Wednesday, July 14, 2010

recent batch of echo pillows - shabby chic

Didn't realize I had SO MUCH fabric from when I worked for interior designers. I've combined remnants of that with other pieces that I've thrifted and they came out better then I anticipated. I am now working on more shabby chic style pillow covers. Check out my shop for more
Check back often.......I'm on a roll.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

and more - blue - pillows

I love these colors together.

My sister is gonna want this set.
I've been using some vintage thrifted fabrics,
remanents left from my days of sewing
for interior designers
and some treasures I've been hording.
Plus my stash of vintage and thrifted zippers.
I have lot's more coming......
shabby chic
This has been a great break from quilting,
less stress on the shoulders and it's
a great way to deplete some of my stash,
by sharing with others.

more pillows......blues

Pillow set numbers 12, 13 and 14

The flour sack pillow is mine.

For those of you that sew
understand that sometimes you buy fabric
or an item that you would like to repurpose
such as flour sacks, drapes, etc.
BUT, have a hard time cutting it.
Then when you do and your project turns out great,
you want to keep it.
That's what I am doing with the flour sack pillow.
The rest of the pillows are in my shop- -

Friday, July 2, 2010

another set of 3 pillows

These were listed in my shop this week.

I really like how 3 reversible pillows
using coordinating fabrics
offer a variety of looks.
These 3 pillows above were turned over
and viola........

.... you get this look above.

Fabrics used were 2 different vintage curtain panels,
imported French upholstery,
remanents, newly purchased piece from
a local quilt store and
recycled pieces from my stash.
here's a link to one of the listed pillows.
Be sure to check out the others.
I've started working on several blue, denim, ticking sets. They are looking good.Hope to have them in the shop this weekend.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lake Mcdonald Glacier NP

My son "e" is on his x-country bicycle trip and has been posting photos of his journey. It takes slowing down and appreciating your surroundings. This photo is absolutely mesmerizing.
Thanks "e".........Mom

Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm back.........

Now that I've cleaned up my sewing room from past custom projects
I have the room to sew.... and I've pulled out some of my stash
and have been making these
reversible pillows that fit
standard-size bed pillows.....

zippered on the side, removable covers for easy cleaning.

I love using these as a way to "store" guest pillows
without taking so much room
in a linen closet.

my latest projects now in my shop

Thursday, March 11, 2010

green acres

is the place to be...........

My son, would be proud of me when I, the city girl, entered the chicken coop with the new rooster with HUGE spurs to retreive my very first eggs. You see, my son "e" has ventured into raising chickens. As long as we get farm fresh eggs I'm okay with it. As "e" is getting closer to leaving for his x-country bicycle trip I'm going to have to get used to gathering my own eggs, I think I can do that; especially with my newly thrifted red Bass rubber clogs and my vintage egg gathering basket.

Friday, March 5, 2010

my newest projects.........

After finishing several quilt projects and
before starting a couple more I decided to focus on a couple smaller projects,
and here's what I came up with....
.....zippered pillow covers.

Don't know about you, but I've found the small
12 x 12 or 14x14 toss pillows
are not comfortable for taking naps on.
My family naps on the couch
and these zippered covers fit
a 20x26 standard bed pillow.
Making them comfortable AND easily washed.
This floral print is from a scrap that I found
while thrifting in Chicago last June.
The brown batik-type print was from a
table cloth also found in Chicago.
The golden tan checkered back is from
new quilt weight fabric
I found on sale.
The zippers are thrifted
and are found on the side,
making them easy to remove
while not being obvious.

They are currently listed in my etsy shop

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What started out as scarves...........

.........and shawls........

..........ended up as a very special project............

.......a reversible lap quilt for a very special book.
More to come!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Now that I have all my custom orders caught up with I really have to hit it hard this weekend to work on a quilt that has been invited to be published in a book. This is sooooo exciting for me. I could not wait for the long work week to end so that I could come home and get started. Then once I got home I didn't have the energy to even walk into my sewing room, besides it was cold. Instead we had dinner, kept the fire going (which is great for the single digit temperatures we are having here in the Ozarks), my son and I watched one of my favorite TV programs "Numbers" and then listened to NPR music while playing Mancala. Now he is asleep on the couch and I am getting ready to call it a night so that I can have sweet dreams of working on my book-quilt project tomorrow. I want to take photos of the steps and can get better pics in the daylight. The PLAN is to post the pics each evening that I work on the quilt so as to share my excitement. After this book-quilt is done I've got a couple more custom orders to work on, which is great for my simple dreams of sewing, but not so good for my etsy shop because I've not had the time to make new items to post.

Keep your eye out for the quilt photos.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

reaching up to touch bottom.....

I've just finished alterations on a wedding dress, brides maid dress, suit pants and made 5 brides maids clutches for my sisters sister-in-laws wedding. Fabric that was used to make the clutches was left over from bridesmaid dresses that I made for my sisters wedding 12 years ago and the flowers were made from the fabric I cut off while shortening the bridesmaids dress that I just echo clutch.
Now on to a custom quilt for a book, and I have to hit it hard to meet the deadline, then on to a custom order quilt and a bit more alterations. Sometime after all of this and the day job I hope to update the shop.

Friday, January 1, 2010

and the winner is.......................

Winiki............YOU WON.
Just go to to "contact me" with your name, mailing address, etc. etc.
Thanks for the comment and enjoy,

Come back again as I plan to have regular give aways.