A break in our regularly scheduled post of fabric combinations. Remember the sale at JCrew? Well, I ordered this suit.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
if I had a store-front, I'd sell fabric? I love fabric. Who doesn't? Anyway, the combination today has Peacock Blue (isn't that a great name?), olive green, and celery green.
Gorgeous! It's called "Punch Love Blue." How cute is that? I would love to name paint colors, fabrics, lipstick, and nail polish. I could come up with a few....but now I'm drawing a blank. I'll come back to that. You can find it at Calico Corners, too. Hope you're enjoying this as much as I am!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Today, the fabric grouping is a brick red, with a little taupe, little olive green, and a little gold. I love this fabric!
You can find it at Calico Corners. Wouldn't this make a great roman shade? The repeat is 16". Love! I'm loving the olives lately. I'm talking fabric but like to eat them, too!
Friday, August 26, 2011
I thought I'd do a series of posts on fabric combinations. I'd enjoy a post on fabric, so hopefully, you will, too!
It's always so much fun putting fabrics together. The colors in this grouping are a raspberry red, a grey blue, taupe, and a celadon green. So, what do you think? What space would you use these fabrics?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This morning as we're driving to the orthodontist - Erin is getting her braces off today! - we see this cluster of clouds, sun, and rays. This always makes me think of The Second Coming. Is this what it'll look like when He returns?
The second (hopefully it displays as the second) photo is of our little Joey. Life is hard for him, isn't it? He calls me Mimi.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Just maybe, I should've tried to get the wrinkles out? Anyway, this is a quick project (my kinda project) that offers some vertical organization. We're a house of "stackers." Stacks of bills, stacks of papers, stacks of files, stacks of clothes. You get the idea. Bulletin boards help.
Here's what you'll need:
: bulletin board
: fabric (I used linen from Premier Fabrics).
: poly batting or sweat shirt fabric (Sorry, I can't remember the proper term....jersey?)
: fabric scissors (I accidentally stole this pair from a local fabric store and keep forgetting to take them back. See the tassel? That's to remind whoever uses them that they DON'T belong to you!)
: staple gun
: push pins
: coke zero (very important)
1. Cut the poly batting to cover only the front of your board. (This board has been recovered multiple times and the batting has been reused each time).
2. Whatever size board you have, allow an additional 3" to cover the frame of your board.
Here's what the front side looks like.
3. Staple your corners first. Rotate - left top, right bottom, right top, left bottom. This keeps the fabric tight and helps to avoid having slack.
4. Fold down one side and staple.
5. Fold down other side. Staple. Rotate corners.
6. If you haven't kept hydrated, take a sip.....
7. This is what it will look like after you've stapled the corners. Rotating again, staple the sides a couple times each. The more you staple the tighter the fit.
8. Trim edges.
These are push pins I found at the container store. Wish I would've bought more. Cute push pins are hard to come by.
This board is for my 17 year old son. He didn't really appreciate his initial. Not cool. I told him once you start using the pins, there won't be a "K" anymore. Oh.
There you have it! It probably could use some more staples in back.....I'll get right on that.
If you want some more "how-to's," head on over to....
Monday, August 22, 2011
There's no better way to
celebrate cope with the first day of school than going on over to the sale at J Crew. It gets better. There's an additional 30% off final sale items! Here's a few goodies....
This was on sale but wasn't a final sale. Love it!
I wish this was on sale. It's a men's watch, so in theory, I could share it with Paul. But, if I bought it, it'd be for me. I first saw it over at Urban Grace on Erica's Christmas list. Tres cool!
I've started Christmas shopping, adding to my stash to have great gifts on hand, so I don't go all generic when the time comes. I've been doing this for a few years, and I really like it. It's nice to have gifts on hand that are great and were purchased at a great price. Yay me!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Hello! It's been a few days, weeks, ok -MONTHS, since I've posted. Please, forgive me!
It's a challenge for me to live life, work, and blog! I've been busy, like you have, too. I will attempt to fill you in on what's been going on.
Every summer I tell myself that I'm going to organize all of my cabinets. If this house has a strength, it's cabinets. I have a brazillion cabinets.
Well, I didn't accomplish my goal, but I feel I've been productive. My office is a dumping spot. It's getting better. You can now see the carpet. The fabrics above are for window treatments, a table cover, and an upholstered bulletin board. The walls have been painted (March 2010) this color.
Sherwin Williams 7017 Dorian Gray
I've also hung plates for artwork, sold my oversized executive desk, purchased an art print, but it's still not blog worthy. It seems so hard for me to finish a room! So, what do you think about the fabrics? They are so pretty to me. The blue is what I'd call a peacock blue. Love it with the gray.
Thanks for reading, ya'll!