April 17, 2012

Hitting Pause

Hi friends~
I'll be away for a few weeks.
Taking a break from computers and the brain drain 
to enjoy the beautiful spring weather
a few wild adventures.
Be back soon!

April 12, 2012

Random pics from home

These used to sit in the outdoor kitchen.
It was so hot last year that everything came inside.
Grill out there when it's already 105 in the shade?

This is my concrete pig.  He's a huge bench.
Also too hot to sit on last summer.

My Pottery Barn letter board with the only quote that should ever be there-
My wife is always right.
You want to make a sign, girls?
There it is!

I found this key in the tiny town of Carmine, Texas.

Very random photo of an antique cabinet 
and the wooden box that my pie from
Goode Company came in.
I liked the box better than the pie.

This sign hangs outside the guest bath by the kitchen.
It makes all children giggle.
Especially the tall male versions.
It's brass and heavy.

The patio fan-I love this fan as much as cake.
Well, almost.

I know you've been thrilled with this show-
I had to post to claim my blog on BlogLovin'.
Have you joined up?
If so, what's the verdict?

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April 9, 2012

Sweet Easy Pillow

I have several pillows that I have purchased 
 that appear to be painted onto velvet.
They are expensive and cause me to have a lot of anxiety
whenever my sons, dogs or husband
 get anywhere near them.

I wondered if velvet would would hold up
to the iron on tranfer process.
I love the look of the expensive pillows,
but wanted a more casual style for everyday.

I made this pillow with an image from
 The Graphics Fairy.
I had two of these pillow shams sitting around in the cabinet doing nothing-
so one got a makeover.
I ironed on the transfer, careful not to scorch the velvet,
and was really nervous that the nap would be flattened and ruined.
That wasn't the case. Yay!
I then wanted to distress the image.

I used an emery board initially and then got annoyed at
the lack of ruin showing up.
Sandpaper did the trick.
Some crinkling and wadding up gave the image even further age- finally, old look that I wanted.

Next I embroidered a monogram and popped in a pillow form.
And I do believe I am satisfied with my new spring pillow!

No velvet was harmed during the making of this pillow.
Well, maybe a little bit. ; )

Thanks for coming over~

Congrats, Sharon!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I wanted to congratulate 
for being the only one
 who caught my Donny and Marie reference 
in a recent post.

 She won a prize because she was brave enough 
to admit to watching Donny and Marie.
We goobers have to stick together.
Enjoy, Sharon!

Enjoy the rest of your day!