I have been a decorative painter for 16 plus years. I love rescuing vintage pieces and giving them a new life. I fell in love with the Shabby Chic style of decorating many years ago which changed my style from fun and funky to chippy and distressed. I love pink, turquoise, roses, and fabulous vintage finds and furniture with chippy paint. Tag sales, flea markets and auctions are where I love to be.
I thought I'd post a few pictures of a new line I just listed ... I think it's all so pretty and would make wonderful holiday gifts. There are many more patterns and new items listed here: New Arrivals
. My sewing machine has been buried under "stuff" for way too long. I finally took the time to unbury it, clean it all off and get sewing again. I have been totally inspired since I received my order of Tanya Whelan fabric and have been itching to get to my machine and start making pillows. I have a bench that I painted a while back that has been waiting for just the right fabric. I'm very happy with how it turned out. It has such feminine lines so it needed soft, feminine fabric.
I was feeling creative this weekend so I got back to pillows that I used to make and seem to have taken a break from. They are linen neck and boudoir pillows embellished with vintage and vintage inspired ribbons and trimmings.
They're here!!! I am so excited about these aprons ... if you read my last post you know I kind of flipped out over the Tanya Whelan fabrics. I've always loved her Ava Rose collection and then I stumbled upon the Darla collection aprons at the Atlanta gift show. I just love these fabrics ...
Then to make it all come together, I was in Brimfield at the antique show yesterday and I found this great dress form. I was trying to figure out how I could photo them to do them justice. I think this works.
If you want to take a peek at all of them, here is the link: Aprons
And ... just FYI ... I ordered 13 (yes 13) bolts of the Tanya Whelan Darla collection to have pillows made and to offer on my site for all of you stitchers out there. Stay tuned! Thanks for visiting ...
So ... I went a little fabric crazy last week. I had gotten an order of wonderful aprons in fabrics designed by Tanya Whelan. I thought I'd spend a few minutes on line locating some of the fabric for myself. WELL ... it was ALL so gorgeous I ended up ordering all of these beautiful prints from two different websites. They happened to arrive on the same day. I put the two piles together and here they still sit, on my counter. They are so pretty to look at that I can't bring myself to put them away nevermind cut them up to make pillows!! Oh what to do?
Now for my next confession ... after what was supposed to be a few minutes one day that turned into hours over several days ... I had a great time searching Tanya Whelan's lines of all of the fabrics she has designed. I have now set up an account to order the bolts wholesale. I have looked and looked at all of the patterns and I think I have it narrowed down to 11 or 12 prints I am going to order. I guess once they arrive I will have to make myself actually use them and maybe even offer the fabrics for sale. Only time will tell!!