Sunday, July 20, 2008

12 foot bar of pyrex

I am leaving on a jet plane tomorrow and in the process of cleaning and tidying I got the idea that all my pyrex would cover the top of my now cleaned off kitchen island.  Yep, it does.
Any how, I will be gone to Seattle for a couple of weeks and probably won't be posting, but I am taking the laptop so you never know what I might do.  Tra la!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The hunt for the unexpected

My daughter had an extra long piano lesson today and so my boys and I got to really take our time at the thrifts this afternoon.  I found some good weekly reader books and a great little ottoman covered in yellow/gold naugahyde.  Then I found this piece of upholstery fabric.

It is enough to recover the ottoman but I am not sure that I can bear to put this into harms way (of feet and such).
This was sewn and then hand trimmed it looks like.  Can you see how great it is?!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The wildlife is leaping about

You know it is the monsoon season when the ground is thick with creatures.

And now for something completely different.

Here is the before shot--an ultrasuede jacket from the 50 cent rack.
Ta daa!  My new purse for traveling.  I really like it but I wish I did not always have to carry so much stuff (I am secretly a boy scout and must be prepared for everything).  
Those front slits are actually the pockets from the jacket--I am thinking of putting buttons on them so stuff won't fall out.  What do you think?
The inside has lots of pockets and one is perfectly sized for a Moleskine.
Now I have to clean my house but I am thinking that wardrobe inspiration might be too strong to resist.  

Friday, July 4, 2008


I found many vintage patterns at a thrift store for a song and bought them all up.  Then I got them home and wondered why I bought them.  I read the blog A Dress A Day and think I just got on the bandwagon for old patterns.  Anyways I decided to put them on Etsy and sent a link to Erin over at Dress a Day.  Then all the lovely readers came and began buying the patterns--I love that they are going to a good home.  (The two patterns pictured are still in my shop.)
I wish I could get some of that red and white print for me--are they llamas?