Hmmmm...what to make first....
Vintage fabric, sewing projects, home decorating tips, gardening, DIY and Easy Weekend Projects.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
A Mix of Old and New
Hmmmm...what to make first....
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
A Fluff and Pictures Blog
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Flowers, Garden, Tote. That about sums it up.
My friend wanted a bag that was bright, cheery, and tropical made with vintage barkcloth. Looking though my stash, it was a hard decision. One tropical print is prettier than the next...but I chose this gorgeous 1940's yellow number. I paired it with a Laura Ashley stripe and cream twill. I hope she likes it!
And the winner is...
Paula of Pink Roses and a Pearl .
A name was picked from the bowl this morning, and Paula is the winner of the fabric package, Cottage Charm giveaway.
Let me know which fabric pack you would like.
Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway! It was so much fun to meet new people and visit new blogs. I'm sure we'll be doing this again!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Cottage Charm Giveaway - Sign up now!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS!!!
My "Mod" birds from the 1960-70's:
The sweet children's print birds:
And my favorite, the romantic birds:
I hope you have enjoyed this little aviary tour through my fabric stash. What birds do you have in your (pottery, paper, fabric, linen) collections?
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Easy Weekend Project - Pretty Coal Bucket
Now comes the time when I wish I could hand paint lovely roses and vines...but sadly, I have NO artistic painting abilities :( . So, my bucket has water slide decals. Still pretty, but hand painted flowers would be better. Finish with another 2 coats of polyurethane and its done!
I'll probably use mine as a magazine holder or in the bathroom to hold extra towels or toilet paper. Now, go find something to paint!!!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I've Been Tagged!!!
If understand this right, I list my weird things then tag seven other bloggers. Well, I have only been in blogland for a few weeks and most of the bloggers I "know" have already been tagged this week. So, can't promise I'll be tagging 7, but I'll try to find a few.
Anyway, on with my weirdnesses:
(1). I can cross my toes. I know there are several out there who are completely freaked by feet, so I won't go into details. :)
(2). I have three CD players (in house and cars) but, I don't own even one music CD. Have never purchased one. Its not that I don't like music, I just have always listened to the radio.
(3). I say "Please" and "Thank You" to my dog.
(4). I will rarely eat the last bite of my sandwich. Don't know why...been that way since I was a kid.
(5). I hate flying. Ok, that's not really weird, but it has kept me from going places I would have liked to have seen.
(6). I drink a ridiculous amount of coffee.
(7). Sometimes when I leave my house, I get so worried that I've left my curling iron plugged in and the house will burn down, that I call my house because I figure if the answering machine comes on, then it hasn't melted in a fire.
Now, I tag Darcy at Minnasota Mama
Trudi at Trinkets and Treasures
Sweet Roses and Vintage Chic
and Jen at The Cottage Nest
Really! Everyone else has been tagged already this week!
Monday, May 7, 2007
Flea Market Finds
Hope everyone else had a great weekend! :)
Saturday, May 5, 2007
They're Here! They're Here! and Web Woes
There's some "Freshcut" by Heather Bailey, Flea Market Fancy, Building Blocks, and that fabulous bird print from Alexandery Henry. I'm so happy with the colors: they all go together well. I can't wait to start sewing. :)
Its a good thing I have pretty fabrics to play with, because I am completely fed up with my web-server. Now, I readily admit to knowing little or nothing about how all this internet stuff works, but I expect the people I'm paying to be able to keep my website viewable for at least a majority of the time. "Server Errors" are a daily occurance lately and now even my emails don't want to work. :(
So, if you have attempted to contact me and have your email returned, I apologize. I wish I knew how to fix it. I have issued a support ticket to my hosting site, so hopefully they will find the problem soon. Grrrr.
Friday, May 4, 2007
Easy Weekend Project - Fabric Tabletop
The top of this little telephone table had seen better days. There is a large split in the wood, several nicks, and one corner even looked chewed on? Even though a coat of white paint was an improvement, I thought I would take it one step farther.
I absolutely LOVE this vintage voile, but because it is sheer and lightweight, I was never quite sure how to use it in my home. I decided to try my hand at decopage. Here are the supplies I used for this project: Fabric, scissors, decopage glue, bowl and sponge brush, and a mist sprayer.
The table was painted several days earlier to allow it to fully "cure" or set. The fabric was cut slightly larger than the table and dampened with the mister. After applying the decopage medium the the table surface, I worked the fabric into place. I damped and smoothed the fabric until I was happy. I actually left some wrinkles because I wanted it to still look like fabric.
I then covered the surface again with decopage medium making sure all the edges were secure. After it was dry, I trimmed any excess fabric and applied 3 coats of a spray-on polyurethane (sorry, forgot that in the supplies pic). I haven't decided which room I'll use it in, yet, but I like it. :)
Thursday, May 3, 2007
The picture above is the patio at the beginning of last summer. I love that chartreuse sweet potato vine. I hope I can find it again this year. I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I decide on a color scheme for this years baskets.