Wednesday, October 31, 2007
My sweet little cheeta princess.
She is so beautiful, too bad she doesn't think so.
Oh how I love love Halloween, the girls are all eager to get set for the big fun...all the dark make- up to bring out their mysterious beauty.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween Everyone.
I really do love tile. I have tired of my children's bathroom, it's pink and purple, it's fine, but I think it is in need of some more interesting finishes other than paint. Since it is a small space I have decided to tile, my most favorite is white subway , classic and affordable. These lovely glass tiles will be the perfect inset . I have settled on the lower layout, I want the subway layout for sure, I will do the lower portion of the room to about 36" unless I change my mind and tile right to the ceiling??? maybe we'll see . No partway .
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Which means my bare bulb could be replaces with my former tub area light, it makes the closet sparkle.The closet needs a lot of work, we will have that done soon, a nice built in closet with lots of proper storage. I can't wait.
I moved these lanterns from the powder room to the family room I wanted the hit of black.Sometimes its just fun to switch things up.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Straight panel drapes are simple and easy to make. I love to add trim , notice the top has a velvet ric rac trim, the bottom has the most fabulous pom pom and bead fringe, it is so bold, perfect for a child's room.
Another relaxed roman, not ever used, just strictly for added interest, notice the delicious velvet pleated ribbon edging I added. I love great trim.
A simple ikea roman that I face with a beautiful striped seer sucker, and added a pleated tailored ruffle.
My patio doors, which I will some day replace with one central door and two generous side windows, these are soft robins egg blue velvet drapes I love these and Sophie my youngest encouraged me to buy them. Good girl, I love shopping with her, she always tells me" just get it" I had a simple bought rattan roman, and simply added a fabric layer to match the new bottom panel I added to my living room drapes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I am a big stripe fan , so this one jumped out , it would also be perfect for your room.
This is a super winter drape , perfect for decorating at Christmas time, I would use this in one room, and the red stripe in the other.
This brown print has a vibrant green that would work well with your red touches , but I still love number one.
all of these fabrics can be found at www.designerfabrics.ca
This is my tuffett ,it was easy to make, I had these little legs , cast off of an old gate leg table, a round piece of MDF that I cut and two small circles of foam ,batting , my staple gun ,fabric and trim , voila a tuffett, I made this about 4 years ago, it has held up very well. It is usually a bed for a Webinz.
Monday, October 15, 2007
I just realized I should have submitted this photo in my book, that's a really good one of the family room.
Friday, October 12, 2007
I thought I would show you what I have come up with , I think it shows the vast array of projects I have completed around the house.
I'm not counting on anything, I just hope to get noticed a little bit, it would just be such a thrill to be in my favorite magazine. It would be a highlight.
I am also emphasizing the fact that I have done most of the work , as a woman, and have done all of the work with budget and style in mind.
Who am I kidding, I wanna win.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I know I will not truly feel fulfilled until I can help people to transform their homes into an oasis of perfection , to each person that will be different, but I do believe you should always make your house a home, and I believe that transformation starts with creating a beautiful space, regardless of budget.
I have put that dream on hold to be available to my two girls , they were more important than my career fulfillment, I knew that could surely wait, however I still indulge in decorating my homes and extensively my current home, and if I never became so privileged to decorate for clients , it would always be my hobby, but if we are lucky life is long and I will continue to pursue that dream.
However I was thrown a wrench just over 4 years ago , when Sophie was diagnosed with an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts, I searched for a support group right away , a community to find a common ground, now many people are sympathetic, and make efforts, but I know there is a group of pissed off parents that feels their child is entitled to eat PB at any old time. We need the support of a group , that shares the desperate need to protect their children from a silent danger.
So what this diagnosis meant to me was a change in plans, I had always planned to start my career this September, however I still need to get through this year dealing with the concerns that having Sophie in a school full time, I need to be here IF anything should go wrong, not a broken bone , or stitches, those concerns are so minor to me, obviously, so needless to say I am here when I am needed.
I spoke with a woman, one of the founders of Ananphylaxis Canada this morning, regarding my concerns about the local bakery claiming peanut free products, she mentioned this area needs a support group, I know, we do , I have wanted to start one , and now I will, they will help me with information on how to start and run a support group, I just needed that push, so off I go.
I am really excited to begin, to meet other parents like myself and to help raise awareness, and to be there to offer advice and to compile the best information on anaphylaxis.
Wow a new chapter unfolds.