Wednesday, October 28, 2009


There it is, the finished chair! I really loved the fabric that Kristy picked out it was soooo soft and comfortable and the color was the perfect neutral that would work in just about any room. I was so happy to give this chair a little makeover as it was one of those supper comfy pieces. Kristy said she's even fallen asleep in it. Well...If you can fall asleep in a chair then you know its a good one !!
Enjoy your "new" old favorite chair Kristy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

In The Shop

Getting some things done in the shop. Both for me and my clients. I am still looking for a desk but until I find one I'm using the table from the porch (which is closed for the winter) Along with a white linen slip covered chair that is way too short for the table but it looks cute right?
Some of my favorite pinks on my shelf that I got from The Hog Shed along with another not so cute shelf that I got from the garage but I did put it to work in the shop this is the before

and this is the after as I painted it white and covered the shelves with wallpaper and had hubby build some wracks for pipping and zippers on the spool

and then I made a pocketed canvas holder for scissors zipper pulls and tape. This all sits right next to my sewing machine so that I can sew the piping right off the roll. Its been working really well and it looks so much nicer then the dirty ol gray shelf.

Last weeks project (the before) come back and see what we did with it!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Little Something 4 Me

As I was looking for a couple of Christmas gifts on Etsy the other day I ran across this seller. She makes the cutest recipe boxes( Gifts) and address files, the something for me part of this post. I convo-ed her and asked if in addition to the lettered tabs would she make the months of the year tabs also. Now I have address and birthdays all in one place. The cutest file ever! I love having a card for each Birthday. I can put all kinds of info on the card, sizes, favorite color what I gave, ect... Speaking of Birthdays, a gift for a nephew who's favorite color is .... yup, blue!

I found the pattern for the hat here and used size US 7 needles and for the yarn I used two strands of computer died stripes sock yarn held together. Super fast and fun knit!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


seeing it everywhere in my home these days , in my knits (working one this sweater now )
On my walls
on gifts that I have received. Love the little robin and the poppies

ne the fire place. Candle sticks that I finally parched from here yes I probably spend more than I make.

and in the bath.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Working on some things around the house. I have my fall decorations out and even did a little painting Well actually my mom did the painting while she was here. We decided that my entry/accent wall needed to be orange for fall this year. I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now but have not because I know that I won't keep it this color for long but I love the way that it looks for fall ( yes I already know what color it will be for Christmas! )

Oh and one of my favorite Garage sale finds this summer is this basket that I picked up for .50 cents. It works perfectly on my table love it cause its low and I don't have to move it off when we are visiting or eating.

I also finally got around to making the new slipcovers for my dinning room chairs.

now all I really have to do is to finish my slipcover for the couch hum... maybe today!

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Yes Progress has been made I finished up the Duvet cover . and am happy with the results and I did get some things made up for The Hog Shed and I really had fun with it. I do love the changing of seasons. I get so excited when I get to work with a new color pallet and am having fun with the deep earthy colors of fall..
I put together a fun over sized footstool along with some matching (Huge ) floor pillows with handles.... that I love!! I also made a warm winter throw and some reversible table runners.
but I must say that I had the most fun with these fun fall totes with matching zippered makeup bags.
Hope you get a chance to visit us at The Hog Shed