Sunday, March 28, 2010

PROJECT ALERT !!!!!

The moral of this story is........don't bite off more than you can chew.......so I started with the sad ottoman.  So here are the first few steps of my first (sort of ) upholstery project.  I am excited and scared all together!  We purchased this awesome Waverly floral print this weekend, so now I HAVE TO get going on this :)
The last pic is the sad chair that accompanies the sad ottoman......we "acquired" this set and it is actually a very well built piece of furniture, but it's seen better days!  But since all three kids can fit in it at once and ocassionally my hubby and I squeeze in it together, it's a keeper.
Can't wait to get to the final product.
Stay tuned for updates !

Thursday, March 25, 2010

FINALLY SOME INSPIRATION !

It's a great day when I get a favorite catalog or magazine in the mail.  Shallow?  Well maybe, but it's the little things !  So I have really been itching to do something creative in the area of sewing, but nothing has grabbed me besides the cute Heather Bailey, turtle pattern !  Adorable ! (also a few posts down),  I am trying to get down to crafty planet, to see if they now carry the cute elephant pattern, so turtle can have a friend :)
Anyway, today my Cath Kidston , catalog/magazine came  !!!!!  And I knew as soon as I pulled of the plastic covering that I was going to have a great rest of the day ! 
For some reason, the colors and patterns she uses just speak to me.  There isn't one thing in the whole mag that I don't love and want !
So on my quest to get motivated to do some serious creative sewing, there is the cutest upholstered chair in one of the pics.
I have been wanting to recover a big overstuffed chair that we "acquired" a few years ago.  And I also, am on the look for a fun French Provincial, or wing type chair to recover in a fun funky floral, to be a signature piece for the up coming Junk Bonanza sale in September , that I am debuting at !
So, there you have it, little things !  I have my project in mind.............now to find that piece I need to work on!   It's the thrill of the hunt !  Enjoy these pics and happy day !

I seriously need my laundry room to look like this too !

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Pat's Day

Happy St.Patricks Day !  I love these vintage cards....don't know what pigs have to do with St.Pat's day , but cute anyhow !

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TURTLES ??

Here's another project I thought would be fun to try out....this cute little turtle, by Heather Bailey.  She has theeee most fabulous spring fabrics and the cutest patterns.  I purchased this pattern at Crafty Planet, but you can purchase her patterns directly on her site...... 
Don't know exactly what I will do with this little trinket, but she sure is cute !

Sewing Again !!

So it's been awhile since I have been in the sewing mood..I love to sew, and have been viewing checking out all my fave websites/blogs for the new spring fabric line ....now that gets me in the mood !  Fabulous springy bright fabrics !  Nothing better to get motivated to sew !  And I had just the project :)
My husband made this cute bed for our daughter American Girl doll, so of course she needed a bedding set to go with it.........so we hit Joann's and this is what she picked.......
A nice polka dot sheet with a brightly colored quilt !  She loved it !