Thursday, December 30, 2010

More Pictures from past Projects

I found more pictures from when I sold threw Ebay

I kinda miss making totes...
I was always excited when I got a bid especially when they came from other countrys
Like France and Japan

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Somthing other than Slipcovers

I have been going threw some of my many many many pictures that I have stored on the computer and thought it would be fun to share some of them here before I delete them.
These are some of the things that I have done for shops around town. Glasses cases, checkbook covers and key leashes all made with vintage bark cloth

These bags are some knitting bags that I have made for LYS ( local yarn shops )
the flat thing with the button is a needle case

This is one of my favorite made with vintage fabrics and lace Truly one of a kind
I've been having fun going threw all my old projects.... I'll be sharing more in the next few days.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays

Getting a little personal on this post as I am sending you greetings from my very own home, decorated for the Holidays

I Always have fun decorating a little bit differently each year for Christmas. This year its red and white all the way.

And yes there is a newly slip covered couch "in White" The Couch I got in trade from my daughter as this beast would not fit in her new apartment.

I found a couple of 10.00 dollar throws at walmart and made some new pillow covers from an old curtain that I had saved. Really the only other thing that I purchased new was the sweet little cardinals that are sitting on my tree. ( I say this for me, not you ) I always end up spending too much on decorations and I'm trying to tone it down abit. I think I did pretty well this year.

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Chiair and some pillows

A pretty Chair and pillow covers for Carmella pillow covers
the back of the chair ~ Carmella wanted different buttons down the back of the Chair so I combined covered buttons along with some stacked pink and coral buttons

Sweet and simple I think this slip cover will be great for both spring and fall

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Im Still Here

Yes I'm still here, in the shop and trying to get ready for Christmas Too. Thought I'd share some cushions that I redid before Thanksgiving. This is the before. Here is the after. My Client had these done for her son. They wanted to masculine them up a bit. As I understand they are the cushions to a wicker couch and love seat set.

I really like the way they turned out I realize now that I should have set them up for the picture. oops .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Cottage Cutie

I've been busy out in the studio lately and finally remembered to take pictures this time! This was my latest project A love seat, office chair and a cushion on a trunk ( that I forgot to take a picture of ) here is the before of the love seat and since I took the picture in the after noon you can see that the sun was shinning that day making for a crummy picture ... sorry Here is the office chair completed with the new cottage/vintage look, oh yeah that was the request from my client since she didn't want to do the fabric shopping she laid out her list of requests and I was to do my best to come up with something great! this made me a bit nervous cause you know how these things go ... when you are looking for something specific well that's when things can get very frustrating. I was lucky this time though. Here was the list

1~ she loves yellow so there had to be yellow
2~ a vintage look
3~ A cottage look mixing fabrics
4~ accent colors reds and green
5~ floral
6~ stripes
7 ~buttons please

I am happy to report it only took 2 trips to the fabric store to find this combination and I love love the way that it turned out.

Again a picture in the Afternoon sun sorry

since we had a variety of fabrics I gave her the option to make the cushions reversible so we did!

Buttons down the back!
so there you have it, a cottage cutie
I have to say these are my very favorite projects to work on. lots of colorful fabrics and the freedom to be creative. Don't get me wrong I love my white slipcovers I just don't have as much fun putting them together.
Have a great rest of the week

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Changing it up for Fall

I love pulling all of my fall decorations out and setting them around the house but most of all
I love painting my entry way wall this gorgeous orange for fall. It warms up the whole feel of the house with a rich and full color.
another one of my new favorite things is this scent for fall... it smells like an apple orchard in my house right now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Puttin together for Julia

A couple of months ago I was asked to put together a coordinating set of aprons and a table cover for a very talented crafter~ Julia

Here is what we came up with aprons X2 I guess I didn't take a picture of the other one
and a table cover for displaying her jewelry!!

A fun and Creative project thank you Julia!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall at the Hog Shed

My latest Re-Creation I really like the colors in this fabric it just says FALL to me!
reversible cushion too.

and a couple of buttons on the back just for fun

and lots of fun fall pillows
Hope to see you at the Sale

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Well Hello Gorgous....

OK so I'm very happy with this little gal. I really miss working with the darker colors of fall. I found this chair at a garage sale. I really love the chairs with the pretty legs
and she's got them. so I picked her up and found some great fabric

oh yeah I mixed it up just a bit with a fun stripe for the outside

The paisly fabric is not showing up as dark as it is in person I think there is too much sun comming in threw the window!

Oh yeah here is her before shot... she is sitting patiently in the back row waiting for her "Make over" She is the one with the peach and green stripes.

Thanks for stopping.
P.S. She's looking for a new home!
We hope to see you at The Hog Shed for the September sale it's this weekend the 23rd- 26th
Chair: Garage Sale
Paisley Fabric: Mill End Textiles 7 yards
Stripe Fabric: Joann Fabrics 2 yards

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Junk Bonanza and The Lettered Couple

Fun Fun Fun at The Junk Bonanza we met amazing people, Junkers, Crafters AND.....Layla and Keven from The Lettered Cottage!!!! and Let me tell you they were two of the nicest people that you could meet. I was even prepared enough that I had my camera ready to shoot a little video and yup those are my pillows that Claire is showing her. It was so much fun

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Rocker Cushions for Miss Lori

A set of glider rocker cushions that I recovered for a sweet new Client Details
fabric : Client's
yardage : 2-1/2 yards

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Remember These?

Well these little guys are in their home and ready for the big sale! you can see this cutie here with all the cute things that Claire and Shannon have put together to make this the perfect vintage Travel Trailer!

I had a great time putting together all the pillows and curtains to go along with the cute cushions and what a fun bonus.... the chair too!

Friday, September 10, 2010

More Junk Bonanza Pretties

This week I have been busy putting together some more things for Junk Bonanza Mostly pillows and a ottoman that I have had forever ( mostly because I didn't want to give it up)

white denim and burlap I love this combo

I also threw in some vintage pillow case trimming

and some pillow to match my slipcovered chair.

Hope to see you there!


1st picture: Vintage Cotton Sweater~ Thrift store

floral fabric ~ Mills End Textiles

2nd Picture: White Denim and Burlap ~ Jo Ann Fabrics

3rd picture: Vintage Pillow cases ~ Thrift store

Last Picture floral fabric ~Mills End Textiles

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Junk Bonanza Chair

partying with Pink and Polkadot
Well Junk Bonanza is almost here and I am finally getting started on some things to help fill in Claire's booth thus... this cute little number I love the legs and arms on it so I thought I'd try doing something new ( for me anyway ) I've not done one of these chairs with the exposed arms before.

I'm very happy with the way that it turned out although it did take awhile for me to figure out how to do that little bit around the back of the arm where I have the two buttons

All in all it was a good project I learned a lot! ( and still have most of my hair!! )

Here is the final before and after ( looks like I turned a boy into a girl huh! )


Chair: Thrift Shop Find

Fabric: Mills End Textiles St. Cloud Store
2- 7/8 yards