Good Monday morning to all of you. This is the one day my shop is closed and I plan to sew all day. Got more bunnies and black dolls in the works and hope to get at least 4 of them finished up today.
Great news! I got ahold of the artist that did our "houses" in the header of this blog yesterday and she has agreed to put her wares in my shop. I have had mine for several years, but they are one of my favorite things. She does just "generic" houses, but we will also be taking orders for your own houses. She just needs good photographs of the front and 2 sides (she doesn't do the back unless you want to pay a little more). I have had my son's house, a friend's house and my old real estate office done. I'll have to check with her, at that time she only did old houses, I'll see if her policy has changed. I'm so excited! My daughter bought an old farmhouse style home last year - so guess what I want to do for her? (Hope you're not reading this Ashley.) Anyway, let me know if any of you are interested, they are a forever keepsake.
Now, I need some advice. I'm getting ready to do an update on my kitchen. I want to paint my cupboards, put on new countertops and MAYBE take down the top cupboards and put up old ones. I've also had the crow wallpaper for about 11 years and I'm going to finally change to a mustard ticking stripe. Has anyone put in pine (or other wood) countertops and how do they hold up? Also, what kind of primer have you started with on cupboards? Can't wait to get started, wish the weather would change soon so we could open some windows! I'm thinking of using old spools for the doorknobs - any other ideas? I want something prim and different.
I also want to mention what a nice surprise I had at the shop the other day. I have a customer that comes to Michigan from Beria, KY to visit her mom. When she came in the other day, she brought me a big old stalk of tobacco! I just love it and couldn't believe how nice it was of her to do that! There are so many nice people out there in this crazy world.
Anyway, better get stitchin', I'll be at it for about 12 hours. I love to just put on a pot of coffee, turn on the music and just have the day to myself to get this stuff done.
Have a great Monday.