Bathroom Redecoration

In January, I shared the redecorating of my bedroom. Once the bedroom was done we started work on the bathroom. I had this maroon paint which I painted the walls. Then I took a pale yellow for the ceiling. For extra color, I used bright yellow for the accent color: vanity door, trim, towels and rugs.


When looking for a shower curtain, Mac picked this white with yellow and grays. Not something I would have picked but it really fit into the color scheme. The shower curtain also made it possible to add a gray color into the bathroom look.



As we are aware, most shower curtains don’t go all the way to the ceiling. To solve this (to keep the heat in the shower), I had this great white and yellow fabric and made a valance, I guess is what you would call it.



There are still a few little things to complete like framing the mirror we installed and finish the caulking in the shower. We sort of stopped redecorating for a while but I have really got to finish these couple of little things.. I do have plans the living/dining area but haven’t got motivated to start it yet.


Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Valentines Pic (5)Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I was looking through my Valentine’s stuff and realized that I must get Mac special boxers as a gift quite often. Not this year though. Can’t share right now as he has not seen his gift yet. Since I have to work, we aren’t doing anything big. We’ll probably run to the store & get shrimp for me and steak for Mac.



Valentines Pic (3)


This year I did get this new kitchen towel just because. Unfortunately I did not finish my flag but at least it is a good start for next year. I’ll just go ahead and get it done as soon as I can so it will be completed.  Enjoy your day with that special someone!





* Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.





Cross Stitch Towels

I had these great cross stitch bunny rabbit patterns from  * “The Creative Circle”. My first decision was on what fabric or other item I would place them on. I decided to stitch them on these blue hand towels which would be perfect for a child’s bathroom.Cross Stitch towels (1)To cross stitch onto a fabric or towel you need to cut a piece of what’s called ** Waste Canvas. I generally use 14 count waste canvas on smaller items like these towels. You simply cut a piece of waste canvas a little larger than your design – then baste it into place. Make sure to mark the center so you know where to start your cross stitch design. After you complete the cross stitching, simply get the design wet so you can pull the strings of the waste canvas to remove them. Then you have a completed design.

It took me a while to do these because they are pretty detailed and I only worked on them in the evenings watching television. But they turned out really nice.

Cross Stitch towels (5)Cross Stitch towels (6)

* I don’t think “The Creative Circle” is still around anymore because when searching on-line nothing came up under the name and having anything to do with crafts. If anyone would like to try their hand at this cross stitch pattern, let me know. Since the company I purchased the kit from is no longer in business, I should be able to share the pattern.

** You can usually pick-up waste canvas at Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael’s or other craft/fabric stores. If you can not find it locally you can definitely purchase some on-line.