Saturday, February 20, 2010

Desk Chair Project - Part Two

Remember that chair I got at the estate sale for $2 I was working on re-upholstering? Well I have the bottom cushion finished after I took it apart and re-padded it (which was messier than I ever expected since the original cushion had completely disintegrated). I just pinned some fabric to the seat back for the photos, so I plan on centering that pattern better when I finished it.

I love the way it's looking! The wood on the base might need a little bit of attention, but once the back is finished I think it will be gorgeous!

PS: Still loving my Sea Pinks pumpkin pincushion. Thanks Jenny!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Greetings" from lace-land!

I've been busy busy busy with a new project I will be happy to announce once things are a bit more ironed out. I will tell you I find myself swimming in a sea of lace, pearls and fabric these days. Today I set out to make a mountain for lace rosettes and spread out in the kitchen. It all looked so pretty I had to stop and take some photos.

Don't mind my Sweethearts (they were on sale yesterday), palm and laptop. A girl has got to stay in touch and have something sweet to snack on while she works, right? Here are a couple more...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Time to make something for myself.

I snagged a yard of this Joel Dewberry wood grain fabric in chartreuse when I saw it on sale. I have had my eye on it for awhile and was picking up a few things for work so I threw it in the basket (not on the company's tab of course). Not sure what I'm going to make with it yet. Any ideas?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Look what I got for Valentines Day...

My wonderful, one-of-a-kind husband outdid himself this year. After we discovered this squirrel pair in Sleepy King's shop awhile back he came back to my favorites and snapped up a pair before they were gone. Their names are Bon-Bon and Belchick and they now live on our bed when we're not in it. I love them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vintage Brass Letterpress Necklace by GwenDelicious

Just got my vintage letterpress necklace in brass from GwenDelicious after seeing them in the voter. Not only did it get here in no time at all, but it is so gorgeous! It's the first thing I own with my new initials (not to mention LF can ALSO stand for Lost & Fawned).

Check out the rest of the beautiful pieces over at her shop.

Hearts for Haiti Picks

About once a day I like to go through the new handmade items listed on Hearts for Haiti. There are SO many gorgeous pieces and SO many new items listed everyday it's hard to not give. All proceeds from donated items go to Doctors Without Borders and the shop has raised $29,237.80 (after fees) as of yesterday!

They still have plenty of amazing items left and are still taking donations. So if you have some time or need to pick up a gift for someone, go on over to HeartsforHaiti and peruse the items. Bonus: all the artists have donated free shipping as well!

Here are my top picks from the current listings:

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Shoe Love.

After the tip off from the ever fashionable Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey that Swank Boutique had marked all their Seychelles 50% off I quickly ran over and treated myself to a gorgeous pair of teal "Tippy Toes". They just got here today (SUPER FAST and free shipping!) and they are so beautiful and fit like a glove (or a sock I guess).

Seychelles are totally my go to shoe these days. I know they will fit, they look great and are withing my price range (especially on sale). I have been walking past the Target shoe section and saving my dough for pairs of these instead. I wore a pair of their seafoam green "Thank You Notes" for our wedding reception last summer.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Old Standbys - Bar Keepers Friend

Jared and I received a set of beautiful stainless pots and pans a year or so ago for Christmas from his parents. We were living with a roommate at the time so until recently they have been packed up in a box. I love cooking with them and they are so nice to look at. When I had trouble getting them clean and shiny I asked my Grandmother about it and she went to the cupboard and pulled out a gold can of Bar Keepers Friend.

I must have been living under a rock for my 22 years since I had never heard of it. Now I can't live without it. It's been keeping my Grandma's stainless steels pots and pans shiny and beautiful for about 40 years now and has been a staple in kitchen cupboards since 1882. If you don't have a can under your sink right now you ought to go out and grab one as it cleans just about anything (and I do mean CLEAN).