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Second Chances

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So my efforts in creating more income have shifted gears this week as I plan ahead for some big expenses in the coming year. While having a ‘day off’ with a sick kid at home I was finally able to begin (again) some of my sewing projects which have been neglected for months (if not some years).

Our couches were a gift a few years back, and while I am super grateful for them and they are fabulously comfortable, they did look very used, especially with a dog and two toddlers with sticky hands. We (DH and I) have been debating for a while if we should try and sell them and buy a new one ($$$$) or reupholster ($$$$) and since both include spending money eventually – I have been dying to DIY something myself.

And so I present to you our “second chance” couches:

And then a light bulb appeared over my head (well not literally) – If I can do this for ME, then surely I can do this for OTHERS ($$$)!

So I am very excited to start my ‘Second Chances’ business and already have a meeting with my first client tonight – wish me luck!

And I’m Back

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for now…this blogging thing isn’t as easy as it looks.

I wanted to share a special project I’ve been working on since AUGUST! well, the idea began in August but didn’t start working on it until a month ago.

Firstly a BIG thank you to my DH for letting me keep a whole bunch of wood pieces collected off the street on our back porch. Since I always have the greatest intentions but never really the time I need, there are many many projects in waiting around our house (and mostly in our room).

I am working on a tutorial (yet another project in waiting) but until then you are welcome to browse the net for the endless inspirational pictures which I have found.

So here is one I acutally did – the wooden play kitchen:

Closeup of the sink