Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

bathroom re-do

Last weekend we re-did our hall 1/2 bath. I had this decorating itch that I just had to scratch so I ordered some home decor fabric (that I have been looking for a good excuse to order for a long time anyway). I used Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room collection. The fabric itself is absolutely stunning, as is everything else Anna Maria creates! So, I sewed a valance, embellished my hand towels with fabric, and created some "art" pieces for the walls. I picked out the paint myself and did so in less than 15 seconds, so for me this is the hardest thing. I am not sure I like it and am still getting used to it. My 8 year old son described it to our neighbor as "poo poo brown", and my 4 year old daughter walks in there shaking her head and saying "not pretty, not pretty". So it may be that they are giving me a complex, but it also may be that it really doesn't look that hot, because decorating is definitely not my forte! So, if you have an opinion, please leave it, good or bad. I am trying to learn. I must clarify that these pics were taken with my iphone so they are not the best quality pics, but you get the idea. You can only see the corner of the valance, but that is because I could not get the lighting right and it happened to come out ok in that one, so that is all you get of the valance. The "bird picture" is fabric stapled on to an art canvas and then covered in mod podge. I don't think I would do the mod podge step again unless it was for a bathroom or kitchen. It does make it look nice, but almost gave me a heart attack as it really wrinkled up when applied. I had to re-stretch and re-staple it. It all turned out ok in the end. **Ok, I am having a lot of trouble with the layout of this post, and I am running a fever. I don't know if the 2 are related, but I am just going to let it turn out as it may, so forgive me if it is all wonky.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

this just in....

Sorry again for the long pause. It has been very busy around here with school and fall activities starting and I have just been feeling a little down. I have been sewing and will try to start posting more about my sewing projects. That much has not changed. I am still in love with sewing, but still not in love with my Baby Lock 'Grace' sewing machine. I need to go have a class. Maybe I can now that the kids are back in school. Well purpose of this post.....I have gotten a couple of pictures back from the photographer of my clothes. These will be going up in my etsy shop very soon! I love how they came out! What do you think?!!