Monday, June 30, 2008

Haunted by the past...

Ok, so a few posts back, I said the pouch I made was my first zipper I'd ever sewn. Well last weekend I discovered an old project from maybe tenth grade, which had a zipper. A back pocket denim purse, with a colorful (and ethnic?) side and strap. I'm actually amazed that I pulled this off way back then, even though it's kind of tacky. A little trip down memory lane...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wedding Weekend

Here are some photos from the wedding weekend. Starting with Friday night, I had a pedicure party at my house so we could all have dianty toenails for the special day. But mostly an excuse to see all my loved ones who are in town (to see them on more than just wedding day).

First is my sister Jen, with her boy Ashton, who wanted in on the fun. Daddy was not amused.

Next is cousin Allie's girl Emma sharing her bows with sister Becky's youngest, Anna, who isn't quite sure what's going on. By the way, the bows are handmade by Allie, and they are fabulous.

Moving on to the wedding day, we have a shadowy photo of me with Ryan, who is oh so photogenic, right? And both of us in need of a haircut I think.

Let's not forget the reason for all this happiness! Congratulations Peter and Tiffany Hinman!

By the time the reception rolled around, it had been a long day.But after Peter had gotten so festive with car decorations for all of our weddings, it was time to repay the favor. Aside from the pinata, the car was filled with ballooned shopping bags, rubber slugs and worms, pool float noodles, and windows were markered all over (with car safe window markers), etc. Peter thought that parking his own car in his garage at home would keep it safe, but he was wrong. We got it too. (Sorry, no pictures of that one).

I have to mention though, the original idea for the car prank, that all of us were too exhausted to execute (but all wish we could have). The boys were planning to buy some sheets of drywall and build an actual wall around the car. It was a fun idea, too bad it didn't happen.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Next on my list...

Well ok, truthfully I have a few other things ahead in the line up, but I definitely want to do something like this soon. I mean aren't these awesome?! I saw them at Knack.
I bought a chair to reupholster, but I think tables would be a quicker project, so they might have to cut in line.
Also amazing, and not one I could endeavor to make (but wish I could), is this Fractured Fairytales piece by Thomas Wold, which I found on Elle Decoration. I love that people have the vision to make things like this. And I'd love to have this in one of my rooms.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pouch #2

I made another pouch, for a friend. This one is a little more refined. Lining on the inside, sturdier fabric, etc. As I got half way into it, I wasn't sure I was going to succeed in doing the lining with the zipper, but it worked! Ta-da!

Measures 5.5" x 6.5" Pin It