She's really awesome, and has fabulous ideas. Sometimes, when I'm too tired to come up with my own craft ideas, I'll search the web for fun tutorials, and teach myself something new. I found one on her site that I just love. It's a wreath made from old book pages. A perfect project for a book lover. It's just darling & easy to make. Check it out here.
Some photos of my finished product!
I just love how elegant and fluffy it looks.
Hope you all enjoy this grey and rainy Monday. Perfect day to snuggle up with some tea or coffee, read a book, or work on a project!
Well, free time has not been on my side these past few weeks. Remember that dress I was working on for my birthday dinner, well I never quite got it done. And then thing after thing kept pushing it further down the to-do list. Well, thanks to a relaxing Saturday spent in, I finally got it all finished!
Here are a few photos of it!
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Every time I finish something, there are about a million things I don't like about it, or wish I would of done differently.
I'm a perfectionist, what can I say...
Also, the way I'm standing (in the first few photos) makes them hem look uneven, but it's not, in case you were wondering:)
Well, enough about that. Now onto bigger and better projects!
So, we're project people in our house. It seems that as soon as (but usually before) we finish a project, another 5 have been added to the list. I've just accepted the fact that this is who we are. Personally, I love them. I love making new things and updating old things.
We did a few projects over the weekend. For some time now, I've loved all the frame collages that have become such a 'thing' for home decor. Over the past weeks and months, we've slowly been collecting old frames from thrift stores like Goodwill or Habitat. Finally, we got some of them up on our wall. I want to add more, but it's a good start I think. We went with black and white photos to give it a unified look, since all the frames are mismatched. And we chose some of our favorite designers, musicians, artists and inspirations.
We also have this lovely dining room set, from the 50's I think, that my husband purchased from a yard sale years back. It had been selvaged from a flooded house, and we just love it. He had recovered the seats once before, and we did it again after we were married. And... we did it yet again this weekend! Like they always say, third times a charm!
As you know, I'm in love with animal prints and hides. He (Lee, my husb) works at a furniture company, and has access to fabric and leather remnants (yay for me, the sewing lady!) for dirt cheap. I mean a couple dollars a yard for high quality stuff. He surprised me this week and brought home this gorgeous mint leather, and some partial hair-on-hides! I was thrilled. We used this beautiful spotted cream and caramel hide for our two end chairs. Seeing as there are only the two of us, we keep those chairs on either side of the piano. The other four chairs we covered in the mint leather. sigh...I'm so in love with them.
My hand was sore from all that staple gunning...but they turned out beautifully. I smile every time I walk by and see them.
Here they are...
As always, thanks for looking!
Hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous spring weather as much as I am.
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White. I've been loving white. Normally, I am not the person to buy white, because I feel like I would immediately spill on it, or ruin it before I got to wear it. But I've been wanting some cute little white pants for spring and summer. What do you all think of white wear?
Even though I wish I had a hard copy of it to sit on my couch and flip through, it's still fun to click through the pages they've filled with beautiful designs and ideas.
I especially loved this issue.
Take a peek...
Ahh, I adore this chandelier. I can't wait till I have a house and can have one of my own. They had some lovely ones in some of these rooms.
I love this last room. So bold and elegant.
Happy Monday folks!
Thanks for stopping by,
P.S. Oh yah, so for those who care, I didn't quite finish my dress yet, but it's coming along nicely. I'm hoping this week will allow me enough time to do the finishing touches, and then, I can post a few pictures for you.
So, I'm sort of obsessed with leopard print...or animal prints in general.
It was my birthday yesterday, and it was wonderful. I love getting bouquets of flowers anytime, but especially for my birthday. It was sort of a tradition in our house full of girls growing up. You were bound to wake up to a bouquet of flowers on your birthday, if not more! My sweet mother-in-law surprised me at work with flowers and a card. And I got some from my husband. Sigh...now my house looks all pretty and spring-like.
Well, I like to make dresses for special occasions, like birthdays or weddings. I found this leopard print inspired fabric and fell in love with it. So I bought some to make a birthday dress for myself. My darling husband is taking me out tonight, and I have much to accomplish if I want to wear it out. I'll post a picture of me wearing it with my new Frye birthday boots soon!