Sunday, March 30, 2008
did i ever show you that i can now make more than pillow shams? i am telling you, the list of home-sewn goods is growing like crazy around here! haha. i will say there is nothing like the satisfaction of creating something from fabric. i just wish i could do it a little faster!

so, a big nope on "mission church pew." i did find a beautiful one at a local consignment store, but it was a wee too long, and a bit too wobbly. told ya.

thanks, nmb, for the info. i already received a few photos. but nothing like the deal hqm got - lucky duck! but, i will keep that contact on my list - great stuff!

someone asked about my painted cabinets. i had a lady paint them for us. i watched her work, so i can tell you this - she hand painted them with oil based paint. she removed the doors and laid them tilted up in my garage. they were dark wood originally and i know she did not sand them first, but i believe she did prime them. oh, why can't i remember exactly? i may have to ask her.

we are out of the house for a few days while our floors are being redone which was necessary due to the removal of some lower kitchen cabinetry (that had unfinished flooring underneath). there are definitely some perks to this crazy lifestyle:

the inability to cook and do laundry. it is a bit like a hometown vacation. no complaints here :)
  posted at 7:55 AM  

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

Hee hee... enjoy your little mini vacation! I love that Amy Butler fabric bag. Will we see more of your wonderful sewing projects?? You are always an inspiration!

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Lorilu said...

Perhaps you should find even more things for them to do so you can enjoy breakfast in bed for a few more days! ;)

At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fun, fun, fun! i love room service and nice hotels. i could make a whole vacation of just staying in hotels and doing nothing else. enjoy! i'm going to call you in a pizza for dinner tomorrow night. blessings!

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Grand Life said...

Just discovered your blog and it's wonderful. I have no talent for decorating but love to admire other peoples. I love that your looking for a church pew. 26 years ago when we moved to this location a friend had two church pews (her husband remodeled churches) and she gave me one. It's a prized part of my large kitchen. Judy

At 9:58 PM, Blogger hot potato said...

love the fabric on your sewing project. looks like you are taking things nice and easy in your hotel room. at least it looks like a hotel room with room service...

good luck with all the renovations. i am dying to see the finished product. jen said it was going to be amazing!

At 5:29 AM, Blogger chriskauf said...

That bag is adorable, enjoy your time away from the mess.

At 5:41 AM, Blogger hqm said...

Love your little pouch...once youi start sewing it is hard to stop!
Enjoy you little "vacation!"

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, Poor baby, this remodeling lifestyle of yours looks like fun!!! Oil based paint is the only way to go for kitchen cabinets, Its not fun to use, but it definately makes a difference on the outcome.
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At 6:23 PM, Blogger Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your little bag, especially the color.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger Melissa Lewis said...

Love this bag, great job! Is that Amy Butler fabric? Love all of her designs. Hope we get to see more of your sewing products:)

Enjoy your time away from home! Soak it up while you can:)

At 8:26 PM, Blogger CIELO said...

Love that foot!

"Happiness is contagious...when you reflect happiness, then all others around you catch the happy bug and are happy, too."

Have a great night!


At 5:11 PM, Blogger suburban mom said...

I swear orange is my new favorite color - I've bought so much stuff in it lately.

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Kimber said...

And your toes look good too.


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