Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ready Set Vignette


My friend Beth is having a Vignette Party today so here is mine............

Hmmmm, lighting is not right on this side of the room.  Let's try the other side.......

Still not quite right !  Normally I would have my Easter decorations out but I don't this year.  Mr. Stitches brought me flowers because he's so sweet !

Monday, March 29, 2010

Drape Remake

When I made these draperies a few years ago I used the back side of the fabric because I liked it better.  Now I'm trying to lighten and brighten my family room so I decided to take these apart and use the reverse side. 
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DURING: New panel on the left, old one on the right.

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It's rainy and gloomy here today so I can't take another pic showing the whole window.  I would love to slipcover to sofa in an off white but I'm afraid I would be washing it every week !
I think I might be repainting.  Any suggestions for color ?
I'm joining Metamorphosis Monday at BNOP.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Workroom Wednesday – Decorate My Windows

I have started a series that will showcase a different drapery workroom each week.  These talented artisans can take an idea or a photo and a bolt of fabric and turn it into an amazing creation that adds so much to your home.

 

KC Designs, LLC is a company focused on creating custom window treatments.   KC Designs is located in beautiful Vestavia Hills, Alabama and is owned by Kim Coleman.  Kim has been creating custom window treatments since 1992 and has owned her own window treatment business since 1998.  Prior to relocating her business to Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Kim maintained a select clientele in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Decorate My Windows is her website dedicated to the creation of custom window treatments and accessories.  Here is some of her gorgeous work.

I love the contrast panel on this cornice and the tassel is a perfect finishing touch. 

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This valance hanging from medallions is an excellent way to treat a bow window.

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I love how the swags follow the curve of the arch window.

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The header on this panel is called a Euro pleat and is a more up to date version of a pinch pleat.  Notice the tassel fringe on the leading edge and the gorgeous gold hardware.

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What little girl wouldn’t love this happy bedroom.  The fabric has little poodles all over it and the panels have a real “poodle skirt”. 

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This bed received the royal treatment with a swag corona and  lots of pillows. Gorgeous !

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Have you ever seen anything this cute ?  I’m hiding Zoe’s eyes so she won’t be jealous!

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I think London shades are one of my favorite treatments right now (If you’ve noticed I’ve had one in just about every WW post) I love the combination of fabrics and cording and tassel fringe, such a beautiful shape.

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It seems I always save the pillows for last……. I love this arrangement: toile, ruffles, braid, embroidery, oh my !

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This pillow reminds me of a framed piece of art but even better because it has fringe !

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Thanks Kim for participating in Workroom Wednesday, your work is outstanding.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fabric I'm Loving

After reading about Debois Textiles at Pigtown Designs I knew I just had to go there.  So, while I was in DC this weekend I made a trip to Baltimore to check it out. Very interesting store with such sweet ladies that work there and they have lots of ends of great fabrics.  These were some of my favorite........  They had Imperial Trellis, Barbara Barry, Ralph Lauren and lots and lots of toiles.


These are the fabrics that came home with me...... Trina Turk Sunglasses and Santorini and KWID Imperial Trellis.


And this is what I have made so far.  Isn't he grand ? I have plans for the yellow to brighten up my guest room.
I'll be joining Susan's party at BNOP for Metamorphosis Monday 
and Cheri's Its So Very Creative Party

Thom Filicia Book Giveaway

My sweet friend Ashlina at Secrets of Domestic Bliss got to meet Thom Filicia this weekend in LA where he was showing his new furniture line.  He was sweet enough to give her a signed copy of his book for a giveaway.


Hop on over to her blog and you could win this amazing book !

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Workroom Wednesday – threadneedle studio

I have started a series that will showcase a different drapery workroom each week.  These talented artisans can take an idea or a photo and a bolt of fabric and turn it into an amazing creation that adds so much to your home.

Angie Knowles started her slipcover business in 2000 on the front porch of her home.  She eventually moved to the garage and then to a retail space.  In 2005 Angie and her husband purchased a home with space specifically for her business.

Angie came to slip covering in a round about way.  After receiving her certificate in Pattern making and Apparel Design from Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA Angie and her family moved back to her home town of St. Petersburg, FL.  Angie had intended to use her skills as a freelance pattern maker, but was unable to find work in St. Petersburg.  To pass the time she worked part time at a local fabric store.  The fabric store offered a home d├ęcor services, to include slipcovers.  When the local slipcover maven suddenly retired due to health reasons, Angie realized there was no one else in the area doing slipcovers.  She reasoned, “if I can make a dress, surly, I can make a slipcover.” Thus her slipcover business was born.

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Angie loves the challenge of fitting the slipcover to the clients specifications, whether it is skin tight or loose and shabby.  Angie has recently started offering custom screen printing services to her clients.  They really like being able to have a screen printed monogram on their slipcover.

 hewitt monogram wing chair

monogram office chair

tuffet screen print

 office chair pleats

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corner chair back copy

 

In addition to fabricating custom slipcovers Angie is also an instructor at the annual Slipcover Summit; having taught at the Summit since 2004.  She also hosted the Summit in sunny St. Pete in 2005.  Angie says “I have always enjoyed teaching sewing and the Summit offers me the chance to help keep the art of slip covering alive.”

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This cute project was published as a one yard wonder………

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Angie is a member of the Slipcover Network and the Custom Home Furnishings.

Angie hosts a Slipcover Showoff Party at her blog threadneedle studio go have a look or link up your own if you are lucky enough to be able to make them too !

 

Just a reminder to go enter my fabric giveaway at The Stories of A to Z

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fabric Giveaway

In Stitches has reached 100 followers and I'm so excited !  To celebrate, my sweet friend Beth at The Stories of A to Z is hosting a fabric giveaway for me.  The prize is 10 yds of silk fabric.

To enter go to The Stories of A to Z

Sunday, March 14, 2010

100 Followers !

Image from BUHDOOP

WOOOO HOOOO In Stitches has reached 100 followers and I couldn't be happier !  I've met so many sweet and helpful friends since I started blogging and I appreciate all of your feedback.  To celebrate I will be having a fabric give away so look for the details soon.

I'm also on Twitter now so I'd love for you to click on my follow button on the right.


Thanks again !

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Amy Butler Purse

Yesterday I blogged about how I wanted to get some Amy Butler fabric and make something...... So,  I did ! I bought some Sandlewood in color Tangerine from her new collection, LOVE and made the Swing Bag .


For the inside of the bag I used Honeycomb color Fuchsia from the Midwest Modern collection.



I really needed a model and nobody was home to take a photo so I got Zoe to be my model.

What do you think she's thinking ?  No, really feel free to add a caption........ She doesn't look very happy !

I also got some of the Sandlewood in Turquoise for an upcoming project.  I'm really excited about this one.

  I'll be joining the Show and Tell Party over at My Romantic Home and Frugulicious Friday and Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party and Kim's Basket Party at Cheap Chic Home

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amy Butler Fabrics

I just spent an hour on Amy Butler's website, her new fabric line LOVE is so stinking cute !  I don't even sew clothes but her fabric is making me want to.


I would love to make that jacket/shirt !


Or this cute skirt !

She has instructions to download to make this necklace.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It’s Friday, Let’s Party !

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Jane from Finding Fabulous is hosting Frugalicious Friday, it’s a day dedicated to sharing your fabulous, thriftiest…most Frugalicious home decor finds.  How can you not love that name ?
My Romantic Home is having a show and tell party.  Doesn’t that bring back memories !
On my last trip to the flea market I purchased my first pieces of milk glass.  I know absolutely nothing about it but I liked these pieces and I got all three for $ 5.00.
I have a project in mind for the napkins rings and the thimble is for the month of August and will go in my thimble collection.  All of this for $ 2.00.

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This necklace is like one made by Annie Albers, it was in an exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  I made this one following a tutorial from HERE
I used a piece of ribbon that was 60” long and about 25 washers that were 3 different sizes.
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Found this Henredon buffet at Goodwill.  I will hopefully get to paint it this weekend.  He’s going to be handsome !
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And finally……. I WON a giveaway at Low Tide High Style !  Yippee, I’ve never won a blog giveaway before.  I got this beautiful Raku pottery bowl made by Lili and Henry from Fearless Nesting.  They have an Etsy shop where they sell pottery and felt purses.  You can read all about how they make raku pottery HERE  Thank you so much Kat and Lili !
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Stop by and see all the pretty things at these parties…………
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