Wednesday, March 10, 2010

~my focus~

Happy Wednesday everyone!


nothing like telling all of bloggy land that I'm going to

~ focus~

and get my bedroom finished!


nothing like a little pressure.....
self induced I know...as always...



to finish....

so, am I finished????? you asked....?????

well, are you????



well, um....

not....

quite.....

but not because I haven't been
focusing....

I have had my nose to the grindstone....everyday......
remember the whole forgetting to feed my kids & hubby during this sort of thing??
{small casualty of my "focusing".....}
I mentioned this little issue last fall when heavily immersed in slipcovers???
click here for a reminder....

yep, back in that mode...
cuz, all my friends (all you fabulous girls) are waiting to see!!!!

there is simply no time for such things as meal preparing or showering and
personal grooming,  working out or grocery shopping....

when my friends are waiting to see.......:o)



so today, I am trying to start finish curtains, and
the dust ruffle.....

then I'll be 90% done.



but there is another reason it has been taking me soooooooo long.......

and it has to do with making 2 different headboards
one with 3 different types of fabric....

white linen,
white chenille,
white chenille with tufting
faded vintage floral fabric without tufting....

nope....didn't like any of them!!!!
but that's a post all of it's own
so I won't bore you with all that today!



today I just want you to see little bits & pieces of what's coming....




so here's a little glimpse....
oh, and look what I found on ebay today
and I will be waiting ever so impatiently for them to get here.....so
I can put them above our bed.....



well I'm back to the sewing machine......
then back to a the joann's in another town to get what they didn't have here certain fabric store to buy a little more fabric......
I needed a little more than the 9.5 yards of white linen they had in stock...
{thank goodness for the 50% coupon I found in my junk mail basket!!!!}

I'll be back soon to show the full reveal!!



Shellagh


go check her site out if you haven't already....
she is fabulous!!






68 comments:

sharron said...

okay when you finish that fabulous bedroom of yours I will fly you here to do mine...from scratch of course!!!
the room looks so wonderful...i cannot wait until you show us the full reveal!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You go girl! Those images promise a lot..... Pretty pretty pictures. Have a creative Wednesday

My Yellow House said...

Oh, I can hardly wait - what you showed so far looks beautiful and dreamy! I'm starting a bedroom makeover also but after seeing yours, I'm changing! :)
Sarah

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just Gorgeous Shellagh! You really HAVE been working hard. Love the part about the lack of personal grooming, you should see me now...better yet, maybe not!
Everything looks wonderful!
Debra

It's me said...

I can't wait till you finished it !!

i 'am very curious what we get to see.............have a nice eve greetz and hugs ria

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Swoon....just the little glimpes..SPELL~BEAUTIFUL!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Shellagh, Oh it is going to be heaven !!! That bench seat is right up my line..can't wait for more pics. You will have to pop over and visit me I am having my first giveaway..I know..I am very excited, all are welcome to enter so tell your friends, cheers Katherine

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

It's gorgeous - can't wait to see it all put together. I'm looking forward to doing the same thing in my bedroom over the summer.

Rebecca said...

Hi Shellagh
That bedroom is going to be fabulous, I can not wait to see it. Love the sconces!
Blessings
Rebecca

raggygirlvintage said...

So inspiring, it will be worth it! Love the chandeliers:-)

Beach House Living said...

Looking great! Great lighting choice too.

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm sure that with all the stunning treasures you have the room cannot fail to be anything but beautiful.

Auntie Cake said...

I can't wait for the big headboard reveal!
Looks beautiful, and your Ebay purchases are going to look fabulous!
Kate

::cottage instincts:: said...

Ooooo you're a tease!!! Everything is looking marvey so far....hurry up!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Shellagh,
So many projects...so little time.
Can't wait to see the finished project!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Rita said...

Hi Shellagh,
the pics you've shared are so promising... I'm sure once finished your bedrooom will look simply stunning and breathtaking. can't wait to see it all done and you've been working very hard my friend!
Rita

Cottage Dreamers said...

I'm working on my bedroom too and I love your style, so maybe I'll wait to see your reveal before I finish! I can't wait!
☺ Celeste

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shellagh,
I'm going to fly you down here so you can show me how to sew all of the cool stuff you make! Oh my gosh girl, you should have your own line of linens. The Ticking & Toile line, I can see it now! I'll be your marketing person..lol. Anyway, to the question about your sconces. It looks like you have a lot of cream going on, which I love. I haven't seen the whole thing yet so I'm going on what I see. Based on that I think I'd leave the them alone. Add a punch of metal in with the wood, linen etc. Are you de-wiring them & adding candles? If so put some white candles in them, get the kind that drips and lets them burn almost all the way. So there is wax on the sconce too. That's my advice...you asked. Lisa

sissie said...

Hi Shellagh,
I cannot wait to see your gorgeous bedroom revealed. Just the little bits and pieces and the pillows says romantic mixed with rustic and so frenchy chic.

hugs
Sissie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Shellagh,
Your bed is coming along fabulously! And I am so jealous of those gorgeous chandeliers you got off e-bay. I've purchased some great things on e-bay myself and I hated to wait for them to arrive. I can't wait to see your finished room.
Have a great week!
Sincerely,
Melinda
Alabaster Rose Designs & 15 Bella Vie

WhiteWhispers2u said...
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Denise Marie said...

oh, my...it is gonna be so nice. Love your special pieces.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the sneak peek. I love seeing what everyone is doing with white. It's so soothing. I look forward to seeing your finished room.

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Hi, Shellagh,

I just found your wonderful blog and can't figure out why it took me so long! Love your style and sense of humor :)

Joann's gives me fits nine out of ten visits. My badly-needed new ironing board cover is on hold until their next coupon offer, rats!

I know your room will be worth the wait--the sneak peeks look delicious!

Janean said...

your blog is always so beautiful to visit. A-D-O-R-E it. your Joann's has linen? wahhh! mine is a huge store, but no linen. waaahhhh-some-more.

Vintage Junky said...

um, those sconces are fab-u-lous! can't wait to see the reveal!
Michelle

myletterstoemily said...

wow, you're a genius!

can't imagine how you do all this with
six little girls!

you have incredibly beautiful taste.

Debbie~ said...

Wow, you are so much more focused than I am, that's for sure! I looove your fabulous ebay find and can hardly wait for your bedroom reveal! Seriously, I second what 'Tarnished & Tattered said, about YOUR own line of linens...
Why Not??? Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Faded Charm said...

Your room is coming along beautifully and those sconces are gorgeous. I can't wait to see it all together. Thanks for playing along today and I hope you received my email. We'll have to hook up after i get back.

Take care,

Kathleen

Sherry said...

Oh, I can relate! You should have seen everyone moaning; about not getting fed, while all I did was make 2 little slipcovers. Haha.
Can't wait for the reveal!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~I do love it all, great job! I am excited to see the rest.

I would be very happy to go to the sale with you.Just let me know? ~kIM

Tina said...

Oh these sneak peaks are just beautiful Shellagh, I can't wait to see it all finished, it is going to be stunning!!! ~ Tina x

BellaRosa said...

Shellagh amor, I am finally getting back to visiting everyone and everytime I come to your blog I always smile because your beautiful pictures in your header makes me do that...well that...and the fact that I always forget to bring my reading glasses cause you use that tiny type lol btw...how do you do that, go back & forth between the sizes and fonts...I think it is so cool ;) Now what part of the Country are you in. Cali I hope....cause I seriously need to come to your house and get some sewing lessons, I can bring my own sewing machine...no problem! Infact it is still in the cardboard box it came in :) Amor, I am loving all the sneak peaks to your new bedroom, it all looks gorgeous...I seriously want your sconces :)I personally would leave them as is..I think they are gorgeous..and making me green...I can't even blame it on sickness :)Besos, Rose

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, all the little bits you snuck a peek of for us look like the room is going to be lovely. Loving all the texture I saw going on in the fabrics.
Did you make the pillow case with the small pink flowers on it with the ruffle? I would sure love to know how you made that.

Halo Hill said...

Ooohhh, GORGEOUS! You are talented AND you can sew! You lucky girl!! Love your pics and your blog!

Hugs,
Sheila

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think I could just live here in your blog...really! Then maybe I could learn to sew..ha!

Screaming Meme said...

Simply Beautiful...I love it all...I would love for you to come over and meet Poor Pitiful Pearl...my new slipcover I made...:) Hope to see you there..Meme

Emom said...

Bless you....I get distracted so easily.....smiles.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It is going to be beautiful, I can't wait to see you bedroom all finished (;
Hugs~Kelly

Beatnheart said...

sewing chenile..what a mess that can be..When I did it, I had all the little fluffs everywhere..pretty results though..

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oooooh, I LOVE your little bits and pieces!
You big old tease! ;-)

XO,
Anne

La Petite Gallery said...

Hello there! I'm a new visitor, nice post
you sound like a nice lady. Hope we can visit each other. Yvonne in Maine

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I can't wait to see it all done...I love the first 3 photos...those pillows look g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.

Karen said...

You are so funny. I loved this post. I especially liked how you crossed out taking a shower . . . that is usually the first thing to go on my list too! LOL.
We are all still waiting with baited breath - we are gonna suffocate so HURRY UP!
Oh - no pressure here! :)
HAGD! Karen

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautefuf pillows!
I'll will follow you
have a verry nice evenening
Yolanda

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi-
I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, I'm in love with your spaces! Can't wait when I can have a little more time so i can come back and stay awhile!!
Take care, great to meet you-
Kristin

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

It's really beautiful, everything.:-) Hug Stina

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Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love all the bits and pieces I'm seeing so far. I love white (just ask my hubby). Really anxious to see your headboard. I have had plans so many times to make my own headboard, just never could quite get it designed.
No pressure here, but hurry, hurry.....

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a tease you are...but really, isn't it amazing how long 1 room re-do can take?! I know...I'm in the middle of one too!
Rene'

Anci said...

Hi,
Im sure that it will be great ! It looks so in the pictures. It's the same with me, it takes a while before it's done :)

Have a lovely weekend

xo
Anci

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Shellagh~ You are just to Cool! I had great fun at our French Sale, can't wait for the next one.Amy is so Sweet!

I am sooo excited for you to get your room all done.Your so brave to take all that on.The Sneak Peeks are killing me.

I do agree with the others, I need lessons.I could hire you!~Kim

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my this looks so gorgeous! All the different white textures are so beautiful. What a talent you have!

shirley said...

Bonjour,
Love your blog! What divine wall sconces dripping with lustres!

Kim said...

I especially love the scones!

Canadian Cottage said...

Oh my, I cannot wait to see the finished product! I'm so impressed with all of your beautiful sewing, it is so inspiring.

Inspired-Simplicity said...

I'm on the edge of my seat after that blog. Love everything and can't wait to see it all put togeather. My bedroom is on my summer project list. You inspire me. I'm going to go get my books and start looking now.
Blessings,
Carolyn

Beach Vintage said...

Oh however can we all make some more time for all of us.......I love the cushions.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The little bits and pieces I can see are so pretty. I am excited to see the big reveal! And don't we wear so many hats? Doesn't everyone know that when the artist hat goes on, all the rule go out the door, and hats too!
I'm impressed with your determination!
Yvonne

Cori said...

Oh my! Your bedroom gets more and more beautiful with each layer you create. The pillows and the headboard are to die for! I'm envious every time I see your sewing machine...you make magic there, I swear!

Glad you liked the placemats...they are cute : ) I found those 100% cotton placemats at the dollar store. For the fabric transfer I used June Tailor transfer for light fabrics. They carry it at our little small town JoAnn's here and I used my 50% off coupon. I just added a little light aqua acrylic paint (my favoirte color lately, besides neutrals).

Just iron them on with a circular motion and dry iron on high....they work like a charm.

I have to go by your etsy shop tomorrow...I love your vintage finds.

Your blog has really taken off! You must be so tickled...You are one very talented lady.

in friendship,

Cori

monica said...

Your Blog is beautiful! So glad I found you! Must add you to my 'Blog Love' page ~ Monica

The Flying Bee said...

I LOVE the sconces! They are gorgeous! We have so much in common when it comes to decorating style...I have that same yellow rose picture, too! I love it! I am about to paint the frame white. I am just swooning over everything on your blog!

Hugs,
Adrienne

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Love what I see, can't wait to see it all done!

Julie Johnson said...

Thanks for finding me and leaving such a sweet note! I'm glad to have found your beautiful world. WOW! I'll be popping around here later while my girls are having quiet time. :) I am feeling much better, and have loved resting a bit in my clean, soulful retreat of an art studio. It's been a long road, but I am very happy with the results!
Julie

Laurie said...

Wow! I can hardly wait to see the finished room! So far, it's beautiful... and to answer your question, Worthy Goods is still at Monticello, we are on the right just before you go to the garden area!

Hope to see you soon...happy sewing!

Auntie Cake said...

You are killing me here... 30 free boxwoods? Major swooning, I have to check out Craig's List more often!

Have fun planting, and getting the room painted!
Kate

Crystal said...

Your bedroom looks great! Very peaceful and relaxing. Can't wait for your giveaway, you've gathered so many pretty things.

Marilyn Holeman said...

I just came over from Cottage Instincts when I saw the name of your blog--I love ticking and toile! Please enter me in your generous giveaway. (And by the way, your bedroom is gorgeous!)

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