Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Simple Project and a Vintage Find

Several months ago I saw a cute friend at a party who had taken a plain cardigan and swapped out the plain buttons for some eclectic ones.  Before I went to S. Korea I found this cute cardigan at Target, and I knew that I wanted to find some cute buttons to embellish it.  My mom caught wind of my idea, and she of course wanted one too.  I still haven't sewn the buttons on my cardigan, BUT I've got some down time here at my House in the South, so I tackled my mom's last night.

I'm pretty pleased with the results.  I only brought 3 outfits with me on my 3 week trip, so I will be borrowing this while I'm here!!

On to my vintage find.

I've been organizing some things for my mom while I've been at her house, and I stubbled upon this...

I know I should have ironed it, but, well, I'm on vacation.  

Let me give you a close up

a little closer

I'd say this took just a little bit of time.

I'm thinking since I found it in the back of a closet that maybe my mom will let me take it home with me.

Back to laying on the couch doing nothing late at night a.k.a. vacation!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Home in the South

I arrived home to my house in the South on Wednesday, and have been busy finishing the pillows above.  I sewed them before I came, but I still had to handstitch the binding.

As a reward for finishing them yesterday, my parents watched my little ones today, so I could sneak off to a little fabric shop in the Atlanta area called Whipstitch.  Dana from MADE did a demo a couple weeks back at Whipstitch, so I knew that while I was in town I'd need to find my way to this shop.

While the store was very charming and had some great fabrics, nothing compares to Happy Quilt.  I got to go to Happy Quilt twice on my trip to S. Korea, but sometimes I wonder if I will ever return to that slice of heaven on earth!!!

Of course I couldn't leave empty handed, so I bought myself some Tina Givens (right) that I've seen and have longed to have in my stash.  I'm thinking it will be a good throw pillow fabric.  You know because I need some more throw pillows.  I also couldn't pass up the Joel Dewberry (left) fabric because I got two yards for $10, and that seemed like a screaming deal compared to other fabrics in the shop.  I also really like Joel Dewberry, but don't have anything of his stuff in my stash.  Now I do.  Happy day!

I'm not sure what's on the horizon for sewing from me in the next couple of weeks.  I'm on vacation at my mom's house for a little while.  Stay tuned, but please keep your expectations very, very low!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm alive!

Things have been pretty crazy in my life.  A whirlwind trip to LA and forgetting my clothes, driving to and from LA, celebrating the 4th, my birthday, and trying to get ready for a big trip to my house in the South, and on and on.

BUT, I have been working.  I lasted posted that I was thinking of making some dresses for Grace.  I decided to postpone that until after my visit to the South.  Instead I made my mom 2 pillows that she's been wanting.  I thought pillows would make her happy, and isn't it nice to make someone's day!?!

I also haven't finished these completely.  I just need to finish hand stitching the binding. I think that is the perfect activity for me while I'm at my mom's house.

I might have more to say about my Round of Applause Pillow on another day, but it's too late tonight.  Sorry.

Now I must get some sleep because I have A LOT to do tomorrow.
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