Friday, March 27, 2009

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric....

Really excited about the way this turned out...Will have more ready for the show at Collected Thread on Good Friday.

New fabric for new spring skirts and dresses. Better get to work!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Would LOVE to see your smiling faces...

Come one come all...and please bring a friend!

The lovely and adorable Lindsay Zodrow, owner of Collected Thread, is showcasing my creations Friday, April 10th! It happens to be a Live on the Plaza night too, so plenty of fun to be had all over. NW 16th and Blackwelder in OKC.

A couple of weeks later I will be peddling my wares at the 2nd annual NORMAN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Super excited about Other Lives! Come by and buy a super comfy skirt to enjoy the days festivities in. Saturday the 25th of April.

Kicking off Mother's Day weekend at Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar in Oklahoma City at the Fairgrounds. Saturday the 9th of May.

Will have a ton of new inventory at all of the events. Just got a new shipment of fabulous fabric in. Gotta get with it!

Monday, March 23, 2009

You Should Make Plans For This Thursday Night

Go check out Tyler's band, Wesley Wilson and the Perennials along with our friends, Gentle Ghost this Thursday night at Speakeasy in OKC. It's just off of Western before you hit I-44.

Sweet poster by the great awesome!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brand Spankin' New Skirts for Sale

Time to shave those legs!

Just finished some new cute skirts. Comfy cotton with wide elastic at the waist. Easy to pull on with a tee shirt and sandals and scoot!

They are available at Collected Thread for $38.00. I will have them available on Etsy by next Friday along with other fun stuff.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Tyler Day!

Tyler turned 27 today!

Three things that are happening today that he digs:

1. Thunderstorms
2. Brownies
3. Los Dos Amigos

Happy birthday honey!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Saturday Trunk Sale at the Beadery on Campus Corner

For those of you in the Norman area, you should definitely check out
the Beadery this Saturday!
Peruse the work of three Oklahoma designers:

Tallgrass by my friend, the wonderful, Reese Truesdell
Pines by Emily Ball
Feather Revolution by Erin Turner

Affordable jewelry all day long. Please go and bring friends!
Hooray for spring
11:00 to 6:00
Saturday the 14th

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Piece of Cake Weekend Project

Super easy and affordable upholstered window valences!

The weather is way too nice to work on interior projects, but when spring showers arrive you might give these a go.
All you need is:
  • Pine boards the width and length desired. I used 12 inch boards and allowed an extra 3 inches in length on each side for curtain rod clearance. The end pieces are 6 inches wide.
  • 4 medium L-brackets and 2 large L-brackets per window valence. (the screws are included)
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Power drill
  • 2 people for installation
  • Furry helpers
Screw in medium L-brackets.
Start by upholstering the ends first. Make sure it's pulled tight. You don't want bubbles in the middle.
After the ends are secure, start with one side of the fabric and work from the middle out.
When you get to the end, pull excess fabric tight and watch the corners to keep them smooth.
Repeat on the other side, making sure to pull tight.
Fold raw edge over when making final staples to leave a finished look.
Measure for large L-bracket placement and drill brackets into the wall with the corner facing out.
Install by securing the large L-bracket to each end of valence.
Adds nice height and another layer of texture. Is also a great way to hide boring curtain rods. Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Canton Scores

It was definitely a successful trip. We found just about everything on our lists and then some!
A few photos of what a modern day treasure hunt looks like.

I had to resist the urge to buy the red vintage lawn chairs.

Can you spot the cute, fluffy dog in this vendors booth?

Loved the old marquee letters, but no "H's" to be found.

Junk galore! My kind of place.

Some much needed home-made ice cream after a long day of scouring the place.

I found:

  • 12 1920's wooden folding chairs that once belonged to the International Order of Old Fellows $11.50 each! What a deal.
  • 1 glass, amber colored head
  • A flying pig made of recycled street signs. Slightly tacky but I love it. He needs a name.
  • 2 iron shoe cobbling molds
  • 2 metal hanging baskets for my porch. Can't wait to plant them up.
  • 1 perfectly quaint side table for traveling to craft shows.
  • An awesome old door with beautiful carving
  • 2 1910's window sash sets. We are going to use them as our cabinet doors for our record shelves.
Mom had the best deal of the day! She talked a guy down to $125 for TWO vintage beds. They are in great shape with the side bars included! They just need a fresh coat of paint and they'll be ready to go at the cabin.

Next Canton weekend is: April 2nd - 5th

If anyone is interested in taking a trip, let me know. I'd love to go for round two!