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10 Aug

Some good things from my Google Reader and real life…

If I were shoes, I would be these shoes

Yet another thing that I am going to attempt to sew

I am super excited to be signing up for a membership here

One day soon I’ll be a student here (if they ever get around to transferring my credits)

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Amy Butler, I <3 You

10 May

In my Googling for all things sewing related, I came across the cutest fabric again and again.  It didn’t occur to me to care about who made it, I just liked it.  Then I came across a purse pattern that I thought even I, novice beginner that I am, could whip up.  I noticed the name Amy Butler in a lot of message board posts.  And noticed that I had seen her name attached to some of those fabrics I liked so much.  So I Googled her to find out what all the ruckus was about. 

Now I know.  And now I wonder how I could not have known before.  This is Amy Butler

My love for her is fresh, about 2 or 3 weeks new.  And then I heard rumblings on my shelter blogs that she was coming out with a wallpaper line.  And then I came across this post on Making it Lovely (which I promptly tweeted about even though I’m pretty sure no one who follows me on Twitter cared about). 

And THEN I came across these two posts about it – Apartment Therapy and on Design*Sponge

If you’re interested in buying some wallpaper (which would make me totally green-eyed) go to Graham & Brown’s website.

I want a sewing machine

17 Apr

So, I learned how to knit.  That was great.  I’m not that great at it, but I enjoy it.  Here’s the thing about knitting – it takes me forever to finish anything.  I’m an instant gratification kind of person so this is somewhat frustrating.  If I can’t whip up a scarf in the time it takes me to drive to Target and buy one then chances are pretty good that I’m going to abandon the project.  Now sewing is something I think I would like.  There’s a machine involved so it’s quicker then my fingers moving about.  I could whip up curtains in no time.  I could hem something with the touch of a pedal.  Mainly though, I want to make these things.

There’s something about making your own curtains, shower curtain, tablecloth.  “I love your [curtains, shower curtain, tablecloth, etc.]!!  Where’d you get!  Maybe I can get one, too!”  “Oh, I whipped that up with some fabric I had around the house.” “Oh.” “Yep, one of a kind.  Sorry.”

So, yeah, sewing machine.  If anyone wants to help me towards this purchase I am open to accepting Amazon.com gift certificates.

*I don’t know what the patchwork theme is about.  I think it comes from the fact that I want to sew a quilt (which is a whole different thing to talk about at a later date).  Why I am becoming all down home, let’s hand-make stuff! is beyond me.  I’m just going with it.  When I start wanting to make my own soap, someone please organize an intervention.

An Amazing Bathroom Redo

16 Apr

A woman took an ugly bathroom and did a fabulous temporary redo.  If this is her idea of a temporary redo then I’d love to see what she’d do if it was for reals.   Go check out all the photos here!

You want something to click? I’ll give you something to click.

15 Apr

Crushing on a Couch

8 Apr

I was perusing my Google Reader feed and came across a new post on The Newlywed Diaries.  It had some pictures of home things and then it had a picture of my new amore. 

{photo credit: Anne Coyle in Cottage Living}

Look at that couch*!  It’s wonderful, it looks comfy, it’s a great shape, great lines, and it’s covered in delicious looking fabric.  I have a serious crush on it.   It looks inviting.  I also love that the end against the wall has a lounge element to it.  I want to grab a book, curl up there and read until I fall asleep under a cream colored throw. 

Also, let’s talk about how brilliant the lighting is.  Because the couch fits snuggly into that space there is no room for a table which means there is no room for a lamp.  SO THEY PUT THE LIGHTS ON THE WALL.  That blew my mind.  You usually only see lights hung by headboards, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the same idea used in a living room.  It’s like a whole new world has opened for me**!

*I am very picky about couches I like.  I hardly ever love couches.  In fact, I have put off buying a couch for the past 10 years because I never see anything I like in my price range.  It’s been hand-me-downs and loveseats this whole time.  I dream of the day I buy and pay for a couch I love.  I imagine that I will have that couch for a very long time. 

**Which is handy because the place I’m getting ready to move into (with my boyfriend… !!!… serious stuff, you guys!… but more on the move later) is going to be tight on space so this might be the perfect solution.

I Want This

13 Jan

So, I was reading swissmiss when this Ideapaint link caught my eye. It’s a dry erase wall. A. Dry. Erase. Wall. You don’t know this about me but I rarely come across a dry erase board that I don’t want to write or draw on. Can you imagine if I had a whole wall of dry erase at my disposal?? This has now been added to my “when I have a home, I want to do this somewhere” list.