Here are a few pictures of a couple couches that I recently slip covered. I did the first one in January this year for my friend Michelle. I did the second one for a friend of a friend. This couch is used in her sun room. I started slip covering couches when Andie was about 6 months old. We had a great L shaped couch that we bought before Katherine was born for 100.00 in Utah. The problem was that the couch was pastel pink and was really starting to show it's age. We were still students and had NO money to buy a couch. I had been watching all the design shows where they were talking about how easy ;) it was to do it so I decided to try. Several yards of denim fabric later and with some help from Katherine at 4 years old and we had a new couch! I was so excited. The couch has been passed on to a couple in med school, but it is still going strong and looking good in it's denim cover! I have done aprox. 15 since then. I think I just get so excited to see a couch come alive again that I can't resist taking another job.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Allyson and I were bored one day and decided to go quilt fabric shopping. This is what we came up with. It was so much fun to pick the fabrics together. I really enjoyed putting this quilt together. It is my first ever quilt from a pattern that I did all on my own. My mom did do the machine quilting for me, it is amazing. So now I need to sell this darling quilt so I can buy new fabric to start on another one! Anyone interested? ;)
Here is a quilt of scraps that I collected during my fist year on my own after high school. These are pieces of fabric from things I made for me and all of my roomies. Jessica B. do you recognize your dress fabrics? I just finished the binding today. Thanks to my mom who quilted it for me on fer long arm quilting machine, she's a pro!
I am so excited to use this as our car-picnic blanket!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Here are a few pics of matching dresses I made a few months ago. The funny thing is that Addisons was a size 3 mo and Andies was a size 4T, ha ha! Oh well they seem to fit for the moment! Enjoy! Get a load of those thighs in the last picture!
My sweet baby is geting big so fast. She finally cut her first two teeth 2 days after turning 9 months! She has since cut two top teeth as well. Addison is still not crawling, when she does get on her tummy she will only scoot backwards. My baby girl is stuck in reverse. She is loving to stand at the couch and will even let go at times to test her balance! Addison is weighing in at 21 pounds and is wearing size 18 month clothes. The next neatest thing about Addison now is that she is trying to say so many words. Dadda was her first word. Momma, again, uh oh, Katherine (ka-krin), baba for bottle, bye bye, and uff for the dogs. These words are not clear as a bell, but she seems to know the context because she always says them at the right time. We are all so in love with this little blessing in our home, we eat her up and squeeze on her daily!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
My friend Tina does amazing embroidery. She has the professional embroidery machine and everything she touches is beautiful. Tina made this hooded towel for Addison, is it not the cutest think you ever did see! I have been doing little home shows with Tina and Angela (she makes amazing stationary, The Paper Cottage). I have been having so much fun working with them. If you are in the Atlanta area and want to so a home show let me know! If you are not in Atlanta we can still have things made for you.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The flowers are blooming and the bushes are looking alive again! I love walking down the street toward my house when the flowers are blooming and the bushes are looking good. Now notice that there are no pics of the backyard, because it is not so cute thanks to the 2 big dogs who tear it up daily. Someday I will have a nice backyard, but until then lets all enjoy the front!