Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Time to Take Her in!!

Yup it's time to take her in! I had to finish up my last project with a rubber band holding my sewing machine together!!! and was I thankful that it worked. Oh well, it will be a nice break from sewing ....... More knitting maybe ya, I think so!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


OK, so I finished it! but will not be using it EVER! tons of mistakes and questionable knitting all the way through the project. I wanted to post a picture of it ( for evidence ) before I take it apart and use the yarn for something else! I will say that I learned a lot along the way, buttonholes for one! oh and how to stitch together shoulder seams. I think next time I try something like this I will need to get more help along the way.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Something Pretty for Carmella

Another project done. This one was for a favorite client who I have done lots of work for and it's always fun cause she brings me beautiful furniture and great fabrics! I would love to see here Home(s) one day. This couch was the first piece of furniture that I made a slip for the slip for (yes it has an undergarment)

we also wanted to pretty up the back because it would be showing in the room so this is what I came up with
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well I'm finally making a little progress in the workshop as I have a door and curtain on my cupboard and it only took what two months?? well, it seems like it anyway. here is what it looked like before the door and curtain. I love that I can put some of the mess behind a closed door and drawn curtain. now all I have to do is have hubby make a cutting table, sewing table paint the floors and get my office area set up.... wow still have lots to do!
oh well a little bit at a time and I'll get it done.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bathroom Update on a Budget

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to do a little bathroom update. and were even luckier to do be able to do it on a very small budget. With a little labor trade and lots of hubbies hard work we were able to do the whole thing for around 300.00. New Tile, A little touch up paint, a new towel rack/shelf , 2 new fall colored hand towels and a new shower curtain liner. Everything else were things that I already had around the house!
I kept the color pallet in the bath very neutral so that I could change things up quickly and inexpensively for the different seasons.

This is one of my favorite new things that I have in the bath now. Its a picture that I found in Hubbies old papers. He drew it when he was 12 or 13. I just framed it and there you have it, meaningful art.

I really wish that I could have gotten a better picture of the tile. its beautiful and I love it! Its that really big 18" x 18" stuff that our tile guy suggested. He said it looks cleaner and makes the floor look bigger! and with less grout lines to clean or worry about he was totally right.
Thanks Brent!