Just a quick note to let you all know I am still alive! I am currently surrounded by boxes that need to be unpacked. And for some crazy unexplainable reason I decided to turn my new home into a construction area right away. Lot's of remodeling going on. It isn't boring. I hope to set up my tatting life once again and start dyeing my hand dyed cotton and silk threads soon. Thank you for bearing with me and my insane life!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
That is right. The BIG move is finally upon me. It's bittersweet. Moving is tough and I've done it more times than should be legal. We have been blessed with the most incredible property I could have ever wished for. I am mostly excited about what kind of childhood this new chapter will provide for my sweet Piccadilly! We bought a 43 acre farm and it is amazing. I will share more about that once I am settled. It will be an indeterminate amount of time before we will have internet again. We are remote enough that internet service is currently out of our financial reach. I figure I can go to the library once a week to catch up and blog etc. So for awhile I will be slow to respond to emails and things of that nature. Please forgive me in advance.
I wanted to share this bit of providence. I was able to purchase two of these vintage wooden DMC display cases from an old variety store that went out of business. This same store is where I purchased my first tatting shuttle at a very young age. So these boxes will be great reminders and a great addition to my tatting collection. I think they will house my hand dyed tatting thread in the near future.
As promised, I am sharing a few goofy wallpaper pics from my real estate search. As I mentioned before, the irony is that our farmhouse is top to bottom decorated in 80's style wallpaper. I have a LOT of work ahead of me.
I know this is a totally normal picture. But I had to share it because this is a pretty amazing story. This picture is from a home that was our second choice to purchase. Do you notice the orange spoon rest on the oven there? I made and sold that 10 years ago. No, I don't know the person who I sold it to as I sold hundreds of pieces of pottery in that area at the time. Anyhow, I almost dropped dead when I saw it! What are the chances and how cool is that?!?!?
Happy Tatting until next time friends!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 3:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I interrupt the silence to ask for some totally random help.
This is a large acrylic bowl that is double walled. Inside there are dividers and one is able to fill the spaces with décor.
I found this bowl at a second hand store and I filled it with beans. I totally love it and would like to find who sells them.
Does this look familiar to anyone?
In other news, I have been swamped with renovating, cleaning, organizing and generally getting prepared for our big 2000 mile move to Mississippi!
The Etsy shop will be closed until I get settled on the other side and when it re-opens it will be better than ever!
I am happy to say that the good Lord blessed us with the perfect house in our new Southern home State.
God is Good!
I do plan to do a sequel to my last post about ridiculous real estate photos....this time with some much requested photos of wallpaper.
With that said, the home we bought was built in the 80's and is covered floor to ceiling with...you guessed it...WALLPAPER! Ha ha....the joke is on me!
I have estimated that I have about a year's worth of redecorating ahead of me!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 5:25 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with tatting.
I am taking a break from the past two weeks of the daunting, exhausting, and all consuming task of house hunting. Yes, we are officially moving to Mississippi.
When? That is still to be determined.
For military related reasons, my husband has been apart from us for the past 4 and half months. As you can imagine, we are anxious to be a family once again. So we are in the midst of all kinds of upheaval in hopes that we can be together by the New Year.
Anyhow, this post is just a funny aside. I have seen dozens and dozens of homes with hundreds and hundreds of AWEFUL photos.
Realtors, what's up?
Seriously, how hard is it to get a decent photo? Take note because I'm doing you a favor here. These are just a tiny fraction of photos of actual homes I have looked at to give you a taste of how hilariously frustrating this process has been.
Question, does the horse come with the house because if it does, I'll take it! And if you are wondering why the upside down house has been on the market for over 500 days, it's probably because that is the only picture included in the listing.
Look, I don't want to see this! Who does?
I was going to include a multitude of "WALL PAPER" pictures, but those have nothing to do with realtors, they are just hilarious!
But I will include these two pictures because they are just plain fun!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 11:13 AM
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Yes, you have all guessed it by now. A whimsical magical train inspired by my beautiful sweet 2 yr old daughter. Trains are her favorite right now, so I designed it for her and when she said, "That's really cool mom". I decided to share it with you. Hopefully in time for Christmas.
I believe the first to guess correctly was our very clever poet Miss Sarah! I very much enjoyed her posts, as well as everyone's. It was just as much fun for me to watch your progress, so much so that I may have to do another one next Fall. We will see...
I am so happy that everyone has enjoyed this TIAS. I do believe it turned out to be a smashing success, all because of you guys! I hope many of you learned a new trick or two.
A special thank you to our Jane for dreaming up the concept years ago. I am looking forward to her TIAS coming in January I believe.
I will keep the TIAS community blog open indefinitely so that everyone has a chance to share their work as they get caught up.
Now for the BONUS I promised you. I was going to email it out individually as you faithfully proved your completion. However, due to my sheer exhaustion lately, we will have to go with the honor system. Here it is friends, you earned it!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 9:12 PM