Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pillow Talk

Fun new pillows for the shop !
I had such a great time putting these pillows together.

 I was on my way home from the shop  the other day thinking hard about what I would like to do for the next sale and this is what popped into my head.  Beside my bed along with my Bible I have a note book as well as several note cards with some of my favorite verses written down on them. I like to look at them often to be reminded of the importance of my faith.
 I have been wanting to do some higher end linen pillows for quite some time now and well, it just seemed to be the perfect marriage.
So, off to the shop they go.
Note~ I will be offering special order pillows that can be ordered until  Dec  6th.
Do you have a favorite Verse or Quote? I would love to hear from you.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Another Chair Saved!

Yes she's cute but just a bit dated, she needed a little makeover

 Here she is all finished up perfect neutral fabrics with a combination of linen and a lightweight upholstery fabric that work great together.
 and a very simple back (zipper at the side for easy removal.)
So versatile, ..... slipcover for the chair the pillow and the lampshade  I love changing up things for the seasons  how about you?
This Chair is available for purchase at Yesterdays Charm
Thanks for stopping and Have a great weekend !

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another one for the Store


A great Love seat

 with a new look! I found some great fabric at a local Occasional Sale here in town  and it just happened to be just enough to slipcover this great love seat.

A little bit of solid black linen fabric for the piping and tie at the back and she's got a whole new look!
This Love seat will be available for purchase at Yesterdays Charm  in Buffalo MN. SOLD

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Love Seat for Brook

Here is the before picture of the love seat a great sturdy piece that just happens to be a sleeper sofa!
(I would never get rid of mine, it always comes in handy)

Here is the after picture. A simple natural colored Duck Cloth fabric purchased at Jo Ann fabrics this love seat took just shy of 14 yards of 60" wide fabric. Love it!
Have a great week

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A New Look for Elizabeth

Some fun chairs that have been in Elizabeth's family for a very long time. Here is the before picture

 And here is the after with some fun fall colors.  Simple lines with orange piping to finish it off.
 simple buttons at the arm fronts and Velcro at the back to make it easy to take off and clean if needed
Happy Fall.
Notes:  fabric purchaced at JoAnn Fabrics
5 yards main fabric and 1/2 yard of fabric for piping.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Headed to the Shop

 I'm so excited to be able to drop off a few new things at the shop tomorrow. I've  been working hard out in the studio getting ready for FALL!      Fun wine bags made of burlap and lace
 Great black and tan pillows and table runners
 A super striking wing back chair made with a touch of vintage charm  I used a old linen tablecloth for the bottom pleated ruffle   love it!!  this one washes up great just a little pressing of the pleats when you pull it out of the drier and you are good to go.
 some great fall colored patch pillows
Hope to see you in Buffalo this weekend!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Odds and Ends

 Here are a couple of different projects that I did for clients  A  great piece of vintage fabric was sent to me via the US post with instructions to" make a pillow" for a sweet client that I've worked with before. She loved the way it turned out
 And another slip cover for Carmella's lamp  It will be in the same room with this couch
More fun stuff later this week
have a great week

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fridays From Home

In the garden with my spare time this week. Pickles lots and lots of pickles!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Chair for the shop

Out and about a couple of weeks ago  I found this cute chair and lamp table.
 Here is the after picture.  I finished it up and took over to the shop last Monday. Happy to say it sold already!
 I took this picture before  I tossed the finished product in the wash and pressed it out abit. The skirt is looking a little bit wild in this picture but it did settle down.
 big grommets painted black for the back
The lamp table got a fresh coat of paint and the shade got a fun slipcover too.
Thanks for stopping and Have a great rest of the week 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fridays from Home

A project finished!  the down stairs living room that I had intended to have done and ready for the summer in early May.  Slipcovers were made and cushions re maid for the couch and love seat. a new rug  new lampshade covers  and some pillows in blue.  A great old croquette set found and cleaned up a bit, love the colors of it and a Boat House sign that I made with some craft paint and old wood that we had laying around the house.
Ahhhh I love having this project checked off the list  
Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lampshades and Sofa's

I just completed this project for one of my favorite clients.  This is an awesome barrel hanging lamp that she found at a shop for super cheep.   We made a  lamp shade slipcover  out of some fabrics that she had left over from another project. This slipcover simply warps around the shade and Velcro's in place the buttons are just add a little extra detail.

 for the sofa she wanted a very contemporary look so we did the whole thing with very clean and simple lines no piping and just a couple of pleats in the front. White linen was the fabric of choice.

Thanks for stopping have a great rest of the week.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fridays From Home

A look at what I've been working on when I'm not in the shop.  Our home is too shady for a garden spot so we have a space at a farmer friends place. Lots of canning and freezing going on around here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Camper Cushions for Claire

  The  first two pictures are before  shots.  Some very well used and dated camper cushions from a camper that she and her husband Ken have been working on for quite
 some time.

and here are the after pictures.  I really need to get better about these pictures but thought I'd share anyway.

Have a great week

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fridays From Home

I thought I'd start  doing  a Fridays from home post so that I could share some of my
 "other than work" passions/projects.
I really do love just about anything that involves being creative and domestic when I'm at home knitting sewing decorating gardening canning or just cleaning my home, I'm "livin the dream" for me anyways. I'm always doing something.  This is what my Fridays from Home posts will be about.
This is a bit of what I've been up to this spring, Knitting. I love the feel of doing something while doing nothing ie watching TV and waiting for the garden to grow!
I would love to hear from those of you out there that are passionate about what you do.
Happy weekend

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Some Things for the Shop

I've been busy out in the shop these past few days and thought I'd share some things that I put together for a new shop that I'm in.  I share a booth with a dear friend Susan who builds and paints furniture  ( I'll share some of here work soon)
 For the month of July we decided bright green's and blue's
 I found this great fabric and thought it was the perfect fit for our first month in the new space.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Chair for Lori

Lori's Chair that needed a little bit of an update
 Lori found some great fabric and decided it was time for a little change  this paisly is a great indoor/ outdoor fabric, nice and soft and a much prettier color in person, my camera quality is poor :(
this project ... 2 cushion chair and the footstool took 11 yards
Thanks for stopping.  Have a geat week!

Monday, May 14, 2012

I just couldent stay away

Yes I'm back at it after a brief but very much needed brake I'm back in business and very excited to be doing what I love to do.
Slipcovering is in my blood I guess. While on my brake from slipcovering I have done 4 complete slipcovers for myself and family.  I just can't stop myself.   I'll have pictures of what I've been up to in a week or two  but for now I'm off on a top secret, week long vacation.
Have a good week!
PS. have you ever slipcovered your lamp shade?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

two dollars + two hours=....

Equal's fun pj's. Spring is here and that means garage sales are everywhere.

 Although I did not find what I was looking for ( chairs to slipcover) yeah I'm back at it, more on that later.  I did find a great vintage linen table cloth.  The table cloth was just big enough to eek out a pair of pajamas for summer.
 I used an existing pair of pajama pants for the pants pattern and the top was a pattern from this book   

I really had to get creative with the placement of my pattern pieces but I do like the way they turned out.
hope you're finding great stuff out there too.