Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween!

Ok, I know that people have been posting their Halloween decorations and tutorials for weeks now and while I did put up a few things here and there at the same time I never got around to blogging about any of it. With Halloween this weekend and my birthday a few short days after that I thought I'd show off a few pics to start getting in the spirit of all things creepy, fall and festive.


I love my hay bale and the fact that I've had pumpkins out all month with out the fear of the AZ heat making a mess of them!

I made the wreath following a tutorial from Tatertots & Jello. Might have to make a Christmas version next month if I don't try to replicate one of these.

Bunting, feathers, skulls and spiders around the mantle and living room.

Happy Halloween!

Linking to The DIY Show Off here.

-Andrea

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Break Sewing

My sister had some time off from school for fall break last week so she and mom loaded up the car and headed to Utah to help with a few projects. Lucky me!

Thanks to blogs the like of Life in the Fun Lane and Miss Mustard Seed I have been obsessed with the idea of a white slip covered couch. White, cream, canvas, slipcovers-they're everywhere! In July I started scouring craigslist and KSL looking for an inexpensive, comfortable couch that would look great in white and in the new home I would be renting. September came and score! $50 later I owned a greenish tan comfy couch I couldn't wait to take white. The only snag in this great plan was I'd never sewn a slipcover before and an 8 foot sofa seemed like a beast to learn on. Not to fear! Enter one sister, one mom and a Bernina. Not only do I have a white couch but a new table cloth, 3 pillows and 2 outdoor seat cushions-sweet!

Sittin' pretty in white.

Making the pattern
(side note: I did NOT want to make a pattern. Drape and Go I yelled! Yea, what a terrible experience that would have been, good thing I listen to my elders-hehe)

So close!

I love you perfect white sofa & your happy pillows!

Did I mention we picked up the fabric for $4.60 a yard?? Of course that would have been an even better price if the sofa didn't end up taking over 110 feet of welting! Still, with only a $50 investment in the sofa I think I made out. Five days produced 1 slipcover, 3 pillows, 2 seat cushions and 1 table cloth-oh and a little bit of shopping and good food. Feel free to come back soon guys-I might even let you leave the house more than once! :)

Linkin' up to Miss Mustard Seed

-Andrea

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tiffany Blue

Remember This?


It later became this and found its way to Swiss Days with us.


While at Swiss Days we made a new friend who was in the process of creating a beautiful new bedroom for her daughter. She asked if the settee could be transformed one final time and today we delivered her this.


I love how it turned out! Her daughter's room is a complete surprise (this is one lucky girl) and I can't wait until she sees what a gorgeous room her mom put together for her. Thanks for letting us be a part of it!

-Andrea

Making New friends at this link party, at MMS and over at Sugar Bee.