Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This is what I get to wake up to in the morning

....isn't it lovely?

In the making

This piece has been sitting in my shed for a few weeks now and originally I had completely different plans for it. It was going to be white washed and look like it was sun bleached, but that didn't quite work out, it may have been too ambitious for such curvy piece. The few test runs that I made just ended up looking too blotchy, so I opted to take a safe route. It is not completely finished as of yet, but this will give you a great idea of what it will look like when complete.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Reveal

A few days ago I posted a bunch of pics that included some projects waiting to happen. So here is one that I can take off my "to do" list. Isn't she pretty, looking all decked out with a ceramic turkey dish? She looks like a beautiful Tiffany jewelry box and will be listed in my Etsy shop real soon. Tomorrow though she will be gracing the space of Freedom Clothing Collective boutique at 939 Bloor Street West.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Odds and Ends

Here are a few things that have been going on around my household lately. A few pieces in various stages of being transformed, some gardening, new sales banners and the new addition to my dining room. A beautiful antique hutch that I am debating on whether I should paint or just leave as is, not a bad problem to have.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Hey Friends, today I have decided to share my blog with a very talented local artist that just recently decided to venture into Etsy world. I am super excited as the world will now be able to see and buy her wonderful creations. This talented designer is Toronto's own Karen Carrillo. She crafts under the name KooCoo and she is one of five fierce women to run Freedom Clothing Collective Freedom Clothing Collective on Bloor Street West in Toronto.
Karen works with scrap fabrics (material left over from dresses, skirts, couches, curtains, pillows …) and makes these wonderful little wallets to fit even the smallest of purses. The outside materials of most wallets are taken from last year’s fabric upholstery sample books that are no longer in print or circulation.

On occasion she also teams up with her mom and together they design fabulous wall pieces that would make a perfect addition to any home or cottage.
I have included only a small sample of her work, so please visit her Etsy store and give her thumbs up (hearts) for work well done.
Congrats Karen. I love sharing Etsy space with you.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jayden's dresser before and after

Jayden is an adorable little girl that needed a dresser, so her mom and my friend Nicole asked me to jump in and help them source and paint one. So here it is. Hope you like it.