Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas at the Fowler House 2009.

Jared and I had a quiet Christmas together for our very first Christmas as a married couple. We woke up a little late, let Logan open up his gift first (the biggest rawhide we could find) and then exchanged gifts and stockings full of toothbrushes and deodorant. The big surprise of the year was a sleeping bear bean bag for our living room from Jared that he got from Chic in Design Dot Com! It's super comfortable and so cute in the corner of our living room.

Logan's eyes were so big when he figured out that it was in fact a real rawhide and nomed on it the rest of the morning while we got ready to go to my Grandparent's house for Christmas dinner.

Other etsy gifts this year was:
It was a very etsy Christmas around here. :) Hope you all had a lovely holiday!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Decor - Our Apartment

Jared and I bought our first tree last weekend. Everyone was sold out of lights so we finally got some the other night and decorated. I made some little acorn ornaments from acorn tops outside our apartment. I think they turned out pretty cute. Jared loves them.

Our stockings came out pretty well. I used the left over Skinny Laminx fabric from our telephone table and backed them with linen. I also made some felt garland for the kithen window (see it in the background of the photo below?).

I also finally got around to hanging our letterpress type drawer and start filling it with my little knick knack collection. I need to find the rest. They seem to have gotten misplaced in the move.

I'm pretty happy with our quiet christmas decorations. Our new furniture should be here this week! Then it will really feel like a home. I'm having new danish modern legs made for the sofa in January. I'm really excited about it.

Christmas came early this year.

Jared decided there were a couple gifts I would want to use as we got ready for Christmas this year. He was right! He game me my new limited edition plaid Gingher fabric sheers first. I LOVE them and they are so much better than the crappy ones I've been using forever. I used them to make our new stockings first. I'll have photos of those later.

Next he gave me a large box wrapped in these adorable Zakka Japanese linens. He picked out a bunch of adorable fat quarters I can't wait to use on some little projects for the kitchen and maybe a little coin purse for me.

In the box was a special something I'll post later. It's AMAZING and I never expected I would have one so soon! I'm so excited. I'll give you a clue... it's pistachio green.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Setting up my new space.

I've been busy busy busy moving into our new apartment and today I am nearly finished setting up my new work space. I need to sew a new cover for Logan's "den" as well as a new cover for the birdies but generally it's coming along quite well. I think I have set up a nice spot to photograph pieces and it's pretty well organized (with the exception of the closet which I'm setting aside for another day).

Meet my shipping and handling "department". A pear crate I found at an estate sale fits shipping envelopes and jewelry boxes quite snugly.

My cheering squad has been moved to the office from the bedroom and they seem to be pretty happy with their new home. Logan is learning to leave them alone and loves watching them (sometimes he gets a tad too excited and needs to walk away for awhile).

Meet our flock of finches, 3 of which we hatched ourselves). Pictured are Fred and Ron (the boys with the red cheeks) and Jane and Lydia (the two light colored girls in the left photo). I believe that is Olive's tail that is poking into the frame. They were very curious about camera.

My fabric collection needs to be organized as well. Right now it is on my cart in the corner covered with a sheet of linen I use to photograph. I haven't decided how to organize it yet. Perhaps I need another shelf. Any ideas?

So that's about it. My desk is a mess so it was omitted from this photo drop. Back to work for me! Have a lovely afternoon everyone!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Moving is time consuming.

(Vintage Book Bundle No. 2 from Lost & Fawned HOME.)

Sorry I've been so MIA lately. Moving is taking it's toll and between unpacking and the holiday rush I've hardly had time to get anything done. I will try to get better about it. I'm off to start cooking dinner and going to finally do some grocery shopping tonight (we're having Jared's parents over for dinner Wednesday and we're planning on serving Pesto Salmon). A few orders are also going out tonight.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Exciting things...

So we are nearly officially moved into our new apartment. We started sleeping here a couple nights ago and tomorrow we will move the rest of our stuff out of storage and 100% be out of the old place. We are waiting for our sofa and living room furniture to be delivered but it SHOULD be here before Christmas at least. The kitchen is about the only room that looks like a real home so I spend most of my day in there working. I'll post more photos when it's looking less sparse and more home-like.

Also, Jared and I frequent a local pet store to get all Logan's food and such and for 3 months now they have had this one bunny. Every time we would go in we would visit him and marvel that no one have taken him home yet. Last night we went in to get Logan a new collar and walked out with a rabbit. Meet Col. Brandon, our new bun.