Monday, June 22, 2009


WOW! All I have to say is that moving is a daunting project with 4 small children, one of which is a newborn. It is consuming me and all my fun stuff has been put on hold, but that is about to change.

First some unfinished business... I'm sure you are wondering "Did she make Baby K a blessing outfit, or just use one of the other ones she had?" It's been keeping you up at night, I know. :D Well, rest easy, I made him his own... sort of. I have been waiting on some pictures I had taken to I post about it. Still waiting, so the full post will be forthcoming as soon as I get the pictures.

Now for new business... I have several projects in the wings. Here is a brief look at just a few (these are in no particular order).

First is this crib...

It needs painting. I know what you're thinking, "You already had your baby and you are just now painting the crib?" Well, I always keep my babies in a bassinette in my room for the first 3 months, so I haven't been too worried about it. Baby K will be 3 months in about a week (where did that time go?) so now I figure it is time to start worrying about it.

Next comes this desk...

I am loving this desk. I just picked it up the other day. Great form... not so great color. Another painting project. I haven't settled on a color yet. I'm toying with red, cream and antiqued, dark brown, or olive. I'm kinda loving green these days, so we'll see. It's going in a room with a large bookcase that is distressed black. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.

And finally, the piece de resistance...
This is getting reupholstered. And if you think that looks daunting, look at the whole thing.

It's huge! I know, I'm overwhelmed just looking at it. To tell you the truth, I'm terrified to start. But I see it completed in my mind's eye, and it is beautiful, and that gives me courage. Obviously, this is no weekend project. This is going to take a while, but I will be posting all the ups and downs throughout the project.

I have a few fears concerning this reupholstery job.

1. IT'S HUGE!!!!!!

2. My attention span. I'm hoping I can keep a steady pace and get it completed soon, but I'm not really known for that.

3. IT'S HUGE!!!!!!

4. My skills. I'm affraid this project might exceed my ability.

5. IT'S HUGE!!!!!!

6. My sanity. I'm affraid that when it is finally completed I may need to be checked into an institution (if I make it that far).

7. Did I mention IT'S HUGE!!!!!!

So, there you have it. A quick overview of things to come. Not to mention the 20 or 30 other projects I have churning around in my overactive brain. I think someone needs to stop me before I hurt myself.


Lloyd said...

You are so ambitious, Shari. But I know that you will get them done.
Just take your time and all will end well.
Your MIL

Anna and Adam said...

Okay Shari I have a request...where did you find the pattern to make your car seat tent thing? I want to make one and I have some really cute material but I can't find a pattern anywhere. I am sewing challanged so I need directions!

Shari said...

Sorry, Anna, no pattern. It's just a rectangle with a couple of straps sewn on. I don't have a pattern, but I'd be happy to help you out with one if you want. Let me know.

Adam said...

Thanks Shari, I think I found how to do it on a site I found. It is pretty basic, but like I said I am sewing challanged sometimes. Once I saw how easy it was I figured it out. Thanks!

Just a Cottage Small said...

I'm wondering if the sofa ever got completed, I'd love to see the after!
That is a huge project.