Friday, October 31, 2008

A Little Red Toile for Christmas

Another one done! I am really happy with the way this one turned out and I hope that someone will have the perfect place for it! This is a chair that I did for the window of a cute little shop The Little Red Hen, that I will be apart of for the month of November. Its another occasional sale here in Minnesota. I decided to make the cushion reversible just for another option. I was going to take a picture of the back of it but my camera battery died and I had to get this one loaded for the shop. I will try and take a picture of the window that I did but I am having trouble with the glare... we'll see.

Thanks for letting me share and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mondays are for Cleaning

Mondays a typically cleaning day for me. I love to start the week with a clean and organized home. These are my new favorite cleaning products they are expensive so I really try and make them last but I love the way that my home smells when I am done cleaning with lavender scented products! Have you ever tried these?

Now on to the rest of the week, with a clean house!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A little something I am trying out. I was so confused at how to create a link, but think I have figured it out so here we go... I have some posts that mention TheHogShed Its an occasional sale (once a month) that I am lucky enough to be apart of and love being involved with. I hope you take a peek! Claire the owner along with Shannon, who I know Claire is very thankful for, does a great job every month of putting together a super creative Shopping experience for those who travel out to Lester Prairie. We are also excited for the upcoming year as The Hog Shed will be in Country Living magazine! I will keep you posted as to which month when we find out.
P.S What do you think Deanna did I get a little smarter? hahahaa got ya

Friday, October 17, 2008


OK, I have a question for all you smart and creative ladies out there This is my entry way wall and when I change decor for the different season I like to paint out this wall its big impact for little money and effort! my only dilemma is the clocks I love them and always get lots of comments and complements of the idea of having California and Minnesota time and yes the California clock needs a new battery. it been high noon in there for a couple of months now! ) anyhow it is a real pain to repaint the letters on the wall getting the spacing right and all that, sooo... my question so all you is do you have any ideas on how to do this so that I don't have to repaint the words on the wall every time. would so love any of your suggestions and ideas!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A fun past Project Perfect for Fall

This was a project that I worked on this past June and just loved the color and thought it was a perfect project to share for fall. Its always fun to work with different fabrics and this was a real pleasure. I really wish that I would have taken some close ups of the fabric to share with you. At the very end of the little scrolly vines are fuzzy little flower heads, real interesting and very pretty.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Some for Friends Some for Family

After purchasing my new book Knit Together ( loving this book) I decided to make the neck warmer. Now that I have done a couple, its a real simple and fast knit but I did have some things so learn for this project. first, was the cable cast on. I found out how to do that by googling it, next I needed to figure out how to join to work in the round that was also googled. Last was using a stitch marker which I did wrong at first.... ya, I really don't know how I screwed that one up but I did. now I am having fun with it and getting some ready for gift giving. So much fun!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Something Fall for The Hog Shed

this is one of last weeks projects and I am really happy with the way that it turned out. To begin with I am really liking this fabric it's just so pretty and fall looking with out the real deep colors. The second thing that I love about this project is the chair itself, it's the most comfortable chair to sit in, its a swivel rocker and I could sit in this thing all day long! I did try something new with this slip cover and that is the double kick pleat. I like that it is just a little different . I got the idea from my friend Angie over at Diaries of a slipcover Diva who does great things with fabric!!! and if knew how to do the link thing I would do that for you, great stuff over there! She's on my list of favorite blogs Check her out!
one of the other things I'm lovin about this chair is the vintage crocheted buttons that I used on the back. I got these from my friend Claire that owns The Hog Shed They just make the whole thing come together.

Love these Buttons aren't they great!

Thanks for visiting and have a great Week!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A New Chair for Carrie

Another Fun Slip Covering project. This one was a fun one for A clients daughter I though that she picked out some really fun fabric for a teen not to frilly just nice clean lines, ( OK OK I did frilly it up just a bit with the little skirt... I just had to!)
This was another client that I met through The Hog Shed and how lucky am I her mother owns the auction house in town. I can't wait to go and learn how to bid on things!! I have only been to two auctions in my life and the whole time I was there I was scared to death to move for fear of bidding on something accidentally. But now I have the perfect motivation, Carrie says that they have lots of great furniture that goes through there all the time yippee for me!!

Oh, I almost forgot this is my favorite part The back!