Friday, November 29, 2013

So happy to be apart of a great shop right here in town Prairie Haven
their next sale is Dec. 5th 6th and 7th
They Have tons of great finds new hand made items as well as lots of great vintage items.
 I really wish I knew how to take good photo's  I am not doing justice to Jane's shop
if you live in the Hutchinson area stop in you wont be disappointed! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A couple of Things...

 Here are a couple of projects that were finished a while  ago and I am just now getting them posted.   A chair for the Buffalo Nickel and a couch for a client. I love the white on the couch!  I had before shots of both of these projects that I took with my new phone now I just need to learn to get  the pics downloaded to computer!!

 Hope your summer is going well!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A New Chiar for Shannon's Mom

Have you ever had a moment of doubt?
well this was one of those times.   My sweet client brought her chair with a lightweight silky fabric that I was sure would not work. After looking at it and thinking about I told her that we needed to find new fabric but not to worry the fabric store would be happy to take it back as long as it was not washed or cut.   NOT true it was on clearance! The store was not taking it back.   Ok well lets just do our best here.   After a lot of prayer and a moment to clear my head I decided to line it with some drapery lining ( because it's was a little thicker then the muslin )

but the fabric was so slippery that I needed to get it to stick a little. This is what I used and it works really well. ( I've used it before on projects with great  results)

 and here is the after

This is a chair that will not be sat in very much so I think it will work just fine   I love the way it looks and the fabric that she chose is just beautiful.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Had some extra time in-between projects to do a little something for myself ... dining room chairs
 The fabric that I picked was actually two 120"  white "stain resistant" table cloths from Target  I was able to get 6 dinning chairs out of the two table cloths

and here is the after.  I was able to get the six chairs out of the two table cloths because I chose not to pipe them, just a plain seam that I topstitched.  They are slightly see threw when the sun is shinning threw the window which I love because they have such a pretty design on the chair backs.
Thanks for stopping, have a great weekend

Monday, July 8, 2013

I seem to be having a hard time keeping up with my posts lately, but  it's summer and there just seems be so much to do.
Anyhow here is my latest Re-Creation that I snuck in between jobs. I choose a great  gray linen.
(Its for sale at The Buffalo Nickel )
 I wanted to try a slipcover without piping but thought it looked too plain so I added some ruffles
 and a little tie down the back.
I added ruffles only on the top of the cushion, down the seams in the on the seat back and where the skirt is attached to the body.   I did not want it to be overdone.
 here is a little peek at what she looked like before.
Thanks for stopping and have a great week!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A New Look For Joanne

 Here are the before shots

 and here are the after shots    I love the way they all turned out  the couches with the wings just look so classic to me.
 here is most of the love seat  (I had a real hard time getting all the after pictures  the shop was pretty full)
 and here is the chair  I really love the way it turned out
 what a difference new fabric makes!
Joanne purchased enough of the floral fabric to make some pillows for the couch and love seat  I just love the new look!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Something Special for Sally

Here is the chair before. Its a swivel rocker
 and here is her after. Sally picked out a great red polyester fabric that had a really nice sheen to it
 Sally decided on a kick pleat skirt and buttons down the back
 we carried the piping all the way down the inside back, like it was on the original chair.
thanks for stopping  and have a great weekend ( I think we are going to get some sunshine here)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Something Special for Susan

 My Girl friend Susan wanted another slipcover for her couch  this time all white linen. No special instructions so I had my way with this one, a little ruffled skirt
 Ruching  on the cushion that gave it a little bit extra in the detail department
 A couple of white linen and lace pillows with the fabric that was left over  
and a corset tie down the back   I'm really excited to get it back to her!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I thought I'd do a quick update on the chair that I did last week. When my client came to pick it up she loved it with the exception of the skirt  she was hoping it would be just a little longer  and  since we did not have any more of the main fabric we decided to use some of the pipping fabric to do a little double ruffle  so while she went to have a lunch with a friend I was able to get her all fixed up.
I like it  even better with a bit of length added. and so did she!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Cottage Cutie for Margo

 Again, another great older piece of furniture super solid and sturdy but not what Margo wanted in   her room makeover
 she was thinking a little bit more cottage-ie and I love the way it turned out  she didn't have quite enough of the main fabric so she opted for a green check for the piping. I love the contrast of pipping on the chair
                                            we went with a corset tie down the back
                                  and a short ruffle skirt .    A whole different chair!
                                 Thanks for stopping  have a great rest of the week

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cute loveseat for Karin

 what a great old piece of furniture  ... you would not believe how heavy this gal is! This is her before
and here is the after
 Karin had some matelasse  bedspreads she wanted to make a slipcover out of.  We thought it would be best to use the existing scalloped edging for the skirting and thankfully we had enough.
for the back cushions we simply cut down a couple of pillow shams and it was a perfect fit!
I love the way this one turned out...  so clean and simple but with the beautiful detail from the  matelasse texture, that my camera does not seem to be picking up on in these photo's :(
Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A LoveSeat for Elizabeth

What a fun project and great piece of furniture one of those super well made good quality pieces that just needed a little update.

Here she is with a brand new look Elizabeth chose a Toile from Waverly with a check and a floral to mix things up abit.
 I decided to make it reversible. I think the floral is perfect for spring/Summer and the toile is great for a fall/winter look.  either way I'm very happy with her new look.
Have a great rest of the week!
Also I am booked until the middle of June Please contact me
if you would like to get on my calender.

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Chair for The Junk Bonanza

look at what I found at the local thrift store!  I love the shape of this chair cute little curved wings and petite arms and its a rocker to boot. 
 I had to take a picture of the legs in the front they are wheels the back legs are not, hubby says that it's so you can lift up the back of the chair and wheel it where ever you want. so clever.
 here is the after picture I found the fabric at Mills End  its a great Chris Stone print a grey/taupe pattern on a creamy background  that I paired with a quilted taupe solid fabric for a little added detail

 A kick pleat and a zipper in the back for easy removal.  This fabric washes up beautifully!
This Chair will be available for sale at the Junk Bonanza I'll be there with Claire at the Hog Shed booth on Thursday the 18th.
Hope to see you there