Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eye Candy

PRETTY magazines + double-sided tape + scissors + poster board = Sunday eye candy. Things and colors that inspire me:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pink and Brown Bedroom

WITH $9 for paint and my new pink quilt I made as inspiration, I've transformed my once white and barren room, to this lovely haven:

I've finally taken the time to push aside life and make my dream room come true. Being a renter, there's only so much you can do when it comes to interior decorating. But with a little maneuvering, I got the landlord to let me paint. I figure if I'm ever gonna have a pink and brown room, I better do it now. Here's the breakdown:

Marshalls: (The go to place for everything you didn't know you needed) - Magenta peonies flowers (my favorite), white circular mirror and white and magenta polka dot pillows.

Target: Brown quilted coverlet, pink polka dot sheets, glass lamp and shade.

HSN: Brown tufted headboard. Okay, so this was something I already had for the room. But still, I got this amazing chocolate velvet headboard for a steal when I happened to flip past this channel one night.

Home Depot: A quart of 'shy blush' pink paint.

Grand total: Just under $250. But really, it's priceless to me. All I know is... I had yet to make a place in my apartment where I could just 'be'. And now that I have one, my only regret is not doing it sooner. I know, I know.... pink and brown isn't for everyone. But to me, I've finally got my quiet oasis where I can relax and feel cozy for a good read or just some quiet time.

Where are your favorite places to get away for some 'you' time?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pink Button Quilt WIP

WHEN YOU CAN only get to this project on the weekends, it tends to last a loooong time.

Button ties complete.

Piecing together my binding strips.

Um, yeah....loooooots of strips to equal the length of the perimeter of the quilt.

Getting ready to pin the finishing strips around the outside of the quilt.

Sewing the strips on. When that's finished, I wrap the strips around to the backside of the quilt and hand sew with a blind stitch to finish up. Happy Valentine's Day! Some quilting love from me to you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

The sunshine inspired this photo I took of a jar of old buttons my grandma so graciously donated to me.

This little birdie pin cushion from my dear friend, Dee, kept me company while sewing.

Pinned my quilt 'sandwich' together (meaning the top quilt, the batting and then the bottom) so I could sew 99 buttons on. By hand. And then after stitching one button on, I quickly changed my mind. I gotta figure out how to sew on about half of that and then maybe just use embroidery floss to stitch the leftover spaces together. I'll show you what I mean later on when I'm finished.

Oh yes,...and I also developed a small obsession with the new Jell-O chocolate mousse cups:

*ehem* Dr. Mr. Jell-O company: Please review and revise your six cup package design to hold twenty-four cups instead. One for each hour of the day. Thank you.

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