Here are some of the things that I have been doing while the kids were sleeping or happy playing by themselves:

When I saw this guy at the thrift store, I just had to have him. I saw past the ugly brown and black and the years of dust that the poor thing had collected. I saw something amazing. For $10 there was no way I was leaving without him. So I took him home, took out my can of white, high gloss and in about 10 minutes I had something lovely.

 The one below is the West Elm owl table lamp. I think mine looks just as good. (but i might be a bit prejudice)
 Keeping with the owl theme, I found a few different cuddly owl pals that I liked on Etsy
and made my own pattern based on the lot of them. This one was for West's birthday a few weeks ago, and I love him. West likes to lay on him like a big pillow. It's kinda cute. I wish I had a picture of it.
 And lastly, the mister has been after me to replace some pillows that I had gotten rid of from the living room. Apparently it isn't as comfortable to lie down without a pillow or two. I made a pair of covers in the green fabric and am currently experimenting wih the rosettes on the smaller one. I like that they are off center a kinda silly looking. It's backed in floral fabric that matches the green pillows. They will do for now, but I have a few projects that I want to get started on now that the weather is pretty. These will either stay or be replaced depending on what fabric I end up using for the other projects.


Amanda Jo said...

Honestly, I think your owl lamp looks BETTER than the other!!! Great find and vision - I would have never thought to do that!

Love your pillows, too!!

Kira said...

I totally agree with Amanda Jo~ yours is better. I would have looked at that owl and thought "that's a sad little owl..." but you made it rock. Very inspiring!

Screaming Meme said...

Oh my...I love this! What a great beautiful lamp! Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme. I am having a really fun giveaway...A Giveaway Series. This week is a slipcover. I hope you get a chance to come back and sign up. I look forward to seeing you there. I am off to see what other fun projects ideas you have...Fun stuff!