Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello ladies!
Today I wanted to show you the stool I bought at an antique store recently.
It is for our fantasy craft room that we hope to make a reality this year.

I knew as soon as I saw the chippy aqua paint it was just perfect and the less than perfect seat
didn't deter me.  I had an idea how to make it a lot prettier!

I crocheted this seat cover for it.

Isn't the scenery here beautiful?  It's a creek that runs behind our neighborhood.
It's just magical and I wanted to photograph the stool in this location.

This is the view looking down the stream.


                                                I hope every mother had a nice mother's day.
                       Lindsey gave me the newest Where Women Create book for mother's day.
                   It has some wonderfully inspiring craft spaces and inspiring women to read about.   
                                                                      I just love it!
                                                         She ordered it from Amazon.

Thank you all for visiting today! 
Wishing you much happiness!


Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

What a cute stool and love the crocheted seat cover. And you win for the most beautiful setting to take a photo op!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that crocheted seat cover. Fabulous! Did anyone see you taking the stool down to the creek for a photo opportunity? HA! The things we do for that perfect picture. :) Enjoy your Mother's Day gift. I bet it is fabulous. Many blessings, Tammy

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous scene, I love water....ocean, lake, stream, it's always beautiful. Nice job on the seat cover...wish I could crochet.

Hugs, Kathleen

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a great idea for the top! As we speak I have a metal stool in my dining room that I spray painted sky blue and it has a piece of vintage fabric draped on top waiting to be made into a slipcover! I did have a wonderful Mothers Day and am so glad you did too! Theresa

Stacey said...

Your stool is so cute with her crocheted cap! Love it. :)

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

darlin little stool and beautiful photographs. Have to add that book to my list of wants! deb

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I didn't know you had a stream near you! I'd go there LOTS!

Love your little cushion! Great job! I can't wait to see your craft room when you're done! ♥

Florence and Mary said...

WOW that's just perfect with the crochet cover

Victoria xx

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Twyla:
What a wonderful idea (and beautiful execution) for your new stool! Love the colors you chose. I'll be crafting with my gal pals at Books a Million tonight. I'll have to get the new book!
Have a great day.

Angela said...

What a great idea for a seat cover!!

Karen said...

Your fantasy craft room! Sounds exciting! I love my little studio . . . it is my space . . . done in my taste (for once after raising boys!) and I love every single inch of it.
Keep us posted on the new home for your cute new stool!
:) HAGD! Karen

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Twyla,
wow, now that is a creative seat cover! I love it!The stream in your neighbor hood is lovely and so peaceful.
Take care and hugs, Elizabeth

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

i love the stool--and that book will give you LOADS of ideas for your "Craft Palace"!!!

jamjar said...

I love the stool and I want to know how come I never come across these sorts of "finds"??!!?? I'm jealous!!
I'm also jealous of your creek! What a perfect backdrop for photos!!! Lovely!!! You are truly a gifted woman...Say---Did you write that book? You probably could have!!!(grin, grin)

~~Carol~~ said...

The stool is so pretty, and the crocheted seat cover is perfect! But I'm in love with that creek you've got by you! I would love to have a little stream flowing by, and watch all of the wildlife that I'm sure it supports. How lucky you are!

Cora said...

Love the stool...and especially love the cover you made..too cute!
The stream is a beautiful place too. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

craftyles said...

The scenery is breathtaking. I love love love the crocheted stool topper. I have a beat up stool in my garage and I think I'll try your idea. So cute!


Love the stool and the sweet cover you made for it! Awesome creek and photos :)
Can't wait to see your "craft room"...maybe when you get here. you can help me with mine..LOL!!!
Nice book you rec'd.
Deb :)

Auntie Cake said...

Love both the stool and the cover. And I hope your craft room overlooks that beautiful creek. You will have loads of wonderful crafting hours when it gets done! Wish you luck!

leslie said...

Hi you two! I've been a neglectful blogger lately! I was reading a small article about dolls and thought of Lindsey right away. Mattel is now making 4 barbie dolls based on four characters from Mad Men... the tv series. Just wanted to give you a heads up on this... they are really cute! They are offered online at amctv.com.

Diane said...

Hi it's me Diane stop on by for another It's a Boy Baby Shower Game #2. All winners to be announced on Saturday the day of the actual Shower. I have lot's of Games and prizes.Let's Party!
I sure love that stool!

Creative Breathing said...

Twyla, You must have your craft room ready to submit to the book you have just purchased. Information can be found about it on Joyce's blog. What a lovely stool cover you have made! It's perfectly perfect for you! I just love your crochet work. Your creek reminds me of childhood, it's so nostalgic and wonderful! Have a great week ahead! Elizabeth

Lisa said...

Love the stool and your pictures!! How cool to get that great book! Books are my favorite!
Hugs, Lisa

Penny said...

Love the stool and the new seat cover is great.


Mrs Twins said...

Just love this stool!
Clever you, So creative with the photo too! Just lovin' it!
Well done,
Congratulations to both of you I really enjoy your blog, and I'm sorry I havent been over as much lately computer problems! Okay now!
Hugs Suex

Anonymous said...

Love the cover and the stool...makes me want to get my rusty old crochet hook out that's been stored away some 20 years now...that book is on my wish list :D what a sweet Mother's Day gift...

Heidi Ann said...

I absolutely love your stool seat cover!
And I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy of that book myself some day.
Hope you are having a wonderful week, Twyla!

KatCollects said...

How wonderful to live so close to the stream, so beautiful.

Sherry said...

I love the stool! Very pretty colors you used!


Charlene said...

I just happened upon your blog from Nan (from Retired in Alaska). I loved the tag you showed above, & the Barbie post was great too. But, when I saw your book Where Women Create I had to stop & say hello. I just went to an Art Event that Jo Packham (the author) was the key note speaker. SHE IS AMAZING!!!! If you visit my previous posts you can see about the event. I am finishing up about the art & will do a post about Jo next week. Hope you'll visit & MOST OF ALL... Enjoy that Book. Do you read that magazine too? Charlene

Queenie said...

Hey girls!
The views of that stream are beautiful...so is that aqua stool that you found...the crochet cover you made for it is just perfect!

I know you'll enjoy that book that Linsey got you for Mother's day :) Thanks for sharing all of the pretty vintage postcards.

Hope you girls have a nice week :)
Big Hugs,

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh My I LOVE that stool and the crochet cover! That is just too cute. I'll be watching for photo's about your new fantasy craft room...I know it will be beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend.....Maura:)

EllenaElizabeth said...

Love the stool and love your little neighbourhood creek. It reminds me of Druscilla's Pond from The Gallons.

EllenaElizabeth said...

I'll blame my phone......i meant The Waltons . Sorry