Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DIY: Make your own rug

What appeals to me the most about this idea is being able to customize a space (choose your own color combo and size). And with out the $500+ price tag. Click here to see how to do it.
{via Apartment Therapy}
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas in Style (with a capital S)

Some friends of ours had an Ugly Christmas Sweater party the week before Christmas. The DI was picked over already, so I went to my in-laws for help. My mother-in-law sewed this beauty of a red jumper/pant-suit herself about 20 years ago. I believe I heard her say she looked all over to find the right belt (and oh did she find it!) and finally found this beaded belt in Park City. I won the prize for "Ugliest Ensemble" by the way (I'm afraid the photos don't quite capture the full glory). You should have seen the purple, red, and gold super-puffy coat I wore with it. Enjoy our cheesy prom pictures below.
Ryan was dying to find a dickie (who is old enough to remember those?), especially because of his love of the movie Christmas Vacation. Fortunately, his parents came through again. He couldn't find a thin white sweater, so he settled for this black and white fashion no-no from his dad's closet.
Close up of my belt (made with hundreds of tiny shiny beads).Close-up of Ryan's dickie and sweater.
Friends toasting eggnog:Rihanna's sweater is hidden, but check out Dan's white pants and printed turtleneck. And oh my you should have seen his dance moves to the karaoke. Oh my.
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

My new Christmas camera needed a protective case. I wanted something not bulky, so I took some leftover padded vinyl and fabric scraps and made this in about 5 minutes.

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Recent Projects: Catching Up

Since I got a new camera for Christmas (thanks Ryan!) I can now show photos again! My mother-in-law asked me to make her a Christmas present instead of buying something for her. So I made this apron, and I am quite happy with it. The only thing I think I'd change is next time make the top a little narrower, and make the bottom a little more curved. The reverse side is dark red (I forgot to photograph that). It was fun to make and easier than expected.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

No Photos {frown}

In case you're wondering where all my creations have been... my camera is permanently broken I'm afraid. I hope Santa will be bringing me a new one, as he was given a fairly detailed request. But I have been sewing and making things and selling them without even a photo for my records.
I did manage to snap this one with my camera phone (pardon the poor quality). It's a navy blue herringbone with a big button flower. The inside is light yellow.

I've also made a couple of fabric paintings, a couple of clutches, and currently I am making gifts for Christmas. I just hope I can get them done in time. Pin It

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


These are beautiful planters. Just my style. You can find them at Obleeek Objects, or I think you could make them yourself pretty easily. I'd love to give it a try.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

DIY Lamps

I've had this idea in my head for a while now, and I'm happy to see a tutorial available so I'll know I'm doing it properly.IKEA has these corded lights that just plug in, or I believe you can just get them at your local hardware store.
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Wearable address book

This amazing dress is made from phone book pages. Isn't it amazing? And green too.

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I do love shoes...

Yesterday I saw this lovely photo from the cherry blossom girl via (decor8). She loves her new floral tights, and I love her shoes. And then I came across these shoes from JC Penny, on sale this weekend for $19.99, and I just got a $10 off coupon in the mail from them too. Saweet! $10 shoes for me! I might just have to buy both colors! Free shipping too, on orders of $25 or more.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Beautiful Pottery

Since my camera is broken, I can't take pics of the new stuff I've made and sold. (You can guess what's on my Christmas list.)
So I'm posting about beautiful creations of others. Check out this gorgeous pottery by Whitney Smith.
I especially love those bowls. They remind me of these ones which I've seen around (obviously a cheaper, more casual variation): Pin It

Monday, December 8, 2008

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!
Isn't this the most adorable dress ever? Oh I love it. I think I'd even like it in an adult size! Pin It

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Paper Water Bottle

A clever concept that is friendly to the environment. The paper water bottle via Brand Image.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

So Simple DIY

Next time I go to the mountains, I'm going to snag a fat branch and make one of these for my future entry table. From Apartment Therapy.
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