Yearly Archives: 2012

Shopping Handmade for the Holidays!

Shopping Handmade for the Holidays!

If you are anything like me, you have been totally bombarded by news about “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” sales – it’s overwhelming! I do find it frustrating that so many businesses turn the season of giving into a season of selling. However, I do love to give (and receive!) gifts! As much as possible,… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2012

Festival of Pie 2012

Well, the Festival of Pie (what we call Thanksgiving, because we have so much PIE!) was a rousing success! Actually, this was quite possible our best Thanksgiving EVER! We had lots of friends on hand, and my cousin Jessica, whom I haven’t seen since she was a flower girl at our wedding like 20 years… Continue Reading

Let the Cooking and Baking Commence!

Let the Cooking and Baking Commence!

Well, we’re back from our whirlwind trip to San Diego, where the Hubby was attending a music conference. We had a great view of the harbor from our hotel window: The Zoo was fantastic! Here are just a couple of great shots, but rest assured, Liam took a zillion! We also got to go to… Continue Reading

Chaise Slipcover Dyeing Complete!

Chaise Slipcover Dyeing Complete!

I’ve been hard at working changing out the colors in my living room. I’m halfway through the biggest project, sewing a slipcover for my hubby’s favorite chair, but I did get my chaise slipcover dyed – I was quite worried as I had to come up with a color combination that would overdye the new… Continue Reading

November Goals Check-in

November Goals Check-in

I have not accomplished much on this month’s goals yet: November Goals Custom iPad Cover for Kathy P. November 10   100% 3 custom dyed skirts for 3 lovely ladies November 15   0% 2 more sets of Row Houses for Open Studio December 8   0% 2 Custom tie headbands November 30   0%… Continue Reading

Studio Snapshots | Dyeing Linen Curtains

Studio Snapshots | Dyeing Linen Curtains

Another project that has bubbled to the surface is redoing the fabric in my living room. Hubby’s chair totally needs to be re-covered, so I’m changing the color scheme in there. I’ve been loving my Autumn Splendor palette, so I’m going to work with those colors. I’ll use solid colors for hubby’s new slipcover, a… Continue Reading