Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A new cupboard

Carol (Firecracker Kid) and I recently swapped.  I've been drooling over this 2 shelf cupboard with a door for some time.  Thank you so much Carol!  
My plan was to hang it in our master bath.  I couldn't bear to hide it away in our bathroom where no one could see it and enjoy it.  It's now found a permanent home in our living room.  I just ordered a WOOL sign on Etsy to replace the CROCKS one.  WOOL will go a little better with my them of sheep on the top shelf.  

  My last post I shared my new rug hooking piece I started.  I'm not done with it and I've found yet another project to get in the works! 

I found this little coat on a snow man in a thrift store.  It's all old  homespuns; blues, red and cream.   I believe it was made from an old quilt.  You can see on this where the quilt was tied originally.  For the $3.00 I paid, I threw away the snowman and kept the coat.  My plan is to rip it apart (carefully) and see what I can put together  - maybe a table runner or table square.  I've also thought of making prim seed bags or ditty bags and sewing patches of homespuns to them.  
All my projects will have to wait a little longer, I'm off to a baseball game now!  


  1. Hi Ann,
    I cant wait yo see what you make with that fabric! I have to think outside the box more often.

  2. I LOVE your new cupboard Ann!! How I wish I had the wall space for one - anywhere!! And great score on that quilt piece....Seed/ditty bags sound like a fun plan....Be sure you show us! Awww....good ol' baseball days....I miss my son's baseball days. (Did I really say that?!) ;o) Enjoy! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Oh you are so right to display your new GORGEOUS cupboard in full view!
    And what a find - looking forward to seeing what it becomes!
    Best wishes

  4. Great find, Ann! Can't wait to see what you make with all that wonderful early fabric! Red, cream and blue...sounds like a perfect summertime runner!

  5. I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE the cupboard that Carol made and sent you.
    You have a TREASURE!!!!!
    I also love the great quilt pieces that you have,you can do so much with them. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
    I also love the look of your blog, the background. It is very inviting!
    AWESOME post.
    May Blessings,

  6. Ann what a sweet cupboard from Carol

    I love their creations and have several
    Loved the items you sent her as well. but your baskets are so sweet!!


  7. Don't you just love Carols work! I love the shelf!

  8. Ann ~
    Great cupboard! Love the old homespun you found. Be sure to share what you decide to do with it.
    Hugs :)

  9. Thank you Ann :o) I'm still gazing at my baskets. It helps me feel better, if you know what I mean. Your baskets really add a lot of "richness" to our home.
    Sweet old fabric to make something good and grubby out of.

    p.s. thank you for your kind words ladies. We really appreciate you all. ((Hugs))

  10. Oooh! LOVE that cupboard! And the blues in the homespun coat are so beautiful!

  11. Good morning Ann,
    What a wonderful cupboard! I understand your need to put it out where everyone can see it - good choice.
    The little coat is so sweet...I'm sure you will find the right re-purpose for it!


  12. Hi Ann

    I'm drooling over the cupboard :-).
    The little coat is beautiful. Maybe you can show us (in a couple of days/weeks?) what you made of it?


  13. hi, Ann~
    Pretty colonial cupboard~ I love the patchwork ~Beautiful~ reminds me of growing up, we had to throw blankets similar( Mom made them for us)kept us girls warm when watching TV in winter time~thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory~


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