I mentioned a while ago that we are attempting to improve the curb appeal of our house. The next step is new steps (ha!). Last week the front of our house looked like this :
A 4 year old's fantasy come to life!
Now it looks like this:
Progress! It has regularly been in the 90s this week, so I've been providing our "working guys" (as Jaxon calls them) with lots of popsicles!
A few weeks ago, I visited Cincinnati to see a concert with a friend. On the way back home I stopped at the outlets and got a great deal on this lamp -- with no shade. I spent about a week waiting for the perfect funky-fabulous-but-not-overpriced lampshade to find me. It didn't happen. So I headed to town armed with a coupon for JoAnn and came home with an adhesive lampshade. I pulled a few fabrics from my stash and let Jaxon make the final decision. He chose the octupus print by Heather Ross.
I just happened to have orange ball trim in the closet. The lamp was the finishing touch to this little corner of my sewing room. The dresser is a craigslist find painted orange (the last few pulls are somewhere in the garage). I'm quite pleased...
...but not about THIS news, and apropos that Jaxon chose Ms. Ross's fabric...You may remember back in January when I babbled on about Heather Ross teaching a fabric design course. When I called about the class it had already filled. I got on the waiting list, but with only 18 spots in the class, and me being 9th on the list, I hadn't given it any more thought (or saved my pennies).
Fast forward to two weeks before the class starts, and I get an email telling me a spot has opened up. Oh, I can't tell you the emotional roller coaster I am on! The dreamer: Fabric design as a career is a dream, and to learn from the master, WOWZERS! The practicalist: Airfare and hotel two weeks before an event?!? MUCH too expensive. So I'm torn. Had I been anticipating the trip, and planned ahead for travel, I'd be packed and ready to go...but I have had a good distraction:
...this not-so-little guy turned 4 yesterday. It's hard to believe! Today was his party, and we are all recovering from sugar shock!
-- Post From My iPad