Monday, November 7, 2011

Busy Busy

I have been busy busy cleaning the homestead. Sorting 15 years of stuff. Putting together my bedroom. I cleaned the turtle tank & fish pond. Cleaned the bunny hutch & chicken coop.

I hung the pumpkin I made for the outhouse tool shed. I want to add some darker stain to dull it up. Will do that later. Thought fall was about over with that early snow fall so I hung it up. The snow has melted thankfully. The wood shakes still need put on the roof of the outhouse tool shed. I hope that I can get that done before next snow fall.

I started removing the paint from the cabinet I want to put in the kitchen.

I visited the shop I sell my creations at & the owner paid me for my sales over the fall festival. I decided to go shopping for somethings over the weekend. I drove by my dream house & took a fall season picture. I can only imagine what it will look like for Christmas.

I went on a road trip to purchase a coverlet I have been wanting for a long time. It is a pattern & color that has been discontinued by Family Heirloom Weavers. They only had one left at this shop.

I am so happy with how the beautiful coverlet looks on my bed.

I purchased a shelf with blanket crane from another shop that may be selling my creations soon if all works out. The owner has many wonderful prims inside to offer.

The shelf with blanket crane is hanging above my bed. I need some ideas to go with here. There is not a wall without a door or window in the room I am making into my bedroom. All the other doors are needed & the high headboard would not work in front of the window for me. I want my bed here centered in the room but there is a door to the outside behind it. It was not always there by the homestead owner wanted it there when he put new doors & windows in the house some years ago. For now there is an old ugly window blind & plastic over the door to keep out light & cold air. Any suggestions on what I can do to hide the door & make this wall attractive? I want to keep the shelf above the bed Not see the door & remove the ugly window blind & plastic. I know this is a hard one. I wish I could take the door out but some wishes will NOT come true. Help.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. Hmmmmm...this is not my strong suit...but what I would consider is looking for an old fireplace/mantle - then I'd substitute that for your headboard and move the shelf/blanket crane to another wall....just a thought - tough to say without knowing dimensions, etc. Love your new coverlet though!!! And, yes, I'd say you've been busy! Hope all is well....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Could you leave the plastic up to keep out the cold, but cover it with a nice old quilt? Don't know how that would look with the blanket crane, but perhaps you could make it work..... Or cover the wall with some kind of curtain/drape?
    Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love your pumpkin and the crow. I think it looks great.


  4. We have a 4-poster that would only go one way in the room and there was a window at the head of the bed...uggh! So I bought 4 of those louvered closet doors, painted them and mounted them on the wall which covered the window. I hung a rod at the top just like I had before with a curtain scarf. I have hanging lamps on each side over the bedside tables and the wiring hides conveniently behind the doors. You could put your shelf up there also! It makes it look like a whole new wall that can be taken down anytime I want! So easy and I think I grabbed them at a sale for $5. People are always trying to get rid of those old bifold closet doors. Good luck!

  5. The coverlet is so beautiful that you almost don't notice the window covering!!!! It possibly wouldn't be so noticeable if the covering were some shade of brown. I have not a clue though. My talents are not in this area:) -Steph-

  6. The pumpkin and crow piece turned out wonderful. Isn't it nice to be able to use the money earned from crafting to buy other crafts? I LOVE the coverlet and your bed!!!

    Hmmmm I have put screen doors in front of windows and hung quilts on to cover the window.

  7. Love your blog! I would put the blanket crane on another wall and hang a coordinating quilt on the wall behind the headboard.