Monday, February 21, 2011

Fursdon House Studio Update!!

Hi Everyone!  I've been working very hard getting my studio organized and I wanted to show you my "before and after" photos!  The first picture shows how it was before I started carrying things over from the house.

Wow!  So nice and clean and uncluttered!!

And LOTS of empty shelves!! Surely that's plenty of space!!

Hmmmmmm...................what happened here? 

And where are all my empty shelves?
  Did you notice the purple dress? It was Isabel's but it doesn't fit her anymore. Its so beautiful I've decided to keep it. The top is dark purple velvet and the skirt is a paler purple silk, with silk ribbons hanging down, to which silk pansies are attached! It's what I call a Fairy Tale Princess Dress!

I'm very excited to have found a use for this white cabinet!  My grandfather made it himself, as a jelly cabinet for my Mom.  And since Mom doesn't have room for it, she gave it to me!!  It's going to hold ALL of my ribbons, which are considerable, so I'll probably put more shelves in to keep the colors separated.

Okay, so I have a few things.  Big deal!!
Okay, maybe more than just a "few" things.
Okay, okay! Maybe a LOT more than a "few things"!

But I'm getting things organized - slowly - so I know where everything is and I'm still inspired by it all.  I'm beginning to think I might just fit everything in!  See the top two shelves?  Everything is sorted out and lined up!  Oh how I LOVE to organize things!  And many items have already been placed up above, in the loft area. However, I still have some things inside the house, but there wasn't any more room left to bring them out! Still............ I think I can do it!

I think I can! I think I can!
Love, Hugs and Blessings! Jan

Isabel's Latest Artwork!

Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to share some of Isabel's latest artwork!  One of these days, my "plan" is to compile a "scrapbook" of all her drawings I've saved.  I should also do one for the girls too, as I still have their art saved!  It would be great to have it all easily available, as opposed to stuck in a box somewhere in the attic!!  Or perhaps I'll do a quilt with the art transferred to the fabric!  Hmmmmm........never enough hours in a day for all our ideas, are there?

 A skirt made from a heart! Now why didn't I think of that? Isabel told me that the individual on the left, who is only partially there, is "an imaginary friend".

This is Isabel's Valentine Box for school!  Isn't it cute? They were only to use things already around the house (nothing new).  Nana (my Mom) helped draw the cat shape and Isabel cut it out and colored in the details. All I ever had was a brown paper sack that, if I was lucky, I remembered to paste a Valentine Card to the front, or maybe write my name on it!  Not very creative back then, was I?  How many of you remember the small tubs of white paste used in the 1960's?  Am I the only one who ever ate that stuff?  I know! I know!  I'm weird, and I didn't each much, just a bit now and then, but I LOVED it! Which is probably why they don't make it anymore. Oh well.....I digress!!

The colors didn't come out real bright on this picture, but it's Isabel's rendition of The Princess and the Pea!  She drew it for Mommy, so hope you enjoy it Laura!  The stripey thing on the floor is a rug by the way.

Well, that's it for this post! Enjoy and have a blessed evening! Jan