Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Client Files-A den Story

Wanted to share with y'all something I have been working on for a client.
Here is the room.
wide open spaces....
and there are lots of fun pillows to be made...

Can't wait for you to see what we have come up with...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Family Pictures

I am so glad we were able to have some family pictures taken at the end of our marathon vacation.
A friend of Casey's from college lives in Atlanta and has started a photography business.
We jumped on the opportunity to have her get some  last shots of us as a family of 3!

lil' bit looks so serious here!

We had a great time taking these pics until a certain 2 yr. old had a naptime meltdown. haha.

If you live in the Atlanta Area and would like to get more information on our photographer please email me at

I will be happy to give you her contact info and list her site!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Finally Coming Together

Nothing in the whole world makes me feel better than to see my vision become reality.
When it comes to our dining room this room has, well seen his day.
Now.... he is singing praises of ALMOST being complete!!!


Our new RUG!!!
and slipcovers for the parson's chairs at the end!!!

now... to find some chairs we can make work with kids for the middle chairs...

And from the other view you can see we need to get rid of the other china cabinet and figure out our shelving around the window.

Here is a close up of the fabri swatch we found for the new curtains. 
Matches really well with the botanicals.

What do you think about our newest additions?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Can you guess where this project is going??

Thankfully my handy dandy roller, with paint in the handle; and frog tape made this naptime project a breeze!!

Be back tomorrow to show you!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recent Pinspiration!!

**ps. i need some help, either safari, firefox, or blogger isn't allowing me to imbed these images straight from Pinterest. Could someone ever so kindly help me figure out why?? I want to give credit where credit is due. 

In the meantime you can follow all my boards via THIS LINK!!
been feeling the need to make lots of really cute burp cloths recently!!

holy inspiration batman!!! I now want to makeover my garage!!
tipjunkie... you find the most creative ppl... you win again!!

have NO fear I will be attempting this guy this weekend!!
**need I mention 9 DAYS TILL KICKOFF!!!!!!
Can hardly wait!!!!

I really want to attempt a dog bed like this for lilly!!
this pom trim always gives me a fit...
know any tricks for working with it??
I will SOOO be ordering this pattern to make the AG dolls a coat for christmas!!

From the looks of things I am inspired to craft!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Disney Recap 2

lion king show at animal kingdom

 main street show at mk. i don't know how they do it.
 this is the spitting camel outside of Alladin's magic carpet ride
 the 3:30 show 
outside of the castle. she was enchanted.

 introducing princess belle
at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, she was quite timid.

we all really enjoyed Epcot.

 we got to meet quite a few characters at Epcot character spot!

dancing on the ferry over to MK
singing in the rain umbrella at Hollywood.
I used Jones Design Company's free printable for some cute luggage tags to label our stuff.
had a blast playing in the line waiting for Winnie the Pooh, one of the most innovative lines I have ever been in.
And.... American Girl in Atlanta.
she had no idea what she was about to see, but she knew I was excited!!
she was in hog heaven!!
ready for lunch.

mommy's babies, and hers got all fixed up in the beauty salon!

This is definitely a vacation we will never forget!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upholstery- the story of a bench

Here is the story of a small bench with LOTS of potential. 

You remember that major story in April that swept through the southeast??

A lot of bad happened, but some good did come, like some awesome antiques on the curb;
enter exhibit A.

A sweet friend of mine snatched this and a few other items out of someone's "trash" pile. She knew if we  put our minds together we could make this little guy cute in no time flat!!

We had no top, so we used a scrap piece of plywood, drilled 5 holes to make a diamond shape and got to work.

1. covered in multiple layers of batting.
2. stapled the batting down
3. trimmed the excess
4. covered the batting with dr's flannel, aka curtain inner lining... same thing
5. cover buttons in accenting fabric
6. pin and sew the piping in place.

 7. attach main fabric to the cushion
 8. attached the buttons with an upholstery needle and heavy duty twine
 9. we added "L" brackets underneath to attach the cushion to
10. stapled the piping to the bench frame, and screwed on the top.

I will show a "tada" pic in my friend's uuber cute house.