Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ah Spring, in which we attempt to bring dead things back to life.

I have never in my life been so excited to see robins and daffodils.  And I know a lot of other local people share my relief from the NeverEnding Winter.  You have to  understand, I'm not generally a spring person.  I mean, it's a whole lot better than winter, but it's still cold, it's muddy, it rains a lot...I'm a fall person.  But right now I'm pretty sold on the awesomeness of spring.

And with spring comes the compulsion to paint stuff!  Yard sale season is upon us, and I still have not resurrected all the dead furniture and other treasures I accumulated last year.  Which I will have to get to quickly, before I start hauling stuff home again.  Up first this year is this lazy susan I rescued,
It was the ugly utilitarian mud-brown of whatever material it's made of; not wood although it's kid of wood-ish looking, more like some kid of really dense MDF.  I knew what I was going to do with it the moment I spotted it, which is not always the case. It had to have strawberries on it.  Coincidentally, I am in full strawberry mode at the moment, due to the fact that I acquired a bunch of strawberry-themed fabric in the Great Fabric Haul of 2013 and have been making the most of it.  On deck is a two-tiered shelf I picked up which someone decided should be dark brown, and not in a good way.  I had thought to make it white with some sort of red trim, but have decided to do it green and black with strawberries to match the lazy susan.

As soon as I dig myself out of the huge pile of satin and sequins known as Prom Season!  I have about a dozen gowns in the shop for altering, not counting the ones that have been picked up and those that are done and awaiting pickup.  Business as usual for April!