Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Don't be Crewel..

Today was a great picking day! In addition to the gorgeous velvet fabric I shared on my facebook page earlier, I also found some vintage treasures.

I fell completely in love with these sweet crewel works. They were sitting, unappreciated and forlorn on a shelf with some pretty rad (not) 80's "art". They cried out to me to take them home and give them new life.

Their previous owner had used masking tape to bind the edges of the linen (please, please don't do this! If you must tape, use an acid free tape made especially for this purpose!) But I think I will be able to salvage enough of the edges to not cut off any of the needlework.

Here's my dilemma; Pillows? Or quilted wall hangings? or maybe even a tote?

I'm leaning towards pillow covers..but!.. I would totally carry a tote with one of these front and center..What say you?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Quilt Store Next Door spce

I have a new space! My friend Shelley, of Quilt Store Next Door, recently decided to expand, and had enough space to house a few creative booths. I'm so grateful to be one of those vendors!

Earlier this week was moving day, and everyone has been busy filling their spaces and Shelley & crew have breaking records in getting the shop ready for today's reopening. 

Here's a little sneak of my space!



Stay tuned for more pictures from around the shop, and Congratulations Shelley!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fresh aquamarine desk..A before and after

I was so excited to paint this desk for a client. The desk was in sad shape when I bought it, but I knew it could be fabulous with a bit of work!

I'm in love with the color that my client picked. it's a minty fresh aquamarine..and just gorgeous!

A bit of sanding, a couple of coats of my chalk paint, several layers of wax and some new jewelry and she was ready for her new home!

The aqua compliments the coral in my client's room perfectly..another happy customer!