Saturday, March 28, 2015

Special Guest in the Underground

Our granddaughter, Camille, chose to spend her spring break hanging out with me in The Underground. It was a jam packed week!

She loved using the Silhouette! She made this really cute garden flag for her sister’s new strawberry patch. It was stenciled with outdoor craft paint on outdoor fabric.

Zentangled by Camille

Her mother celebrated a birthday  this past week, so a birthday card and gift was in order. Following a tutorial on the BeautifulMess blog, Camille chose to make all natural bath bombs and scented goat milk soap. The studio smelled wonderful!

With the help of grandfather, HR,

she made this chalkboard/magnetic board.

We did some cooking and worked in a make-up lesson with Erin Hendley at F.A.C.E. Make-up Artistry. I don’t think we could work in one more project in the five days she was with us. Needless to say we are both tired but happy to have created few “remember when’s.” 

She also helped paint shelves for the slatwall. Next week I plan to take you on a tour of the updated studio. HR worked very hard to have it completed before Camille’s vist. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Progress Continues

Progress on the studio continues, the counter tops are installed.

Next HR will make shelves and bins with cleats in which I can store all of this stuff.
But that will have to wait until we return from Florida next weekend. We will be bringing a granddaughter home with us. I think she will like sorting and organizing my craft stash. 

Yesterday I had a great time at Ephemera Paducah making a Word of the Year sign to hang over my computer area. I left it for Kristin to pour resin over it once this monsoon has ended. 

There will not be a post from The Underground next week as we will be using our energy and HR's talents at our daughter-in-laws' home in Navarre, Florida. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Another 11-inches of snow fell overnight! I am trying to get ahead of the game my shoveling while it was still fluffy and applying Snow Melt.

I must say it was peaceful in the garden this morning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

And the work goes on.

We are making progress. If the weather cooperates, new counters will be installed this weekend. Why is the weather a factor? The entrance to the studio, which once was a garage below our 1930-something home, has a significant slope. It has been covered with snow and ice for the past two weeks, until I was able to scrape in clean yesterday. This is the only way to get large items (like the cabinet below and the 6 and10-ft counter tops into the studio.) As I write this post, there is a steady downpour of rain which is predicted to turn into ice and up to 8-inches of snow. My optimistic friends assure me this accumulation will melt in a day or two. Fingers are crossed!
About this cabinet;

I asked HR to build something to hold my portfolios and large drawing pads and with a shelf to store my drawing box. This is what he came up with; a 72-inch cabinet with four shelves, three are adjustable. His rationale; “I knew you would want more storage space and I would just as soon build it now than later.” Does this man know me or what?