Monthly Archives: June 2010

A super busy week!

This week was super busy at our house, it was the first week of summer for the kids, we had Father’s Day, we had friends over for diner (we had to dust the neglect from being so busy during the school year off of the whole downstairs) and I sewed like a mad person! The…

The house – Laundry room redo

When we moved into this house it needed to be completely redone, it had been a foreclosure and everything was very builder’s grade and dirty. Paul deployed only about a week after we moved in, so a lot of the remodel was done while he was away and I was trying to fill my time!…

Berries for diner!

We picked a bunch of black berries the other night, and decided that we needed to do something a little different with them (we have been eating a lot of berries!) I decided that it couldn’t be that hard to make up a syrup recipe (I could have googled one, but I didn’t want to…

Happiness is……..

Today I had an awesome afternoon! I got to go to lunch with a friend, do a little sewing, and spend some time tidying around the house. The kids are still at school until the end of the week so I am still alone during the days, but as of this Friday we will officially…

My Version of an Anthropologie Cardigan, part 4

Back to Part 3 in case you missed anything.  Next I put black sewing thread in my sewing machine, and then mostly followed along the lines (anywhere I didn’t follow the lines it didn’t really matter, because once the paper was gone who was to know?) Then I tore the paper away to expose the…

My Version of an Anthropologie Cardigan, part 3

Here is Part 2 in case you missed it When looking at the original Anthropologie cardigan, you can see where the chiffon is placed, it is caught in place with the black stitching and then eventually the beading too. I cut out irregular circles from the dyed pieces and then placed them down on the…

My Version of an Anthropologie Cardigan, part 1

I Love this cardigan from Anthropologie, but did not love the $98 price tag I decided that I could definitely make something similar for less – little did I know for how much less! I went into the Salvation Army Store on Wed (that’s the day all clothes are half price) and found this grey…

Patio furniture revamp

We got new furniture for our patio this spring, but struggled to find what we wanted! Eventually we settled for a Martha Stewart Living set from Home Depot, the frames were awesome but I didn’t like the fabric at all so we knew right away it was going to be a total recover job. (in…