Baby Carlie

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mothers Day!
For me, Mother's Day 2012 began on Friday morning when I went to drop off my latest project,
Baby Carlie's Christening outfit. 
It was made from the train of her Mother's wedding gown.

I love the fact that her Mom saved the picture of her wedding gown
that she tore out of the bridal magazine at the salon almost 15 years ago.

Carlie's has three older brothers ages; 12, 8 and 2.  Her mom has been waiting 14 years for this little princess to arrive.  She has told me that since the day she was married she dreamed about having a daughter
and having her wedding gown made into the christening gown. 

This was such a fun project to complete.
I really enjoyed removing the lace from the hem of her train and
 reworking it for Carlie's Christening Gown and Blanket.

Her Mother also requested that I make a Monogramed Christening Blanket.

Above are a few detail shots of her blanket

When Chris opened the box that contained Carlie's Christening Gown
her eyes filled with tears.
It was an amazing moment to watch her face light up and hear her reminisce about buying her wedding gown and talk about how she dreamed of having a daughter who would be able to wear a Christening gown made from her Wedding dress.
This Mother's day I was able to help make one mom's dream become a reality.
Life doesn't get much better than that :)

Interested in having a dress like this made for your little one ... email me at:

Farm House Fabulous a Re-Decorating Story

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet Maritza's dinning room,
It was a room in need of an update...

In the original room the walls were painted with
Eddie Bauer Crimson EB28-3
Although she loved the idea of a red dinning room
Maritza wasn't sure if her current color ideal.

She wasn't happy with the window treatments either.
When talking with her she mentioned that her ideal room would be calming,
warm and inviting.
A place where friends and family would happily gather not only on holiday but over a cup of coffee after the kids had gone to bed.
She wanted a room that felt lived in!

After reviewing my notes and much thought

We decided on going in the following direction


I stumbled upon upon the following Ralph Lauren Linen
and new it would be ideal for her drapes.

We decided on moving forward with the floral linen.

The inverted pleated drapes were left unlined
so that the afternoon sun would shine through adding additional warmth to the space.

These window treatments became the jumping off point
for the rooms color story.

Originally she wanted to not have to repaint the entire room.
So we opted to use 
 Benjamin Moore Arroyo Red 2085-10
in a glaze finish over the upper wall
Using the following technique
and painting the lower wall in
Benjamin Moore RM - Richmond Bisque

As with most renovation things change as you progress
The orientation of the paint color on the walls flipped
and we lost the faux finish.

The color choices were so perfect
that switching the orientation
didn't affect take away from the over all look

The hard work is completed
and now
 it's time to accessorize!

Like this space interested in sharing your decorating challenge?
Just want a second opinion on your furniture selection ...
email me your biggest dilemma
I'd love to help
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