Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

chair cover fixing....

The chair... The chair with the problem cover: the top is too long...

After the nip and tuck... things are much improved.

From the side...

A little over a year ago my husband and I bought our table, and chairs at IKEA- man I love that store.

The table, is divine.... but the chairs we found in their sale area for $5.00 a peice, (they were being discontinued) which was, for bargain hunters like ourselves, a deal we couldn't refuse. It was awesome- instead of getting 4 to 6 like we planned, we decided to splurge and get 8 because, why not at that price, right?

The catch: they weren't upholstered. So, we bought some chair covers there... but since our chairs were discontinued, they didn't have covers that fit. We bought some anyway, deciding that one day it wouldn't take much to make them fit...

FINALLY, we got up the nerve to take the scissors and seam wrippers to them, and fixed them. They aren't perfect, because as always, I didn't really know what I was doing, but with seam wrippers in my husband's hands, and a sewing machine at the ready, I think we did a pretty good job.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Additions to my shop...

Some of these are newer than others... I'm in love with this bottom bracelet, "Sophisticated Lady." Truly THE perfect accessory for a someone like myself- I love things that get noticed, but I also want them to be comfortable! That's exactly what this is- a lot of pop with zero annoyance. Perfect.

Monday, June 22, 2009

wrong addresses...

Sorry folks! Apparently in my last post I wrote both the addresses incorrectly! Anywho, I fixed it- they both work now! Sorry for the inconvenience- but do try them out!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Photo Fun!

Do you love playing with pictures, but lack the awesome and often pricey software to do it easily? If so, go to you can buy a yearly subscription to awesome editing, or upload pictures five at a time, and edit them for free! I love it.
Also, if you're in the Utah Valley area, and want a fun photoshoot opportunity, contact my friend via She took the picture below and MANY more that my husband and I adore! We had such fun- and now have a CD full of awesome family pictures- the hard part is just selecting a few to frame- we loved so many! Thank you friend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

My new obsession

People, button covering is where it's at. Seriously easy, and beyond adorable- simple project ideas abound. I love it.