A Haven for Vee

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Day of Crafting



It's always a good thing to get away to putz. Create would be the better word, of course. Personally, I get a little antsy if I haven't been able to do something different and fun after about four days. How about you?



There are a few things in my craft room that I haven't shared...like those cute hankie curtains. It's an idea I stole from Linda at Blue Gate Blog; I've lifted some of my best ideas from Linda.

Oh, and the apron tied around the chair (which you can barely see)? I lifted that from Linda at Restyled Home right *here.* I must have a thing about stealing from Lindas.



Four of you should be able to find some little things that you may partially recognize. Yup. I'm playing games again today. Look around...it's a "Where's Waldo" kind of day.





Oh, I've been meaning to show you these cute little buttons that I found in the stash my mother gave me. They're peg clothespin buttons! I know, I've got so much stuff on my bulletin board that they're hard to see plus the quality of the photographs isn't so hot today. (I may be such a perfectionist that this pic and a few others will change at some point.)

My number one errand of the day is getting to the post office. That and making my beloved his dinner. Have a great day everyone!

Edited to Add: Just dropping in a better daylight photo of the aproned chair. I see that my take on it is a bit different from Linda's...my chair is more bibbed than aproned.

29 comments:

  1. Good morning Vee, I love the hanky window treatments, so sweet. It looks like your inspiration frame is full of just that. I am off for a trip to the city for a dr. appt. today and then hopefully a little fun that I hope to blog about, that is if the fog clears off. I am seriously needing a puttering day but no time at the present, maybe tomorrow. Have a great day!

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  2. Putzing days are the best days...your new crafting area is wonderful! I love the curtain and all of your display boards. Have fun!

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  3. Your sewing/crafting room is super nice.
    I have my loft for my little space for knitting, doing needlepoint, cross stitching and stamping. It's wonderful to have a place like that.

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  4. Love the hankies. I have tea towels in my kitchen for the same purpose!

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  5. I wish I could sew. I tried to learn. Alas, I have absolutly NO patience. If I can't do it perfect the first time I get mad and give up. I'm such a quitter!
    I love those curtains. They are so cute!!!
    Laura

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  6. Good Thurs. morning Vee, The post office is at the top of my list too. I love your bulletin board. I have an old frame, hanging in my garage! Hmmm.I may swipe your idea. Thank You! I will let you know if I do! I also love the idea of the apron on the chair. I have a small collection of vintage aprons. So cute!

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  7. I love the word "putz"! My hubby accuses me of that doing alot! lol

    Your inspiration board is just lovely!

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  8. What a warm and cozy sewing room, Vee. I love the hanky curtain. And maybe I need to "steal" the picture frame bulletin board idea. I hope you have a lovely day of puttering. ~Kathy

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  9. Your room is adorable! And I must say I love the tea cups hanging in the frame- perfect! Some of the very best ideas are the ones' shared with others on the blogs we visit and YOURS is no exception :-)

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  10. Hi Vee,
    Love your new header for spring. I am so jealous over your sewing room!! I want to have a space with a window, but I would spend my time looking out the window!

    Now don't fall of your chair laughing when I tell you why I wanted a three column layout.

    Number one~ my brain is wired to have everything balanced and I thought the two column was a little off balance for me. My mother says that I am so like my father, everything has to be perfect and in line! LOL

    Number two~ I got tired of having to scroll so far down to read all the information on other blogger sites, and I wondered if they got tired of having to scroll down on mine, not that I thought what I had to say was that important! Are you still sitting upright? lol

    Number three~ I just got plain bored!!And when I found that I coud not do it own my own It then became more of a challenge to me!! Now!! are you still sitting in your chair? lol
    Thank you for stopping by today and as always I enjoy your visits.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  11. OHMYGOSH...... where have you been hiding that adorable craft/sewing room..... it is soooo cute.... I had to click the first picture so I could see all the cuteness...... then I saw your linky love to me... I love that we can share so many things in blog land ...... he-he.... there is a little of me in your craft room..... I am grinning from ear to ear...
    Big hugs
    Linda

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  12. Your craft room looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. I love the curtain you made from hankies. Very cute!!

    I'm also going to check out that rhubarb bread recipe. I can't wait for the first taste of rhubarb.

    BTW, thanks for your well wishes and suggestion on the gel bag. I am off to the drugstore to look for one.

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  13. I immediately noticed those curtains, Vee! Very cute! Blue Gate Linda is very creative.

    I thought only Brooklynites like myself use the word "putz" -- I'm happy to see it's in your vernacular...lol

    I was out shopping with a friend this morning and we stopped to have McDonald's for lunch, which I haven't had in years and years...they have to put the calorie counts up on the board now, by NYC law. WOW! Now I have to go back out and jog around the block a million times to burn off what I ate!

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  14. The hankie window treatment looks so sweet! Your whole room is adorable, Vee! If that were mine, I'd never leave! :)

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  15. I love the hanky curtains!! Have a great day...m.

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  16. Love the hanky window treatments!! We showed a friends a while back we thought was just as sweet! beautiful job!! We love to see so much creativity in blogland..and we were definitely inspired here!!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  17. Awww Vee...I just LOVE your craft room!!! Thanks so much for giving us a little glimpse of where you love to create. I love your inspiration frame full of things you love ~ hope all is well with you and yours sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

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  18. Good evening Vee, What a nice craft room you have. Those hankie window treatments are so pretty. I like how you have decided to hang your cards and etc on your poster board. Very nice room to get away to.

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  19. I am feeling the 'need to create' right about now! I've been Spring cleaning and my crafting has been put aside. I can't wait to get back to it! You always have so many neat projects!

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  20. Hi Vee,

    Nothing beats putzing around. Sometimes I call it chasing my tail - especially if I have wayyy too many things going on at one time.

    Your craft room is so cute. Hope you enjoyed your time.

    xx
    Becky

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  21. Hi Vee! Glad you stopped by with your always welcome thoughts.

    I am going to make myself an inspiration thingie of some sort. I have an old green chippy piece of window frame with no glass that I think would be perfect for this project. Love your "space". Wish I had one...

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  22. Thanks for sharing, Vee. Your craft room sue does look tidy!

    Happy Crafting,
    Carrie

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  23. Hi Vee,

    Oh how I wish I could sew all day long!, but I must go to work M-F so I only have the weekends. I bought fabric last weekend and had big dreams of sewing my weekend away, but alas I have my grandson's 4th birthday party on Sat. and then on Sunday my niece's 2nd birthday party. Maybe I can steal a few late night hours. Your sewing room is lovely, the window is great for light and just to look out. I sew on my dinning room table it's the biggest space I have to spread out my fabric.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Elizabeth

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  24. I spy with my little eye...LOL! I do think I spy something special!

    A day of crafting sounds so good. I have so many things I want to try out but the garden was calling me, then blogs were calling....But it's suppose to be pretty stormy here tomorrow so I'm thinking I might just have a day of crafting (as long as we don't have to hunker down).

    Have a good weekend!

    Manuela

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  25. Crafting, blogging and family tree research. I am amazed you found the time to change your banner. Pretty though.

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  26. I love your craft room. It's so inviting and pretty --- and vintage too, which pleases me. I think one of your decorating techniques is such a favorite of mine: how you use empty picture frames to showcase teacups or ribbons or art. I appreciate your creativity --- it just seems to flow from you effortlessly.

    :) LaTeaDah

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  27. Putzing, yeah definitely one of my favorite activities, especially in the garden. Chores has such a different connotation. Your craft room is really getting inviting. I would love to putz around there myself. Now I have to go check out those hankie curtains...hmmmm :)

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  28. I spy with my little eye....found it! Thank you so much for my gift Vee, I love it! It is proudly displayed on my kitchen shelf!
    Love your craft room, so sweet!
    ~Nadine

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  29. Hi Vee,
    I love your craft room! I took a computer break, but wanted to check in with my blogging friends!
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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