Friday, September 30, 2011

tgi friday

the last two fridays have been great.
last friday, i was mentioned on apartmenttherapy's re-nest site. yippee!
and then today my profile is on the clover market blog.


now i'm off to a music fest for the weekend where i will see portishead and chavez, among many other bands. i'm super excited :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

a turquoise baby quilt and pillows

i made all of this last friday when i took off the day of work. it's amazing how much you can get done when you wake up at 6am and just start sewing.

please note my new plant below. it's some fancy pants oregano from terrain. i am hoping i keep it alive for at least a few months. on a side note, terrain is incredible. however, i'm not sure how they get away with their prices! it just becomes comical after a while. oh look, it's a table runner on sale for $90, or a 4" plate on sale for $30. how about this table that's been sitting out in the rain for a year for $5,000. it gets to the point where i think $24 for a plant is a steal. then i get home and realize i just spent $24 on an oregano plant. at least it came with the cute planter :-)

getting back to business... the new baby quilt is in the shop

and the pillows are available here in the shop.


just because he's the cutest.
and check out the beauty at the glenside farmer's market. we bought a ton of stuff, i'm making one of those butternut squashes tonight.

Monday, September 12, 2011


in honor of my 100th sale on etsy, i am offering 10% off ALL items in my etsy shop! just use coupon code 100SALES at checkout for 10% off everything. now would be a perfect time to order a quilt for a holiday gift :-)


Thursday, September 8, 2011

frames quilt and CLOVER market

the first clover market of the season is next sunday, september 18. i've been busy quilting some new items for the shop. i bought a couple of these fabrics at a great quilt shop in pike place market in seattle. i still haven't told you about that trip, but hope to get caught up one day.

the faux bois fabrics i bought at spool several months ago. they sort of remind me of a series of frames hence the name, frames quilt.

and just because my dog is the cutest in the universe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

five minute pillow makeover

want to snazz up some pillows? all you need is some trim, your pillow cases and 5 minutes.

so you'll want to grab your pillow cases. then cut a length of trim that is long enough to go all the way around the edge, with an extra 1" to fold under.

start at the seam and fold the trim under itself 1/2". you can pin the trim first, but i like to just jump right in and sew.

sew along the edge of the trim. if it's thick trim you may want to sew along each edge, but mine was skinny enough to just sew one edge.

once you get to the end, fold the edge under again and voila. beautiful pillow cases :-)