Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I found this so amazing I can't believe someone would donate this quilt at a local thrift store for $20. It was one of those I know I know I have already bought 3 other bed quilts/duvets recently and they are waiting their rightful turn on my bed. But this one absolutely trumps them all!!! I am sooooo in love with this treasure and so grateful to whomever took the time and hard work to make it. The colors are so stunning and I can jut gawk at it for long periods of time taking in all of the color combos. I can't wait to put her on my bed!! She has truly found a loving new home! I shall treasure her always. THANKS UNIVERSE!!
Today while my Mom was sewing up another blanket I decided it was time to clean up our work studio. For some reason we have managed to not consistently put things back where they belong..shocking! So every now and then I like to re-organize it all. I've done this my whole life, I think it must be the interior designer within me. I just like a fresh new perspective every once and a while. When I was a child I would literally draw out floor plans and measure everything to see where things could work. My mom on the other hand has a really hard time of seeing anything other then the way it already is..strange! So a few days ago I cleaned up our vintage sheet stash, getting rid of the top shelf dedicated to regular old fabric leaving my awesome mini-me vintage hutch (thrifted) as a shrine to awesomeness! Today I tweaked our layout, re-purposed our work tables, and organized our two large storage cabinets. Trying to make everything have a place from papers, to stamps, to paint, to fabric, to ribbons...etc... is quite a daunting task and a constant work in progress. It took all afternoon to re-work but it looks fresh and well almost clean and ready for crafting!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
|the birthday girl!|
|are we done yet?|
The 17th of July marked my little baby girl Basil Ann Margarette's 2nd Birthday. I handmade her a cute little curly ribbon tutu made out of dollar store ribbon and the cutest little present topper for her crown. I simply used the concept of those popular DIY tie on tutus. It took 2 sets of the curly ribbons (they had 3 bunches on each) I tied them around some elastic an viola!! a perfect STUNNING ribbon puppy tutu. For her crown I just simply kept the cardboard backing on the bow and stapled a strap of elastic on either side to create a neck strap (desperately trying to keep that sucker on for as long as possible).
|the amazing puppy party set|
I think it turned out super awesome for a three dollar party outfit! I even made a decorative collar for my parents dog Bogey. They were a hit with my Mom and I but the boys of the family just don't understand the glamor.