divorced when Brent was just 2-1/2 years old so he and I took on the challenges of life together.  He is now 44 and a most wonderful young man.  His wife, Lee, is the brightest light,...she shines like a star full of  love and personality.  Together they will make the most fantastic parents.  
If you would like to see the adoption link for my son and daughter in law, here it is.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Laundry Room Decor

Laundry Day As They Say
Is just a Basket away
I recently was delighted to have my huge walk in pantry reduced and my laundry room increased in size.  The walk in pantry was room sized and the perfect culprit that allowed "oh well, just shove it in the pantry".  It had shelves in a U-shaped design, 7 in all with vaulted ceiling and the shelves were loaded with ...well, lots of stuff...!!!  My laundry room, on the other hand, was nothing more than a "hallway" with the washer and dryer crammed in next to each other.  In the garage there was an alcove that had carpet rolls and shelving units store.  The front and back pantry walls were knocked down, the shelves removed.  In the garage that alcove wall was sealed up and that became the new smaller and very functioning pantry.  The back wall was rebuilt to house a pocket door that opens to the pantry.  The old pantry now accommodates my new dryer, and a table Rodney my handiman built that I use to fold my clothes on after removing them from the dryer.  This table is tall enough to accommodate Riley's liter box.  What a  wonderful benefit because previously his liter box was in the hall bathroom and I couldn't look down the hall without seeing it.  

Here is a shot of the area where my dryer sits.  I bought an LG washer and dryer set.  These little sweeties sing to me when I turn them on, sing a little song when their cycle has completed.  How cool is that?

 Here you can see the washer.  Next to it, I have a cabinet that houses all of my cleaning supplies.
I have driven myself crazy looking for some paintings or artwork to hang in the new rooms.  The paint is a soft sea foam green, and I know I will eventually find something suitable.  Meantime today I used my wonderful Cricut machine to do a wall hanging.   It'll do for the time being.   

 Just so you know I am not loafing around, I am also sewing.  I got so tired of the towels falling down from the oven handle.  Well, maybe falling down is a bit of a stretch.  Let's rephrase that.  How about Riley the Cat swiping at the towels and pulling them down?...  I remembered years back I made a towel that folded over the oven handle and buttoned to secure it.  The newer ones shown here actually close by Velcro.
Thanks for taking a peek at my delights.