Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I hand-sewed these ties for my boys. It is really really really hard to find ties for little boys in stores, so I made some from a pattern from the Purl Bee website. The white shirts are from a thrift store...about $2 ea. We are going to a wedding in May and the bride's colors are turquoise. It is also a beach wedding. I thought bright blue ties and bright green Hawaiian shorts would be cute.
We tested/modeled the clothes in the backyard...only for a little while though so they didn't get dirty.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We took a trip up to the mother ship (IKEA) on Saturday before Easter. On the way home, we stopped in Lockhart, TX (in between Austin and San Antonio) and purchased some retro 1950’s Burke/Tulip chairs that I saw advertised on Craigslist ($25!). I was wondering why no one in Austin had gobbled these up yet. Then I knew...it was a haul out there....so very far outside of Austin. It was still worth it though; I was excited to find them. It took us longer to get home than usual, because we took a wrong turn on I-10 and started going toward Houston! Lots of driving indeed to pick up these chairs. I am going to clean up/fix up the chairs (going to paint the orange chair white also) and make new cushions for them with Amy Butler fabric one of these days.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I've been redecorating my sewing room the past couple of days, so I have been looking at a lot of pics of sewing/craft rooms lately. I'll post a pic soon of the redecorating outcome. I am liking how it is coming along, better use of space for work.