Thursday, April 16, 2009

How much is that teapot in the window?

This post has two pretty different topics (because let's face it, I can admit to not being the most frequent poster lately), and I had two songs competing for the title role ("I'm a little tea pot" and "How much is that doggie in the window?" if you can't piece it together yourself!).

First up, the centerpieces using the logs out of our yard that I discussed in my last post.

The pitchers, from Bybee Pottery, remind me of squatty little teapots and had me singing the song incessantly! I highly recommend a trip to Bybee for those of you in, or even passing through, central Kentucky. It's located 30-45 minutes south of Lexington off I-75 and the prices at this 200 year old shop are amazing!

Now, on to topic 2--no, we're not shopping for another dog! Zeppelin turns 8 this week and is happy to be an only child in our house! Nope, the song came to mind when I used Zep to model my latest craft project. I saw this craft described last fall and hadn't managed to try it out. This evening, I found myself with an hour to kill and a fabric shop in sight, so I knew I needed to give it a shot! Presenting--a handmade ballet/princess skirt, ready for dress up. Unfortunately, I wanted to share pictures with a few folks before shipping it off to my neice E. Not having a handy small child around to pose for me, I used the next best thing--Zep--who did a great job posing for me!

This skirt is light pink and lavender, with pink and lilac organza ribbon at the waist. This can be made of any color tulle and ribbon you can find, and I'm happy to whip one up for anyone who'd like their own (about $10-$15 in materials).

J and I are headed to western KY this weekend for a super-quick trip to pick up a U-Haul that my parents are driving up from Texas with some "new" furniture. My grandmother (Mur) has moved into a nursing home and has a ton of furniture that she's been kind enough to share with us. This means that my current living room furniture (nearly 35 years old and has lived with two generations each of Mulinix's and Hiters, not to mention being the furniture that J said would NOT be moved into his house) is moving on to a new home with another college student. Sniff...

Title: "How much is that doggie in the window" with some license, by Bob Merrill

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can see why Zeppelin occasional snaps at J since he did not intervene in Zeppelin's behalf before the ballerina skirt was placed on the dog.