Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty Wallet

This patchwork wallet is approximately 4" x 3" and is quilted using a variety of cotton fabrics. Each is colorful,charming, and practical. I am also willing to custom make these with fabrics of your choice. Contact me if you're interested and feel free to go online to my etsy shop for more options.

Country Home featured these online in in 2008!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Help

For any of you in search of a new book to dive into "The Help" is an absolute must. My mom just sent it to me from Indiana and I can't put it down. The setting is 1962 Jackson, Mississippi right in the midst of the civil rights movement. It specifically focuses on the lives of three courageous woman. That's all I'm telling---go get it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Small Quilt

This small quilt is approximately 36" x 36". It is the perfect gift for anyone having a baby or for someone who already has one. The color palette consists of mostly pinks, browns, and golds. There is no traditional batting or binding, but sweet little yarn ties. It is made with modern, vintage, and hand embroidered fabric. It is a great blanket to carry on the go because it folds up nicely and doesn't take up a lot of space.

If you are interested in purchasing this little gem please take a peak at my etsy site! Have a fabulous day~

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Before & After

Check out my do-it-yourself job on this old wooden chair purchased from @home many many months ago. A little gray spray-paint and cute cushion was the trick. I can't take credit for the cushion, it came with the chair, but it definitely looks cuter on the chair with a little added color.

Spools of Thread

I took this photograph at the SCAD Atlanta campus. I didn't catch the artist's name, but I love all of the old wooden spools of thread here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Screen-Printing Workshop

I constructed some very cute pillows for my newly reupholstered couch---complete with zippers to take the pillow form out. I used screen-printing samples from the workshop and the backing of the pillows are made from the same fabric the couch is reupholstered in.

A few pieces from the Extra Credit Parent workshop that my co-worker and I taught this summer!

Before & After

I had this couch reupholstered (not by me.....I wish!) for $500 + the cost of fabric. I found some great fabric at a local upholstery shop for $5 a yard. My upholsterer told me to purchase at least 15 yards for the job. There was a little leftover for pillows!

Take a look at my craigslist's purchase for $70.