Big News!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I don't know about you but the following collection of supplies just screams girl to me .... possibly a Pinkalicious girl!?!  I am so excited to share the following news Kim over at 733 a Creative Blog has selected me to design her DD's party dress for her 2nd birthday!  I can't even explain how excited I am over this opportunity.  I am a huge fan of Kim's blog.  I love stopping by and seeing what she's up to day to day, there's always something interesting happening.  Become a follower and be sure to stop back; cuz I feel a give away in the works in honor of this upcoming Pinkalicious party!!

The Chair

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So in the previous post green with envy or is it just the cording, I posted a photo of a chair I slipped for a client.  This particular chair I have coveted ever since I completed.  My husband and I combed craigslist for what seemed like years to find a chair similar in style and shape.  The above is what we were able to come up with and we love it!! It is a Federal Period Wing Chair circa late 1700's.  The chair measures in at 46" tall and 32" wide, you would never think finding a chair taller than 43" would be so hard until you try to locate one for yourself!
This is the room where our new chair will reside.  It is the first room you see upon entering our home.
Gotta love our empty bookcases!

Above is a photo of the fabric we are going to slip the chair in.  I just love how great it looks next to our area rug  This project is going to be a bit of a challenge as I will need to fill in all the spaces formed by the channel back upholstery. 

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Everyone Loves an Irish Kid

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I don't know about you but when I became a mother I had all these high expectations for myself.  I had a list of projects I was going to do annually for my kids, a St. Patricks Day dress being one of those items.  Well the bean is now 2 and we have celebrated 3 St. Patty's Day and I've only made one dress.  Last year I bought the cutest holiday  fabric, but ran out of time.  This year I had plenty of time but could not find the fabric I had already purchased and I was adamant I was not buying more St. Patricks' Day themed fabric.  Well the St. Patty's Day 2011 has come and gone and the search continues for my fabric.  Hopefully I will find it in time to make her a dress for next year!


 Leave me a comment, I'd love to know what are some of your ideas that have been left undone?

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Green With Envy (Or Is It Just The Cording)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Have you ever completed a project for a client and thought, "Geez I wish that was mine!"  Such was the case with this chair.  Even before I slipped it I was in love with the shape of the piece.  It is a large chair with graceful lines that seems to swallow you up when you sit in it ... I LOVED it!  I was in such despair when I delivered it to the client; I thought I will never find a chair this great for myself.  Good news it took over two years of combing craigslist daily and scouring antique markets but I was able to find myself a similar style chair.  Check back later and to see the pics of my new chair which is in need of a little love) and hear the story behind this truly fabulous find :) 

Leave me a note I’d love to hear about your hard to part with projects!

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A Family Heirloom

Monday, March 7, 2011

I have been creating keepsake garments for little ones now for almost seven years.  So you can only imagine how I felt when I found out I was having a baby girl.  Ask anyone I love having a son, but you can only sew things for your little boy for so long before it becomes odd.  While I was pregnant with my daughter I used to spend my days dreaming about making an over the top Christening gown.  I was so excited that I finally had the opportunity to create such a gown for my own child! 
I have always been a big fan of Martha Pullen and all her knowledge of heirloom techniques.  This dress combines one of her dress designs along with some of my own special details, which I added to make the dress more a reflection of my own personal taste/style.
I am so happy that I had the opportunity to create such an elaborate gown.  I can imagine her as a grown woman holding it and thinking about how I stayed up late at night when she was a just a newborn to create a special garment for her blessing day.

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