Saturday, July 19, 2014

New stuff is happening!

I've got a TON of fun, new items that will be going into the shop
SOON - very SOON !

I've been hooking, stitching and planning for
exciting new things here on
The House on Lavender Hill !

My Jacob was in the hospital with pnuemonia last week and
is still recovering here at home, so everything got
put on hold - but stay tuned - 
I have PLANS!!!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

Be safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


I love that we named our old Victorian
27 years ago when we moved in.
She's lavender and she's on a hill....
'nuff said.

I hand painted the mailbox about 20 years ago:

And a couple of Summer's ago I made a sign for
the guest house:

But I wanted something more to
brand our Painted Lady!

Over the winter one of the teak benches in the boys shower collapsed.
So, I unscrewed the remaining legs and put aside
the slatted bench while I hatched a plan:

I got a "sample" pot of dark lavender paint and
had wooden letters cut at an online site.
A couple of coats of paint and some wood glue later:

Doesn't everyone dry their crafts on the 
recumbent bike in their home gym?

I love the way it looks hanging over the
porch steps:

Just this afternoon a sweet girl messaged
me that she could see the sign as she was driving by - 
totally made my day!

I'm linked to:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

More Patio Fluff 'n Stuff

We've had a ton of rain lately, but this past weekend was sunny and gorgeous!

I took the opportunity to fluff up some more of our patio living space:

Great spot for a fire and some marshmallows!

Pink and Purple make everything happy!

The Gazebo is right across the patio:

Always need comfy spot to snuggle in the afternoon
 out back beyond the pool !

My old lawn swing is still going strong!
Mommy bought it for me for my 30th bday...
cough::cough:: 22 years ago ::cough::cough!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lots of HOOKING going on!

I've got a ton of hooky goodness ready to list in my shop... 
I am bound and determined to make a go of it!  
I love hooking and I know people love cuddling with cozy stinkers 
and soft, squishy pillows... 
and who doesn't love a cheerful hooky banner, after all?!?

I'm trying to figure out if the Etsy shop is working out
since I tend to get most of my sales from FB, Instagram or HERE!

Pillow tops are ready to stuff:

And I've got a few new Stinkers finished -

including a lovely special order that is ready for 
its new home:

Which ever way you see the cozy fun,
Just message me and I'll be happy to 
"Hook" you up!

see where I went with that?  

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer Fluff'in

The twinsies bought me a beautiful screened in Gazebo for Mother's Day!  It's great because we rarely sit outside at night because of the buggies and now we can have dinner on the patio anytime we want!!

Mo and Joshua put it together - Jacob, Trixie and I, supervised:

Then came the fun part!

I hooked up some pillows, a stinker and a banner, to cute up the space:

The bar is a few steps away on one side:

And on the other is the sink and grill set up:

As soon as Mo gets a chance to dig around in the basement, 
I have some plans to put up white twinkle lights in there !

Hope everyone is getting their outdoor space fluffed and
ready for some Summer Fun!