Archive for June, 2011


‘POLKA DOTS ARE FUN’ by ONEWITHCLAY

Polka dots make me smile


Decorative throw pillow 12×1…

$35.50

Sunshine Dottie Dress Yellow…

$99.00

Minnie the Diner Waitress Ap…

$50.00

Polk Dot and Rockstar

$11.00

White Polka Dot on Red Hair …

$4.75

Hand Painted Wood Birdhouse …

$30.00

Pink & Brown Polka Dot Hairb…

$6.00

Multicolored Polka Dots Ligh…

$7.00

Vtg 70s Talk of the Town Red…

$38.00

Vintage 70’s polka dot s…

$58.00

Custom Dog Collar – Citrus P…

$14.50

Custom Boutique Red White Bl…

$46.99

Brown Pink Polka Dot Cupcake…

$32.00

Black With White Polka Dots …

$25.00

brown polka dots on pink win…

$9.50

Black with Large White Polka…

$60.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Finally… Pillow #19. I’m only, what, 3 weeks behind? I’ll admit I didn’t work on this pillow until it was already a week late, but after that it was just dealing with the increasing challenges of my 9-month creative project.

In addition to my lower body slowing down, now my upper body has too. With every pregnancy I have developed numb, tingly hands by the 2nd trimester. But here I was almost in my 7th month and having no problems – maybe this time I’d luck out! But I was so very wrong. As soon as the weather heated up… wham! Numb, tingly hands. The extended cool weather in our area bought me a lot more time and I’m grateful for that. Now that summer has settled in though, I have to work around the numb hands. So while I’d like to continue my project on schedule, making one pillow a week, it probably isn’t going to happen. We’ll just see how it goes. I’m still committed to finishing my project – it will just take longer than I anticipated. Bear with me…

So enough of that. This week’s pillow is an outdoor pillow, per Heidi T.’s request on my Facebook page. As it turns out, I had some leftover outdoor grade fabric from a window covering job I did in the last year, and after a little research (I’ve never made outdoor pillows before) got to work. I used this stripe as a test in perfecting my perfectionist skills as well (or maybe I just wanted to torture myself) but it actually went more smoothly than I expected. Well, just see for yourself…

Incidentally, outdoor fabrics are very useful indoors as well as out because they are soil and water-resistant and, obviously, less susceptible to fading and damage from the sun.

Also, if you’d like to try some simple outdoor pillows yourself, I found a great tutorial on how to use vinyl tablecloths (or vinyl backed fabric) to make pillows. Here’s the link

if you’re interested. You can also use oilcloth, duck cloth or canvas. There are tons of affordable outdoor fabrics available now. The fabric I used for this pillow is still available at Hancock Fabrics.

‘Til next time…

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‘Azalea Pink’ by VintageInBloom

My azaleas are in bloom, the color makes me smile.


Art Deco Glass Link Bracelet

$30.00

8×10 Love What You Do

$15.00

Sassy Cluster Fabric Flower …

$20.00

Birch Wood Shavings Crafted …

$

Satin Flower Bridesmaid Head…

$40.00

Azalea Glossy Lip Tint

$6.00

Ready for summer bright and …

$120.00

Azalea – 1 Pom Pom

$4.00

Yellow in Pink Azalea

$7.00

Vintage Birds & Flowers Embr…

$80.00

Azalea

$30.00

Sugar and Spice Girls Room N…

$18.00

Honeysuckle Spring Bud Studd…

$26.00

SALE Hot Pink Fuschia Rose b…

$10.00

25 Raspberry Sherbet Paper S…

$

Royal Blue Bird and Pink Rob…

$20.00

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Today I installed some fun custom window coverings and a table cover in Karen’s kitchen. Having grown up happily in the 50s, Karen enjoys reminiscing about those times and has decorated her kitchen in a bold fun mix of colors and patterns popular during the 50s, accented with vintage dishes, bread boxes, tablecloths, and modern colorful accessories as well. Some might think it a chaotic mixture but I LOVE IT! And what really matters is Karen loves it! I had so much fun working on this project with Karen! Check it out…

Before

After (it's hard to tell but in the valance pleats is a red with white polka dot fabric - it's darling!)

Table cover

Valance

Before

After

Here’s a closeup of the valance and table cover fabric – isn’t it great?

Special thank you to Tyler who helped me with this relatively simple install (no standing on chairs or ladders for me!) Couldn’t have done it without you!!!

And if you’re wondering how my 9-month creative project is coming along, I’m 2/3 finished.  = )

Me and the belly, along with Karen (her feet on the left) and one of her cute doggies pondering other project possibilities (wish I had one with me smiling but it's either this one or a profile showing the back of my head)

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‘Happy Father’s Day’ by tcarter242


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Three Trout Soaps on a Rope …

$

Heart in a Jar, Hand Blown G…

$65.00

IKA Messenger Emerald green …

$69.00

Dad and Me – Family slipper…

$110.00

Hamburger House Embroidered …

$13.99

Cream and Brown Serving Bowl

$24.00

Red LEGO Tile Cufflinks

$8.99

You Make Me Happy When Skies…

$20.00

Vintage Map Key Chain With a…

$26.00

Men’s If You Barbecue Th…

$22.00

Fathers Day Tree Acorn Dad a…

$

Mens Oven mitt set in Lime g…

$25.50

2 – Bicycle – Etched Pint Gl…

$25.00

There is still time 4 Dad…

$138.00

Giant coffee mustache mug se…

$20.00

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‘Dad – King of the Grill’ by SimplyCutebyKarin


Father Knows Best BBQ Apron …

$35.00

FATHERS DAY Sale – Dry Spice…

$14.00

Grill Utensil Rack

$14.99

Railroad Spike Bottle Opener…

$20.75

Portable Folding Grill Table

$145.00

Mens Oven mitt set in Chocol…

$25.50

Tools BBQ Holder or Crock fo…

$22.00

King of the Grill Wonderful …

$19.00

Father’s Day Card (Barbe…

$3.00

Moustache Pilsner Glasses – …

$24.00

Vintage Mid-Century BBQ Tool…

$25.00

Organic Original, Natural Ed…

$335.00

Campfire Hand Held Hot Dog G…

$12.00

Seahorses fork

$8.00

Wood meat tenderizer

$15.00

Wicker Tray

$25.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘A Hen Of A Good Time’ by thealmightybaa


Three Chubby Hens, Stoneware…

$30.00

vintage HUBBARD’S SUNSHI…

$

Chicken – Vinyl Wall Art Dec…

$10.00

Hen ‘n Eggs

$14.00

Mr and Mrs Cereal Bowls with…

$35.00

3 French Hens

$42.00

Womens Urban ROOSTER T Shirt…

$17.00

Rustic kitchen – Chickens an…

$11.00

Hand printed pouch with hen

$19.00

Chicks and Mother Hen Glass …

$8.00

French Hen Print on Vintage …

$7.00

The BELLA Vintage Inspired R…

$

Farm Fresh Eggs Shabby Sign …

$

Two Red Hens Oil On Board 8&…

$48.00

Personalized Pretty Poultry …

$18.00

Hen and Rooster Set Prints (…

$30.99

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