Archive for the 'textiles' Category

Sparkly chairs!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

I just finished a super-fun project with a set of 1950’s chairs from my good friend’s grandma. They had been well-loved, but the one above was the worst one. For the most part, while they were pretty darn rusty, the worst thing that had happened to them was the passage of time. The stuffing and […]

Wedding dress – part 1

Friday, March 29th, 2013

A dear friend of mine is getting married this May to her partner of many, many years. I am so honored that she asked me to make her wedding dress for her! I feel blessed that I get to use my skills as a means of showing love and support for her. L wants something […]

Upcycled diaper storage

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Our bedroom used to be a sanctuary. A cool green, sheer-curtains, blissfully serene, no-kids-toys-allowed kind of sanctuary. Well, then Kid #2 happened and we needed somewhere to put… everything. She’s sleeping in the guest room right now, but the changing table, diaper pail, pack n’ play and all her clothes are stored HERE. See this […]

Oh sheet

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Did you ever have something that you love so much you don’t want to get rid of it, even when the simple thing would be to just buy a new one? Well call me crazy, but my bedsheets are one of those things. They were a wedding gift to us, so they are some crazy-high […]

Etsy, round 2

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

I used to be pretty active on Etsy until I got busy doing some other stuff like, well, raising my first baby, moving to a new house, having a second baby, trying to wring a productive hobby farm from land that had been woods for 50 years or more, you know, the usual. Well, now that […]

Buttercup dress

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Just whipped up another American Girl doll ball gown for a friend’s daughter’s birthday. It seems everyone around here has one of those dolls! I should mention that I am NOT a doll person. However, I remember all too well how much I used to enjoy them (their dresses, mostly) when I was a kid. […]

Sofía’s swim bag

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Sofía’s started taking swim lessons at our local aquatic center. She loves them! But sharing a gym bag with her when she goes twice a week and I try to go at least 4x a week – which entailed a complete emptying and refilling of the bag’s contents each time – was becoming quite a […]

Dressing up the tree

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Last year was the first year we stayed home for Christmas instead of traveling across country to visit one set of grandparents or the other. It was reallllly nice! I especially enjoyed having our first-ever Christmas tree and some place to display the handblown glass ornaments I love to collect. Only one thing was missing – […]

Quick mini tree skirt

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

We found a Christmas tree in our basement today! Ok, that’s not quite accurate. We knew the previous owners had left us one, but it was bundled and swathed up in black plastic bags and we never really got around to bringing it up. But today Sofía was playing down there with me while I […]

Slipcover done!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. I actually had to rip apart the sides multiple times, and then tear out the seat and recut it (smaller, thank goodness), before it would fit like I wanted it to. But… it’s finally done! And I think it looks pretty good. I’m really happy […]