Friday, December 21, 2012
I have made a few cushions for sailboat cockpits but these are my favorite. I absolutley love the green naugahyde vinyl used for these. Their canvas is green with some light tan mixed it. These were not easy. The shape was curved along the back and needed templates made for the foam to be cut. These clients are good friends of mine and they were more than pleased with the results. We used flow-thru foam and zippers along the back. They have been through the test of rain and no water collected in them.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I LOVE to tackle projects I have never done before. No joke. It is so much fun to be challenged. I watch the HGTV channel like most people watch soap operas. I just can't get enough. Recently, a good friend gave me a chair that had been in her family for 3 generations. It was beat to a pulp, outside, and needed lots of TLC. With my great friends from the CHFA school I decided to revamp the chair. After working on it for hours and hours and hours I decided to keep it for myself. I rubbed 4 coats of tongue oil into the wood, removed the existing rotting wood seat and rusted springs. I think it turned out super. I was also asked to recover a cornice board for a gal that had very little fabric. I had to piece the fabric together and there are 4 seams....and even one of them is horizontal! I can't find them so I'm sure you can't either....LOL.
Most of you know that I am a HUGE dog and cat lover. I have owned dogs & cats my whole life. When our last precious angel died she was 13 years old. Our beloved golden retriever was named Honey Bear. Our daughter saved her money for 5 years to buy her when she was in middle school. When she died in 2010 I decided to help with fostering and rescue. Here are a couple of great family pups I recently met. Gus is the yellow lab. I met the English Bulldog at the Grove Park in Asheville, NC. Love these fellas. The Lynx Point Siamese is Sissy and she belongs to me :)
Things have been super busy around here. My first grandchild was born 6 months ago, I have moved my shop back into my Lake Waccamaw home, and I have been hired by the CHFA in Charlotte as an Instructor. If you don't know about CHFA then you must google them asap! They are the ONLY drapery workroom school in the country. That's right. AND....they are located in Charlotte, NC. It seems like I have been wanting to teach there for eons and it finally came to fruition this year. Yea, me! I am scheduled to teach 8 classes in 2013. One is Outdoor Living (cushions, grill covers, outdoor grommet panels) and the other is Marine Upholstery. Please take a look at their website and attend a class. You will be so glad you did. Here are a few photos of my students this year.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
It's been a while since my last post. I now have a grandchild (Hadley Olivia) and absolutely adore her. In my spare time I am working.....LOL. Here is my last sewing project, delivered yesterday. These are for my dear friend and her hubby that live on a beautiful lake. She has recently painted her screened in porch and this fabric is to die for. Loved making them.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I am going to be a Grammy so guess what? I am sewing up the cutest nursery stuff in the whole wide world. This is a sneak peek. Mom Laura painted the mural in the corner of the room and we took it from there. I will post more when it is done.
When I showed my client 3 vendors for rodding, finials, etc., she instantly wanted the Artigiani hardware. The samples were definitely what clinched the sale. The client chose the canyon color and it is really, really nice. Here is a photo of the finished project. Client loved everything so much that she ordered an additional 3 couch pillows from me.
Friday, January 13, 2012
My hubby and I LOVE the islands in the Caribbean. We have island hopped on big cruise ships a few times. The weather is always gorgeous, the water is amazingly beautiful and the local bars/food joints are right up our alley. Nothing like sitting at an outdoor, beach front bar where Santa is propped up among the limes & oranges. Christmas trees in the sand are so cool, with huge conch shells underneath them. We saw some really big iguanas hanging out by the restaurant's outdoor cooker...YUM YUM! The snorkeling was definitely in the top 3.....no joke.....Grand Turk has a 7000 ft dropoff with the most colorful fish I have ever seen. We saw our first ever full rainbow coming into St. Martin. We rented a car and toured the island, stopping to hop over to Pinel Island for sun, swimming, eating & drinking. St. Thomas has breathtaking beaches. We especially liked Sapphire Beach. I am hoping one day to go on our own sailboat.
Monday, January 2, 2012
I am currently bidding on 23 window blinds for this gorgeous log house. My new son-in-law has been building it and got me the referral. How cool is that? The owners are working a ton to complete the finish work. The windows are trimmed in cedar as well as the mantle piece and the loft beams. The guy found a large cedar tree knocked down from Hurricane Irene and had it cut up.....really gorgeous. Check out the rock. We don't have rock around this neck of the woods. It is so pretty. I will get more photos when it is done. ENJOY!