Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Happening in My World 02.12.2012

I love progress, and I'm actually finding this whole "stick to one project at a time" thing pretty fabulous. Granted, I'm still doing little things on the side but I think I'm actually going to have a room done pretty soon over here. Fancy that... a room, done! This is an entirely new concept for me; and of course it won't be done permanently, because I do love a good tweak, but it will be something I can check off my list. I get tingly just thinking about it. 

I think I'm hyperventilating. Where's my paper bag?

Boys' Room

I finished both the duvet covers the other night, and I'm working on the pillows this weekend. I learned a new skill while working on the duvet covers - joining strips of bias tape. Does this count as a skill? I'm going to say that it does. I'd rip out carpet before making a quilt any day of the week, so it's important to savor these small crafty milestones.

Also, the new legs for my oogly thrift store chair arrived yesterday!

Yes, I'm getting rid of the rocker. Don't hate on me -- it's old and broken anyway, every time someone over 40 pounds sits it in and leans back they smack their head on the wall.

If we've been friends for a while, you know that several areas of my house haven't had baseboard in years. We are truly high class around these parts. Well, I am pleased to announce that my living room now has baseboard...

(it's really not short, the carpet ate it. boo on carpet.)

I know, I can't believe it either. And the best part? There's enough leftover base to do the upstairs bathroom (which is also lacking baseboard, naturally) so my handy contractor brother-in-law is cutting a notch in it to accommodate the toilet's water supply line so we can install it. I may have just reached my baseboard quota for 2012. I feel faint.

And last, but not least...

There's a hole in my wall!


  1. wow, you've got your hands full! good-luck on all your projects!

  2. Baseboard! Congrats, I know that you have been looking forward to that for a long time.

  3. so exciting! Where did you find the cute fabric for your boys' room? I'm starting to plan for Jens's "big boy" room since he'll probably be leaving the crib this summer.

  4. WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! you are doing so many things!!! so inspiring!!! why do you have a hole in you wall???
    Mercedes @

  5. Hi! Really nice fabricks. Unfortunately we don't have modern print fabricks in Finland yet:( Very inspiring blog! :)

  6. Mercedes, we just decided we needed a bigger opening, haha ;)

    Rebeca - I found them all at, actually! I'll post a source list when I do the room reveal... (IF i ever get to it, gah!)

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  8. Did you ever get the threshold in where the tile was put on top of the old floor? I have the exact same issue and can't find an appropriate threshold to do the job. Thanks!


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