Monday, June 29, 2009


This past Spring my friend Karen from Texas, gifted to me a gorgeous vintage sewing chest. I told her I would paint and keep it as a treasure given from her. I finally got it finished and have it displayed in my shabby rose room. I nearly forgot the before pic and started to paint it when I remembered, and quickly took a picture as I was painting. It is painted fresh crisp white with light pink accents, roses and trims. This was a fun project and perfect to hold my sewing projects and the beautiful needle roll that Karen also made and gave me for my birthday.

Karen, If you are reading this, thank you so much. This vintage treasure is one I will enjoy and use for many years to come. Your kindness in giving me this gift will never be forgotten.
Here are some pics of the process and finished chest!

Sharing a Garden Journal.
Since planting a new garden this Spring, I started a garden journal to keep track of my plantings with notes and ideas during the process. While I am not a scrapbooker and this book is rather primitive inside, it is made with manila papers great for glueing and taking notes right on the page. The front cover is made from a copy of a fabric block I purchased from my dear friend,Pat of Just Between Us Girls. She has a great graphic selection on fabric for creating art work. Visit her blog to see the many she offers. Like I mentioned, I made a copy of the graphic to position on the cover, saving the fabric block for other projects.

Back to the studio I go. Till next time, Have a great week!
Celestina Marie

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